Looking for a new side dish this Thanksgiving? Give this a try
It’s Thanksgiving week, which mean it’s a time to look back, give thanks, and be appreciative for what you have around you in your life.
Thanksgiving for me has always reminded me of two things, football and side dishes!
Readjusting from the West Coast to the East Coast again makes me realize why I think I associate Thanksgiving with football… because you can actually stay up to watch the entirety of both games!
When you’ve got a bedtime of 9-9:30 there aren’t a whole lot of Sunday/Monday night football games you’re watching.
On the other hand side dishes are what make Thanksgiving so great, right!?
I dunno about your family, but I grew up having a main dish and maybe 1 side, which was likely salad in a bag (I still loved it mom).
But Thanksgiving…. oh you get 2-3 different potato dishes, cornbread, cranberry sauce, salad, stuffing, green beans, and a plethora of other family favorites – all at one meal!
Forget about the Turkey… unless you do a 36-hour brine like Coach Chris ; )
Considering it’s Thanksgiving and there are likely to be a number of side dishes passed around your table Thursday, I thought it’d be a cleaver way to bring up what type of “side dishes” your workout might have.
For those of you that have been with Evolution since the beginning I hope you’re now well aware of 2 things:
I care deeply about creating a community that helps each and every one of you live a stronger, healthier, happier life.
And we do a LOT of Swing’s and Getup’s!
In fact, you could consider Swing’s and Getup’s the “main course” to the Evolution training system.
Which would make our Hollow Holds/Hangs, Squats, Push-ups, Deadlifts, Pull-ups, and Carries all “side dishes”…
This week is a short week for most people and you’re likely going to have a BIT too much to eat on Thursday…
So why not indulge in some OTHER side dishes this week to help partition those nutrients a little better on Thursday!
Flash back to your high-school days where you’d wake up and do 100 sit-ups and push-ups, bust out some pull-ups on the door frame in your doorway, do some walking luges, or grab an odd object – like a small toddler – and do some squats!
No? Anyone? That was just me?
Anyway… you get the idea.
KEEP MOVING THIS WEEK!
I’m willing to bet most of you don’t have a kettlebell lying around the house. If you DO, then certainly bust out a quick set of 25-50 without stopping an hour or so before mealtime.
It sounds crazy, but that little bit of extra work goes a LONG way in helping your body partition those nutrients a lot better.
AKA burns calories rather than stores fat…
Assuming you DON’T have a kettlebell lying around, chose something you’re comfortable doing at home.
Do 1 set to the point where you’re a little exhausted afterwards.
Remember, it’s a “side dish.”
You can hit your main course early this week and later this weekend.
You just need to do a little nibbling here and there throughout the holiday weekend.
It’ll make all the difference in the world helping you NOT show up Monday morning feeling like a blob and instead have the energy to get after it!
Not a day goes by where I don’t think how lucky I am and I thank you for trusting me as your guide to your health and fitness journey.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
– Coach Chris
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