New (School) Year’s Resolutions

Tell me I’m not the only one who makes these? I doubt it.

September is almost upon us, folks. And I, for one, couldn’t be happier. While I love the beach and family vacations and cookouts, every year I am blissed out beyond belief when I see the first signs of Fall.

I love cool weather. I love hot coffee (especially if said coffee is pumpkin flavored). I love baking things. And I love pulling on a hoodie and going out for a walk and coming home NOT SWEATY.


In addition to loving ALL THINGS FALL, I also love the feeling the new school year brings. It helps me to refocus and get things organized. When you have a full time job, two kids with school and activities and a September full of birthdays, organization is your BF4EVA. Seriously. I’ve spent the last three weeks printing out schedules for the fridge, creating school year contracts for my kids and looking at what needs changing.

I spent the better part of this summer being pretty lax in terms of diet and exercise. There were many nights where we hit Dairy Queen after dinner. Heck, there were a few nights where we hit Dairy Queen FOR dinner. And our Dairy Queen doesn’t serve actual food, so I think you can guess what dinner consisted of. I rarely cooked (in part due to the ridiculously disgusting heat that was July), I barely exercised (completely due to the ridiculously disgusting heat that was July… oh and also to an extreme case of the lazy), and I’ve been a pretty unorganized mess since June.

So, with Labor Day weekend coming right up, I’ve got a plan in place and I’m ready. (I’m SO ready, you guys). It’s time to get back to health and fitness. I’ve got a half marathon in 220 days. Heck, I’ve got an obstacle 5k in 8 days! And I’ve got a lot of weight to lose.

So, tomorrow I’ll be headed back to Weight Watchers. I’ve been paying for the monthly pass since June, but curiously, that alone doesn’t help you lose weight. WHO KNEW?

And Tuesday, I’ll be strapping on my running shoes and getting back out there.  In the cool air. Looking at the pretty leaves. And enjoying the lack of ridiculously disgusting heat.

I’ll check back in a few weeks and let you know how it’s going. Wish me luck!

Disclaimer: This post was going to be filled with pictures of my schedule covered fridge and my basket of organic apples, but my phone died this morning. Sigh. 

Do you guys make Fall resolutions? Are you sad to see summer go? Or are you like Bec, running around her yard, yelling VIVA LA AUTUMN? 

3 thoughts on “New (School) Year’s Resolutions

  1. I always make tons of fall resolutions! I definitely feel more motivated, refreshed and ready to get going in September than I do in January (all I want to do in January is curl up with my warm blanket and wool socks and hibernate until May).

    You can do this! I gained weight over the summer, and I’m really counting on my motivation to get me through this fall with good results. So WE can do this!! 🙂

  2. I feel like I’ve always made them, but never thought of it this way!

    So I’m sad to see the longer daylight go, and I do love the bright sun, but I love Fall. And am excited for crisp morning runs, crunchy leaves, and memories of high school football games flooding my mind on Friday evenings.

    I’m also kicking off a big effort to lose some summer weight, but more than that, get strong!!! I want my muscles back 🙂

  3. Yay fall! Pumpkin coffee is back already and I love it! And my run times are always faster when there’s less humidity and heat. I’m really excited for fall running season. I also put on some weight and got lazier this summer because of the heat waves so don’t feel alone!

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