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Pumpkin Happened

Hi guys! How are you?? Thank you so much for the beautiful feedback on my Project Food Blog post. To be honest, that thing has been hanging over my head for the past week and every time I started to write it, I felt like a giant goober. πŸ˜‰ So thank you, as always, for being so amazing and supportive.

Speaking of goobers, after yoga I felt like this:

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except I looked like I went swimming with my yoga clothes on and my hair was sticking up everywhere.

My aunt and cousins were like, β€œwhat happened to you?!”

Yoga.

That’s what happened.

It was such an incredible practice and I felt cleansed, calm and refreshed. Much needed after this past week, fo sho.

And then, THIS happened:

pumpkin

Yep, I busted out the pumpkin πŸ™‚

oats

I’ve been waiting for pumpkin oats allllll summerrrrr lonnnnnggg

-1/2 C oats

-1 scoop vanilla Sun Warrior

-cinnamon and nutmeg

-vanilla, pinch of sea salt

-1/2 C pumpkin

-lil Stevia

Way worth the wait πŸ˜€ As much as I like the canned organic pumpkin, Libby’s is my fave. I’m excited for the day when I see it on the shelves- I’ve been lurking Publix like a pumpkin creeper.

This afternoon, I went grocery shopping (in civilization!!!), got the car washed (many insects lost their lives on the way down here), and started dinner before we went to church.

fries

burger

+ snackage

yogurt

We’re about to munch dinner so I’m out, but I hope you all had a great weekend!

I START MY NEW JOB TOMORROW!! Me <—– stoked πŸ˜€

See ya bright and early <3

xoxo

Gina

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65 Comments

  1. Whitney on September 19, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Are those crinkle cut sweet potato fries?! Have fun tomorrow! πŸ™‚

    • Fitnessista on September 19, 2010 at 9:04 pm

      yup, i used my aunt’s crinkle cutter πŸ™‚

      • Sheena on September 20, 2010 at 1:31 am

        Those crinkles are so nice and crinkly! Do you know where your aunt got it?

        • Fitnessista on September 20, 2010 at 7:32 am

          pampered chef! i have one too, but it’s packed away in the pod

  2. Rebecca on September 19, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    What’s the new job?

    • Fitnessista on September 19, 2010 at 9:04 pm

      i’m not going to post it for safety reasons :/
      it IS in the health industry though πŸ™‚

  3. maissa (run, rant, realize) on September 19, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Does this mean we get to find out what the new job is??? Good luck regardless!

    I don’t think they even sell Libby’s pumpkin in Canada, though I do like the organic, which they do sell here.

  4. Laury @ thefitnessdish on September 19, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Good luck tomorrow!!! I am super jelly you had pumpkin oats before me πŸ˜‰

    It’s still too hot here for pumpkin treats just yet….but I plan to have a pumpkin-overload of treats in my oven and fridge real soon πŸ™‚

  5. katelyn on September 19, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    GOOD LUCK!!!!!!

  6. VeggieGirl on September 19, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    BEST OF LUCK ON THE JOB TOMORROW!

  7. Kimw on September 19, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    I just bought a whole case of this exact pumpkin off amazon. I have used four cans in 24 hours. I made Mexican pumpkin punch from food network magazine then decided to make it into a muffin. So I made the pumpkin muffin recipe off smitten kitchen dot com and added some vanilla, crushed pineapple, pecans, brown sugar, and lime zest. Best muffins I have ever made! Would nit have been the same without the lime zest.

    • Kristina @ spabettie on September 20, 2010 at 2:16 am

      I order by the case also !! πŸ˜€ glad to hear I’m not the only one… so nice to have pumpkin all the time.

  8. Allison @ Food For Healing on September 19, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    pumpkin is the best, I have made 2 things on my blog so far using pumpkin, its Fall!

  9. Lauren on September 19, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    I broke out the pumpkin a few days ago and it’s all over now. Pumpkin craze has begun! πŸ™‚

    Good luck tomorrow sweetie! πŸ™‚

  10. Steph on September 19, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    I have made a couple different types of breakfast cookies (PBJ, PB & Banana), but I am super excited to try a pumpkin one! Good luck at the new job.

  11. ida on September 19, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    I was at WF and saw pumpkin a few weeks ago. I got so excited I accidentally bought the pumpkin pie filling rather than the plain- but it still tastes great in oats. Good luck tomorrow!

  12. Allie (Live Laugh Eat) on September 19, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    That post took me forevs and a half too. I loved yours though so it was worth the goobering. AHHHH new job!!! Sleep well and do let us know how it goes.

  13. Cailin @ Stir Crazy on September 19, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    I really need to get on the pumpkin bandwagon! Love the stuff, but haven’t used it yet this year. Good luck with the new job!

  14. Rhea (Greek Feaster) on September 19, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Yum! I’ve been loving the pumpkin oats lately, too. Pumpkin oats and pumpkin buttah!
    My local shop carries that Farmer’s Market brand, too- for $2.74!!!!!! Sadly, without an alternative, it’s what I’ve been getting. I tried One Pie brand a couple of weeks ago, since it was cheaper, but it tasted like yuck… and it was brown πŸ™ I’ll look for Libby’s the next time I go to a bigger store!

  15. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on September 19, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Tomorrow already?! That is so exciting! I can’t wait to hear about it!

  16. Donna Porter on September 19, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    I just pulled out my can of organic pumpkin right before reading your post! It’s totally going in oatmeal tomorrow πŸ™‚ I need to jump on the yoga wagon. I really really want to try it but I’m really nervous about it because I have never done it before. I have those feelings like I’m in school again and can’t find anyone to sit with! lol

  17. Becky on September 19, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Gina, In Ohio I finally found pumpkin TODAY and I am SUPER EXCITED !!! I did buy organic – the same brand you showed, a few months ago, but then I couldn’t even find IT anymore πŸ™
    Now Libby’s is back at Walmart and I bought two of the big cans and I can’t wait to start making pumpkin EVERYTHING- starting with oats. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    Good luck tomorrow at your new job ! I hope you love it !

  18. Sana on September 19, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Hahahah pumpkin creeper! I love it!

  19. ashleigh on September 19, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Good luck tomorrow!

  20. gina g on September 19, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    goodluck Gina! πŸ™‚

  21. Lisa on September 19, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    So jealous you have pumpkin! I cannot find it at any store!

  22. Blubeari on September 19, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Pumpkin and sweet potato in the same day?! mmmmmmmm perfect day.

  23. holly @ couchpotatoathlete on September 19, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    I just recently found Libby’s back in the grocery store πŸ™‚

    Good luck at your new job tomorrow!

  24. Megan (Running Foodie) on September 19, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    I just found Libby’s at Safeway today! I bought three 28oz cans. They were in the baking aisle under the premade pie crusts (I had been checking the canned veg aisle).

  25. Kate on September 19, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    OMG! so I can normally buy pumpkin year round, thanks to HEB and Kroger, but recently the entirety of Bryan/College Station RAN OUT OF PUMPKIN. I was so upset. I wound up finding some at World Market and hoarding it like a crazy woman until the stores finally got some in!

  26. Sandra on September 19, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Good luck on your first day! I can’t wait to make pumpkin bread. So yummy πŸ™‚

  27. Diana (Soap & Chocolate) on September 19, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Yep, I’ve been a pumpkin creeper lately myself. Haven’t spied it yet, but it’s a’coming! Wahoo!

    Have a FABulous first day!

  28. Laura @ Backstage Pass to Health & Happiness on September 19, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Mmmm pumpkin oats. Autumn has officially arrived!

    Good luck on your first day at the new job manana!

  29. erin on September 19, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Girl, I haven’t been to Bikram in a month! Going through withdrawal! But…I found Libby’s at my Publix! I’ll bring you a can sometime this week πŸ™‚
    Have fun tomorrow! XO

    • Fitnessista on September 19, 2010 at 9:57 pm

      ahhh! that would be amazing!
      i think i’m doing bikram tues and thurs if you’re not teaching πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  30. Erin on September 19, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    It seems like more people are tracking down pumpkin — when is it going to be my turn? I just checked the store yesterday and nothing yet but I’m staying hopefully that it will turn up any day now.

  31. Jessica (Fit and Clean) on September 19, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Good luck tomorrow! Have fun! πŸ™‚ I had to buy my pumpkin at Whole Foods this summer…Publix said it was “seasonal” and there had been a “run on canned pumpkin”, LOL

  32. HannahMarie on September 19, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    AHH! I started stalking canned pumpkin earlier this week, and after attempt #5, I finally found it =) I may have bought, *ahem*, 21 servings because I was so excited. At Trader Joe’s they told me the shortage was over though, so I once again have high hopes for fall goodies!

  33. Lindsey @ SoundEats on September 19, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    I can only bring myself to go there once a blue moon, but I am ALWAYS finding Libby’s at Walmart. Just picked up a big ol’ can at Super Walmart tonight. πŸ™‚

  34. kellyO on September 19, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    I was told today there is a pumpkin shortage and they will only sell a limited number of cans to each person. I hate pumpkin so you can have mine!! Good luck at the new job…

  35. Mara @ What's For Dinner? on September 19, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    I’ve gotta remember to get some pumpkin soon… I live for baked pumpkin oats!

  36. Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf on September 19, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    I’m definitely a pumpkin creeper! And to get that exact brand of Pumpkin (because it’s the ONLY one in Texas, I’m sure!) I had to travel 400 miles away! Talk about dedication!

    But now I have access to whole pumpkins, so I may go nuts roasting, pureeing, and freezing fresh pumpkin so I don’t have to go through this pumpkin drought next year.

  37. Allison on September 19, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    Have fun with the new job:):) And pumpkin oats in florida?? Lol i have been missing fall up north but atleast it was cool enough to open the windows today:) I dont think i will be able to have pumpkin until it gets a little cooler!

    I definitely laughed at the pumpkin creeping:):)

  38. christina cadden on September 19, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    Good luck at your new job!

  39. Jean on September 19, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    I just roasted 2 pie pumpkins a la Pioneer Woman so that I can make puree, since there’s still no Libby’s on the shelves around here. can’t wait to dig into it!

  40. Natalie @ simply fit. simply clean. on September 19, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Good luck at your new job πŸ™‚

    Pumpkin oats are on the menu for tomorrow. It’s autumn!

  41. Caitlin (EatFeats) on September 19, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Yay congrats! Also, I didn’t know there was even such a thing as a crinkle cutter. But now I sort of feel like I need one.

  42. Danielle on September 19, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Can’t wait for Libby’s to hit the shelves, but heard rumblings of a Libby’s shortage because of the crazy weather wherever Libby’s is made? I hope it’s not true!

  43. Katherine @ Left Coast Contessa on September 19, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Have a great first day at work!

  44. Heather (Heather's Dish) on September 20, 2010 at 12:01 am

    aw, i hope the first day at work makes you feel like that too πŸ™‚

  45. Kristina @ spabettie on September 20, 2010 at 2:18 am

    I hop your first day goes great and it’s all you want it to be! πŸ™‚

  46. Janessa on September 20, 2010 at 3:43 am

    Home-made Crinkle Cut Sweet Potato Fries?! You are Ah-mazing!

    Good luck at your new jobby!

  47. Little Bookworm on September 20, 2010 at 3:54 am

    Good luck for your first day of your job! πŸ˜€

  48. Cyndi @ Weightless Life on September 20, 2010 at 6:24 am

    I’ve been waiting all summer for fall foods! Now I don’t know what to make first. Good luck on your first day!

  49. kaila on September 20, 2010 at 7:28 am

    after a year hiatus, i just found libbys in my grocery store again!!!! i was so excited…..there is no better pumpkin out there than libbys. should be heading your way soon!

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