I hope you all had a very happy Thanksgiving! It might be my favorite holiday…I love the homey, relaxed coziness of it all.

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We had a wonderful Thanksgiving here….filled with treats such as this:

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My daughter loves to bake, and she is really good at it! She found the recipe online and did almost all the work herself. I helped with the frosting. “Pumpkin cupcakes with cinnamon cream cheese frosting.” Oh, my…

which is why I am getting ready for this again:

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Yes, I overindulged. I enjoyed it, I didn’t fret about it, I don’t really regret it (well, maybe that last cupcake was a bad idea). But sometimes when I indulge like that it leaves me wanting more. So, I started a 21 day stretch of tightening things up (hopefully literally as well as figuratively) and will help kick those cravings with a 3-Day Refresh starting Sunday. I really can’t wait…I felt so good after the last one!

I did start my Thanksgiving off with a 5-mile Turkey Trot! That was a lot of fun, and I am very proud of how well I did- for me. I am a s-l-o-w r-u-n-n-e-r…but my finish time was my best ever! It goes to show how much all my other workouts carry over into overall fitness. I run faster now than I did when all I did was run!

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I’m also really excited to share the release of Hammer & Chisel! It’s a brand new Beachbody program featuring 2 trainers- Autumn from 21 Day Fix and Sagi from Body Beast. I have never done Body Beast (not yet anyway) but I have heard amazing things about it; it seems like the people who do it love it. Hammer & Chisel was just released December 1st. I will be starting that program in January to kick off 2016, and I am really looking forward to that, while enjoying the rest of this year.

I have one more week left of Les Mills Pump. I can’t believe it! I am going to miss it…it’s funny how you get attached to these programs. I have definitely seen some changes with Pump and I love, love, love the weights. It’s a program I’ll come back to, and probably sneak in some of the workouts here and there in the meantime.

That’s where I’m at now…and looking to recommit to my blog! Sometimes I shy away because I feel like I don’t have anything important or meaningful enough to post, but this is my life and my “journey” (I feel really sappy using that word, but that’s what it is) and maybe even the boring parts will help someone 🙂

I am grateful each day that I have discovered all the joy there is in getting fit…

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