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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. 🙁
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!