Five Things To Love About Halloween

It’s no surprise that theme for today’s Friday Five link up hosted by Eat Pray Run DCMar on the Run and You Signed Up for What?! is all about Halloween. When I was a kid, I loved Halloween because I loved Halloween candy, but these days there are other things that make Halloween a favorite holiday.

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Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal Recipe With Apples

This time of year it’s all about pumpkin and pumpkin spice. This baked pumpkin oatmeal recipe includes both of those and another fall favorite–apples! The ingredients are nutritious and the flavors are delicious, so make sure you try it soon.

Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal
I usually make a baked oatmeal based on this Baked Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal recipe from Madeline at Food, Fitness & Family, but I was craving pumpkin so I hunted around the internet for a recipe that uses pumpkin. I found this recipe for Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal from Amanda at The Wholesome Dish, and decided to use that as the starting point for my own recipe.  Continue reading

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Book Reviews — The Goldfinch, Wonder, I Love You More

I’ve got three very different books to share with you this month: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, Wonder by R. J. Palacio, and I Love You More by Jennifer Murphy. 

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5 Tips For Staying Active While Traveling

Since I’m traveling this week, I made up my own Friday Five topic. Check out the full link up at Eat Pray Run DCMar on the Run and You Signed Up for What?!

I didn’t used to travel as much as I have been lately. Maybe I have more opportunities now that I’ve been a partner for so many years, or maybe I am saying “yes” to more opportunities now that my kids are in college, but I am becoming quite the road warrior. Traveling can make it harder to keep up with my fitness routine, but I have come up with some strategies for staying active while traveling for business or pleasure.

Staying Active While Travelling
Of course, the best way to stay active when you travel is to plan an active trip–hiking, biking, a destination race–but when that’s not on the itinerary, these tips should help keep you moving. 

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Burn Off The Halloween Candy Calories Workout

What’s scarier than the ghouls and goblins who haunt the streets on Halloween? The number of calories you can consume having ^just one^ of your favorites from the variety pack you bought to hand out to little trick-or-treaters! Can you believe that even those tiny “Fun Size” bars have about 75 calories each? Don’t be afraid to enjoy your favorites, just do this burn off the Halloween candy calories workout to frighten the fat away.

Halloween Candy Calories Workout
*The Halloween candy calories information is from PopSugar.
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