I woke up this morning feeling a little sore, but not quite workout sore.  I’m thinking that it is the change in weather here in Indiana.  For the past couple of weeks it has been rather warm for the fall season, but the past couple of days have gotten suddenly cold and I am hoping that my body is just having a difficult time adjusting.


Despite the soreness in my body, I created a quick workout that can be repeated 2-3 times for a great at-home full body session that requires zero equipment.


Zero Equipment Total Body Workout

I tried to get clever with the name like (30, 40, 50, 10, 20, 30 Workout…but then I realized that just got confusing…)

Repeat this workout 2-3 times, or tag it on after a quick run!

  • 30 Jumping Jacks
  • 30 Regular Crunches
  • 40 Jumping Jacks
  • 20 Lunges (on each side)
  • 50 Jumping Jacks
  • 10 Push ups
  • 40 Jumping Jacks
  • 20 Side dips (10 on each side)
  • 30 Jumping Jacks
  • 30 Tricep Dips
After my quick workout and showering up for our last day in Nashville, Indiana I made myself a peanut butter apple buckwheat bowl
Using the apples from yesterday was a perfect idea because they were sweet and the perfect crispness!  Apples from the orchard always taste better than from the store.
We then headed out to walk around the historic little shops of Nashville.  The town used to be an artists colony back in the 1800s and all of the old houses have now been turned into little gift and specialty shops as well as restaurants, inns, and art galleries.
The town has such a quaint and cozy feel to it, which makes it the perfect fall destination.
Brian and I headed in to a little toy shop just to see what they had to offer when I found something that I had been considering purchasing for quite a while…
A head massager!  This contraption looks a little goofy, but after gently rubbing this little baby on your head one or two times you will understand the pure happiness that it brings!  It literally gives me chills every time I use it 🙂
We then stopped into a little antique shop.  There was jewelry dating back to the 1800s, old cameras, and just about everything you could imagine that had a story behind it.  The woman who owned the store seemed to know a little piece of history about each and every item and shared that knowledge with us.
After listening to her stories, Brian and I found a brooch that was so pretty and something that I could wear today.  Brian bought it for me as a little going away present.  I came home, cleaned and shined it up and now I can’t wait to incorporate it into an outfit!
It basically rained all day, which was OK in my book because it gave us an excuse to duck into a cute little coffee shop for a warm drink.
I ordered a hot apple cider and Brian ordered a hot chocolate.  Perfectly warm and delicious!
We then continued to walk around and wandered into a little shop that sold Tom’s Shoes.  When the shoes initially hit the market a few years ago I did not think that they were cute at all.  Even though they were for a good cause, I just didn’t see myself wearing the shoes.
After talking to several people who own and wear them on a regular a basis I decided that it would be a practical purchase before my trip (well…job and move) to London and the cruise.  They look good with shorts and skinny jeans and are comfortable for walking around….so I bought some!
Brian and I then came home, unpacked, did some laundry and then whipped up a quick dinner!
Tilapia and steamed zucchini.
Baked Tilapia
  • 2 pieces of tilapia, thawed
  • garlic salt to taste
  • basil to taste
  • Italian seasoning to taste
  • pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Place the fish in a greased glass pan.  Season to taste.  Place in the oven and bake for 12 minutes or until the fish flakes with a fork.
Steamed Zucchini
Slice up the squash into medallions, then slice the onion.  Place in a large bowl, season with salt and garlic pepper.  Place 1/4 cup or a little less into the bottom of the dish.  Microwave on high and covered for 7 minutes.  After the 7 minutes, drain the excess water and mix in the wedge of laughing cow cheese.
Both of these recipes make 2 servings.  Enjoy!
Tomorrow is the ultimate packing day…I am packing up everything in Brian’s apartment and officially packing for the cruise…wish me luck!!
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  1. Love your blog and all of your yummy eats. Looking forward to following your new adventure and all that it entails. As for the TOMS….LOVE! I have a few pair and they are so, so comfy! I promise you that you will be investing in more pairs…they are addicting!

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