At the risk of sounding cliche, I will go ahead and exclaim, “I can’t believe summer is over next week!”
I started my second week of work today and much to my surprise I transitioned into early mornings very well. Sometimes I surprise myself and wake up before my alarm. Even more shocking, I was bright eyed and bushy-tailed at 5 am last Friday and couldn’t sleep a minute more. I drank a coffee and headed to the gym! Yes the gym! It almost felt like an out of body experience truth be told.
Although I will miss the lazy, hazy days of summer, I’m looking forward to Fall. A new season always reminds me of new beginnings. Fresh starts and fresh goals. I begin a new gym program with my trainer Camille and we are really focusing on building more upper body mass.
I always enjoy Fall’s bountiful harvest. Squash in all its forms, roasting pumpkin seeds, and autumn wines of the rich, fruity, red variety. I plan on incorporating a lot of fresh, local produce in my fall recipe planning. (and sipping a wee bit while I cook.)
A few of us are discussing going to a yoga retreat in October, but planning is still in the early stages. The retreat will involve horse-back riding, hiking, yoga and meditation. Hopefully we are able to make it.
Well, that’s about it. What do you enjoy most about Fall? The fashion? (hello cozy scarves and boot season). The foliage? Pumpkin-spiced everything back in the stores?