Weekend Re-cap and Blog Round-Up

We are 5 days in to No Gain November! It’s not too late to start now, either. Let these healthy habits to help during the holidays :)

So I originally had a blog post planned for yesterday. It was going to be about how a friend and I volunteered at the local Food Bank on Saturday. Except  you will never believe what happened….THEY TURNED US AWAY. Can you imagine a volunteer-run organization actually rejecting willing and able college students trying to do some community service? I couldn’t.

On one hand we were disappointed that our Saturday plans had been changed. On the other, how amazing is it that there was such an abundance of people volunteering their time that the organizations’ needs were fulfilled! Obviously Thanksgiving is a common time for community service in food banks and soup kitchens, a time when we are reminded that the less fortunate need these services the other eleven months of the year too.

We will try again next weekend. Any how, this put a damper on my blog plans. I had no fancy dessert  or fun exercise circuit planned. So I bring you a Blog Round-up:


I created Strong Like My Coffee over three months ago. It’s amazing the places that this blog has reached (seriously, countries I had never heard of. How amazing!) and I’m excited to keep growing and posting. Now with over 80 posts, it’s kind of fun to look at some of my favorite and forgotten posts.

Summer Seafood: Shrimp Burgers with Peachy Salsa

Please make these! They were one of the top 10 dinners I have EVER made.

AMAZING Strawberry Banana Oat “Cookies”

These healthy cookies were one of my most popular recipes, and understandably so. I can’t wait to make these again!

Make Your Own Coffee Creamer:

This was mainly just a fun experiment! I had no idea what to expect when I poured these ingredients in a saucepan, but hoped for the best and it worked out pretty tastefully :) Anything with pumpkin spice already earns bonus points in my book.

Give Me A Reason:

Always good to find your fitness motivation. Cross Country and Track races are mine, but soon it will be marathons!

The Healthy Study Snack List:

I actually refer to this list myself when I’m in the snacking mood. (Is that conceited?)

Thanks for reading! I am excited for all the new recipes I can’t wait to try and workouts I can’t wait to share. Make it a great Monday :)


About Stronglikemycoffee

College student-athlete committed to living healthy and happy. I want to share my recipes, fitness tips and silly stories with YOU! There's nothing like crushing goals and becoming stronger than you ever knew you could be.

Posted on November 5, 2012, in Blogging -Behind the Scenes and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I agree ; we should be setting ourselves above and beyond the goals we set up because we can really test our spirits :)

  2. I think that is great that you & your friend attempted to volunteer. You are so right about the other 11 months. I hop you all will volunteer again in the future. Have you done that before? Where did you all get the idea? :)

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