And then it was Monday again! How was your weekend, my friends? Mine was good. Let’s chat about the latest around here, and then get to my “Weekly Workout” recap.
Friday evening chain-restaurant dining
You can imagine my excitement when Dave said he wanted to forgo fancy dinner plans for the night and instead walk up and sit at the bar at our local Cheesecake Factory. Let’s just say that The Cheesecake Factory has always been my “happy place,” and Dave is not always interested in going there.
We had no problem finding two spots at the bar upon arrival and had a great casual meal, which was technically a belated celebration for his birthday the day before. We shared some bread, a carpaccio appetizer and a shrimp/pasta dish, following that up with not one, but two pieces of incredibly decadent chocolatey wonderful cheesecake. White bread, white pasta and cheesecake? Perhaps not the healthiest of evenings, but a good one nonetheless. (Last year we went to House of Prime Rib for Dave’s birthday, which was a meal we’ll never forget, so I would say this one was a bit more standard.)
Saturday working at the OTF table
On Saturday, I had to spend a couple of hours manning a table outside of Orangetheory Fitness in downtown Walnut Creek for the first annual Oktoberfest street-party. The weather started out questionable, but it cleared up nicely. I really enjoyed hanging with my fellow trainers and talking to passersby about Orangetheory, especially when those passersby had a beer in their hand while learning about the workout.
We got a few new people signed up to try classes and enjoyed the delicious smells of street meat. Even though Dave dropped me off, I used my own two feet to get home. I talked to my Mom during the 30-minute stroll on the trail, and it felt good to get in a bunch of steps on a rest day.
In the late afternoon, Dave and I went to the grocery store and took a nap. Big day.
Saturday evening birthday celebration with friends
On Saturday night, Dave and I met up with 11 other friends to have a big dinner at Maria Maria in downtown Walnut Creek in celebration of Dave and another friends’ birthdays earlier in the week. We had a nice long table, enjoyed guacamole, chips, entrees and beverages, as well as a totally delicious birthday cake from SusieCakes. And yes, we sang for the birthday boys and had them blow out candles.
After dinner, we walked over to The Stadium Pub, which was my first time ever at a bar in Walnut Creek, believe it or not. Although Dave and I go out to dinner and to friends’ houses often, we never go to bars anymore. The place was a little bit crowded, but we still had fun with our friends, and we ended up being one of the last couples left. Good times.
Super lazy Sunday at home
On Sunday, Dave and I did a whole lot of nothing. I didn’t really have a long to-do list, having accomplished all of my chores on Saturday, and I fully intended to do nothing “work-like”. Other than watching TV and eating, we took Rudy on a walk on the trail, made pizza for dinner, and that’s about it. A real rest day, indeed.
Suffice to say this weekend was way more fun than the last two work-filled ones have been for me, and I’m so thankful that we have a good group of friends to hang out with in the East Bay. I can’t believe we’ve been living out here for eight months! Now, let’s switch to fitness …
My recent weekly fitness and workouts recap
Every Monday, I like to take a look at my most recent week of workouts. And this week, I’m doing so as part of a “Week in Review” link-up with Meghan. “Week in Review” is a little party she recently revived, and I figured my regular post fit perfectly, so let’s get to it …
(Photo credit to Leah Bentley Photography, 2015.)
- Monday: Taught a one-hour BODYATTACK class, foam rolling
- Tuesday: Took a 45-minute TRX yoga class at Yoga Treat
- Wednesday: Taught a one-hour BODYPUMP class, foam rolling
- Thursday: Taught a 45-minute BODYPUMP and a 30-minute core class, foam rolling
- Friday: Taught a one-hour BODYATTACK class, foam rolling
- Saturday: Rest day
- Sunday: Did a 20-minute gentle yoga session at home
What was good about my week of workouts?
This past week was definitely lighter than the last few weeks for me, because I didn’t do any additional workouts outside of the Les Mills classes I taught, and I didn’t sub any extra classes either. I felt like a lighter week was in order. Over the course of the week, I got in one full rest day, two very light active recovery days with yoga, as well as two resistance sessions and two cardio sessions — pretty good balance.
What could have been better about my week of workouts?
Like I said, this past week of workouts was purposefully lighter for me, so even though I typically like to get in three sessions of resistance training instead of two, I’m not upset.
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Questions of the day
What did you do this weekend?
What’s something you’ve recently accomplished?