Brooke Shields Wears a Red Swimsuit as She Creates a New Thanksgiving Tradition

Brooke Shields is starting a new Thanksgiving tradition!

In an Instagram video shared Thursday, the actress wore a red bathing suit as she plunged into a small pool where she could be seen shivering.

“New Thanksgiving tradition 🦃 ❄️,” Shields, 56, wrote in the caption of the video.

Her friend Ali Wentworth commented, “You are supposed to cook the turkey, not yourself …”

Whereas Sophia Bush wrote: “Cold plunge!? LOVE.”

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Shields appeared to be walking well after recovering from a fractured femur that later developed into a staph infection.

The actress told PEOPLE earlier this month that she refused to take pain relievers during her recovery due to concerns that she might be dependent on opioids such as OxyContin or Vicodin.

“I didn’t want to leave the hospital without pain, come home and think I was dying, because the pain was excruciating,” he said. “I was like, ‘I’d rather have excruciating pain in the hospital.’

Shields also wanted to make sure that over the course of his recovery, he was able to recognize the difference between the pain of his original injury and anything new that might come up.

“[I wanted to] Get used to it and understand what pain is and what additional injury is, because what happens is that when you start to feel pain, you think you are injured again, but you may not be as injured. It may be sore or achy, “he said.

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“I wanted to really understand what kind of pain it was, because when you go away and you go home and you feel pain, you get really scared,” he added. “And at least I wanted to say, ‘Oh, I felt that pain before. It’s okay’. You don’t feel like a victim. “

Shields now looks forward to the post-recovery journey, sharing her vacation secrets with Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest while making an appearance on Living with Kelly and Ryan.

She revealed that she and her husband Chris Henchy fly out to see their family at Christmas each year with a signature dish in their luggage.

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“We eat meat,” Shields said. “My husband smokes his own brisket, he makes his own dry dough. And my family loves the night before Christmas, so we went through security with these big chunks of meat. [in our carry-on]. “

When asked by Ripa and Seacrest how he does it at airport checkpoints, Shields said “we have to get it out, but it’s wrapped in plastic and aluminum foil.”

“Everybody knows it,” he said, referring to the Transportation Security Administration workers. “They’re like, ‘Did you bring the brisket? You brought the brisket!’ The TSA guys now know our brisket. “

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