Hey hey, my friends! Are you refreshed from the last two days and ready for a new week? Hope so! It was a very low-key weekend over here in Walnut Creek, following up on all the events of last weekend, and we enjoyed it. But let’s talk about the weather … it went from sunny, to stormy, back to sunny, down into the low 50s, back up into the upper 60s and repeated. I mean, what? I’m ready to pull out the sundresses, but just when I put some self-tanner on my pasty legs, it’s back into my jeans, you know?
A few highlights from the weekend
I started my Saturday with my usual breakfast of sprouted Alvarado Street Bakery toast, topped with raw almond butter, goji berries, raw pumpkin seeds and chia seeds, followed by a short gym trip.
Originally, I had planned to take the entire weekend off of exercise (because I get enough during the week these days), but Dave was heading to the gym, so I decided to accompany him. While he did some cardio, I opted for a 3-minute treadmill incline walk, followed by foam rolling, dynamic mobility moves and a short 15-minute full-body circuit on the TRX. (Don’t you love the green turf from the gym floor?)
When I’m not sure what I feel like doing, or when the gym floor is super busy (like it was on a rainy Saturday late morning), the TRX is always a safe station. I only need one set of straps and a little bit of floor space to do legs, core, arms, back and chest and don’t have to navigate sharing equipment for sets. On this day, I did chest-presses, low-rows and hamstring curls — 3 sets of 12-15 reps per move. It worked! I finished up before Dave, so I posted up on a gym bench and did some casual people watching, which I LOVE, until he was done.
Later that day included some errands and lunch at Lettuce in downtown Walnut Creek. I always like to make my own salad, and I added some mango to my usual creation of greens, artichoke, roasted red pepper, avocado and grilled salmon. So good and so filling! Dave ordered his usual chipotle chopped chicken, and he was pleased as well.
That night, we watched the Warriors game, made an oven pizza and chilled. I mean, I told you it was low-key. In fact, we had been out and about and were all dressed to go out to dinner, but I took one look at Rudy and knew I wanted to stay home and veg instead. It happens!
On Sunday, we did some random things and ended up one town over in Lafayette for a delicious outdoor lunch at the Coffee Shop. My Asian chicken salad was phenomenal, and it was even better because I ate it in the sunshine.
I’m glad it was good, because Coffee Shop also has an avocado toast on the menu, and I literally toiled for four minutes before deciding on my salad. I chose well! (Do you ever do that? Like seriously take far too long to order as though it’s the biggest decision ever, and clearly it’s not?)
Not a lot else happened that day. Dave went to the driving range and found that it was sort’ve under construction. And I went shopping to look for something that I couldn’t find. Really successful outings. We followed that up with some couch time (to write this post) and dinner at home. Did I mention this weekend was low-key? I almost didn’t write about it. 🙂 Moving on …
My weekly workout recap
And here’s how I’ve been moving and sweating over the last week …
- Monday: Took a one-hour BODYPUMP class, 10 a.m.
- Tuesday: Taught a one-hour Bootybarre class, 5:30 p.m.
- Wednesday: Taught a one-hour Bootybarre class, 11 a.m.
- Thursday: Taught a one-hour BODYPUMP class, 8:30 a.m. and taught a one-hour Bootybarre class, 5:30 p.m.
- Friday: Taught a one-hour Bootybarre class, 4 p.m.
- Saturday: Did a 15-minute full-body TRX workout, 11 a.m.
- Sunday: Rest day
Overview of the week of workouts
This past week was full of Bootybarre, because I got asked to sub two classes at the last minute, in addition to the classes that I already teach each week. The good thing about Bootybarre is that it’s low-impact, uses very light hand-weights for a short time and has some cardio and flexibility, so it’s definitely safe to do on consecutive days. I combined that with two BODYPUMP classes (one that I taught, and one that I took), and then threw in a very short solo workout for good measure. I know I keep saying this, but even though I get some flexibility work in Bootybarre, I am definitely missing the sweat from a hot yoga class. Maybe I’ll be back one day! Overall, it was a full week, and I felt great.
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P.S. Thanks to Meghan for today’s “Week in Review” link-up.
Questions of the day
How was your weekend?
What’s the one workout that you do the most often?