- Slept. A lot. At least eight hours a night and sometimes nine. I haven't successfully gotten out of bed before 5am since well before Sept. 11. Have I ever mentioned how much I love to sleep?
- Rediscovered my love for the kitchen. I've been cooking a ton and loving every minute of it. Not only is it fun and relaxing, but it helps me with my weight loss goals as well. I plan to try my hand at (gluten free) baking next weekend.
- Taken lots of family walks. This is my absolute favorite fall activity and it's been a beautiful year for it.
|Could you say no to this face?|
|House Red -- Forest Park, IL|
- Speaking of wine...we've started drinking wine again. This is another favorite fall/winter activity. We like to go to the local wine store and get recommendations for new wines to try. Our new go-to wine store is House Red in Forest Park. They are super helpful and it's such a cute place!
I'm feeling rested, relaxed and ready to get back into a structured training schedule. I'm starting to make positive changes in my nutrition and that feels really good. We won't mention that little vanilla cupcake from Magnolia Bakery last week. :) Ah, that's okay....it's still the off season for one more week, right?! Relax and enjoy!