A concert, a date and my weekly workout report

Let’s just get this out of the way … The Justin Bieber concert I went to on Friday night at Oracle Arena in Oakland was one of the best shows I’ve ever been to. Seriously. While Bieber wasn’t exactly the most eloquent performer on the mic when it came to talking to the crowd, his performance and entire stage show was beyond. Beyond. I was so impressed. I was also impressed with the dessert table we enjoyed pre-concert …

Ashley with the desserts at Justin Bieber

I went to the show with three other girlfriends, and we spent the entire two hours dancing and singing and being so entertained by the whole production, which included tons of dancers, a trampoline and rain effects. I can’t believe I’m going to say this, but I think Justin Bieber can dance better than Justin Timberlake. I’ve said it.

Girls at the Bieber concert

What else stood out about this concert? The fans were the loudest I’ve ever heard my entire life. We literally had to cover our ears as thousands of girls were screaming at the top of their lungs. 

You know what would make the best concert ever? Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber. Performing at different times of course. They should totally go on tour together. And I only say that, because I saw Taylor Swift in concert several years ago and was absolutely in awe of her performance, having not been that much of a fan prior to seeing her show. She plays so many different instruments and sings every note live.

Justin Bieber on the screen

The rest of the weekend …

I woke up on Saturday morning still singing Bieber, much to Dave’s dismay, and that pretty much continued throughout the day, unfortunately. In the afternoon, we took Rudy to Starbucks to sit outside, I went shopping, and I had a successful Craigslist transaction, in which I sold some bar stools we didn’t need anymore. (Nothing feels good like selling old stuff!). Oh, and I went on a dinner date with Dave to Va de Vi in downtown Walnut Creek, which culminated in a trip to the Cheesecake Factory for a slice of Reese’s peanut butter cheesecake just for me — and I’m not embarrassed about it.

Rudy and Ashley at Starbucks

Ashley and Dave at Va de Vi

Wine and cheese at Va de Vi by A Lady Goes West

Sunday was unexciting for us. In fact, there’s not much to report about it. Outside of a serious sweat session at CorePower Yoga, I basically spent time preparing for the week ahead.

This week is going to be super busy for me and it’s also featuring another trip to L.A. for work. I’m going to be doing something pretty cool down there, which I plan to tell you about soon. That being said, I might not get a Wednesday post up, but I will be thinking about you guys!

My weekly fitness and workout recap

And now, here’s a look at all of my workouts from last week …

Weekly workouts via A Lady Goes West(Photo credit to Leah Bentley Photography, 2015.)

Weekly Workouts 

  • Monday: Taught a one-hour BODYATTACK class, foam rolling
  • Tuesday: Took a one-hour Vinyasa flow yoga class
  • Wednesday: Took a one-hour BODYPUMP class
  • Thursday: Took a one-hour Vinyasa flow yoga class
  • Friday: Did 30-minutes of weights, foam rolling
  • Saturday: Rest day
  • Sunday: Took a one-hour Vinyasa flow yoga class

How did this past week of workouts go?

I’m now three weeks into my month-long membership at CorePower Yoga, and I was able to fit in three yoga sessions again this past week. I just love it! In addition to three yogas, I also did cardio once when teaching BODYATTACK and resistance training twice. I’m still lacking on the strength-training department ever since I started my new job. I just can’t seem to fit in that third day of weights. Maybe soon … I miss teaching BODYPUMP several times a week, that’s for sure!

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P.S. Thanks to Meghan for today’s “Week in Review” link-up.

Question of the day

What was the best part about your weekend?

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  1. I feel like I would have the same reaction to Biebs that I had to Taylor Swift: good music, great performance, way too full of themselves. I was a big fan of Taylor UNTIL I saw her perform, and she just thought too much of herself for my taste. But it was a great show, that is for sure!

    1. Hi Suzie! Yeah, they are full of themselves, but they have a reason ehehe. They have been stars since they were young and are super talent. πŸ™‚ hehehe But okay, I see what you mean. I still love them both! Hope you enjoyed your weekend, lady!

  2. My weekend highlight was my lovely boyfriend buying me a new kettle bell for the house πŸ™‚ I also did 5 days of LIIT cardio and got in 4 days of strength training (new program I’ve been given from my coach to make me a better crossfitter)

    1. Hi Victoria! What a nice guy! That’s so cool to have a KB at home. πŸ™‚ And good luck with your new program, lady! Have a fabulous day and week!

  3. It was a rainy weekend in Orlando but it was great for me because I finally got some content/photos done for my blog. I don’t think there is any shame in going to a Bieber concert. I would totally go! In fact, I really want to go to a One Direction show lol

    1. Oh the Florida rain! Yes, that gives you a good reason to stay inside and blog heheh! And I don’t really know many of the One Direction songs, but I’m always in for a live show! Have a great week, Doc!

  4. I can only imagine what the Biebs was saying on the mic! I kind of wish those who are so talented would realize they are influencing future generations and would be less that way. I cannot wait to hear about your L.A. adventures!

  5. That’s so awesome you had such a great time at the concert!! I have yet to see Beibs live, but next time he rolls through Toronto, maybe i’ll make an effort to buy a ticket.
    My weekend was half in Vancouver half in Toronto – felt nice to be back in my own bed after being away πŸ™‚

  6. I would have to say the best part of my weekend was getting to spend it with the one I love, and trying out a new restaurant that might just be a new favorite!

  7. Best.concert.ever. I am still thinking about it like every 5 minutes haha Danny officially hates Bieber too because I love him so much πŸ˜› Glad you had fun!!! πŸ™‚

  8. There’s nothing like going to a concert with your girlfriends! Years ago I went to a Cher concert with friends for my birthday. We dressed up in hilarious costumes and just went for it. To date, it’s the best concert I’ve ever been to because it was so silly and fun. In terms of the Biebs, have you heard the reggaton remix of “I’m Sorry”? Oh my gosh, SO good. It’s a staple on my workout playlist.

  9. Okay you’ve officially convinced me to go to a Justin Bieber concert! It sounds like it was a blast.

    And nice job selling your old stuff on Craigslist! I’ve always wanted to do that but I worry it will be too much work or it won’t work out as planned. You make it sound so easy. πŸ™‚

  10. YOU just got me sooo excited to see Bieber on the 13th!!!!! I’m so pumped, I’ve always been obsessed but hiding it well. I DID love the JT concert so I’ll have to see…but from seeing a few clips on Instagram I’m NOT ready for how crazy it’s going to be …lol…Love the pic of Rudy he’s so big now!!! And love your Sunglasses…rocking them! Looks like a great weekend! Now I must go play so Bieber!

    1. Hi Heather! Oh yeah! Backstreet hahha. Yup! And desserts were not for everyone, but my group had dinner beforehand in one of the arena clubs, so we got the dessert there.

  11. Nothing beats a slice of cheesecake for dessert! So yummy! The highlight of my weekend was trying a new Greek restaurant in town. I had some chicken kabobs with veggies, pita bread, and rice and they were delicious! Have a fun trip to LA!

  12. I’m shocked to hear that Bieber was so good! Glad you had a great time with your girlfriends πŸ˜€ Being able to let loose like that is so good for the soul! Have a wonderful week in L.A., excited to hear about it!! XOXO~P

  13. New job?! I’m so unbelievably behind in my blog reading and seriously need to catch up.

    But about this post, you’re definitely a #belieber! I can’t believe you said he danced better than Justin Timberlake though. Now, I might have to see him. I saw Taylor last summer and agree that her concerts are AMAZING.

  14. Low-key jealous you got to see the Biebs in concert.
    I just really, really, really like his new songs.
    Great job on selling on craigslist!!

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