Hi friends! How was your weekend? I hope you had some good times and are ready to start the week off strong. Today, I’ve got a weekend recap for you, as well as a look at my latest week of workouts.
Friday evening dinner in San Francisco
After finishing up some work on a busy Friday afternoon, I had my first chance to change into clothing other than workout-gear in a couple of weeks (so sad, right?). I drove to Dave’s office in Oakland, and we hopped on the BART to head under the Bay into the City for dinner with his sister, Jess. She lives in Los Angeles, but was visiting for a teacher’s conference and staying near Union Square.
Because Jess is a fellow foodie, we made plans to meet at a nice restaurant and selected Town Hall in the SoMa/Financial District for our dining pleasure, (a place Dave and I had enjoyed once before). And wouldn’t you know that we ran into people we knew while there? Big city, small world.
Town Hall is known for its upscale Southern comfort food. That being said, we started with the best bread and butter, some veal meatballs (the highlight of the meal!), and then shared a salmon and quinoa dish, salty ham and biscuits as well as barbecue shrimp on soaked bread. So much good food!
We had a totally delicious dinner, great conversation and enjoyed our night in the City, which was complete by watching President Obama’s motorcade drive down the closed-off streets on his way to an appearance.
A Saturday full of a workout, work and errands
On Saturday morning, I taught a super-full morning BODYPUMP class, which was such a good way to kick-off the day. After that, I went home to take care of some freelance writing work for much of the day, which kept me indoors and sitting still for far too long. I broke up the day with some shopping-related errands and finally laid on the couch for a nap that didn’t happen in the late afternoon. All the while, Dave was gone golfing in day one of a two-day tournament, so it was just Rudy and me holding down the fort.
An al fresco movie night on Saturday evening
On Saturday evening, Dave and I put on pajamas to join a bunch of friends for an outdoor “movie night” birthday party in one of our friends’ backyards. I had never done something like that before, and it was such a different twist to a party. They had rented a projector screen, set up chairs, rented a popcorn maker and truly set the scene for a picture show. While “Back to the Future” was showing on the screen, I actually only watched a bit of the movie before hanging out by the snack table and chatting (as I tend to do at parties). I loved the theming of the night, and we had so much fun celebrating the birthday of our good friend, Jen. And no, I hardly took any pictures, and the ones I did were in the dark. Bad, bad blogger.
Walking and working at home on Sunday
On Sunday, Dave was off early for the final day of his golf tournament, and I was on the couch on the computer again. I had a writing project that I had to finish up, which took much of the day. I did take a break to go on a 30-minute walk on the trail with little Rudy though, which was super hot, but a nice way to get some fresh air. In the evening, Dave and I did the exact same thing we did last Sunday — rode our bikes to Whole Foods and picked up steaks and asparagus for dinner. I can’t get enough! Now let’s get into the fitness …
My recent weekly fitness and workouts recap
Every Monday, I like to take a look at my most recent week of workouts, so here we go …
(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 one-hour BODYPUMP class, a 45-minute BODYPUMP and a 30-minute core class, foam rolling
- Friday: Taught a one-hour BODYATTACK class, foam rolling
- Saturday: Taught a one-hour BODYPUMP class, foam rolling
- Sunday: Rest day
What was good about my week of workouts?
This past week was another pretty intense one, but also included one full rest day as well as one active recovery day with only a short TRX yoga session. I got in two cardio sessions and four strength sessions as well, which is a great ratio for me. The highlight of workouts this week was definitely launching the latest BODYATTACK release on Monday night to a big group. It was challenging and a lot of preparation went into it, but I love my Monday-night crew.
What could have been better about my week of workouts?
This past week of workouts was pretty full, because I subbed a couple of additional BODYPUMP classes. I don’t exactly like to make it a habit to teach BODYPUMP more than once-a-day, but did end up doing that two weeks-in-a-row. No big deal, because I’ll be back to a normal teaching schedule this week.
That will do it for today, my friends. Have a good one!How have your workouts been? Check out this fitness recap #FitFluential #SweatPink ... Click To Tweet
Questions of the day
How was your weekend?
How often do you go out to dinner?
What’s your favorite workout lately?