Oh Monday, Monday. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and maybe enjoyed some Fall themed activities. I am loving seeing everyone on Instagram going to pumpkin patches with their families, baking all things pumpkin, and the beautiful pictures of the leaves changing. It really felt like Fall weather here in southern MD this weekend, cool temperatures in the morning and high sixties and sunny by the afternoon, perfect in my opinion. This weekend was pretty low key, but as always I enjoy sharing some of the highlights and especially the food and workouts.
Friday night I went to my husbands high school football game. I almost didn’t go because it was about an hour away and it was raining a bit. But with nothing better to do I made the drive. They won 35-3 but the most surprising part was that the home team had MAYBE 20 fans in the stands, mostly parents. What were all the high school students doing on Friday night? Were Friday night football games really popular at your high school? They were definitely THE event to go to every Friday in my hometown. I should have snapped a photo by how scarce the home side was, we definitely had more fans on ours. When I got home I warmed up some of the Chicken Chili I had frozen from last weekends party and it hit the spot since I was pretty cold from the game.
Saturday morning I was up early to head to the gym for some treadmill intervals and to attend the BodyPump 99 release. 99 is pretty tough, I had to lower my weight for a few of the tracks, but it also could have been because I hadn’t been in a few weeks. But regardless it was a great workout and I was pretty sore on Sunday.
The rest of Saturday morning and afternoon I did some shopping at Target and the grocery store, nothing too exciting. Then I made these pumpkin spice cupcakes, it was somehow the first can of pumpkin I had opened all season. I wanted to bring the cupcakes to a Fall Fest I was attending at an old co-workers house later Saturday evening.
Photo from my Instagram
It was pretty windy out Saturday night, so I would have loved to hang outside and play cornhole, can jam, and hang out by the bonfire, but the wind made the temps a bit too chilly for me. Plus football was on inside, what happened Ohio State?!? My husband was actually at the game and they left right before Penn State started having their comeback, they were kicking themselves later. After eating some good BBQ and wine I headed home for the night.
Sleeping in is pretty rare these days, I was up Sunday to walk the dog and go for a three mile run before meeting my sister in DC. We drove to Bethesda Row for lunch and some shopping. We had the most delicious lunch at Modern Market. I spotted the restaurant on social media and thought the food looked healthy, fresh, and tasty so I knew I had to go try for myself We split a Chicken Sandwich and Wintergreen salad, so yummy! After lunch we really just did a lot of window shopping, no purchases, but it was nice to walk around on such a beautiful Fall day..
When i got home I did some more meal prep and then started making this Paleo Chicken Pot Pie for dinner. I was craving a healthy warm comfort food and my husband and I both enjoyed it. And then a cupcake for dessert to wrap up the weekend 😉
This week on the menu I’m looking forward to trying some other new recipes like these Egg Roll Bowls and Pumpkin Pasta. If you have no time to plan and shop for healthy meals be sure to also check out my review of Meal Services Blue Apron vs. Hello Fresh.
Thanks to Meghan and Katie for today’s link up.
What was the highlight of your weekend?
Did you go to football games when you were in high school?
What’s your favorite meal to eat out on the weekends?