The Best Options for Fall Fitness

Let’s talk about healthy living for a little bit.  This is something on which I am reasonably educated yet I still struggle with it.  I know that I need to exercise and probably cut back on the sweets and salts.  However, I’m not someone who will try a fad diet or grueling work out program.  I want to share with you some ways that make healthy living fun for me.

In terms of exercise, I do hot yoga, go on walks, and ride my bike.  I love walks and bike rides because they’re relaxing and I get to enjoy the beautiful fall weather.  But the weather is not always as nice as it was today, and that’s one of the reasons I love yoga.  I like being able to go to the studio where it’s warm and cozy and relax while working out.  I never thought I would like hot yoga.  I typically don’t do well in hot conditions and have a tendency to get overheated in the summertime.  However, the warmth and humidity allow you to relax into otherwise painful poses and gain a lot more flexibility.

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Fall Bucket List

Making seasonal bucket lists is one of my favorite things.  However, the lifelong debate is what to put on the list.  After reading through multiple ideas and thinking about classic favorites, I’ve narrowed it down to the top 12 things to do this fall.

In choosing the top ideas, it always comes down to things I love with people I love. Continue reading “Fall Bucket List”

5 Weeks of Pumpkin Spice: Week 1

I have decided to embrace all things pumpkin this year and what better way than to try three new pumpkin recipes each week (a breakfast, a snack or dessert, and a dinner) and let you all know how they turn out!

To start this series off, I have chosen Pumpkin Pie Smoothies, Pumpkin Spice Cookies, and Pumpkin Risotto with Goat Cheese.  I have been on such a smoothie breakfast kick lately so what better way to transition into fall.  Also, I am so thankful that the leaves are finally changing and it finally feels like fall here in West Michigan!  What better way to enjoy the weather than with a cup of tea and a yummy pumpkin spice cookie.  For the dinner dish, I chose a pumpkin risotto.  I haven’t made risotto in a while but I love the taste of it so I’m curious how it will be with this autumn spin. Continue reading “5 Weeks of Pumpkin Spice: Week 1”

10 Inspiring Reasons to Begin Your Blog This Minute

Hey there!  I’m Tara; join me for a cup of tea.  I want to create a cozy corner to spark conversation and community as well as share ideas and inspiration.

In 2016 I graduated a from Hope College (a small Christian liberal arts school) with a Bachelors of Arts in psychology and Spanish.  I am currently living in the town where I went to school for my second gap year, more on that another day.

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