Hey there, Monday morning! I hope you all have had a lovely couple of days. This weekend, I taught a few group fitness classes and did some socializing. As I’m writing this, I’m chuckling to myself because Dave is behind me using the foam roller and groaning. You see, he attended a bootcamp class I taught on Saturday, and he is rather sore. This makes me one happy girl.
In addition to teaching two classes on Saturday, I also fit in a little fun. On Saturday night, Dave and I went to our second holiday party of the season, hosted at our friend’s place in the North Beach neighborhood. There were about 10 of us there, and we had cocktails, exchanged White Elephant gifts and chatted the night away. In fact, Dave and I stayed out past midnight, which hardly ever happens. This is the same group of friends who we went camping with in May in the redwoods and who we ran the crazy annual Bay-to-Breakers race with in May as well. A group of fun-loving people, as you can see.
This White Elephant gift exchange had some pretty good gifts, all under $30. For our contributions, Dave and I brought a nice bottle of red wine we purchased from our lovely trip to Carmel, as well as a Bluetooth speaker you can use in the shower. We were advised to bring gifts that we would like receiving and took that to heart. I love the wine, and Dave loves the speaker. In fact, he stole the speaker from someone during the gift exchange, and of course, it changed hands again and ended up going home with a new owner. I ended up with a very nice silver Vera Wang wine bottle holder and a matching cork stopper, and Dave came away with some dessert wine. Which brings me to the tragedy of the night. Along with Dave’s dessert wine, came that fun and colorful wine glass in the picture above. He took my photo with it, then when I took my phone from him to take a close-up of the writing on the bottom of the glass, I instantly dropped the glass, and it shattered everywhere. Hilarious. But way sad. Butterfingers? No, just too eager to take a picture. The giver of the gift said she purchased the glass at Dillard’s, and it’s Lolita brand, so maybe I’ll go get myself one to make up for the error. Boohoo.
Nonetheless, we had a great time hanging out with good people and spreading a little holiday cheer.
Time to talk fitness
Now, back to business. Every Monday, I like to take a minute to go over all of the working out I did over the past week. Because I work in fitness, I’m pretty active, so by no means are my workout recaps something you should follow or strive for. However, the comments on what is good and what is bad about my weeks are always designed to offer a little insight. Let’s get to it!
- Monday – Taught one-hour BODYATTACK class, foam rolling
- Tuesday – Taught one-hour BODYPUMP class, attended one-hour Barry’s Bootcamp Butt and Legs class, foam rolling
- Wednesday – Taught one-hour BODYATTACK class and one-hour BODYPUMP class, foam rolling
- Thursday – Attended one-hour Barry’s Bootcamp Hardcore Abs class, foam rolling
- Friday – Taught one-hour BODYPUMP class, foam rolling
- Saturday – Taught one-hour BODYATTACK class
- Sunday – Completed a 10-minute Detox Yoga video at home via POPSUGAR
What was good about my week of workouts?
Well, I was definitely active. I taught three BODYATTACKs and three BODYPUMPs, (in which I did the workout along with the class), attended two Barry’s and then did a short yoga session. That’s quite the week, split evenly with cardio and strength training. To tell you the truth, after taking so much time off last week for the holiday, my body felt great this week, as though I had been reset. I was pretty energized and loose for most of my workouts. Because I set a goal to do yoga at least once a week, I’m glad I fit in a short 10-minute session at home to round out my week. In fact, I did it in the comfort of my leopard-print pajamas, which was a nice way to start my lazy Sunday.
What could have been better about my week of workouts?
This was a very heavy week of working out and isn’t how I like to have all of my weeks turn out, due to all the high intensity in the classes I taught and the classes I attended. Not every workout should be super hard, and they all were. I probably should have pulled out one of the Barry’s sessions and done a full yoga class instead, however I was finishing up a 10-pack of classes at Barry’s and finally got it all complete. I’m definitely going to do more yoga this upcoming week and pull back a little on the intensity. And even though I didn’t have an official rest day, my short Sunday yoga session was beneficial and certainly not too taxing. I may make that same video or something similar part of my weekly routine, because it was good to get moving and stretch out. It wouldn’t hurt to get in the weight-room for a solo session, but that may not happen again this week because I’ll be teaching three BODYPUMPs already.
Okey doke, friends! Go off and have a fabulous Monday. Come on back tomorrow for Treat Yourself Tuesday, because I’ve got something a-little-bit techy and a-lotta-bit cool to share with you.
Questions of the day
What’s one way that you were active over the last week? Do you have any workouts planned for this week? What’s the best thing that happened to you this weekend?