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Four Ways to Refuel Your Fall

by Marissa on September 24, 2012

Summer is officially over and Autumn’s in the air! 

A new season is nature’s way of pressing the “reset” button and lucky for you, it’s an opportunity to reinvent yourself a little.

Here are some of my favorite ways to Refuel for Fall:

1. Start a new ritual: My summer ritual was nonexistant. I like to think of it as a transitional time since David and I both left our jobs and I was settling into life as a full-time entrepreneur. Now that I’m settling into a regular schedule with some structure, I’m also leaving some space for a little less structure.

One of my most rejuvenating, feel-good new rituals is taking time  one day per week to ride my bike to my favorite late-morning hot vinyasa class at Prana Power Yoga, then stopping by City Bakery for a green juice on my ride home. Its a simple ritual that makes a huge difference in my day and my week.

2. Buy Seasonal: It sounds totally cliche but there are so many fruits and veggies in season right now that are cleansing in their own rite — Brussels sprouts, beets, squash, turnips, sweet potatoes, apples and pears for starters. Get yourself to a Farmer’s Market and decide to try a new food, buy what looks then go to town in your kitchen.

Not sure where to start? Google the ingredient “+ recipe” or try this easy Fall Veggie Bake.

3. Makeover Your Workout: Whether you were totally active over the Summer or spent more time lazing by the pool than pumping iron in the gym, Fall is the perfect time to add a new element to your fitness regime.

  • Take a new class: I’m still singing the praises of Chaise23, but I also love trying something new from time to time. Two on my list: pure barre and BUTI Fitness. I like to scour deal sites like Living Social or Groupon for specials on packages and some studios even have special offers for first-timers.
  • Buy new gear: Most women don’t underestimate the power of a cute new tank or pair of shoes to motivate us into the gym. One of my new favorite fitness outfitters is Löle Women. Consider yourself warned!
  • Download new tunes: Give your playlist an upgrade. Even a few new songs can do the trick. I’m loving this song by Luke Bryan right now because it reminds me of my home state, Kentucky.

4. Breathe the Air: Fall is the best time to be outside, but I’m totally guilty of getting stuck in the city routine and staying put. David and I are committed to getting out of the city more often this Fall, even if just for a day. Some of the activities on our to-do list, include:

  • apple/pumpkin picking
  • hiking
  • touring the vegetable fields at Stone Barns
  • exploring the suburbs (which involves me convincing him that we need to buy a house there!)

Tell me in the comments below, how you Refuel your Fall.

One of the best ways to refuel is with seasonal juices and smoothies. I’ll be teaching 2 workshops in October on this topic:

1. Löle Women NYC Showtique (TriBeCa)
Tuesday, October 3, 10 – 11 a.m.

Join Mari Relin of Body Conceptions for a full-body strengthening and toning dance/fitness class. After learn the secrets of seasonal juicing and smoothie-making and sip on some Fall Harvest smoothies.

FREE RSVP at http://www.facebook.com/loleshowtiquenyc?sk=events

2. Chaise23 Reinvention Bootcamp
Saturday, October 6, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. 

Experience the wonders of a Chaise23 fusion class in this 2-hour Bootcamp style workout. After get a complimentary stretch session from Madison Square Wellness and learn how to refuel your workout with my own homemade green protein smoothies and energy bars.

For more details and to sign up, go here!

Hope to see you there!

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