Happy Monday! What a weekend it was, my friends. But man, it went by far too fast.
Attending a dinner party on Friday evening
On Friday evening, Dave and I went over to a friends’ house for a dinner party. The theme was New Orleans-esque, so we ate spicy jambalaya, gumbo and cornbread, and it was totally delicious. Our hosts for the night made the entrees and dessert, while the rest of us brought beer, wine and appetizers as our contributions.
There were four couples in attendance, so the ladies sat on one side of the table, and the guys on the other. And after dinner, the guys went outside to hang out, while the ladies stayed at the table — so funny how these couple activities always work out. It was a very casual and laid-back evening, which was also very fun. I love this group of friends we have and really enjoy the fact that we constantly have good plans to look forward to with them.
Hosting a blogger meet-up on Saturday afternoon
On Saturday, I hosted an event for bloggers at Orangetheory Fitness in downtown Walnut Creek, and it turned out even better than I had expected. I want to give you all the photos and details of the day, so we’ll get to the full recap of that event tomorrow. Stay tuned for the whole story, but here’s just a preview.
Enjoying a casual dinner out on Saturday night
On Saturday evening, Dave and I went out for dinner to Salvatore Ristorante, a cute Italian spot in downtown Walnut Creek for our usual weekend carb-fest. We didn’t have a reservation, so we opted to walk up and sit at the bar. We had some mozzarella cheese and bread as an appetizer, then each got our own entrees and split a white chocolate cheesecake for dessert. I was very pleased with our food and would definitely go back.
When we came home, as we do on Saturday nights, we watched some funny YouTube videos, including Amy Schumer’s recent Saturday Night Live opening monologue, which had me literally “LOL” Good stuff.
Getting things done on a lazy Sunday
On Sunday, Dave and I laid around each working on the computer for much of the morning. Finally, we decided to get some activity, so I hopped on my bike and Dave ran alongside me as we headed to the gym. When we arrived, we each did a 40-minute full-body weights workout, which wasn’t too difficult, but just the right amount of challenge for the day. Perhaps the highlight of Sunday was this …
In the afternoon, I folded clothes, we went to the grocery store, I had a work conference call and then we made a pizza for dinner (that’s two weeks-in-a-row on Sunday, so perhaps we’re bringing back Pizza Night on the reg?) And that was the weekend!
My recent weekly fitness and workouts recap
Every Monday, I like to take a look at my most recent week of workouts. 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: Did a 40-minute yoga session at home
- Wednesday: Taught a one-hour BODYPUMP class, foam rolling
- Thursday: Taught a 45-minute BODYPUMP and a 30-minute core class, foam rolling
- Friday: Took a one-hour power yoga class
- Saturday: Did a 20-minute yoga session at home
- Sunday: Did a 40-minute full-body weights workout
What was good about my week of workouts?
If you check out these recaps each week, you’ll see that I taught a lot less Les Mills group fitness classes this past week, and that was purposeful. I’ve given up few classes here and there to free up my schedule. That being said, I used some of my free days to do yoga and actually did yoga three times, which is huge for me. I also lifted weights three times, did a core workout and just one official cardio session (BODYATTACK). While I didn’t have a full “rest” day, two of the days had nothing but short yoga sessions, which provided plenty of active recovery. Overall, this past week was just right.
What could have been better about my week of workouts?
I’m always striving for a balanced week with equal parts cardio and strength training, but because I’ve cut down on days of intense exercise recently, I’m actually okay with more strength than cardio. If I had to choose one form of exercise to do more of, it would most definitely be resistance and weights. Overall, this past week was fine, so I’ve got no complaints.
That’s all I’ve got for today, my friends. Have a great day!Track your workouts to stay accountable. #FitFluential #SweatPink #WeeklyWorkouts #fitness Click To Tweet
Questions of the day
What did you do this weekend?
How many “rest” days to you take each week?