I’m still waiting for it to feel like fall outside. Even though fall isn’t for another umpteen days or so (it’s still *officially* summer!) I find myself trying hard not to get excited about it. Summer’s my favorite, and the last thing I want to do is wish it away. However, with summer practically starting in April this year, I catch myself looking more and more forward to the turn of seasons.
So much that I actually busted this out yesterday for a snack:
Well, not just that – I made a smoothie (because it’s still effen hot out…)!
Pumpkin pie smoothie – 1 c. almond milk, 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice, 1/2 c. pumpkin puree, 1/2 frozen banana, ice. Then I ruined it by adding powdered greens superfoods to it. So, it was like pumpkin pie with a side of grass. But I still drank up!
To be quite frank, the reason is because I kind of sucked at it. I mean, take a look for yourself:
Summer ‘12 Bucket List
(in no particular order)
Join a CSA and experience new vegetables
Go boating. I think it’s been since I got married since I’ve been on a boat! <—nope!
Visit a zoo <–no siree!
Throw a backyard barbeque with all of my friends uhhh, nope
Take at least 4 weekend trips ummm…maybe 2?
Have a picnic on a lake with Shane Dine outdoors more often Bike to uptown Normal for lunch or ice cream more often
Start (and carry through and finish!) a craft or two I made a playlist?
Read as many books as I can
And honestly? The only thing I kind of regret not doing is going boating. I really wanted to do that. I just didn’t make it happen. The rest? I honestly don’t care that it’s not crossed off. And I’m not just saying that because I didn’t “succeed” in my bucket list. I’m just not a go-go-go type of person. I like my weekends at home, my nights chilling with Shane, and times just relaxing and doing “nothing.” Some of my friends seem to be doing something, going somewhere, or have something going on every.single.day. of the week, and it exhausts me just thinking about it! I’m just not one of those people. One of the biggest reasons Shane and I get along so well is that he, too, is able to sit at home and just be.
I feel like people and society shoves “LIVE life to the FULLEST!” “DO as much as you can DO!!” “go everywhere!!!” down our throats a little too much. I get it – I don’t want to waste the time I was given here on this planet, either. And if I was given an opportunity to go somewhere awesome, believe me, I’d go in a heart beat! But in between those moments, can’t “living” also be chillin’ on the back patio, sipping wine with your husband, and grilling out? I think so.
Anyway. Ahem. That said, I’m going to completely contradict everything I just said and now make a fall bucket list. Even though it’s not fall yet. Not officially (that’s what September 21st is for, guys!) or anything otherwise. I guess I’m just over my summer bucket list. So here we go
So yeah…this one’s a little less ambitious, especially since I always run at least one fall race (hello annual bestie Frank Lloyd Wright 10k!) am already planning on going hiking, just gave myself an excuse to buy my 2nd favorite form of apparel (first is workout clothes,) and always watch Bears games with friends. And if I happen to do more than is on this bucket list, great. So there’s that.
I also added a fitness item to my bucket list because I’m horrible at pull ups. Just plain horrible. But – I recently picked up this lil guy who’s going to help me achieve my goal:
Yesterday, along with the pull up band’s help, I did 3 sets of 8, and by the end of fall I’m hoping not to need its help at all!
In fact, my lats are pretty sore today. Luckily spin class is on the agenda today (after teaching boot camp) so I don’t think I’ll be in too bad of shape. My hamstrings, on the other hand, are another story. Yesterday’s workout actually left me sore all over. Off to teach some boot camp! Happy Friday, friends!
What’s one thing that is/would be on your fall bucket list?