Late August and early September every year, the gyms fill back up. People get back from vacation, get their kids settled into school, and then they head back to their personal trainers to hit the gym again.
Summer vacation is over and its time to get back to work. Between the time school starts and Thanksgiving, there is almost 3 months. In 3 months with a good personal trainer, if you work hard, you can make alot of progress in the gym. This will make it much easier to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner without any guilt or regrets.
My clients always ask me if I eat a big Thanksgiving dinner and if I think that its okay to eat a big meal that day. I say "Yes, of course! Enjoy it! We're not training to be monks. Have some good food and enjoy some relaxing time with your family as well...there's alot to be thankful for here in the good city of Dallas in the free country of the United States. You have all year to watch your diet. Give yourself a day off and just relax!"
Now, all that being said, if you haven't trained hard and eaten right in the meantime, I'm gonna have a hard time telling you to take a day off for Thanksgiving...because you've already been taking a bunch of days off!
Work hard for a couple months, get your body in the shape that you want, get your metabolism going fast, and then enjoy the holidays without guilt and regret. If you put on a couple pounds over the holidays, so be it. If you got in shape before hand, and you hit it hard again in January, no harm no foul. Live a little!
We train to live, not live to train!
Enjoy life, train hard, live with balance.
And, of course, get started with a good quality Dallas personal trainer if you haven't already.