I am LOVING the fall season so far! The leaves are changing, and it’s time for a few of my favorite things to come back into my life… pumpkin, warm blankets, and cozy sweats!
I’ve been going a little crazy with the pumpkin this week, (it was out of stock for so long at the grocery store that I bought like 6 cans when I saw it back on the shelves~haha) and have made many of my favorite fall recipes!
Anyways, I thought I would share some of my recent pumpkin dishes, along with my fall decorations I just put up in my condo! I love decorating for the different seasons, and Pottery Barn is one of my favorite stores to buy some cute little accessories, (I would get all of my decorations from there, if I weren’t so practical!)
What a wonderful week! I have been feeling SO hungry for the things of God lately, and it’s funny, because the more I seek after Him, the more hungry I get! You see, this is the awesome thing about God; The more I spend time with Him the more ‘full’ of Him I get…Yet at the same time, the more time I spend with Him, the more ‘hungry’ I am for Him! Does that make sense!?! Haha! :) It’s awesome though, and I know from experience that He is the only thing that fills!!!
One thing that I have learned as some tough circumstances have come a’knocking at my door this week is that peace doesnt reside in circumstances, it only resides in the heart. When you know god personally, you live more confidently, regardless of situations and circumstances. And when you have Christ in you, and the Armor of God on you, you have an UNBEATABLE combination that will overcome anything and everything in this world!
That’s why God said, in John 16:33, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” You see, God never said we wouldn’t have troubles, in fact, He said we WOULD have trouble, but He also told us to take heart, or HAVE PEACE, because with and through Him, we will overcome the circumstances of this world, because He has already made a way for us to do that! :)
Now on to the Daily Dish!
For breakfast I used a new flavor Designer Whey came out with (or new to me anyways!) It was still an all-natural flavor, but had a hint of almond! I paired it with maple extract and it was AMAZING! A Maple Almond Protein Shake was just what was in order for the beginning of the fall season!
I can’t believe it’s already September!!! It’s back to school time, which means football, and the Fall Season!!! I am looking forward to Fall…The pumpkin carving, the yummy pumpkin baked goods, the pretty leaves changing colors, and the cider mill just to name a few…However, I will SOOOO BADLY miss the summer as well!
As a final farewell to summer, my family and I went to a huge amusement park, Cedar Point during one of the last warm days of the season! We also had one last summer BBQ on Labor Day…And boy was it delicious! We enjoyed all the usual BBQ faves, and played Cranium, a fun ‘family’ game afterward! It was a wonderful day of rest and relaxation…Just as Labor Day was intended to be! :)
Sean, my brother law Phil, and my sisters and I had a blast at Cedar Point! Here Sean and I were standing in a LONG line on a HOT day…which is not a fun combo, but it was worth it in the end to ride the fun rides! :)
If you know anything about fitness, you have probably heard the term “Interval Training” and/or the phrase “HIIT” before. If you don’t know what it is, or why it’s a great form of exercise to incorporate into your routine, I will be the first person to tell you what it is and why it works!
I know for me personally, interval training has been a great form of exercise because it’s quick, effective, and straight to the point! I started doing this type of training to replace some of my long drawn-out cardio sessions, and to get in shape for my wedding. Within weeks I noticed a higher level of endurance, and fat loss than I had ever noticed with hours of cardio.
Over a year later, I have kept interval training as a part of my fitness routine and usually do two 30 minute interval workouts a week, along with one steady-cardio session (like kickboxing, a walk, or run) and one to two weight training sessions a week! I have found that my body is much more toned, fit, and I have much more energy doing interval training in place of my long cardio sessions! I also have more time for other things in life, which is always important! :)