Hello friends How are all of my wonderful readers today?
I’m posting much later than usual tonight…
Studying is taking over my life. Thanks midterms But, I have to say… it’s so much better studying for exams this year compared to last (and the year before that). As my Dad says, this year I am in the “meat and potatoes” of my program; meaning that I am actually learning about what I am interested in It’s quite difficult to study for courses you really don’t have any interest in at all… (chemistry, I am referring to you!)
For every spare moment of my time today, I have been studying for my upcoming midterm which takes place this Thursday. I got so much studying done today (much more than I ever thought I would accomplish), but I have to call it a night. I began the lecture on bariatric surgeries and it was just too much to handle this late at night… I am surprised I have lasted this long, but lately I have found that studying later in the day is more beneficial for me Last year it was the total opposite.
So take a look at this!
That was the ginormous can of pumpkin that I was worried about spoiling…
I would say there is a 1/3 of a cup left in there? Perfect. Just the right amount for breakfast tomorrow… (hint hint: recipe coming for you all!)
I have enjoyed quite a few new pumpkin recipes from that lovely can of E.D. Smith’s pure pumpkin puree and I am honoured that I inspired fellow readers to create some fun recipes of their own Check out Abby’s version of Pumpkin Chili here! I am quite impressed with her addition of jalapeño’s
Since my last recipe involving pumpkin, I have enjoyed another that must be shared Some of you may have already come across it as I totally copied it off of Angela, but if you haven’t checked out her blog lately… here’s the most wonderful chia pudding I have ever had!
I enjoyed my version with banana slices on top
Pumpkin Chia Pudding
from Oh She Glows
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup pure pumpkin puree
1 oz. chia seeds
1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
Combine together and let sit over night! Enjoy with toppings of you choice
This was definitely a tasty treat, but I am really excited to share another pumpkin lovin’ breakfast recipe with you tomorrow
After tomorrow I will be out of pumpkin I must buy more, so I can experiment with some other recipes that I have yet to try These recipes include:
If you have tried any other amazing must-try pumpkin recipes this year, let a girl know
Enough about pumpkin… let’s get to the braggin’
haha, just kidding, but seriously I need to share with you all that I did my first unassisted pull up today It was back and biceps day today and I definitely let the wild animal out of it’s cage today if you know what I mean haha! A wise friend of mine has recently told me that sometimes you just need to tell yourself “that you can” and pick up that bigger weight and just do it. I love the advice and it’s definitely proving true I increased my weights for almost each exercise today. It felt wonderful. Best back and biceps workout I have ever had. Ever.
So, that’s my advice for all of you today (stolen from my dear Tara)…
Just DO IT
This can apply to many things in your life; not just exercise and picking up a heavier weight! I used it at school today as well (nerd alert!) I often tell myself that I can’t work at school and that I am only productive at home; however, today I grabbed my books, told myself I just just going to do it and I busted out an hour and a half of solid studying Look at what the power of thought can do! Amazing isn’t it!? Tell yourself you can and you will!
See you all tomorrow with a new recipe (involving pumpkin) and a new workout to work those quads like you’ve never before (hopefully I don’t let you down!)
Good night sweetums!
Best pumpkin recipe you have tried this season?
Do you believe in the power of thought?
How many cans of pumpkin have you gone through this fall?
Have you met any fitness goals recently?