Hi, friends! I hope you had a nice weekend. Did you enjoy that extra hour of sleep? I sure did. Let’s chat about the weekend (which featured a mixture of healthy activities, movement, retail, self-care and sugar) and then dig into my recent workouts.
Dinner at Postino in Lafayette
While I definitely prefer to have a low-key evening at home on Fridays because I wake up so early on Saturdays to teach, it seems like lately, Dave and I have had plans on Friday nights. The good news is that this past Friday night was great, so I can’t exactly complain. We met two other couples (from Dave’s work) for a delicious meal and wine at Postino, an Italian spot in Lafayette.
Postino has an incredible setting — shaped greenery around the entrance — and cool decor inside. We dined on burrata, bread and Brussels sprouts as appetizers, then I had a salmon dish for my entree (surprise, surprise), and we finished up with two delicious desserts. I kept my camera away for most of the meal, but did at least capture the sweet ending.
BODYPUMP, car shopping and Walnut Creek Yacht Club
Saturday morning included teaching my usual Les Mills BODYPUMP class in Walnut Creek. Then, I was supposed to get my hair done in the late morning, but there was an appointment snafu, so I ended up with some unexpected free time. I used that time to make myself a tasty lunch at home featuring my dear purple sweet potato …
In the afternoon, Dave and I headed out to get a new car for me. We had done some pre-shopping the week before and were ready to make a decision. My lease was three months away from being up (which means we are three months away from being in the East Bay for two years after moving out of San Francisco, BTW), and I opted to get a new car from the same car company, but instead of white, I went with black. It’s shiny and pretty and I’ve named her “Betty.” (My previous car was named “Pearl” because she had a pearl-ish white color, you see.)
That night, Dave and I went to one of our regular spots, Walnut Creek Yacht Club and sat at the bar. We’re such creatures of habit that we ordered the same thing we always order — except this time we got a different dessert — seasonal, of course. Our line-up included prawn cocktail, fish tacos, lots of thick brown bread and pumpkin cheesecake and ice cream for dessert. Yay pumpkin!
Soccer game and lunch at Lemonade restaurant
On Sunday, I took Rudy to go watch half of Dave’s weekly soccer game. He plays in a co-ed intramural team, and this was our first time going to watch him. (In fact, I hadn’t seen him play since our Orlando days.) It was a nice sunny day, and Rudy and I got to see Dave score three goals so that his team could win. Go Dave! Oh, and Rudy was a total hit. People kept coming up to me to pet him, as they tend to do. He was mostly a good boy, but he did have a barking fit at a dog about five times his size, so that was great.
Later that day, we hit up Lemonade for a late lunch, and it was everything we had hoped for and more, because we were both pretty hungy. I’m still hoping to try the new True Food Kitchen soon — but for some reason, we keep ending up back at Lemonade when weekend lunch-time hunger strikes.
In the late afternoon, I got a mani and a pedi (red on all accounts), then we had grass-fed burgers at home for dinner. I wrote this post while lounging in my pajamas with almond oil slathered all over my face, and that was the weekend!
My weekly workout recap
Here are all the ways I’ve been moving lately …
- Monday: Rest day
- Tuesday: Taught a one-hour BODYPUMP class
- Wednesday: Did 45 minutes of Bootybarre at home
- Thursday: Did 20 minutes of full-body weights
- Friday: Did 45 minutes of Bootybarre at home
- Saturday: Taught a one-hour BODYPUMP class
- Sunday: Rest day
Overview of the week
Two full rest days, two big workouts and three less intense workouts — that’s what made up this past week. Between BODYPUMP and Bootybarre, I got in plenty of resistance training and bursts of cardio, so I’d say this past week was balanced. I haven’t been to yoga in a couple of weeks, but plan on making my return to my favorite spot, CorePower Yoga, very soon, because I can tell I’m in need of some more time on the mat!Pictures of good #food and fun in the #BayArea with @apstyle #Fitness #Workouts ... Click To Tweet
Questions of the day
How was your weekend?
What’s something you’re looking forward to this week?