November 2013 in Review

Happy Friday!

I hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving if you celebrated. We kept it pretty low key, just the way we like it. If you are one of the crazy people who started shopping last evening, I hope you are getting lots of deals and boosting the economy. Me, I’d rather wait till Cyber Monday to get my deals. I did Black Friday shopping for years. It’s just too stressful!

Not only is it Friday but it’s the almost the last day of November. Holy cow…one more month in 2013. I’m speechless.

In keeping with tradition, here’s my top 6 posts from the month. Read ’em again or catch up on any that you missed.


Butternut Squash Apple Soup - happyfitmama.comButternut Squash Apple Soup

This was the soup that changed Ron’s opinion of butternut squash. I’ve kind of become addicted to this gourd and want to eat it everyday. I better pace the recipes otherwise Ron will tire of it really soon.



Finish Line 2013 Seacoast Half Marathon - happyfitmama.com2013 Seacoast Half Marathon Recap

While this race is definitely one of my favorites, this year was a total bust. Looking back I probably should not have even run it. My injury showed it’s ugly face within the first few miles and it was a downward spiral from there. I’m not happy with my performance but it was the wake up call that I needed to realize my body needed a break from running to truly heal.



Pumpkin Chia Granola Bars - happyfitmama.comPumpkin Chia Granola Bars

We are a snacking family, my kids in particular. I always try to keep some kind of homemade bar or “cookie” on hand for a quick, nutritious snack. Super easy to pull together, these bars are one of their favorites.




Butternut Squash Cranberry Oat Bread 1 - happyfitmama.comButternut Squash Cranberry Oat Bread

Apparently I had a lot of extra time this month to spend in the kitchen! After not sharing a recipe for months, I developed three in one month. This squash quick bread is so easy and delicious. I love that it’s not too sweet plus you get a serving a veggie.



Treadmill Hill Climb - happyfitmama.comA Week of Thanks in Workouts

Ah, the treadmill. I don’t love it but we tolerate each other. It’s super convenient to have on horrible weather days or when I want a glute burning hill climb. I’ve got five of my favorite treadmill workouts to share. From walking to running to a CrossFit inspired WOD, I’ve got you covered on the dreadmill.




No Equipment Required Body Blast - happyfitmama.com18 ‘No Equipment Needed’ Workouts

The busy season is upon us! Don’t drop your workout because you don’t have time. First of all – make time! Second, even a 20-30 minute workout is better than nothing at all. Try one of these workouts anywhere, anytime to help get you through this season healthy, happy and smiling!




What was the highlight of November for you?

Score any great Black Friday deals?

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