Happy Monday, my friends! I hope you had a great weekend! Mine was excellent, and wow, it went by fast. Today, I’m going to fill you in on the goings-ons from the past couple of days and then share a recap of my most recent weekly workouts …
A low-key Friday evening
On Friday evening, Dave and I went over to a friend’s house to watch the Warriors NBA playoff game. I only stayed for about an hour, before heading home to eat dinner, hydrate, pack up all my food and get organized for the Les Mills Super Quarterly event the next day. The best part of coming home early even though I had to leave the get-together? I finally watched “Pitch Perfect.” Having seen previews for “Pitch Perfect 2,” which is in the theatres now, I realized I would probably enjoy a movie all about a girl’s signing group. And yes I did! I never go to the movies, so likely won’t see the sequel until it’s on Netflix, but you never know. (Oh, and the Warriors won their game that night too!)
A super Saturday for the books
On Saturday morning, I was up before 5 a.m., to eat a big breakfast, get ready and hit the road for the all-day Les Mills Super Quarterly event in Livermore. I was there for nearly 12 hours and had one amazing experience. Here’s just a preview …
I plan to write a full recap of the event tomorrow. So we’ll leave it at this — it was a sweaty good time.
Saturday night on the town
On Saturday evening, Dave and I had reservations at Sasa in downtown Walnut Creek, a Japanese-inspired restaurant, which came highly recommended to us. We arrived at 8 p.m. and were immediately seated at a high-top table toward the back of the restaurant. Right off the bat, I noticed that the scene was much better than many of the other restaurants we’ve visited in Walnut Creek. It was darker, there was good music, and it didn’t seem quite so “suburby.” (To say we were spoiled with all the cool restaurants just outside our door in San Francisco would be an understatement.)
We liked the atmosphere so much that we were there for almost two hours. During that time, we shared a couple of small plates and then got sushi. We were told by friends ahead of time that the portions at Sasa were incredibly small, which was true, but I found that the good flavors and freshness of the food made up for what it lacked in size. Overall, I’d say I was pleasantly surprised by Sasa and think we’ll add it to our list of East Bay favorites.
Oh and you know what made the experience even better? We had a gift card to use, given to Dave by one of his super-thoughtful friends from Orlando. And you know that gift-card dining is way better than regular dining. After dinner, we went home, had a little dessert while watching TV, and that was that.
Sundays are rest days
On Sunday, Dave and I both did work on the computer in front of the TV in our pajamas, then we rode our bikes to downtown Walnut Creek for lunch at Veggie Grill. We went there last week for the first time and returned for more, but our meals last week were definitely a bit better. There was also a little art festival going on in the area, so we walked through that, stopped at a bike store to pick up a bell for Dave’s bike (mine already has one) and then rode home. After we got home, I laid on the couch and ended up taking a long nap. It must have been my body’s way of telling me that I needed some extra rest after my marathon day of group fitness on Saturday, because I fell into a deep sleep in no time. I never left the house again, and in the evening, Dave grilled up a delicious dinner for us. Steak for him and salmon for me, followed up by some carrot cake for dessert. And that was our weekend! Now, let’s get to the fitness.
My weekly workout recap
As usual, because it’s Monday, it’s time to go through my last week of workouts …
(Photo credit to Leah Bentley Photography, 2015.)
- Monday –Taught a one-hour BODYATTACK class, foam rolling
- Tuesday – Taught a one-hour BODYPUMP class, foam rolling
- Wednesday – Taught a one-hour BODYATTACK class, foam rolling
- Thursday –Taught a 45-minute BODYPUMP class and a 30-minute core class, did a 10-minute yoga session at home, foam rolling
- Friday – Taught a one-hour BODYATTACK class, foam rolling
- Saturday – Attended the Les Mills Super Q event and took BODYPUMP, BODYSTEP, BODYJAM, BODYFLOW, BODYATTACK and CXWORX classes!!
- Sunday – Rest day
What was good about my week of workouts?
Holy group fitness classes! This past week was full of nothing but Les Mills classes. I moved in a lot of ways that I usually don’t, while being a participant in BODYSTEP and BODYJAM at the all-day Les Mills Super Q event, and wow it felt good. I enjoyed a full rest day, lifted weights three times, did a lot of cardio and plenty of stretching with BODYFLOW and my short at-home yoga session. That’s great variety!
What could have been better about my week of workouts?
Because I taught every single day and attended an all-day Les Mills event on Saturday, I didn’t have the time for any other workouts, not even an Orangetheory workout. However, events like the Super Quarterly don’t come around often, so I took full advantage of the line-up of classes. This past week was pretty intense, and I’m going to take some extra rest days to make up for it.
That about covers it! Today, I’m teaching some classes at Orangetheory Fitness, writing and then teaching BODYATTACK tonight. Enjoy your day! And make sure you come back tomorrow for some fun pictures and a recap of my amazing day at the Les Mills Super Quarterly event.
Questions of the day
What was the highlight of your weekend?
Have you ever been to an all-day fitness event?
What’s the best movie you’ve seen lately?