This was my first weekend back in Walnut Creek in three weeks, and it was nice to take it easy at home. With just a few weeks until Christmas, my weekends are totally full from here on out, so Dave and I both enjoyed the past couple of days with a light agenda.
Decking the halls, working out and a date
On Friday evening, as planned, we went out to buy a Christmas tree. While we attempted to get one at Target, they were basically sold out, so we ended up with a fake pre-lit slim beauty from Home Depot. We also stopped by Sprouts Farmer’s Market to pick up our favorite oven pizza for dinner. Once we got home, we put on the Christmas tunes, set up the tree, had pizza and watched some TV.
Yes, there’s only one stocking hanging, and it’s Dave’s. I plan to get personalized stockings for both Rudy and for me before the next holiday season, but I don’t think I’ll get them in time for this one.
On Saturday morning, after sleeping in and having some protein pancakes, Dave and I went to the gym together for a short resistance session. I hadn’t been to the gym to do my own workout (outside of teaching a class) in a long time, and boy it felt good. In the afternoon, Dave watched the Warriors game, while I did a little online Christmas shopping. Then we hit up a few stores ourselves, which was unsuccessful.
Finally, in the evening, we went out to dinner in downtown Walnut Creek. Our first stop was Sunol Ridge, which is a pretty trendy spot that’s always busy. We were able to score some seats at the bar and ran into the lovely Anya, the owner of Yoga Treat and her boyfriend. We all sat together for a while chatting. During this time, Dave and I ordered beverages and some incredibly underwhelming appetizers. I mean, just not good and certainly not for the price. Not wanting to experience any more of the food, we ended up paying our bill and changing venues to have a delicious dinner at our new favorite, Walnut Creek Yacht Club. I ran into people I know from the gym world there as well. Small world!
True story: As I was getting ready on Saturday night, I discovered some of my long necklaces became tangled in my jewelry chest. The necklace I ended up wearing is not the one I was fighting for, and that mess is one that I will need to conquer soon. Food shown includes two subpar appetizers up top and two totally delicious plates on the bottom.
On Sunday, Dave and I did some relaxing, laying around, chores, more Christmas shopping, made tacos for dinner and that was the weekend. A good one for sure! Now, let’s switch it up and get into the fitness …
My weekly fitness and workout recap
Each and every Monday, I like to show you all of the ways that I’ve been active. So let’s get to it …
(Photo credit to Leah Bentley Photography, 2015.)
- Monday: Rest day
- Tuesday: Rest day
- Wednesday: Taught a one-hour BODYPUMP class, foam rolling
- Thursday: Taught a 45-minute BODYPUMP and 30-minute core class
- Friday: Took a one-hour FlyBarre class
- Saturday: Did a 30-minute full-body weights workout
- Sunday: Rest day
What was good about my week of workouts?
While this past week only included four workouts, they were pretty diverse, so that’s a good thing. It wasn’t easy to jump back into teaching a full hour of BODYPUMP on Wednesday after more than two weeks away from the gym, but I got it done. I also picked up weights all four days this week, which is more than I have been doing lately (of course, not all weights sessions were focused on the same muscles, so it was mostly okay to do them on consecutive days). The highlight of the week was definitely the weights workout I did with Dave on Saturday. He lets me make up the routine and then I also get to coach us through, which is always fun for me.
What could have been better about my week of workouts?
This past week was still pretty light for me and didn’t include any yoga or any real cardio sessions either. I usually strive for six workouts and fell short by two, but that’s not the end of the world because of my travel and cross-country return threw me for a loop.
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Questions of the day
What did you do this weekend?
Do you like to decorate for the holidays?