Hi there!  Hope you had a great weekend.  Mine was a great mix of fun and relaxation, but as always I’m not ready for it to be over.  Thanksgiving Break can’t come soon enough!  Here are all the workouts, Fall meals, and other Weekend Highlights.

Friday night was a great conference win for Tom’s Football team.  I got home from the game, warmed up with a warm cup of tea and headed to bed because I was teaching BodyPump in the morning.  So Saturday I was up early because myself and three other instructors at my local gym launched BodyPump 103.  We had a Halloween theme and dressed as the four seasons, I was spring.

I taught shoulders, abs, and cool down.  I LOVE this releases shoulders track, even though shoulders are usually the most difficult for me.  And my legs are definitely feeling all the pulses from the squat and lunge tracks.  Any BodyPumpers have thoughts on the new release?

Then it was home to shower up, drink a smoothie with vanilla protein, collagen peptides, half an apple, almond butter, and cinnamon, very Fall like combo.  I did some chores around the house, ate some eggs and my Roasted Butternuts Squash Pasta Salad while I made a grocery list and headed out for a few errands.

Banza Pasta

I got home in time to do some meal prep while watching the Ohio State vs. Penn State Game.  During the game Tom smoked chicken thighs and I worked on the sides of roasted brussels sprouts and potatoes.  We snacked on a charcuterie board while watching the game.  And YES Go Buckeyes!

Charcuterie Board

Roasted Vegetables

Then for dessert I made these Apple Cider Spiced Donut Holes in a mini muffin pan.  They were delicious and the perfect Fall dessert.

Apple Cider Spiced Donut Holes

Sunday morning we had a much needed sleep in and then lounged around for a bit before I headed into Virginia to attend a Breast Cancer Research Donation CylceBar ride by Sweat Pink.  I had never been to CycleBar, but war really impressed with the cleanliness and welcoming atmosphere of the studio.  There are many different studio locations across the US.  It was a great workout and for a cause that’s very meaningful to me and my sister who joined me for the ride.

CycleBar Sweat Pink DMV

Post workout we decided on something healthy so hit up Sweetgreen.  I had the OMG Omega and added their spicy broccoli and mushrooms, because both are my favs!


When I got back to Southern MD I out our lunches for the week.  Thanks to making lots of chicken, potatoes, and veggies on Saturday it was pretty easy to prep some healthy meals.

Then it was a mix of football and This Is Us on TV while eating doughnuts before the weekend was over.

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Thanks to Meg for the Week In Review Link Up.  You can read previous Weekend Highlights Here.

What was the highlight of your weekend?

Favorite Fall dessert.

Have you tried CycleBar?

24 Comments on Workouts, Fall Meals, and all the Weekend Highlights

  1. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-ups
    October 30, 2017 at 12:08 pm (6 years ago)

    Sounds like a fun weekend! I used to do Bodypump all the time and miss it. We took the kiddos to a Halloween carnival over the weekend, which was lots of fun.

    • sweetandstrong
      October 30, 2017 at 1:55 pm (6 years ago)

      Aw must be so fun to dress the kids up and enjoy the Halloween fun. Have a great week Emily!

  2. Cora
    October 30, 2017 at 1:21 pm (6 years ago)

    What a great thing for you and your sister to do – a great workout and for a great cause!

    Making those donuts in a mini muffin tin is brilliant. Just like mini donut holes!!

    • sweetandstrong
      October 30, 2017 at 1:55 pm (6 years ago)

      Yes! That’s excatly how you make mini donut holes, which I only learned recently. Hope you had a great weekend Cora.

  3. Courtney Ferris
    October 30, 2017 at 1:55 pm (6 years ago)

    Totally making these donut holes soon! So happy you could come to the ride on Sunday!! xx

    • sweetandstrong
      October 30, 2017 at 1:56 pm (6 years ago)

      OMG they were so good. I ate way too many last night, but hey at least I had a great workout. Can’t wait for another meet up!

  4. Nicole @ Bento Momentos
    October 30, 2017 at 3:21 pm (6 years ago)

    CycleBar seems like fun! I haven’t tried it but will look into it.:) Happy Monday!

    • sweetandstrong
      October 31, 2017 at 11:19 am (6 years ago)

      It was definitely a fun class. I never used to like spin until classes like that. Let me know if you give it a try.

  5. Kaylee Gross
    October 30, 2017 at 3:54 pm (6 years ago)

    The new This is Us season is so good!!! And huh, that pasta + runny egg combo sounds oddly delicious.
    Right at this very moment, I think I have to go with the classic pie as my fall dessert. Ask me tomorrow and that’ll probably change.

    • sweetandstrong
      October 31, 2017 at 11:20 am (6 years ago)

      Pie is always a good Fall dessert! I always miss chocolate though with Fall desserts. And yes we are so behind on This is Us but LOVING this season!

  6. Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets
    October 30, 2017 at 5:10 pm (6 years ago)

    Go Buckeyes is right! What a game; what an ending.

    I’m so glad you liked the CycleBar class, I really enjoyed it too and thought it was a great workout.

    • sweetandstrong
      October 31, 2017 at 11:21 am (6 years ago)

      Yes SUCH a good game! And love a good spin class, which is crazy because two years ago I would never get on a spin bike. Crazy what lights, good music, and good instructors can do!

  7. Sarah @ Bucket List Tummy
    October 30, 2017 at 5:37 pm (6 years ago)

    Can you believe I’ve never done a body pump class?! I’ve always wanted to!! So fun that you had a Halloween theme. As always, your weekend eats look delicious!

    • sweetandstrong
      October 31, 2017 at 11:22 am (6 years ago)

      Oh Sarah you must try it! You need to give it a couple classes once you get the cues and moves it’s so fun!

  8. Kayla
    October 30, 2017 at 5:52 pm (6 years ago)

    Sounds like you had a great weekend!! Those donut holes sound so good, I am going to have to make those! I bet my nephews would love them too!! Happy Monday! Xoxo

    • sweetandstrong
      October 31, 2017 at 11:23 am (6 years ago)

      They were so easy and delicious! Homemade donut holes are 1000 times better than anything bought from the store. Let me know how they turn out. Have a great week Kayla.

  9. amanda @amanda-isms
    October 31, 2017 at 12:28 am (6 years ago)

    GAH I love Sweet Green SO MUCH. It is so conveniently placed OUT of the way on the other side of the city (actually only 3 miles but traffic is insane) so that I don’t go all the time! My favorite fall dessert is definitely the variety of breads! I love banana and cranberry bread!

    • sweetandstrong
      October 31, 2017 at 11:24 am (6 years ago)

      I guess that’s kind of a good thing I live outside of the city or I would want to go EVERY day, why are salads so much better when someone else makes them? Oh yes love breads this time of year! And they can breakfast or dessert 😉

  10. Bethany
    October 31, 2017 at 11:11 am (6 years ago)

    Those Apple Cider Spiced Donut Holes and that salad look amazing! I’ve been wanting a good pumpkin cake this fall…..

    • sweetandstrong
      October 31, 2017 at 11:24 am (6 years ago)

      Oh yes, I usually always make pumpkin cupcakes, but haven’t yet this season. Love that with some cream cheese frosting, Mmmm.

  11. Erinn
    October 31, 2017 at 3:01 pm (6 years ago)

    Love runny eggs and roasted vegetables! And those donut holes look delicious!
    Highlight of my weekend was family time and of course my favorite bold rock cider 😉 Perfect fall weekend!

    • sweetandstrong
      October 31, 2017 at 3:17 pm (6 years ago)

      Oh I love some cider, while making the donuts I was so tempted to warm up a mug. Have a great week Erinn.

  12. Nicole @ Laughing My Abs Off
    November 1, 2017 at 8:08 pm (6 years ago)

    OMG those donut holes sound DIVINE, as does the charcuterie board (so fancy!) And of course you know how I feel about Sweetgreen 😉 Have a great week girl!

    • sweetandstrong
      November 1, 2017 at 8:11 pm (6 years ago)

      All those foods made for a great weekend! 🙂