Hello there, my friends! I hope you had a great weekend! Mine went by far too fast, as they tend to do. A quick recap and my usual weekly workout recap ahead …
A look at my weekend in Walnut Creek
On Friday afternoon, after a meeting at Orangetheory, I popped into Lululemon and picked up an outfit for me and shorts for Dave, mostly covered using some gift cards we had both received. And yes, gift card shopping is the best kind of shopping.
In the evening, Dave and I went to dinner at The Cheesecake Factory in downtown Walnut Creek, which makes two chain restaurant visits in one week (perhaps a record for us since moving to California). That night, we had drinks, bread, appetizers and cheesecake, and it was glorious. Who needs entrees!
On Saturday, Dave was up and out early to golf in a tournament, so I used my alone time to begin watching the latest Les Mills group fitness releases, which I will be teaching for the first time next week. I also ran out to Target and did some random errands and chores. I mean, pretty exciting stuff.
In the evening, Dave and I invited over another couple to watch the Warriors game and to most importantly let Rudy enjoy his first real date. Our friends Richard and Kellee brought over their three-month old pug, Lola, who is about five pounds and totally feisty.
Even though Rudy is nearly twice her size, Lola dominated him and chased him around all night. She would even grab onto his tale and pull chunks of white fluff off of it. So as you would imagine, in addition to enjoying some appetizers and wine that I put out, we spent the majority of the night laughing hysterically at our little dogs. Good times.
On Sunday, it was mostly all about fitness for me. I spent time learning some BODYPUMP tracks, joined in for a portion of a special Orangetheory workout and went to a BODYPUMP instructor practice session in Pleasanton. In the evening, Dave and I made dinner at home and prepared for the week ahead, and that’s the story.
My weekly fitness and workout recap
Every Monday, I like to share my recent workouts, so let’s get to it …
(Photo credit to Leah Bentley Photography, 2015.)
- Monday: Taught a one-hour BODYATTACK class, foam rolling
- Tuesday: Took a one-hour Orangetheory class, foam rolling
- Wednesday: Taught a one-hour BODYPUMP class, foam rolling
- Thursday: Taught a 45-minute BODYPUMP and a 30-minute core class, foam rolling
- Friday: Took a one-hour BODYFLOW class
- Saturday: Practiced BODYPUMP for 25 minutes with light weights
- Sunday: Did 25 minutes of HIIT at Orangetheory and 25 minutes of BODYPUMP, foam rolling
What was good about my week of workouts?
This past week included two cardio sessions during BODYATTACK and Orangetheory, as well as four resistance sessions during BODYPUMP and Orangetheory. I also took a fabulous BODYFLOW class, which is the Les Mills version featuring a Pilates/Tai Chi/Yoga combination, and it was nothing short of magnificent for both the body and mind. The best parts of my week in fitness were sprinting at 12 miles-per-hour in an Orangetheory class on the treadmill (so fast!), as well as stretching to the music during BODYFLOW. Power and recovery. That’s what it’s all about.
What could have been better about my workouts?
It’s pretty clear that this past week didn’t have a full rest day. While my Saturday was incredibly light, I still did a small amount of exercise in order to prepare for the instructor practice session I went to on Sunday. Overall, a day off would have rounded out the week, because I always make time for those (so should you!), so I hope to have one this week.
That’s that, folks! I hope you have a great start to your week! (P.S. Thanks to Meghan for hosting today’s “Week in Review” link-up.)Weekend fun and a #workout round-up. Check this out ... #WeeklyWorkouts Click To Tweet
Questions of the day
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