Happy Sunday!

I am a happy girl. Get Fit Get Life has officially launched. 🙂 getfitgetlife.org It has been so much hard work, but it’s truly one of the most rewarding things I have ever done in my life. It’s crazy to see a small idea in your head turn into a reality. I really hope that young women, and any other readers, benefit from the articles. After all, that’s what GFGL is about. I am so lucky to have found wonderful, committed and enthusiastic writers. An online magazine is really a group effort. Each writers article make it into the informational resource that it is. It reminds me of all of my years of being on competitive soccer teams. My team was close and we all had to work together, communicate and relate in order to successful. Same thing goes for GFGL.

Needless to say, my finals have been on the back burner with the launch of GFGL. I am studying tonight, no buts about it. It’s the last push of the semester. Thank goodness!

I have been really focusing on the strength workouts and loving it. However, I took a break from them and ran today. It was beautiful outside. I truly don’t think there is better mood-booster than running outside in gorgeous weather. I hope that every person can experience that feeling in their life. I have been drinking my fair share of green tea and peppermint tea, and eating lots of delicious food! The pumpkin kick is back.

Hello DIY pumpkin face mask. Easiest DIY you will ever do. TWO ingredients: organic pumpkin & honey. Mix them together and put it on your face. Got it? Ha ha

The pumpkin/honey combo hydrates your skin. I can confirm this because my skin was baby soft smooth after leaving it on for 10 minutes. Try it!

And then of course, I had to eat my pumpkin, too.

Greek yogurt + Cinnamon + 11 tbsp Chia seeds + 1/2 cup pumpkin. I mixed it around after this picture. So yummy AND healthy.

My attempt at being artsy. Yeah I know – not happening, right?

I read about something interesting in the latest issue of SELF. It’s called “FOMO”. It stands for “fear of missing out” and apparently it’s blowing up because of the increase in social media. Experts think that people tend to represent their ideal self online (Facebook, Twitter, blogs, etc) and others compare this representation to their real self. The result? Many people feel bummed out, depressed, think they are not as good as others, their life is not as exciting, they don’t have as many friends, the list goes on… It is important to remember that most people post the glossy image they want to be seen as, and leave out the bad stuff. That’s all and good, but it’s a good reminder that it isn’t realistic to compare yourself to someone else’s media image. Interesting info.

OK time to STUDY. I’ve got my Pandora Mariah Carey station cranked up and I’m ready to go.

Have a wonderful night!

xoxo

Maggie

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