But for the past couple of day it has been raining off and on... the temps are cooler and now that the days are noticeably shorter, too, it does feel like Fall cannot be too far away. It is September 1st after all!
I know I have to make some changes.. in my eats and in my food prep, and also in my workouts and most important of all, in my mindset and attitude. I am one of the few people I know (other than The Captain who is like a heat-seeking missile) that has not complained about the hot and dry weather one time this Summer. Yes, I know we needed the rain. I am not complaining about that either, but...
I know I cannot forestall the changing of the seasons... I cannot control the weather, so I really must get ready and embrace what I do love about Fall in order to continue to have fun with my workouts and my eats and not be miserable.
I will miss the horse-drawn carriages that bring the tourists past my home... I will miss the turtles basking in the sunshine on the log in the lake across the street... and I will miss the beautiful Summer flowers... but there are so many things about Fall that I really do love.
Here are some of my favorite things about this time of year:
- Pumpkin everything! I love pumpkins and squashes and so making soups, and stews, and exprerimenting with waffles, and pancakes and protein cakes is going to be amazing!
Love TJ's pumpkin butter and hope to pick up more soon.
- I have new rain jackets and rain shoes so I can get outside and walk and hike even when it is wet for days on end, and not be soggy!
I couldn't make up my mind between these Eddie Bauer jackets so I got them both!
- I like running in the cooler weather and would actually rather run in longer capris and long sleeved shirts than shorts and tanks.
And on a gloomy day, bright colors make it all more fun.
- I love candlelight and now it is getting dark enough to light dinner candles again. YAY!
Funny how our special at-home dinners often include sushi!
What about you? What is your favorite thing about the changing of the seasons?
Is there anything you are particularly looking forward to with the coming of Fall?