Happy Monday, my friends! To be totally honest, I don’t have a lot of pictures or fun stories to share from my weekend. I spent the entire time in workout clothes or pajamas and went nowhere but the grocery store or the gym. But still, I’ll give you the quick low-down, then get right into my weekly workout recap. Sound good?
A trip to Safeway and a casual Friday night at home
On Friday night, I picked Dave up from the BART station (the subway in the Bay Area) around 6:30 p.m., then we went to the grocery store, came home, made pasta for dinner and watched “Narcos.” Pretty thrilling stuff.
Attending the “Treat While You Train” workshop all-day
On Saturday morning, I started to learn some of the new choreography for BODYATTACK release 90, which I am debuting tonight. Then I packed up a cooler of food, a notebook and a sweatshirt and headed to the gym for an all-day training. I was there with more than 50 other group fitness instructors from around the area to learn how to teach “Treat While You Train,” which is a stretching and recovery class by Jill Miller, soon to be added to the schedules at a few 24 Hour Fitness locations in the near future. We used yoga tune-up balls (shown below) to massage and release our muscles all day, which served as a good rest day for me after a tough week of workouts.
When I came home at 8:30 p.m., totally exhausted from the training, Dave had a glass of wine and a glass of water poured and waiting for me on the counter. Yes, he knows me so well. After I changed out of my workout clothes, we had grilled steaks for dinner, watched TV and that was about it. It was not exactly our typical fabulous night out on the town, but it was quiet and the right choice for the night.
Spending Sunday immersed in all things group fitness
On Sunday, I spent the entire day working on the computer and memorizing BODYATTACK moves and counts in my pajamas upstairs in our spare bedroom, which has yet to be turned into a guest-room/office. (Good thing, because I use that extra space for at-home workouts quite a bit.)
In order to spend some time out of the house, in the early evening, Dave and I rode our bikes to Whole Foods to pick up steaks for dinner, and the weather was just fabulous at that time of night. It was a lovely little outing, and that was actually my one-and-only time stepping outside for the entire day. (Very glad we went!)
And that was basically the entire weekend. Like I said, really riveting stuff. I’ve got a busy week ahead and better plans for this upcoming weekend, so we’ll just let this one slide. Now let’s get into the fitness …
My recent weekly fitness and workouts recap
Every Monday, I like to take a look at my most recent week of workouts, so here we go …
(Photo credit to Leah Bentley Photography, 2015.)
- Monday: Did a 25-minute upper-body weights workout, taught a one-hour BODYATTACK class, foam rolling
- Tuesday: Took a 45-minute barre class and a 45-minute TRX yoga class at Yoga Treat
- Wednesday: Did a 25-minute lower-body weights workout, taught a one-hour BODYPUMP class
- Thursday: Taught a one-hour BODYPUMP class, a 45-minute BODYPUMP and a 30-minute core class, foam rolling
- Friday: Taught a one-hour BODYPUMP class, foam rolling
- Saturday: Several hours of stretching and tune-up ball recovery
- Sunday: Rest day
What was good about my week of workouts?
This past week was full of variety for me, with some cardio, resistance, core and plenty of stretching and rest. I’m really happy with the fact that I did more resistance training than I have been doing lately. In fact, I picked up weights six times total throughout the course of the week, even though a couple of the sessions were super short. The highlight of the week was, of course, TRX yoga. I mean, it’s just so good! More details on that particular class and the studio where I took it coming very soon.
What could have been better about my week of workouts?
This past week of workouts was really intense because I offered to sub a few classes for an instructor who was out of town. In addition to that, I went to the gym with Dave in the morning before work two times to give him some assistance, so I had a few extra sessions than necessary. I expect the next few weeks to level out, so I won’t be overdoing it again.
That will do it for today, my friends. Today, I’m coaching at Orangetheory Fitness in the morning, working on the computer during the middle of the day and debuting BODYATTACK at night. Wish me luck!Keep accountable by tracking your weekly workouts. Check out this fitness recap #FitFluential #SweatPink #MotivateMeMonday ... Click To Tweet
Questions of the day
How was your weekend?
When was the last time you did stretching or foam rolling?
Have you learned anything new lately?