Hi, friends! Did you have a nice weekend? Ours was good, although not very festive. Let’s do a recap and then talk fitness.
Dinner party al fresco on Friday
On Friday evening, we had our regular rotating dinner party with our group of friends, which happens just about every month at someone’s house. (We hosted the last one and had everyone wear pajamas.) The hosts this time decided on the “breakfast for dinner” theme, which of course, was a total hit. We were told to bundle up, because dinner was served outside, and so I was happy to throw on my favorite boots from the winter season that were ready for one last wear before they get put away for a few months. (Not pictured is a very chunky sweater to follow the bundle rules.)
The dinner party was only about five minutes away in Walnut Creek (almost all of our friends in the group are former SF dwellers who relocated to WC, which is incredibly convenient for get-togethers). We got over there around 7:30 p.m. and were the last to arrive (which never happens, we’re usually one of the first!). As usual, the group hung out in the kitchen enjoying some cocktails (sparkling water for me, sob) for about 30 minutes catching up. Then we grabbed our plates and loaded up on breakfast fare before sitting down outside.
Our feast included an overnight French toast casserole, Huevos Rancheros casserole, a sausage and egg casserole (similar recipe if you add sausage) and some fresh berries. All were divine! I filled my plate up not once, but two times. But sadly, when I went back for seconds, the French toast casserole was already gone, because everyone went back for seconds. It’s not the healthiest dish ever, but a total crowd pleaser. Christmas morning anymore? Mmmm!
It was pretty chilly, so we had some blankets and ended up being nice and cozy around the table outside. We sat down to dinner at 8 p.m. and continued chatting and hanging out until almost 11 p.m. And with a welcoming scene like this, you can see why we stayed …
Rudy was able to join us for the party, and he played like crazy with the hosts’ dog, Tex. Because Rudy never gets to go outside without a leash, he was in total heaven running around in their backyard off leash. But he got pretty tuckered out, and around 10 p.m. he sat in my lap and was falling asleep at the table. It was hilarious. Overall, the perfect relaxing Friday evening with good people and good food!
Delicious food on Saturday
On Saturday, Dave went off to the gym, but I elected to stay home (fresh blowout — not worth ruining), and caught up on some computer and couch time. Later in the day, we headed off for lunch at our usual spot, Lettuce, for some gigantic salads. I’ve never had a bad bite from Lettuce, and seem to crave one of their salads every single Saturday. I guess it’s our thing. That grilled salmon though …
Following salads, we did some errands (suit fitting for Dave for work, etc., etc.) and then ended up at Pressed Juicery for some refreshing and healthy fruit freezes. I tried the limited-edition strawberry almond flavor, which is really good — but I think the chocolate is a bit better. You can choose almond butter, fruit, granola or even Himalayan sea salt as a topping, so PJ is pretty much up my alley.
So the healthy living people of the world are OBSESSED with Pressed Juicery, because the freezes are made solely from real fruit and are not bad for you at all. There aren’t many of these places around, and we’re lucky enough to have one in Walnut Creek just a few minutes from home. But would you believe that this is only my second time going? I really should change that. Although I have a feeling that once I start getting bigger, and the weather gets warmer, the PJ freeze will be a life-saver.
In the afternoon, I took a little cat nap on the couch unintentionally. And when I woke up, we were planning to get moving and head out to dinner … but just like the previous Saturday, at the last minute, we decided to stay home and make a pizza instead. Pizza it was. We had grabbed some ingredients from Whole Foods earlier in the day just in case this happened, and they came in handy.
Fresh dough, mozzarella, fresh veggies and marinara. You can’t go wrong! After pizza, it was another episode of “Shameless” (so bad, but so good) and an early bed-time. Pregnancy is pretty glamorous, people. Pretty glamorous.
Well, here’s where the weekend takes a bit of a turn. We found out at the end of last week that the very first Warriors NBA playoff game would be on Easter Sunday at 12:30 p.m. Originally I had intended to go, but then, I didn’t. That meant that Dave headed off in the morning and was gone for a long time working. So our Easter plans were fairly scrapped. On top of that, it was gloomy and rainy outside. Rudy and I did some things around the house, then I hit up the gym (hadn’t planned to work out, but movement felt right), did some shopping, and finally Dave made it home to prepare us a little Easter Feaster in the evening. I don’t have any colorful smiling outdoor photos of us in pastel Easter outfits to share, so just imagine them. It was, once again, far less glamorous. I did wake up to an Easter basket from Dave, so that’s a highlight. And that was the weekend!! Moving on …
My weekly workout recap
Let’s look at what I’ve been doing to sweat over the last week …
At 13 weeks pregnant …
- Monday: Did a 30-minute full-body weights workout, 11 a.m.
- Tuesday: Practiced Bootybarre at home for 20 minutes, 6 p.m.
- Wednesday: Taught a one-hour BODYPUMP class, 9:30 a.m.
- Thursday: Taught a one-hour BODYPUMP class, 8:30 a.m. and taught a one-hour Bootybarre class, 5:30 p.m.
- Friday: Took a one-hour yoga class, 11 a.m.
- Saturday: Rest day
- Sunday: Did a 20-minute upper-body TRX workout, 1 p.m.
Overview of the week of workouts
This past week was definitely lighter than the last few. I took a full day off and had three very light days. The biggest change was the fact that I returned to yoga after many weeks away (after going every single week for two years). Quite frankly, I didn’t feel very good in yoga. I felt like the poses were a bit of a struggle, even though it was only a moderately challenging yoga class. It could be because I haven’t been going regularly, or it could be that the pregnancy is already affecting my balance slightly. Either way, I’ll probably hold off on regular yoga until I start up some prenatal varieties in a few weeks, because I don’t feel the need to force myself into exercise that isn’t enjoyable. Also, you may notice I’ve been teaching two classes on Thursdays. Definitely not ideal, but because it’s so darn hard to get a class in this very competitive market, I couldn’t say no to either, so am just making it work for now. Not much else to report from this week in fitness though. Still moving!
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P.S. Thanks to Meghan for today’s “Week in Review” link-up.
Questions of the day
How was your weekend?
What’s your favorite holiday recipe or meal?