Happy September! WOW, can you believe it’s already September?? To me, September means Fall: leaves changing, colder temperatures, football, and warm comfort foods!! ;) We made a big crockpot full of chili today to ring in the new season!
This year, September also brings new challenges. I’ve been trying to think of something to do, and after talking to Caitlin in Boston about push-ups, I decided to start a Push Up Challenge. This website says it can have you doing 100 push-ups (!!!!) in 6 weeks?!? I don’t know how faithfully I’ll follow the program exactly, but I am going to give it a shot! I can only do 4 (yes I’m a weakling apparently) REAL push-ups, so anything will be a vast improvement, right? ;) I’d love to do 15 or 20 by the end, and I’d be satisfied.
Anyone want to join??
OH! Guess what? I lost my Camelbak water bottle this weekend!!! I took it along to an event we went to, and I left it behind on a picnic table! I was so bummed…I never thought of it until we were back home. SOOO bummed! The pink one is now on my wish list in case anyone would like to buy me one :)
To make up for it though, I did get my camera back this weekend so I was thrilled about that…I felt so weird not having it for a week! That also means I now have the pictures of my parents’ corn roast. They first soak the corn in salt water for a few hours, and then throw it on a HUGE grill!
And then once it’s done, you put it in an old cooler to stay hot! Ingenious :)
Seriously…….SO good! I think Chad had like 13 cobs :)
I HATED growing up on a farm when I was little. I felt like I missed out on everything because all of my friends lived in town. But now that I’m older, I really cherish all my childhood memories and really believe that I had one of the best childhoods ever! How lucky was I to be with my mom and dad 24/7 until I went to school, grow up with animals galore (cows, chickens, LOTS of kitties, dogs, and various vermin in the meantime)…nothing beats a farm life and now I truly realize that!
Some of my parents’ silos :)
Also this weekend, I want to give a shout out to Chad’s mom and her boyfriend! He GRACIOUSLY came and fixed our light/ceiling fan this weekend after I…ahem…fried it! I put a 75 wattage light bulb in our old light fixture and low and behold, it fried the whole unit AND the switch! $250 later, we have a new gorgeous light :) Thanks Paul!
On the food front, I tried a new yogurt yesterday.
I was a little nervous to try it on it’s own, so I poured it over a cup of pineapple and topped it with 1/4 cup granola.
This was amazingly GOOD!!! Really, really good! I would buy this again and again! Definitely recommended.
This morning to get in the fall mood, I made a healthy, breakfast-y version of peach cobbler. I made some oats in the crockpot ahead of time, then topped it with a cup up fresh peach and some Oikos Honey yogurt…
This was absolutely DELICIOUS!!!!!! I can’t wait to do this again! The peaches lately have been great so I hope to have this again real soon!
And, last but not least, after a great supper of baked tofu, mixed veggies, and sweet potato fries, I was good to go!
NEWSFLASH: I need to make tofu more often! SO cheap, SO tasty, and SO healthy – now there’s a win-win!
Baylee Pic Of The Day
Baylee likes to lay in the doorway of the kitchen while I’m cooking :) What a cutie!
Today was my first day in a while getting up before the crack of dawn. My schedule lately has worked out that I’ve either worked out at lunch or after work, so getting up at 5:30 was TOUGH today, especially when I realized it was still pitch black outside. And cold. I got up though and did an interval 40-minute workout on the treadmill and felt amazing afterwards. I also went to the gym at lunch to do 35 minutes of strength training so it was a great fitness day!! It feels so great getting both cardio and strength in – I just felt STRONG all afternoon!
Alright, it’s been a long day so it’s bedtime for this chick! ‘Night :)