Dear October, I Am Going To Make You Awesome!

Happy October everyone!  I am so happy to see a new month.  I’m determined to make October a great month, and I’m feeling good too which is wonderful!

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October signals the beginning of fall.  Leaves start changing colors, Halloween is this month, it’s the month of pumpkins and scarecrows and apples.  Fall is a beautiful time of year.  The weather starts to get colder and there’s a crispness in the air.  I LOVE fall.

Last week it was insanely hot here in the Hudson Valley.  It felt more like summer, but the last two days it has really cooled down and today I dug out a favorite orange sweater of mine to wear to work.  Soon it’ll be boot weather too.  I can’t wait!

So, in case you can’t tell, I am completely in the fall mood!  And also, like I said, I’m feeling better, and more like myself.  I admit, I haven’t been eating the best lately.  I’ve been struggling with my eating due to how stressed out and upset I’ve been.  But, I haven’t restricted, I just haven’t made the best choices that I could make when it’s come to my eating.  So, it’s a new month, and I’m making new goals.  It’s time to get back on track!

Tonight, my husband and I made Magic Muffins to eat for breakfast this week.  We haven’t made Magic Muffins in a long time, but it’s part of getting back on track and they are delicious!  Since it’s fall, we decided to make them with pumpkin, cinnamon, and 60% dark chocolate chips.  Just follow the original Magic Muffin recipe, but substitute 1 cup of pumpkin in place of bananas.  Add cinnamon to the batter and then before you bake, sprinkle more cinnamon on top.  They smell absolutely delicious and I can’t wait to eat one tomorrow for breakfast.  It’s the perfect fall breakfast and so healthy for you too!  If you haven’t tried making Magic Muffins yet, give them a try.  They are paleo and gluten-free.

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I’m looking forward to this month.  Every day, I just need to keep making those small steps forward, and build upon my successes.  It’s ok to have a bad day or a bad month, but it’s what you learn from those experiences that make you stronger.  Life is short.  Things happen that we can’t control.  Your world can change in a blink of an eye.  It’s scary when you start thinking about all of it.  But, I need to learn that I’m not in charge and I can’t control every little aspect of life.  It’s all part of my small steps forward.  It’s all part of life, and taking each lesson that life throws your way, and being willing to grow and become the best you that you can be.

We are all on a journey.


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