Faith Fitness and Laughter

First day of Fall!!

Morning!  It’s the first day of Fall!!


I am so excited about this!  I know that I have said it before, but I really love fall.   Some of the blogs that I read have put together Fall Bucket Lists, so I wanted to share some of the things that I wanted to do this year.



Fall Bucket List:

  1. Make some homemade chili
  2. go hiking before it gets too cold
  3. carve pumpkins with my niece and nephew
  4. make pumpkin muffins with butter cream icing
  5. Go for a bike ride
  6. drink (or make) a fall pumpkin latte
  7. make smores at a bonfire
  8. Make my pumpkin mousse cheesecake
  9. Go to a pumpkin patch
  10. Take some fall pictures


Well, there you have it!   I think these are pretty easy things to do, so I am excited about marking them off.


What do you have planned today??   I have to work until noon, and then I am finally going to put out the fall decorations in the house.  I also need to finish mowing the lawn….I was having an issue with one of the wheels on the back of the push mower, but thank goodness an awesome lady I work with asked her husband what it might be and it was a simple bolt that needed to be tightened.  I kind of figured that was the problem, but what I didn’t know was that as you tighten, you have to hold the other side of the bolt to do so.  Or basically you are just turning it round and round.  🙂



I tell ya, running this past week was great!  I busted out of the 8 mile a week range and couldn’t be more excited about it.  I wanted to make it to 15, but ended up doing 13!  That’s 5 more than usual!  I am going to rest my freakishly fast legs today.  Really, they are fast.  😉



I wanted a smoothie this morning so I threw together the following:

  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup of frozen cherries
  • 1 tbsp of ground flax
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 scoop of protein powder




Got to get ready for work!  Have a great day!!


Merry Christmas Eve!

So today was a really good day!  I mean it can’t get any better than good company, good conversations, sweets, and coffee.  🙂  I got up pretty early this morning so that I could get my workout in.  The workout did not disappoint and I was drenched with sweat by the end.

Post workout I wanted something really quick so I made a raspberry smoothie and a quick cup of coffee.  Um….yeah….there’s no picture because it was gone in a flash!  It was tasty though.  🙂

After work I went to see my friend Angey and we spent the rest of the day just chillin and relaxing. Surrounded by a massive amount of sweets!

It was the Peanut Butter Balls that kept calling out my name…;)


Angey, myself and a mutual friend took a spur of the moment trip to Wal-mart….(I know, what were we thinking??!!)


This Christmas Eve has been the best I have had in a long time.  When Angey moved away last October, I thought that it would be really difficult for us to spend the holidays together.  I am so thankful that I get to spend it with her this Christmas.  I am going to enjoy this day, this Christmas, this night.  We may not get the next one.  Make every moment count.

I did manage to get lunch in today….A bowl of Angey’s husbands famous chili.  He told me that he could tell me the secret ingredient, but then he would have to get rid of me.  I didn’t push the issue. 😉

I had a bit of an audience as I was getting this post ready.  He loves me, what can I say.   I feed him and change his liter.  🙂

When I got home I ended up throwing a cheesecake together.  This is the first time I have used my springform pan.  It still cracked a little on the top, but this by far has been the prettiest cheesecake I have ever made.  Pumpkin Mousse!


I’m going to end my night with a little Christmas movie too!

Have a great night!!





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