Welcome to Some Kind of Sunshine!
Some people are making such thorough preparation for rainy days
that they aren’t enjoying today’s sunshine.
About the Blog-
Some Kind of Sunshine documents my life as I try to maintain a healthy balance between health, exercise, cooking yummy food and living life to the fullest. As an English major at the University of Georgia, I write all the time, but this blog really allows me to express my interests and thoughts in a more free and creative way.This blog is home to recipes (some healthy, some decadent), workouts, goals, aspirations, family, friends and fun.
Achieving happiness and waking up with a “sunny” disposition isn’t always easy. If I have learned anything in my early twenties, life is all about attitude! Each day you can decide to be in a good mood or not. Making healthy choices whether it be eating a delicious bowl of oatmeal for breakfast or starting my morning with a Bodypump class or a run around campus is really what works for me. Finding grace and strength in the everyday is a never-ending journey that everyone must face. I hope to share what makes me happy in hopes of inspiring you, my readers to live each day the best you can.
Finding “some kind of sunshine” in the everyday isn’t always easy, but it is possible if you try!
My name is Morgan Peterson and I am currently living in Athens, Georgia as I study at the University of Georgia. Go Dawgs! I am an English major and a soon-to-be graduate student as I earn my M.A.T in Secondary English Education. Before moving to Athens for college, I lived in Lilburn, a suburb of Atlanta. After high school, I really enjoyed learning about what makes a healthy lifestyle “healthy.” After 4 years, I can proudly say that I can forego a Chickfila chicken biscuit in exchange for a bowl of my banana oatmeal with peanut butter.
Growing up in the South, I’ve had the pleasure of being around amazing cooks who make the most delicious food. In my family, we don’t hold back in terms of food. In fact, the best part of family gatherings are the wonderful meals that are prepared. From a young age, I can remember standing on a stool in my Mamaw’s kitchen mixing up a pound cake or shucking corn on my aunt and uncle’s farm. Luckily, my Southern roots have allowed me to develop a strong passion for being in the kitchen.
While I wish I could cook extravagant meals everyday, a college budget and limited time forces me to get creative with my ingredients. I enjoy making simple, yet delicious meals that fuel me throughout my busy days on campus. Throughout the week, I try and stay on track by eating as many fruits and vegetables as possible along with lean proteins that make me feel great! Although I don’t hold back from making small indulgences each day, I live for weekends! While my diet is important, I’ve never been known to turn down frozen yogurt or a cupcake on a Saturday night.
In college, I have really explored the gym and have gotten used to maintaining an active lifestyle. In high school, I was queen of the elliptical, but now I love weight training! A combination of strength training and cardio works best for my body. I have even taken on running as a new hobby and I am proud to say that I am training for my first half-marathon! I can’t wait to document my running journey and share with the blog world my joy when I cross the finish line.
To find out what I do on a weekly basis, you can check out my Fitness Log page.