It’s such a negative concept- losing a loved one, leaving a job, walking away from a relationship.
When we let something go, we are acknowledging its importance in our life and our new steps to distance ourselves from it, for both positive and negative reasons.
With our health, we hear of people letting themselves go, allowing their DQ Blizzard and Netflix binging habits to get the best of them. As my baby bump grows more into a baby knoll, I like to joke with people that I’ve let myself go.
But what if letting go could be the most liberating thing we did this week?
No, I’m not giving you permission to eat any leftover Halloween candy the trick-or-treaters don’t snag, nor am I giving you permission to raid your kiddos’ candy stashes once they go to bed tonight.
This week, I’m urging you to let go of what you value the most in your life- be it your spouse, your career, you children. Whether you like it or not, it may be the one thing keeping you from your relationship with God.
In my mixed bag of Martha Stewart-esque skills, DIY crafts are at the bottom of my skill set.
Gardening and Flower Arranging: Check
Entertaining and Hosting: Check
Cooking and Baking: Check
Sewing and Crafting: Negative, Ghost Rider
I can manage my own French manicure, get stains out of my bathtub, revive pathetic lantanas, and even make my own bone broth...but anything involving buttons, needles, thread, or other sewing accessories is downright intimidating and horrifying to me.
So if I can make this DIY workout top, just about anyone can!
In addition, as I do every week, I've got my pregnancy-friendly workouts for y'all to check out.
Holy moly, y'all, it's already Friday AND it's almost November. What the what?!
Even though I only worked with my students three days this week, it's still been plenty action-packed. Between leading my own reading workshop on Monday to nine hours of parent-teacher conferences to Fall Festival last night, I'm delighted to the weekend in sight.
Plus, this will be my last weekend with Master's work!!! After starting and stopping and starting and stopping for nearly five years now (thanks hubs), all of my hard work is finally paying off. FINALLY.
I look forward to a weekend when I can actually do normal weekend things like clean my house, get ahead with work for my kiddos, catch up on my blog reading, play around in my garden, watching obscene amounts of college football...the simple things.
If you have been a long-time HHT follower, you would know that this is a segment I used to do every week. However, I quickly found it wasn't turning out to be as organic as I wanted it to be, with me forcing myself to think of things to share rather than actually being eager to share new things with y'all. So, I cut it out in favor of another recipe every week, which I'm still content with.
To compromise, I've decided to still share with y'all the things I'm digging this month...from household decor and entertainment pieces to kitchen gadgets and, of course, yummies.
Without further ado, I give you the Healthy Happy Texan's October round-up! And btw, most of the things you can buy straight from Amazon just by clicking the pic. I've linked it for ya!
In case you haven’t noticed, Halloween is days away…pumpkins are scattered across front porches, mums are greeting us with their cheery blooms, and inflatable creatures sinisterly tower throughout the neighborhood. Whether you DVR all of the specials for the 13 Nights of Halloween or prefer to ignore the holiday completely, I’ve got something we can all come together on, team Halloween or not.
Yup, I said it. Candy.
Happy Unofficial Pumpkin Day, Y’all!
Remember, last week I declared Tuesdays to be the Healthy Happy Texan’s weekly pumpkin day. Pumpkin, spice, and everything nice deserve one day a week to be honored, celebrated, and, most importantly, devoured, at least in the autumn.
This day, y’all, is a continuation of our weekly tribute to the beautiful beta carotene-loaded gourd.
With the mornings growing chillier and chillier, I start to crave a nibble (or four) of one of my favorite baked goods- pumpkin bread.
Pumpkin bread is not something I grew up eating. I really didn’t get into the whole pumpkin thing until I was in high school and tried pumpkin cheesecake for the first time. That was my gateway into the wonderful world of pumpkin treats- muffins, pie, cookies, bars….the possibilities became endless.
While my mom usually stuck to muffins since they are already portion controlled, easy to transport, and easy to pop out of the freezer for individual enjoyment, I’ve always preferred a loaf bread to muffins. Something is just so comforting about a thick, tender (I’m avoiding the m-word here to spare 80% of you from cringing…you know the one I want to say...the antonym of dry) and slathered in butter or almond butter.
But hold the phone for a second, y’all. Most of the time, quickbreads such as pumpkin bread are loaded with the following guilty parties: white flour, white sugar, canola oil. Sounds like a fun ride on the blood sugar rollercoaster, not to mention a little stop at the inflammation station.
Today, I’ve got a recipe that is 1) stupidly easy 2) Paleo (no gluten, no dairy, no junk) 3) utterly delightful
Happy Wednesday, y’all!
I can’t really believe it’s already hump day. After two teacher workdays in a row, I’m not entirely positive what day it is. I haven't laid eyes on my students for days now. The only totem I have to ground me to the fact that it’s Wednesday is that it’s time to talk about Wal-Mart. Ipso facto, it must be Wednesday!
As always, I’ve got some seasonal finds as well as new products to help make your day a little healthier and happier.
Healthy Happy Texan
I'm a Foodie, Fitness Instructor, and Follower of Christ. Add a passion for teaching others, dark chocolate, bacon, and dogs -- and that's me in a box.
Come on, let's live a little!