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The Journey From Muffin Top To Skinny Jeans-the Changing of The Seasons

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Hey fellow diet buddies! I am LOVIN this cooler Fall weather. Love, LUV, love. Me no like to sweat.

I also had an interesting revelation today too. Now that school has started I have….dare I say it….time in the morning TO MYSELF! *gasp* WTF??

It’s such an ODD feeling.

So, why do I have a new “Golden Hour” in the morning? Well, going with the theme that our family is SO not “your normal herd” (that’s from the Ice Age movie. Didja know that? Hmmm??) I now have from 7:00 a.m to 8:00 a.m (the time I need to be to work) alllllll to myself. Reason being, the kids get up for School/Preschool around 7:15. To avoid major dramas and meltdowns ( from the Preschooler) it is easier for me to vamoose before they get their little hides outta bed. Daddy is in charge of getting my little cherubs on the bus or to school.

Isn’t he awesome. 🙂

But the bottom line is, I could use that hour to hide in a coffee shop somewhere and get a mad case of the caffeine jitters, or do something that whips my fat butt into shape. I pick “whip fat butt”.

Which is a good feeling, since Winter is coming and I need to lose my “winter padding” from LAST winter. There’s something about cooler weather that makes me want to EAT like a bear going into hibernation. 🙁

Which brings me to the question for this week. How do you stay on track with the change of the seasons?

Eating-wise, it gets a little easier (for me) because in my world …
Fall= Soup Weather. Amanda from Short Mama summed it up this way:“I looooove me some soup! I could eat it nearly every day. A cup of coffee and a bowl of soup and I’m a happy shortmama! Luckily I already have tons of healthy soup recipes saved to try out once the weather cooperates…”

I hear ya sista. The downside is fruit becomes more expensive and my fresh garden veggies will be going bye-bye. I know I can buy the frozen versions, but just an FYI, some of those bad boys had sugar as an ingredient. Not natural sugar either! Be sure and read your labels before buying.

So let me pose this question; what little tricks do YOU have up your sleeve for making the seasonal transition without falling off the Healthy Eating track? Seriously. I need to know. I need all the help I can get on this topic. Advice is good, suggestions would be nice, and recipes would be rockin. Hope to hear from you soon!!!

P.S Watch for Lakes Area Mom Squad’s Happy Health YOU expo in October! More details later 😉
P.S.S Yes, we were toads and didn’t do Sunday Spotlight last Sunday. Labor Day weekend. Need I say more? BUT, I promise an extra good SS feature this coming Sunday 🙂 Stay tuned!

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Becky Flansburg is freelance writer, blogger and virtual assistant living in Northern Minnesota. A dedicated mom to two beautiful kids, her veteran blog is filled with laughter and love about the joys parenthood. Becky is also committed to helping women realize their work-from-home dreams, enjoy life beyond the cubicle and find clarity in the work/life/family balance. Connect with Becky via her website, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest



2 thoughts on “The Journey From Muffin Top To Skinny Jeans-the Changing of The Seasons

  1. Perfect timing! I too love fall FOR ONE REASON ONLY – SWEATERS!!!!!!!!! Sweaters are so forgiving – or so I thought. Until today when I looked in the mirror I noticed that my unforgiving sweaters were much more filled out this year and that my body was now that of my grandmothers. Sweet and loveable as she was, she was squishy and overstuffed, which when you’re 4 you appreciate in a grandma. As a person, notsomuch what you wish for yourself. So many things have been “righted” in the past 10 months in my life. Now it’s time to right this situation. My journey….. from kumquat to cougar, no matter what! Looking forward to some cool stuff coming down the round on my food journey.

  2. “From Kumquat to Cougar”…OMG! That will be make an awesome t-shirt! I love sweaters and sweatshirts too. I LOATHE cap sleeves and capris. Too much “of me” hanging out. BUT, next summer it WILL be different! From Bulging Boulder to Rock Star!

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