So many good things to talk about today, my friends! First and foremost, you may notice a little bit of a different look-and-feel around A Lady Goes West. Over the weekend, my friend and one amazing social-media guru and blog expert, Katy Widrick, transformed this blog. While the logo and colors stayed the same, you’ll see some new features (check out those drop-down menus above), as well as added functionality on the homepage when you visit aladygoeswest.com, which now shows more previous and popular posts. I’m super pleased with the end-result and would highly recommend Katy. She’s a wealth of knowledge and gets the job done. If you’re thinking about starting a blog, redoing your site or just need some social media guidance, reach out to her ASAP.
Other than time and attention spent blogging over the past couple-of-days, I also had some fun. Just a short weekend recap, which looks like this …
An easy and uneventful weekend
Friday night, I got home a little before 7 p.m., after finally getting my hands on a new iPhone, and Dave was on the couch exhausted after being away on a business trip. With zero motivation to go back out, we decided to pop an oven pizza in and catch up on some Modern Family.
On Saturday morning, I went to a power yoga class at a nearby studio, which I’m totally not a fan of and will likely never discuss. In the afternoon, Dave and I ran some errands, and in the evening we went out to dinner to Walnut Creek Yacht Club. Most of our friends with kids were doing kid things, so we just treated it as a regular night.
This was, however, our first time living in a place that could possibly get trick-or-treaters, so we were prepared with a bowl of goodies. Only a few tiny costumed-kiddos came at the very end of the night, and they were lucky, because I gave them all of our candy.
On Sunday, Dave and I did some work on our computers in the morning, then took the BART into the City. We got some beverages at the Ferry Building, walked through our old neighborhood and ended up in the Marina area for lunch. I had a delicious vegan sandwich at Seed + Salt on Chestnut Street, then we walked back to Union Square, had an unsuccessful trip into DSW and headed home.
In the evening, we had a nice steak dinner and laid low. That was the weekend! Now, let’s get to fitness …
My weekly fitness and workouts recap
Every Monday, I like to take a look at my most recent week of workouts to stay accountable. And this week, I’m doing so as part of a “Week in Review” link-up with Meghan, 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 one-hour Vinyasa flow yoga class
- 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 BODYPUMP class, foam rolling
- Saturday: Took a one-hour power yoga class
- Sunday: Rest day
What was good about my week of workouts?
One full rest day, two full hours of yoga and three resistance training sessions? Those are all good things that happened in the fitness world for me this past week — and ones that I’d like to make a regular habit.
What could have been better about my week of workouts?
No complaints here. Perhaps I could have done another session of cardio, but I do feel that the high-rep nature of BODYPUMP gives me a good cardiovascular benefit.
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Questions of the day
What did you do this weekend?
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