If I could sum up my weekend in two words, they would be yoga and wine. True story. I had a little bit of each on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. All the yoga in my life lately stems from the fact that I’m halfway through a one-month Groupon purchase, which gives me unlimited classes at CorePower yoga — and so far I’ve done three classes each week.
This rainy night included a one-hour sculpt yoga class after work at CorePower Yoga Blackhawk in Danville, which marked my first time visiting this particular studio. Even though the town of Danville is near where I live and work, I’ve never spent much time there. The Blackhawk Plaza is super fancy, and I liked the scene. The class I took that night? Sweaty and hard, although the instructor was not my favorite. I followed it up with a shower, a late dinner at home with Dave and some serious couch time.
After a wonderful night’s rest leaving me totally refreshed, the day included a hot yoga class in the morning, a haircut (nothing too exciting), and a fun wine date with Nichole at Residual Sugar — that’s about it.
Funny story: Nichole and I planned to take a cab home from our date because it was raining so badly, therefore, I ordered us a Lyft Line. Lyft Line, much like Uber Pool, is where you share your ride with someone else going in the same direction as you. I neglected to tell Nichole this ahead of time, so she was totally taken aback when we got in the car and there was another fellow up front having a conversation with the driver. It was hilarious to see her surprise. Good times. (If you’re in need of a little transportation entertainment, try out Lyft here.) And believe it or not, two bloggers got together on this night and didn’t take any pictures. Whoopsie!
In the morning, after watching DCC (can’t stop, won’t stop), I did a very brief gentle yoga session at home in my pajamas, as Rudy crawled all over me. A bit later, Dave and I went to Pleasant Hill to run some errands.
We started our mission with a delicious lunch at Yalla Mediterranean. We had eaten take-out from the restaurant with friends once before, but this was our first time dining in. I loved the menu, because it had plenty of healthy options, and we were both pleased with our meals. A very strong lunch spot, indeed.
From there, we did groceries, picked up some decor from Home Goods, and that was it. In the evening, I practiced BODYATTACK choreography to teach this week, and we had a lovely FaceTime date with our dear friends, Jess and Amanda, who live in Orlando. We finished up the weekend by making some French-bread pizzas for dinner. A good weekend, for sure!
My weekly fitness and workout recap
And now, here’s a look at all of my workouts from last week …
(Photo credit to Leah Bentley Photography, 2015.)
- Monday: Taught a one-hour BODYATTACK class, foam rolling
- Tuesday: Rest day
- Wednesday: Took a one-hour BODYPUMP class
- Thursday: Took a one-hour Vinyasa flow yoga class
- Friday: Did 30-mins. of weights, took a one-hour yoga sculpt class
- Saturday: Took a one-hour hot yoga class
- Sunday: Did a 30-minute gentle yoga session at home
How did this past week of workouts go?
The more you do something, the more your body starts to like it. That’s how I feel with yoga. It’s been a long road for me to finally enjoy yoga, and I’m a big fan of the setting and format of the classes offered at CorePower, where I’ve been going the past two weeks.
This past week, I did four sessions of yoga, picked up weights two times, did some cardio and took a full day of rest. Oh and a couple of days were not all-out intense in the workout department, and that’s with reason. If you don’t know why, check out “Why every workout you do doesn’t have to be so hard.” Overall, a good week of fitness for me, one that I hope to emulate this week again.Weekend fun and #workouts ... Click To Tweet
P.S. Thanks to Meghan for today’s “Week in Review” link-up.
Questions of the day
What was the best part about your weekend?
What are your thoughts on yoga?