Hello sweet friends!
Can you believe it's the last week of October already? It seems like just yesterday we were headed into this month- focusing on being optimistic and striving to reach goals we never thought possible. What have you been focused on this month? What goals have you accomplished? Congratulations to so many amazing women who completed the 4 Day Challenge! So proud of you! Comment below on a goal you reached this month, we would love to hear from you!
This past Sunday I had to privilege of watching as many friends of our Athens community achieved a HUGE goal- completing the Ath-Half! It was such a wonderful morning surrounded by other runners and supporters who pushed hard to finish the race. I loved watching runner after runner finish, succeeding in a goal they had been training so hard for!
Thank you so much to all the friends cheering on the participants! You all are the biggest blessing and it is supporters like you who get tired runners through the race!
As we head into this last week, I want to encourage each of you to try something new. Whether that be walking or running a distance you never have, trying a new workout, yoga, or making a new, healthy recipe for your family- let's all go a little out of our comfort zones this week and push ourselves to further our healthy lifestyles. One thing you could try this week is a new smoothie recipe! Here is one of my all time fall favorites below- let me know how you like it!
Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie
- 1 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
- 1/2 cup pumpkin (I used pureed, canned, organic)
- 1 serving Vanilla Protien Powder or vanilla greek yogurt
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1 TBSP Ground flax seed
- 1 tsp. Pumpkin Pie spice (no sugar added)(nutmeg, ginger, cloves)
- 1 tsp + Cinnamon
- ½ tsp Vanilla extract
- Crushed ice to fill - (you can also throw in a few small carrots for extra veggies!)
- 1/2 cup chopped zucchini **optional
- Place all ingredients in a blender, and blend till smooth.
- Pour it into a pretty glass, top with cinnamon, coconut & enjoy
Let us continue in this last week, no matter how we have done in the rest of the month, to push harder, grow stronger and seek to know the Lord more than we ever have! Scripture reminds us how each opportunity and moment is precious- so let us dedicate every moment of this next week and of the rest of our lives to living a healthy, dedicated and Christ-like life for His glory! Praying for you all this month, sweet friends! Finish strong! Blessings, Caroline