And here we are starting a new month. Happy February to you all!
Scenes from a weekend visit to Yoga Treat, where I got some zen to power me through week number two at my new job.
This past weekend wasn’t really all that exciting, but it was still a good one. I arrived home late on Friday night from my work trip to L.A. It was cold and rainy, and I was parked extremely far away from the airport exit, so I had to wheel my suitcase through the freezing misty air. Then, I got stuck in bad traffic. But it was all fine and dandy once I walked in the door to see my little Rudy waiting for me. Dave was just a little bit behind me, and picked up some Whole Foods sushi for our dinner on his way home. I unpacked, put on my comfortables, and soaked up time on my couch, totally content.
On Saturday, Dave and I went to the gym for a great weights session, which I’ll be sharing with you soon. After that, we did the usual boring necessities, like hitting up the grocery store and laundry. In the afternoon, we took a nice long walk with Rudy to Starbucks and sat outside at a table enjoying our warm caffeinated bevvies.
In the early evening, we had a lovely wine date with Jill and her man at Residual Sugar in downtown Walnut Creek. I met Jill through the blogging world, and she is just so sweet. The four of us had a great time sharing some happy-hour specials and chatting about all things San Francisco and life. After a couple of drinks, Jill and Paul went to meet up with some of their other friends, and Dave and I did a loop through Macy’s and then had dinner at the bar at P.F. Chang’s. (Yes, we went there just a few weeks ago, and enjoyed the hearty portions and big menu enough to return.)
We started with the ahi tuna and wonton chips, and of course, I selected the Asian salmon with veggies and brown rice as my entree. Pretty darn tasty.
On Sunday, I went to Yoga Treat for a very relaxing gentle yoga class, then spent time in the kitchen doing some food prep for the week and watched TV. In the afternoon, Dave and I dropped off some pizza to friends who have a newborn, so we got to meet their new little one. And in the evening, we made some steaks at home and relaxed. That was the weekend!
Now on to the fitness …
My weekly fitness and workout recap
Every Monday, I share my recent workouts, so here they are …
(Photo credit to Leah Bentley Photography, 2015.)
- Monday: Taught a one-hour BODYATTACK class, foam rolling
- Tuesday: Did a 30-minute CXWORX core workout at home
- Wednesday: Did a 20-minute full-body dumbbell workout
- Thursday: Did a 15-minute lower-body dumbbell workout
- Friday: Did a 15-minute upper-body dumbbell workout
- Saturday: Did a 30-minute full-body dumbbell workout, foam rolling
- Sunday: Took a one-hour flow yoga class at Yoga Treat
What was good about my week of workouts?
The best part about my workouts this week? The fact that I did them at all. Although I only worked out for a full hour one time this past week, I still made an effort to get in at least a little bit of movement every day before beginning work while out of town. My favorite workout was teaching BODYATTACK on Monday night, because there were more than 50 people in the room, and the energy was high. While I didn’t take a rest day, the yoga class I attended on Sunday was more than enough recovery. Oh, and I picked up weights four times and did some core work, so that’s a win.
What could have been better about my workouts?
This past week was pretty light for me in terms of duration of my workouts. They were super short. Ideally, I’d love to do three 30 to 45-minute resistance sessions each week, and a little bit more cardio. I should have more time this upcoming week to make that happen.
That’ll do it for today. Have an awesome start to your week, my friends! (P.S. Thanks to Meghan for hosting today’s “Week in Review” link-up. And congrats to Dena, the winner of my Naked Juice giveaway.)Talking about the weekend and a #WeeklyWorkout recap ... Click To Tweet
Questions of the day
What was the best part of your weekend?
How long are your workouts?