Good Morning!  Before I get to today’s post, I want to say that my heart goes out to everyone in FL and all the countries affected by Hurricane Irma.  We are thinking of you.  I almost felt guilty walking outside in in the sun and in cooler Fall temperatures this weekend knowing what’s going on south of us.  And today is also 9/11 a time to remember all those lives lost years ago.

After the first week of school last week, I was really looking forward to a restful and relaxing weekend.  And that it was.  Once leaving work on Friday I headed home to finish cleaning house and get changed for Tom’s football game.  They were away at another county high school and won 21-0.  Wahoo!  This picture was taken during their team picnic a few weeks ago.

North Point High School Football

Saturday morning I was up early as Tom headed into film and decided to enjoy a long run in the cooler temperatures.  The sun was hot, but the air stayed cool enough for me not to mind the sunshine.  8 miles later I foam rolled, showered, and warmed up some paleo blueberry muffins for breakfast.  While eating I made my grocery list, and watched the latest updates on the hurricane.   I get most of my meal ideas from Instagram or Pinterest and make my grocery list around what I plan to eat for each meal.

Then I went to Target and Safeway to stock up on groceries and essentials.  I’m planning a healthy pantry post for you this week as I feel fully stocked on pretty much all my essentials and I’m excited to share.

Paleo Blueberry Muffins with Vital Proteins Beauty Greens

Then it was just relaxing and watching some college football for the rest of the afternoon/evening.  We took a break to prepare dinner, grilled wings and some ‘nacho’ style roasted potatoes I just improvised.  And I made Arman’s Chocolate Swirl Protein Cookies for dessert.

Grilled Old Bay Chicken Wings

Big Mans World Chocolate Swirl Protein Cookie

Sunday morning I started the day with some yoga.  I did a Grokker video and used our heater to try to create a ‘hot’ room, it was somewhat successful.  After yoga and a Vital Proteins Shake I worked on the laundry, took some pictures, did meal prep, and started this post before needing lunch.  Leftover potatoes with sunny eggs, will that combo ever get old?

Sunday Brunch

We then watched some Football and hung around the house before making my Jamaican Jerk Chicken, rice, and some roasted veggies for dinner.  And remember when I told you I have been craving brownies every weekend, yep they happened again using this recipe for Chewy Fudgy Homemade Brownies.

Grilled Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Chewy Fudgy Homemade Brownies

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And that wraps up the weekend.  Thanks to Meg for the Week In Review Link Up.  You can read previous Weekend Highlights Here.

What was the highlight of your weekend?

Do you know someone affected by the hurricanes or 9/11?

Tell me about a good workout you crushed.

32 Comments on A Restful and Relaxing with Weekend with Football and Yummy Eats

  1. Samantha
    September 11, 2017 at 11:24 am (2 weeks ago)

    It sounds like you had a great weekend, I hope you have a good start to your week today! The highlight of my weekend was just spending time with family and relaxing a little bit!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      September 11, 2017 at 10:27 pm (2 weeks ago)

      Those are sometimes the best weekends! Happy Monday Samantha!

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  2. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-ups
    September 11, 2017 at 12:12 pm (2 weeks ago)

    Looks like a nice weekend! I took an Orangetheory class yesterday that kicked my booty. Hoping to get more yoga in this week.

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      September 11, 2017 at 10:28 pm (2 weeks ago)

      I haven’t taken Orangtheory in far too long, so good to switch it up every so often.

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  3. Evangeline @Nutrition on a Mission
    September 11, 2017 at 12:20 pm (2 weeks ago)

    What a lovely weekend! The long run sounds like it was all kinds of wonderful. I love when the weather is sunny but just cool enough to stay comfortable. The brownies you made look yummy. I’m missing homemade baked goods extra much. I wish my dorm had a fully stocked kitchen 🙂

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      September 11, 2017 at 10:29 pm (2 weeks ago)

      Uh that’s the hardest part about living in a dorm. We used to make dirt cups or come up with something random in the microwave based on what we could buy at the dining hall market. Just make a baking list for when you visit home 😉

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  4. jen
    September 11, 2017 at 1:07 pm (2 weeks ago)

    So many good eats and treats this weekend! Those muffins and that cake! I did an Orangetheory workout on Thursday that was tough, but great!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      September 11, 2017 at 10:29 pm (2 weeks ago)

      Love Orangethory workouts, have you tried Barry’s Bootcamp? I’m excited they’re coming to my area soon.

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  5. Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    September 11, 2017 at 1:31 pm (2 weeks ago)

    Congrats on the W! Looking forward to your healthy pantry post! Glad you had a good weekend too.

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      September 11, 2017 at 10:30 pm (2 weeks ago)

      Thanks Julie, wins definitely make the weekends more enjoyable for us. Hope you had a great start to the week.

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  6. Carrie this fit chick
    September 11, 2017 at 1:43 pm (2 weeks ago)

    What a lovely weekend! I had a great one too and went on a little vacay! I didn’t CRUSH a workout, but I had a good one this morning. It was boiling hot in the gym, so I was super sweaty, which felt good!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      September 11, 2017 at 10:30 pm (2 weeks ago)

      Love a good sweaty workout! Hope you had a great time on vaca, was this your Tahoe trip? I NEED to read about that!

      Reply
  7. Marina @ Happy Healing
    September 11, 2017 at 2:31 pm (2 weeks ago)

    Looks like you had a very nice, relaxing weekend. And those brownies… YUM! I love frosted anything.

    I did yoga yesterday, too. There’s nothing better than a Sunday yoga session.

    Hope you have a great start to your week!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      September 11, 2017 at 10:31 pm (2 weeks ago)

      Love ending the week with some stretching and relaxation. And seriously I could just eat the frosting off of everything, but the brownies were good too, hehe.

      Reply
  8. Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets
    September 11, 2017 at 2:40 pm (2 weeks ago)

    So many good eats in this post, especially those brownies. I’ve been craving those guys too lately; it must be the weather.

    Have a great week.

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      September 11, 2017 at 10:32 pm (2 weeks ago)

      YES I think it’s the weather and football and brownies just go hand in hand. Happy Monday Meg!

      Reply
  9. Kelli @ Hungry Hobby
    September 11, 2017 at 3:24 pm (2 weeks ago)

    I literally don’t even walk the dog on Sundays, I refuse. We go to church Saturday night so I can have the ultimate catch up day on Sunday on sleep and meal prep and photographing new recipes! Yesterday was pumpkin coconut flour pancakes!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      September 11, 2017 at 10:33 pm (2 weeks ago)

      That’s such a good idea to just sleep, meal prep, and photograph on Sundays. I need to start doing that more.

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      September 11, 2017 at 10:33 pm (2 weeks ago)

      It was nice just to hang around the house after a busy two weeks back at work.

      Reply
  10. Sarah @ Bucket List Tummy
    September 11, 2017 at 8:21 pm (2 weeks ago)

    I literally crave brownies all the time too, ha. And ice cream! Need to check out that recipe! Sounds like a great weekend.

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      September 11, 2017 at 10:34 pm (2 weeks ago)

      Yes to ALL the brownies and ice cream. It’s starting to get a bit chillier here at night. I actually wasn’t craving ice cream last night because we took a walk and I was a tad chilly. And that’s shocking for me. lol

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  11. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West
    September 11, 2017 at 8:59 pm (2 weeks ago)

    Girlll, you are so good at getting in the kitchen and baking. I need to follow your lead. And I LOVE that you tried to make a hot yoga room hahhaa! So cool! Congrats to Tom’s team on the win!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      September 11, 2017 at 10:35 pm (2 weeks ago)

      Baking was my first love in the kitchen, then I started learning more how to cook. And I love making my way through Sally’s Baking Blog recipes, they’re all SO good! And omg my hot yoga room was not as successful as I wanted it. I’m pre-starting the heater next weekend, lol.

      Reply
  12. amanda @amanda-isms
    September 11, 2017 at 10:39 pm (2 weeks ago)

    This sounds like such a relaxing weekend 🙂 And it was a good weekend for football (for my teams…hehe). College football is my favorite, though. Just crushed a leg day workout this morning!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      September 14, 2017 at 9:55 pm (1 week ago)

      College Football is our favorite too! What’s your fav college team?

      Reply
  13. Bethany
    September 12, 2017 at 10:56 am (2 weeks ago)

    Those brownies though!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      September 14, 2017 at 10:00 pm (1 week ago)

      They were amazing. I highly suggest making a batch the next time you have a serious sweet tooth.

      Reply
  14. Madeline
    September 13, 2017 at 12:59 pm (1 week ago)

    Well, you definitely had the drool factor in the post! Love the goodies–especially that cookie 🙂 Although I’m such a sucker for savory and those roasty brussel sprouts looked delicious!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      September 14, 2017 at 10:03 pm (1 week ago)

      Roasted brussels sprouts are a weekly staple around here. We can’t get enough! Hope you had a great weekend too Madeline.

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  15. Erinn
    September 13, 2017 at 2:24 pm (1 week ago)

    Looks like you had a lot of good eats this weekend!
    Those brownies look incredible. My mouth is watering just thinking about them!
    I’m due to crush a workout…I’ve been taking runs slow lately because I’ve been sick so I’m finally getting some speed back!
    Enjoy your day 🙂

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      September 14, 2017 at 10:04 pm (1 week ago)

      Coming back after being sick or taking time off is always hard. You’ll get there, keep it up Erinn!

      Reply

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