Quintessential Fall Weekend

Happy Columbus Day and happy Monday! I hope all of¬†you have the day off from work! I don’t ūüė¶ but I did enjoy the quintessential fall weekend over the past 3 days. Although we had some¬†awful weather on Saturday, SL and I made the best of it and we were rewarded with a amazing weather day on Sunday. Here is what went down in my world over the weekend.

Friday night

SL had a burrito craving so I was more than happy to stop at Chipotle on the way home to get him a burrito and myself a burrito bowl. My Chipotle go-to order: burrito bowl with brown rice, black beans, barbacoa (spicy, tender shredded beef, braised with chipotle chiles, garlic, oregano, cumin and cloves <– from their site), corn, hot salsa, and lots of lettuce (I think its romaine). Occasionally I’ll get their guac but its so heavy so I prefer to just mash an avocado at home when I want guac.

Chipotle has a great nutrition calculator on their site so I entered my go-to meal and here is how it added up:

Chipotle bowl nutrition

I ate about 3/4 of it and saved the rest for breakfast on Saturday. Yes, breakfast, don’t judge…it was amazing!

Speaking of Saturday.

It was raining, hard. SL and I decided to head up to our local apple picking farm. Apple picking season ended early due to a shortened crop season but we bough a bunch of apples from their bins, some apple cider donuts and 6 gallons of cider…1 to drink and 5 to make our own hard cider! Our hard cider won’t be ready for a few weeks though I am already anxious to try it!

While SL was making the cider, I got my hair done! Its super brown now, no blonde in sight. I don’t have a great picture of it yet but once I do, I’ll show it off here.

After the cider making, the weather cleared up and we headed to the fair! I haven’t been to the Topsfield Fair in years (maybe a decade?) and it was great to walk around and remember all the different things I loved about going as a kid. After a couple hours of walking around we left to see our friend’s new condo and get dinner with a bunch of people.

biggest pumpkin

I happily went to bed Saturday night without setting an alarm knowing I had nothing to wake up for on Sunday.


Sunday included all of the normal things, a workout, breakfast for lunch,

breakfast for lunch

(Eggs – 2 whites and 1 whole scrambled with mushrooms, green bell pepper form our garden and spinach topped with sriracha with 2 slices of bacon)

football (yay Patriots!), grocery shopping,


meal planning and cooking.

meal planning

I prepped lots for the week and made a chili for dinner with plenty more for leftovers all week.

Fun fact, only one more week until I turn the big 3-0! I can’t believe it but I also can’t wait! I am truly excited for 30.

Hope you all have a great Monday!

How was your weekend?

Did any age really bother you?

  • I really kind of freaked out when I turned 20. Not sure why, I was still a baby and having a blast at UConn. My (almost) 30 year-old-self would have told baby Emily to chill and just drink another Twisted Tea and live it up!

Get It Together, Emily

Last week = nuts! I started my new job and so far, I love it! But I didn’t get home until after 7:00 pm every night last week and I was M.I.A. from this little blog on Thursday and Friday. Sorry ’bout that…like I said, last week was nuts. All of the posts I planned on putting up late last week did not come to fruition.

What you should have expected to see:

  • BLT Pasta Salad recipe
  • Whipped Chia Pudding recipe
  • New workout

Did I do any of these things last week? Nope. My bad. One of my goals¬†for the rest of the year is to pull it together and schedule my life better. Schedule meals better, schedule workouts better, schedule blog posts better and make better grocery list (not a schedule but along the same lines.) So this week, that is my plan…to plan. See the bullets above…expect to see at least two of them this week!

Also, here is my dinner plan for the week:

Weekly Meals - 7.7.jpg

And here is are my workouts for the week:

Monday – R.I.P.P.E.D.

Tuesday – New workout…I’ll give details later this week

Wednesday – Run!

Thursday – Run and Strength

Friday – Rest

Saturday – Hike/bike/swim – Going away for the weekend so we’ll see!

Sunday – Run

Hopefully this post will keep me on track for the week. I know things might have to get changed up here and there but at least I have something to work off of. I am anticipating another crazy busy work week so knowing and prepping dinner and workouts is a must.