I call this past weekend the weekend of getting stuff done, as well as celebrating Dave’s birthday, of course. I don’t have a ton of pictures or all that much to report, but it was a good couple of days. Let’s do a quick recap and then get into my usual weekly workout recap.
Friday night included an oven pizza at home and finishing up season 2 of “Bloodline,” lounging in pajamas with Dave and Rudy. Saturday morning included teaching BODYPUMP, and then I moved into some free time for a good portion of the day, which was glorious. It was also Dave’s birthday, so let’s take a moment for him …
Dave had plans with some guys to golf during the day for his birthday, and I found myself with a stretch of about five hours with nothing I had to do, and that hasn’t happened in months. I used that time to clean the house, do laundry, organize a junk drawer (in which I found I had a multitude of very useful grocery coupons going unused), get a manicure (I went with purple), and overall get my life together. It felt fabulous. Truly fabulous.
Birthday dinner in Lafayette
Then I was ready to roll around 5 p.m., when my friend Jen came to pick me up so we could meet the boys and some other friends for a joint birthday dinner for Dave and Jen’s husband, Ryan, at El Charro in Lafayette.
I had never been to El Charro before, and it’s a totally casual and cheery Mexican spot full of locals. We had a big table for our party of 10 and enjoyed chips and salsa, margaritas, hearty Mexican food and lots of laughs. We also sang to the birthday boys after dinner, and they each got a little dessert with a candle (Dave let me eat his — score!). By the way, the price is totally right at El Charro. Our dinners were super cheap and the portions were huge. A great place to hang with friends!
From there, most of us went over to a little bar in Lafayette called the Roundup, and we played foosball and sat around a table and chatted. Because we had gone to dinner so early, we ended up at the bar before 8 p.m., which we all found pretty funny. The night ended around 10 p.m., when we all said goodbye. When Dave and I got home, I gave him his birthday presents, and that was that! I think he had a perfect birthday. And for a blurry bar picture with people in it, here you go …
The great closet clean out
On Sunday, I spent no less than six hours cleaning out all of my drawers, jewelry chest and closet. I made about 10 piles of things that I am going to donate and also that I am also going to sell. I’m going to try using Poshmark for selling some dresses, and I’ll let you know how it goes. (Anybody out there using it?)
The rest of the day included more chores and practicing Bootybarre Plus. As I told you all last week, I’ve gone to initial training for the program and have to submit a video to get fully certified. But in the meantime, I’ve already taking on a class of my own and have to get ready to teach it by the end of the month. Lots to do!
To round out the weekend, in the evening, Dave and I had a FaceTime date with our good friends from Orlando, then we made a meal from Green Chef, and that was it! A good one!
My weekly workout recap
Let’s take a look at all of the ways I got moving recently …
- Monday: Rest day
- Tuesday: Taught a one-hour BODYPUMP class
- Wednesday: Did a one-hour Bootybarre class
- Thursday: Did 30 minutes of full-body weights
- Friday: Took a one-hour CP2 yoga flow class at CorePower
- Saturday: Taught a one-hour BODYPUMP class
- Sunday: Did a one-hour Bootybarre class
Overview of the week
This is the first time in months and months that I’ve fit in a sixth workout, and it felt fine. The best part about this past week in fitness is that I picked up weights quite a bit, with two BODYPUMP classes (using a barbell), one full-body solo weights session (in which I used a kettlebell and TRX), and some minor upper-body weighted work in Bootybarre. I also fit in one sweaty yoga session at my favorite morning spot, CorePower Walnut Creek. Overall, this was a balanced week of workouts. While I didn’t do any strictly cardio sessions (seriously, when do I ever do strictly cardio), I did get a short cardio benefit in both Bootybarre and BODYPUMP, so I’ll say this was a good line-up.
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P.S. Thanks to Meghan for today’s “Week in Review” link-up.
Questions of the day
How was your weekend?
What’s something you are working toward?