Happy Monday, my friends! How are you? I hope the past couple of days have been good in your neck of the woods. Let’s get to a quick weekend recap and my weekly workout report …
Friday evening team outing in Walnut Creek
On Friday evening, Dave arrived home quite tired from a work trip to Napa, so he was happy to lay on the couch for a quiet night. After having some take-out sushi from Lunardi’s for dinner with him, I actually changed into normal clothes and went out on the town to hang out with some Orangetheory Fitness coworkers for a little team outing. We went to Masses in Walnut Creek, which is a pool hall I had driven by many times before and never actually noticed. I didn’t stay out late, because I had to wake up early to teach in the morning, but at least I went for a bit. It was good to see some of my fellow coaches and OTF staff outside of the studio.
This was our first time getting sushi from Lunardi’s, and I found it comparable to my beloved Whole Foods sushi. Dave didn’t think so though. Seaweed salad and a brown rice salmon/avocado roll for me.
Saturday morning sweat session and afternoon chores
On Saturday morning, I was up and ready to teach BODYPUMP in an 8 a.m. class. Dave had agreed to come with me earlier in the week, and he stuck by his word and popped up shortly before we had to leave. Class was great, but because there were nearly 55 people, we ended up running out of clips for the barbells, so some people used only plates, which is not ideal. Dave did a fabulous job keeping up during the workout, and it was good to have him there sweating away. After class, we went to Safeway and picked up our groceries for the week, went home and did some random chores. We also rode our bikes to DSW and Dick’s Sporting Goods for a mini-shopping trip later in the afternoon.
Saturday evening dinner at Sasa Walnut Creek
On Saturday evening, Dave and I returned to one of our favorites in downtown Walnut Creek, Sasa. We didn’t have a reservation, but were able to snag two seats at the bar. We enjoyed some cocktails and tasty shared food. After dinner, we watched TV, had some pumpkin fudge and called it a night nice and early.
Sunday fun-day in San Jose at a soccer game
On Sunday morning, I caught up on some emails and work at home all the way until lunch-time, at which time, Dave and I suited up and headed down to San Jose for my first ever Major League Soccer game. We were there with some of Dave’s coworkers in an awesome outdoor/indoor suite just above the field to watch the San Jose Earthquakes play against a team from Utah. Good times were had by all, especially because the Earthquakes won, and the weather was beautiful. On the way home, Dave and I decided we were feeling pizza for dinner, so we grabbed a deep-dish pie from Zachary’s, which was not only spectacular, but was also the perfect way to end the day. And that was the weekend.
The Avaya Stadium, where the Earthquakes play, is brand new and is home to North America’s largest outdoor bar, which ran the entire short-side of the field. Had we not been in a suite with food and drink, we would have been hanging out there.
My recent weekly fitness and workouts recap
To start the week off right, I always like to take a look at my most recent week of workouts. Here we go …
(Photo credit to Leah Bentley Photography, 2015.)
- Monday: Taught a one-hour BODYATTACK class, foam rolling
- Tuesday: Took a 45-minute barre class at Yoga Treat
- Wednesday: Took a one-hour yoga session and a one-hour barre class
- Thursday: Taught a 45-minute BODYPUMP and a 30-minute core class, foam rolling
- Friday: Taught a one-hour BODYATTACK class and took a one-hour barre/TRX class
- Saturday: Taught a one-hour BODYPUMP class
- Sunday: Rest day
What was good about my week of workouts?
This past week was full of variety for me, which is always good in my book. I taught several classes and took several as well. I did two sessions of cardio (BODYATTACK), two long sessions of resistance (BODYPUMP), as well as some barre work, TRX work and a full hour of yoga. The highlight of this week of workouts was the flow yoga class I took at Yoga Treat (which I will be telling you more about soon in a full review). I felt great all week long fitness-wise.
What could have been better about my week of workouts?
This past week of workouts had plenty of variety, but didn’t feature a third heavier resistance session like I had hoped. But that’s okay, I know I’ll be getting in four this week. This past week also didn’t feature very much foam rolling, because I was in a rush before and after nearly every single workout I did. I’ll be sure to spend more time with my RumbleRoller this week!
And that’s it for today, folks. Today is a typical Monday for me — coaching at Orangetheory Fitness in the morning, working on the computer middle of the day and teaching BODYATTACK at night. See you tomorrow! By the way, if you missed it, I’ve got a sneaky little giveaway going, which closes tonight.Fun times and weekly workouts. Check out this fitness recap #FitFluential #SweatPink #MotivateMeMonday ... Click To Tweet
Questions of the day
What did you do this weekend?
What’s the best workout you’ve done recently?