Welcome to another Monday! How was your weekend, my friends? Mine was good!
Let’s get right to the recap and then we’ll talk about my weekly workouts …
On Friday night, after having very long weeks, Dave and I opted to veg at home, which we rarely do on a weekend night. We made an oven pizza, watched “Californication” on Netflix and went to bed early.
On Saturday morning, it was “work” mode, as I was up before 6 a.m. to prepare and get ready to head to Orangetheory Fitness for the first weekend of being officially open for classes. I taught a double-header, took half of a class, then went home, did a little yoga, ate, showered up and got ready for the “play” portion of my weekend.
Live country music in the Bay Area
Being born and raised in Florida, I’m a country music fan through-and-through. While Dave is not exactly into it like me, he does love live music. Therefore, it was easy for us to decide to go with a group of friends down to Santa Clara on Saturday to see Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean, in what was the very first live concert at the brand new Levi’s Stadium (which is where next year’s Super Bowl is being held).
Our group of six took a van service down to the stadium, which dropped us off and picked us up. That meant we actually “tailgated” without a car. So we just set up shop in a parking space with our disposable cooler, snacks and bags. It was quite funny, especially compared to other larger tailgating groups, who were all hanging out with big set-ups off their trucks, etc.
Can you tell how windy it was in that sunny parking lot? It took many attempts to take a picture without all-the-hair in my face, but I do like this one that our friend captured of Dave and me. And bottom right corner is our “tailgate” in all its glory — carbonated adult beverages, pretzels, turkey jerky, trail mix, sweet potato chips and some water.
Nonetheless, we had an awesome time hanging out in the sun for a couple hours before the show. (By the way, if you ever go to Levi’s Stadium, dress in layers, because it’s pretty windy and the temperature totally drops once the sun goes down. And ladies, beware, you have to check your purse if it is larger than the size of a wallet. And that line is LONG! How annoying!)
After attempting to finish much of what we brought, we finally went in to hear the end of the opening act, whom I had never heard of before. First thing we noticed about Levi’s Stadium? The lines for everything were super long. Luckily, the tickets we purchased gave us access to the club level, which had a private bar, concessions, bathrooms and tables to hang out and rest your feet (if your cowboy boots became uncomfortable, which mine did!). That was a major perk, because if we had to go to the general vendors, we would have spent the entire concert waiting in line. Not fun!
We got to our seats right as Jason Aldean walked on stage. He put on a good show, singing all of his popular songs, like “Big Green Tractor.” After he was done, we went back down to the club bar to eat dinner. I selected a disappointing falafel sandwich, while the rest of the group was smart and went with standard stadium fare like burgers, chicken fingers and hot dogs. Guess I should have known better.
By the time we went back to our seats for Kenny Chesney, it was well after 9 p.m., and it was incredibly cold! I expected the temperatures to go down a bit and came prepared in jeans with a leather jacket, but even that didn’t keep me warm. So I shivered through Kenny’s long set, dancing as much as I could to keep warm. As expected, Kenny Chesney was energetic, entertaining and worked the crowd singing nearly all of his popular songs, like “Young.” He sure smiles and dances a lot, while belting out some catchy country lyrics. Dave’s thoughts on the whole thing? “All the songs sound the exact same.” Well, he is actually pretty accurate with that.
To beat some of the rush, our group left just a couple minutes before the show was over to go claim our purses and find our driver. We hopped back in the van, and he drove us home, braving some tough traffic coming out of the stadium. Dave and I ended up walking in our door a little after midnight, completely tuckered out. It was a long, but super fun event, well worth the effort!
On Sunday, Dave had to work at a Warriors playoff game, so I got some chores and work done and a little shopping. We ended the weekend with a casual dinner at home. And that was that!
My weekly workout recap
As we do on Mondays, let’s see how I’ve been moving lately …
- Monday –Taught a one-hour BODYATTACK class, foam rolling
- Tuesday – Taught a one-hour BODYPUMP class
- Wednesday – Taught TWO one-hour BODYATTACK classes, foam rolling
- Thursday – Did a one-hour Orangetheory Fitness class
- Friday – Taught a one-hour BODYATTACK class, did 30 minutes of yoga at home
- Saturday – Did half of an Orangetheory Fitness class and 20 minutes of yoga at home
- Sunday – Rest day
What was good about my week of workouts?
I was back to teaching my usual Les Mills classes this past week, in addition to working at Orangetheory Fitness (OTF) after having a bit of a break last week during my OTF instructor training. I got in four sessions of cardio (BODYATTACK), and three sessions of resistance (BODYPUMP and two Orangetheory classes), so my week had decent balance. In addition, I had a full rest day off from exercise and did two short yoga sessions, so plenty of recovery was included. The best part about this past week was the incorporation of Orangetheory workouts, as they are different every single day and have me doing moves I don’t normally do. I’m loving the TRX and medicine ball work. A great week of sweating!
What could have been better about my week of workouts?
It would be nice to get an even balance of cardio and resistance training over seven days, but I haven’t achieved that in quite a few weeks. I’m still a bit cardio heavy with all of the BODYATTACK classes that I teach, but luckily, I’m only going to be teaching three from here on out. Overall, this past week wasn’t too shabby. I felt good!
And there you have it. Have an awesome Monday, my friends! On my agenda? I’m teaching a couple of classes at Orangetheory Fitness, writing and then teaching an evening BODYATTACK at 24 Hour Fitness. As usual, a day spent hopping around gyms and sitting behind the computer! Woohoo!
Questions of the day
What was the last workout that you did?
How was your weekend?