Hi, friends! I hope your weekend was awesome. It is SO darn hot right now, but other than that, our weekend was good. Even though we moved out of the City to Walnut Creek more than two years ago, I am still shocked at how hot it gets during the summers in Walnut Creek compared to living in downtown San Francisco (where the summer is the coldest part of the year). But anyways, let’s chat about the last couple of days and about my latest week of workouts at 22 weeks pregnant.
Highlights from the weekend
Friday lunch date at Urban Plates with Dave
Dave had Friday off of work (thanks to the Warriors Finals win earlier in the week), so we went out for lunch at Urban Plates, which was a nice little change of pace for me on a Friday. I usually eat most of my weekday meals at home while working on the computer, and I definitely enjoyed the outing.
Later that evening, I taught Bootybarre and that concluded my workouts for the week. We made burgers at home and continued working through the latest season of “House of Cards.”
Speaking of HOC, I feel like so much has happened over all the seasons that I have forgotten a ton, so I went back and read the recaps for the first four seasons and now feel much more up to date. 🙂
Saturday birthday party with friends in Santa Cruz
On Saturday, after a pancake breakfast at home, Dave, Rudy and I hopped in the car to head to Santa Cruz for a little girl’s birthday party at a friends’ house. We had a great time, except for one thing: the traffic was horrible.
We weren’t the only ones heading to this sunny beach destination, and a trip that should have taken just over an hour, took more than two hours both there and back, because of the amount of cars on the road. Ugh!
Everyone from our usual group of friends was at the party, (and all of them showed up late like we did, because they were in the same traffic) and we all had a delicious lunch, tasty birthday cake and some play time for a few hours together.
This was our second Saturday in a row with a little girl’s party — and that’s just life in the ‘burbs, friends. I like it! Also, there were three other small dogs at the party, so Rudy had an excellent time running around like crazy.
And how cute were these party favors that everyone got to take home? Mermaid cookie ingredients for a mermaid-themed party!
Dinner at Benvenuti Ristorante in Walnut Creek
On Saturday night, Dave and I went out to try the newly revamped Benvenuti Ristorante in Walnut Creek, which used to be Salvatore Ristorante. It looks nice and fresh inside with the redesign, but still has classic Italian food on the menu.
As usual, we sat at the bar and ordered a few things to share. Our meal highlights included the warm white bread and red dipping sauce at the start (why is that always the greatest part of any Italian meal?), the grass-fed beef meatballs appetizer and the homemade pasta entree, which we shared.
Dave and I have always loved going out to dinner a lot on the weekends and that slowed down the first part of my pregnancy when I wasn’t feeling well. So we are trying to make up for lost time by getting in at least one nice meal out a week until the baby arrives!
Oh and before dinner, we stumbled upon this fun red wall in downtown Walnut Creek and had to take some pics in front of it …
Walking, pooling and lunching on Sunday
On Sunday morning, Dave and I were waffling on whether or not to go to the gym, and we opted to skip it. Instead, I took Rudy for a 25-minute walk along the trail near our place, and it ended up being WAY too hot for that. Rudy didn’t seem to want to be out there, and I was sweating from the outset, and because I felt bad for him, I carried him most of the way. I was quickly reminded why walking should only be done in the early morning or evening when the summer hits. Yuck!
After the walk, I joined Dave at the pool for a short bit to lay out, catch some rays on the bump and swim. Then, we got all cleaned up and headed out for lunch at Koja Kitchen, followed by some freezes from Pressed Juicery and a few random errands.
We ate dinner at home and chilled, and that was pretty much the weekend. It was actually quite similar to last weekend, now that I’ve written it all down. ehhehe But we’ll be switching things up throughout the rest of the summer, as we try to fit in a bunch of fun stuff!
My weekly workout recap
Switching gears, here are my latest workouts …
At 22 weeks pregnant …
- Monday: Took a one-hour BODYPUMP class, 10 a.m.
- Tuesday: Did 20 minutes of mobility work, 10 a.m.
- Wednesday: Took a one-hour BODYPUMP class, 9:30 a.m.
- Thursday: Taught a one-hour Bootybarre class, 5:30 p.m.
- Friday: Taught a one-hour Bootybarre class, 4 p.m.
- Saturday: Rest day
- Sunday: Rest day
Overview of the week of workouts
This past week of workouts was a little lighter than I have been doing lately. I got a substitute teacher to cover my own BODYPUMP class on Thursday, so I could attend the Warriors parade — so instead, I took a second BODYPUMP class the day before. My strength sessions came from two BODYPUMP classes, and I got some cardio and flexibility work in with the two barre classes I taught. I also had two full rest days and one light day of just mobility.
Overall, based on the fact that workouts are getting increasingly hard as my tummy grows, I’m okay with the amount of work I accomplished this past week, although I definitely miss the feeling of hot yoga and could have probably used a little bit more weightlifting. Oh well!
Have a fab start to your week, friends! See you back here for some more fitness stuff soon!
P.S. Thanks to Meghan for today’s link-up. And congrats to the winner of the Zupa Noma giveaway, Amy. More giveaways coming this week, so stay tuned!
Questions of the day
How was your weekend?
Does your body ever crave a particular workout? If so, what?