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My quest to being healthy is a slow one and I mean sssslllooooowwww. Every time I move forward I feel as if I take 10 steps back. Does anyone else feel like this happens to them? I get super motivated and go all out only to crash and burn and essentially gorge myself on everything I said I would stop eating.
I think this happens because I go about it all wrong. I drop everything bad cold turkey and vow to give it up for x amount of time. This is in no way feasible. Maybe some people have control but it just isn’t working for me. What I’m learning is that I need to slowly change and or add new things in. What I’ve been trying to do now is to just do my best. Put spinach on a sandwich instead of no vegetable or scoop out a bagel so it is a bit less bad. I also have started (slowly again) putting easy workouts into my weeks. By adding in something I feel better than doing nothing and I’m hoping it’ll start to become routine. Maybe one day I’ll even (gasp) enjoy working out and want to push myself even harder!
But the easiest change I’ve found is drinking lemon water. I’m sure you’ve heard of all of the benefits before, so why not do it? I basically only drink water all day so throwing in some lemon is probably the easiest task I’ll do all day. I know it sounds silly and I’m not sure if I’m the only one this happens to but when I know I’m doing something good, I feel good. By telling myself all of the good benefits of drinking lemon water I begin to feel it. I have more energy, my skin looks better and I feel healthier, but for all I know this can just be in my head. I’m okay with that though because there wouldn’t be thousands of articles devoted to drinking lemon water if it didn’t do something good right? Even if all it’s doing is encouraging me to drink more water, I’m fine with that!
This weekend turned out to be a major success! Bill and I now have a wedding date, a venue and a church booked! It’s SUCH a nice feeling that we now know when the wedding will be and can start planning towards it. I also love that we have more than a year so we can just do one thing at a time and not overwhelm ourselves. We also spent a ton of time with family and it ended up being a really fun weekend as well! What did you guys all do? Were you productive, did you spend the whole weekend with friends and family, did you relax, or was it all of the above?
Okay so enough with all of that and onto today’s post! If you haven’t been able to tell I am seriously excited for Fall. Not only is the clothing perfect in the Fall but I love the flavors that are out at this time. I know that sounds really awkward but I love everything pumpkin, apple, cinnamon, butternut squash, etc. So with thinking about the different Fall tastes I started thinking about fun Fall beverages and what better place to turn to than Pinterest! Here are the top options I want to try this Fall, but if you’re looking for more you can check out my Seasonal Drink Ideas board!
As you can tell from my blog name, I love strawberries. If I’m purchasing fruit, there’s a good chance strawberries will make their way into my grocery cart. I just find them so easy to eat and refreshing. I might eat them all year round but nothing compares to in season strawberries. They are just a little touch of heaven. And now couldn’t be a better time to eat them!
So with that all being said, on my latest Pinterest kick I was looking up different ways to eat strawberries. I found some pretty good ones. Some I already do, such as putting them in a salad or a smoothie, and some I’m 100% going to try now. Below are some of my favs but if you’re interested in more you can head over to my Pinterest board.
All of these food posts are sure making me hungry hold on while I got get some pizza. Just kidding..I’ll be good and head over to the fruit section 🙂
And when I say summertime refreshments I don’t mean your infused water, which is great and all, but I mean your boozy “put me outside and never make me go indoors again” drinks. Basically a summertime staple.
Welllll, this year I wanted to get creative so I found a bunch that looked fun and pretty, as well as sounded delicious, and made a Pinterest board so I wouldn’t forget any. Here are some of my favorites but if you’re looking for some ideas of our own head over to my Summertime Refreshments board on Pinterest and find the perfect drink for your next party, or you know a normal night. I’m not judging, I’m right there with you.
Picture via but make sure to add vodka!
Picture via and then I’d recommend the Pinnacle Whipped Vodka to make an adult creamsicle
Which are you going to try first?
All of them?