Marvelous is…

The luster of Fall is starting to get dull. The leaves are fading, falling to the ground. The temperatures are dropping and it’s not just chilly but cold. That means, I’m almost always cold. So to combat the dark and dreary, I thought it would be time to break out the Marvelous is…list. Because there really is marvelous all around. You just need to look a little deeper sometimes.

Marvelous is…blue skies and sunshine on a cold, 28 degree run. It was like a little slice of heaven any time I was running in direct sunlight. My whole body woke up and felt energized. It was also marvelous to see that the Canadian Geese are still around.

Please don’t fly South just yet!

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Marvelous is…orange and black striped tights. I bought them last year during the after Halloween clearance from Target thinking I’d wear them sometime. Little did I realize that they were so cute that I want to wear them year round! BTW – I just started reading Orange is the New Black. Loving it so far! And yay me for getting back into reading for fun!

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Marvelous is…seeing the joy and excitement my kids had just by putting on their Halloween costumes. Our local Children’s Museum held a Non Spooky Halloween event on Saturday. The kids had a blast trick-or-treating for pencils, erasers, stickers and other little trinkets.

Halloween 2013 - happyfitmama.comWhat’s not marvelous are the pics we have of the We’ve been awake since 5:30 and it’s now past naptime. No joy is evident in those pictures. None.At.All.

Marvelous is…Stonyfield yogurt. I was just named a Stonyfield Yo-Getter Blogger! My family is a big fan of all their products. YoBaby was the first yogurt my kids ate. Their products are made without the use of toxic pesticides, artificial hormones, antibiotics, GMOs, sewage sludge or irradiation. A bonus for me is that they are located right in my backyard so they’re local. Well, almost. We’re in the same state so I consider that my backyard. I’m very happy to help spread the word about the good of Stonyfield.

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Marvelous is…cutting back on social media. Recently I decided that I didn’t need to take a selfie after every workout, post it on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. If a selfie is not taken after a workout, did it really happen? No worries, I’m still working out but I’m just keeping it to myself. And really, how many pics of my feet do you want to see in a week?

Mizuno Wave Sayonara - happyfitmama.com

Marvelous is…race season. When I did check into my social media sites over the weekend, I was floored. So many people racing, so many big PRs (WAY TO GO HEATHER!!), so much inspiration! That is one thing I love about social media and blogging – inspiration to dream big and go after it. Thanks to everyone for getting me fired up!

For more marvelous, be sure to check out Katie for #MIMM.

What’s marvelous in your life right now?

26 comments on “Marvelous is…

  1. I love those tights–so cute with the dress! Just finished Orange is the New Black..really fun read and makes you rethink our entire criminal justice system.

    Good for you on the social media pull back. I debate this all the time. It really does get exhausting trying to keep up.
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  2. I love those tights! And I so agree on cutting back on social media. I’m the same way about taking pictures of my food. If it’s not particularly interesting there’s no point in taking a picture! Though the cornbread grilled cheese I made this weekend was not instagram worthy but also made my weekend marvelous!
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  3. ohmygosh your kids are so cute in their costumes! Mine can’t wait to wear theirs on Thursday. And you are so cute in your orange and black tights! Awesome news about working with Stonyfield. I think that they were the first yogurt that really got me hooked on yogurt.
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  4. Love this. I tend to get so down when the sun starts setting later (I am not looking forward to the 4:30pm sunset on Sunday). But I love this intentional positive outlook. And yay! Stonyfield! We just went last week to the visitors center and they are so generous with their Yogetters! Plus the kids had a blast.
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