Easy Pumpkin Cream Cheese

This morning I finally started Tina’s Best Body Bootcamp. And let me tell you, the girl knows what she is talking about. I LOVED it. She takes traditional lifts, such as the dumbbell row and adds in elements that engage your entire body. I do have to day, there was one exercise that REALLY got me. The Scorpion.

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If you can’t tell by the picture, you take one leg off the medicine ball and bring it across your body. KILLER!

To warm up, I stepped on the elliptical and did a quick 20 minute interval workout.

For breakfast, I wasn’t really sure what I wanted, and that’s really what ended up happening. A little bit of everything. I started with a banana because I am convinced that I don’t get enough potassium and really need to make it a point to add it into my diet.

Then, a little experimenting. I have wanted to try to make a pumpkin cream cheese for a little while now. My first attempt a little while ago was an epic fail. This time, was MUCH improved. I had found a pumpkin butter at publix the other night and took a dab of that and mixed it with some whipped cream cheese and got a sweet pumpkin cream cheese! I put it on a flat everything bagel and YUM.

This was definitely delicious. A bit sweeter than I expected so I’m thinking about doing a bit more work on this guy, but definitely not an EPIC FAIL.

I was still hungry and grabbed a handful of almonds to top it off. Just a bit of everything.

Today, I am actually a bit excited because I don’t have to drive out to Melbourne 🙂 I am spending some time working on my other accounts and maybe topping the day off with some much needed pumpkin picking!!! Soooooo excited 🙂

The one thing that I do miss about fall in the north is apple picking. I loved going out in the orchard with those large wooden tubs and going nuts picking apples.

I have a whole bunch of memories from when I was little going out with the fam to pick apples. BUT, none stand above the time that we all went out and picked 2 full barrels of apples. I’m not talking a small bushel of apples. We picked half the orchard. My mom had put the apples in our wet room/laundry room for keeping because there were so many. I went in there with my brother one afternoon and picked all of the stems off the apples and left them in a big pile on the floor. I must have been around 5 when I did this and I still remember fishing through them all just to make sure I got them all 🙂

I swear, there must have been 50 plus apples. We have a family of 7 and we had a lot of apple pie that fall 😉

What’s your favorite fall activity?? What’s memory stands out that made it such a fun time??

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