Happy Monday! It’s St. Patty’s Day Eve! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Mine was actually pretty low-key, as you may have guessed from the title of this post. In fact, I don’t think I’ve had a weekend so uneventful in months. After moving, various fun activities and travel, I’d say it was about time that I did very little. Here’s how it went down, followed by my weekly workout recap …
On Friday night, Dave and I joined some friends at a restaurant to watch the Warriors play, and then we walked next door to our current favorite neighborhood sushi spot, Miraku, for dinner and drinks.
After eating, we went home and enjoyed some ice cream while watching an episode of Parks and Recreation. Pretty thrilling stuff.
Starting the day with a sweat session
On Saturday morning, I went to the gym for a little weight-lifting session, in which I did four rounds of the following exercises:
- Single-leg deadlifts – two 20 lb. dumbbells (8 reps, each leg)
- Single-arm chest presses – 22.5 lb. dumbbell (8 reps, each arm)
- Goblet sumo squats – 25 lb. dumbbell (10 reps)
- Leg lifts in the Roman chair (10 reps)
- Kneeling cable face-pulls – 60 lbs. (10 reps)
- Back extensions – 15 lb. dumbbell (10 reps)
I was in the gym for only an hour this time, so it went much faster than usual, yet I still got in a good variety of functional movements. After the gym, I went home, had lunch, showered up, and then Dave and I headed out to shop.
We are still looking for some home stuff and visited a couple of furniture stores, unsuccessfully. We also hit up the Banana Republic “Friends and Family” sale and each got a few pieces. Dave and I have a good friend who works for Banana and she hooks us up with the deals when this sale comes around a few times a year. Everything we bought was 50 percent off the regular price. I love a bargain, and Banana has some gorgeous stuff right now, so that was a great shopping experience. And that pretty much concluded our afternoon activities.
On Saturday night, Dave had to work at a basketball game, so I laid low, watched TV, did some online shopping and ate some more ice cream. I mean, what else does a gal do by herself on a Saturday night?
Soaking up the sun on Sunday
On Sunday, it was a beautiful and sunny day, so Dave and I went on a little walk. We set out on foot from our house and took the Iron Horse trail all the way to downtown for lunch. Sundays are almost always my rest days from actual workouts, but I don’t mind logging a few leisure steps when it’s nice out, like this.
It was about a four-mile walk round-trip, so it gave us plenty of time to soak up some vitamin D and fresh air. We walked to downtown and ended up at a busy restaurant, Katy’s Kreek, for a late lunch. After seeing how crowded the place was we figured it was a winner. However, it took forever to get our food once we were actually seated and then neither of us were pleased with our meals. Oh well. No big deal, because we still were able to do some good people watching and sit back and relax. After lunch, we took a slow stroll home, laid on the couch and watched TV for the remainder of the evening.
And that was it. Perhaps the most chill weekend I’ve had in forever. Yet one that left me rested and refreshed.
My weekly workout recap
Now, it’s time to take a look at all of the workouts I completed over the past week …
- 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 – Did a 30-minute CXWORX core workout at home
- Friday – Taught a one-hour BODYATTACK class, attended a one-hour yoga class
- Saturday – Completed one hour of weight-training, foam rolling
- Sunday – Rest day
What was good about my week of workouts?
It was good to be back to a normal week of workouts after taking several rest days the week before while traveling to Key West. I think this was a strong week for me, because I had a lot of variety, three sessions of cardio (BODYATTACK), two sessions of resistance training (BODYPUMP and a weight-room workout), a core session (CXWORX) and a yoga class. Overall, I hit all the major high points that a week of exercise should have and even had a full rest day.
What could have been better about my week of workouts?
I must sound like a broken record, because for the past month or so I’ve been skipping out on a third weighted-resistance session each week. This past week had two weights sessions, and I really prefer to have three. So I’ll try again to improve again this upcoming week. I don’t feel like I’m losing strength, but I don’t think I’ll make any gains without that third session either. Other than that, this past week was a-okay.
Alright friends. Have a strong start to your week! I’ve got some work and of course, my regular evening BODYATTACK class on the agenda this evening. Until tomorrow!
Questions of the day
What did you do this weekend? Do you have a goal for the week? What’s your favorite kind of food to order at a restaurant?