Happy Monday friends. Hope you had a great weekend post holiday. It’s crazy to me the 4th of July is the only holiday in the Summer until Labor Day. It feels like the entire season should be a holiday, right! We had some gorgeous weather here in Southern MD this weekend and had some time to take advantage of it. Laying pool side, grilling pizzas, and more, here are all the weekend highlights.
Friday’s workout was a long run early in the morning. I started feeling the humidity about halfway through but finished about 8.3 miles in an hour and 20 minutes. I usually just run for a certain amount of time and initially wanted to do 1 hour and 30 minutes, but decided to skip the extra 10 and also did a foam rolling session.
Friday was filled with finishing out the weekly to do list. Then around 2:00 I found myself done with everything and had some time to start a new book. When dinner time came we were feeling something healthy-ish so I made these Paleo Sausage Pizza Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes. Can’t get enough of sweet potatoes, they pair well with just about everything in my opinion. Then we watched Chips before heading to bed.
Saturday morning I walked over to our community gym and did a mix of some treadmill sprints and leg exercises; front squats, hip bridges, step ups, pistol squats, and a few machines before heading home to enjoy a cold yogurt bowl.
We then spend the majority of the afternoon hanging by our community pool reading and dipping in when it got hot. The pool has recently had a pool deck renovation and I think it looks fantastic. I know it’s a community pool but it really felt like my own that day. It’s so peaceful and relaxing (especially on a hot day!) The perfect way to spend a summer day.
Usually, when we have pizza we just grab something off the hungry howies menu because it’s just so much easier to have it done for us! But, this time we decided to put some effort in and make our own. I’ve not made pizza that many times before but it’s pretty hard to screw it up! We planned to grill pizzas Saturday night so I had prepped pizza dough earlier. I’m always in charge of assembling all the toppings and Tom does the dough forming and grilling. They turned out quite delicious. We made a buffalo chicken using the buffalo sauce and this Roasted Garlic, Chicken, and Spinach White Pizza. I added mushrooms because thats my favorite pizza topping 🙂
Once we had the kitchen all cleaned up we sat down to watch Nice Guys, two movies in one weekend is extremely rare for us. But it seemed like most of our favorite TV shows took a holiday break this week so there was nothing new on the DVR.
Sunday morning was a much needed sleep in. I know I’m off during the Summer and could technically sleep as much as I want. But I get up when Tom does at 6:00 am for football weight training during the week. I started the day with this lower body yoga session then made another yogurt bowl for breakfast before running out for a few errands.
For dinner we Grilled Shrimp Boil Foil Packets and had No-Bake Chocolate Cream Pie for dessert for a sweet ending to a relaxing Summer weekend. 🙂
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Linking up with Meghan for Week in Review, You can view other Weekend Highlights posts here.
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