While for some people the decline in temperature means the end of the wonderful warm summer and gearing up for a dreary winter ahead. Me? No way! I honestly think I might have the opposite of Seasonal Affective Disorder, I get very cranky during the summer. Very cranky. I really hate being overheated (I almost put I hate being hot, but who are we kidding 😉 haha).
Fall is already on it’s way, I can feel and see the wonderful changes on their way. Just this evening my husband took me outside to show me that some of our trees are starting to turn. Amazing! Now I am pretty much classifying this as my first “real” fall. Where I grew up in California we had cooler months starting in October, but when I moved farther south, that declined considerably. Now that I am in Utah I am excited for the full experience.
So, I welcome you to my Fall Into Fitness series! I feel so invigorated by the upcoming season. Running outside, enjoying the beautiful scenery and not having to worry about going before 7 a.m. or after 8 p.m.? I’m sold! Warm yummy meals without feeling like I am going to melt in the kitchen? Heaven!
So the plan? It’s simple: Take advantage of the wonderful weather and the change of the seasons to put a little spark in my fire (which has been dwindling lately my friends, dwindling!). In reads recipes runs fashion, I’ve broken them into my three fave categories.
reads – I am excited to curl up with a great book with a cup of tea and snuggle with a blanket. I am kind of scattered with my reads right now, but I am having so much fun with my nook. I also really want to read a book about running. Any suggestions?
recipes – Most of my favorite produce is a product of fall. (Except apples, I need to do a post to introduce you all to my aversion to apples.) Sweet potatoes, mushrooms, pumpkin, butternut squash… swoon! The best part is that there are SO MANY ways to enjoy fall flavors in a light, healthy way. This is also soup season, and soup is literally my favorite! Especially broth-based soups. Expect some heart warming, but waste friendly, recipes in the following months.
runs – It’s cooling off finally and it’s amazing. I definitely want to take advantage of running outside while I can (I don’t see this happening often once it starts snowing, let’s be honest). I finally sorted out the gym membership debacle at work, so we can go get our memberships back.
Like I mentioned in my post last week, I really wanted something to bring me out of my funk, and I think that my Fall Into Fitness plan is just the way to go about it!
Want to join me? Tell me about your fall fitness plans below (they can be food related, workout related and as big or as little as you want, they also don’t need to be new either) and we can have check-ins every Friday. How’s Fall Into Fitness Fridays sound? Hows that for alliteration!?
What is your favorite season?