Hi, friends! And here we are entering the last week of September, oh my! I hope your weekend was a good one. Mine was just fine. Weekend stories and my weekly workout recap coming right up …
The weekend recap
Friday highlights …
An afternoon Pressed Juicery date with a girlfriend, Kicki, followed by some much-needed brow grooming. Mine is the green one on the bottom, full of matcha freeze, an almond butter drizzle, granola and sea salt. It’s my favorite combination there. And how cute are her shoes?
Later, a casual dinner date with Dave, in which we tried Mona’s Burgers, a tiny neighborhood spot in Pleasant Hill. We shared two burgers and a basket of sweet potato fries, and it was all very tasty.
Then, we were in bed early that night. But let’s be honest, I’m rarely not in bed by 10 p.m., so every night is an early night for me. And I’m very happy to share that my sleep is still going strong, in spite of my late stage of pregnancy — thank goodness.
Saturday happenings …
So much stuff! Dave and I unboxed and put together the stroller (here’s our stroller), then practiced attaching the infant car seat to it (here’s our infant seat), taking it off, and then folding it up again. Our glider/recliner was delivered and situated in our bedroom. We also put together and readied the bassinet and a bouncer chair. By noon on Saturday, we had officially crossed every single thing off of our before-baby-comes to-do list, and it felt awesome. (P.S. I think I’m going to do a little nursery tour soon! Stay tuned!)
From there, we went to the gym for a sweat session. Neither of us really had the energy, but I ended up using the time to do some light upper-body weights work, which gave me some great endorphins for the rest of the day — and I listened to a podcast too, another thing that I love to do. Dave did some cardio, and we left feeling a bit more chipper than we arrived. Funny how the gym can do that, you know?
And because my gym is constantly busy and full of people, I felt like I had to document a moment when you could only see a few people behind me in the background …
After some quick showers, we lunched at Urban Plates and then hit the movies, which is something we NEVER do. (I mean, we seriously go to two movies a year, tops.) But Dave told me we could do whatever I wanted on Saturday, and so I chose an afternoon showing of “Home Again,” which is the new one with Reese Witherspoon, because sitting in a dark theatre and being entertained was just what I needed. Lunch beforehand included a grass-fed steak salad, which totally hit the spot.
So the movie was exactly as expected — lighthearted and cute, although not quite the best movie ever in terms of plot, etc. But I enjoyed it and was very glad we saw it. Dave, on the other hand, was not a fan, which was also to be expected heheheh! By the way, when did movies get so expensive? $23 for two people to see an afternoon show? That’s ridiculous!
That evening, we popped out to Benvenuti in Walnut Creek and shared a few Italian dishes for dinner, and then finished up the night by watching some James Corden Carpool Karaoke YouTube videos, because those never disappoint. And there was also a dinner selfie …
Sunday things …
Dave was golfing in the morning, so Rudy and I did our usual routine — which is a slow walk on the trail by our house, some prenatal yoga, some chores and some blog-work. All of that kept us plenty busy until Dave arrived home around lunch-time.
And this weekend also had time for an impromptu photo-shoot with our future big brother pup …
The rest of the day included lunch at Homegrown in Lafayette, a stop by the grocery store for burger fixings and carrot cake for dinner, a great FaceTime date with some friends in Orlando to catch up and some down time.
It was another full weekend!
My latest weekly workout recap
Here’s a look at how I’ve been moving (slowly) lately …
At 36 weeks pregnant …
- Monday: Did a 30-minute full-body weights workout, 12 p.m.
- Tuesday: Did 25 minutes of prenatal yoga at home, 10 a.m., took a 1-hour walk, 12 p.m.
- Wednesday: Did 35 minutes of a BODYPUMP class, 9:30 a.m.
- Thursday: Did 25 minutes of prenatal yoga at home, 10 a.m., did 30 minutes of a Bootybarre class, 12 p.m.
- Friday: Took a 1.5-hour walk, 9:15 a.m.
- Saturday: Did a 25-minute upper-body weights workout, 12 p.m.
- Sunday: Took a 30-minute walk, 10 a.m., did 25 minutes of prenatal yoga at home, 10:45 a.m.
Overview of the week of workouts
This past week was pretty full of activity, with three walks, three yoga sessions and three weightlifting sessions. Sunday was definitely a light day, because my walk was slow and short and the yoga I’ve been doing is VERY much gentle and relaxing — designed for the ultra pregnant bod. Because you know I preach about the importance of rest days, believe me, Sunday basically counts as one for me.
Anyway, this past week, I felt some new pregnancy-related discomforts, perhaps related to the baby dropping, which caused me to slow down a bit. Things are getting real over here, now that the baby is fully cooked, and I’m just waiting for his arrival. But I’m going to keep moving around and being as active as I can for as long as I can. Walking slowly, gentle yoga and lighter upper-body work seem to be my favorite ways to sweat right now. Did I mention that foam rolling has gotten increasingly difficult too? I guess it’s because it requires a ton of core stability to do it properly, and I’m down to about three-to-four foam rolling moves that I can actually successfully complete with no pain right now. Oh well! (By the way, more posts about my pregnancy and prenatal workouts are here.)
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Questions of the day
How was your weekend?
How often do you go to the movies? What’s the last thing you saw?