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Planning For Happy and Healthy Holidays!


Thanksgiving is just a couple of weeks away, and for the first time I am hosting at my home.  The holidays which are really only a couple of specific days of the year, always seem to last from Thanksgiving through New Year’s.  That’s a lot of celebrating, and potentially a lot of calories.  This year, since I am in charge of the menu, I’m planning a delicious Thanksgiving dinner, but I want to try and base all of the dishes around a super food.

I’ve been going through the Fit Journey archives, and here are some of the super foods I plan on preparing:

Turkey is a lean meat, and I will make sure to find some healthy recipes to use for the leftovers.  I’m going to ramp up my exercise for the end of year, to offset any extra calories I might be taking in – and be extra mindful of what I’m eating on non-celebration days.  I’ve read that the average American gains 3-5 pounds during the holiday season – I plan on preventing this by planning ahead and having some great tasting, healthy recipes ready in advance to combat holiday weight gain.





About Michelle Newman

Michelle Newman
Michelle was born and raised on Long Island, New York. After graduating from Binghamton University with a degree in Economics and Political Science, she moved to New York City and went to work on Wall Street. After four years at Goldman Sachs and eight years at Morgan Stanley, she took time off to travel before getting married and relocating to Phoenix, Arizona in February 2013 to live with her husband. Michelle’s love of fitness started when working long hours as a Wall Street Analyst. An early morning run was her favorite way to manage her stress and get some much needed alone time. Michelle has run various races including four half-marathons. She also has a love for spin, barre and pilates classes. Michelle is thrilled to be a part of the Fit Journey team, where she combines her business skills with her love of fitness. Michelle will be checking in on Julia’s blog from time to time to keep you updated on her fitness adventures in her new city!
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