The weather in the Bay Area is absolutely beautiful right now! While I’d like to say that I spent much of the weekend outdoors, that’s not really the case. Nonetheless, it was a great weekend with a mixture of work and play. How was yours?
On Friday evening, I took off from work just a couple minutes after five so I could make it to CorePower Blackhawk for a sweaty yoga-sculpt class. It was one hot mess of a class. From there, I went to the grocery store and went through the check-out line with a full cart and no wallet. Classic. (I was able to run to my car and run back, thankfully.) That evening was spent at home catching up on TV, doing chores and hanging out with Rudy. Dave’s parents visited us this weekend, and they went to the Warriors game on Friday night while Dave worked, so it was just me, the puppy and my faithful friends on the Bravo network. (And to be truthful, I was looking forward to that quiet time all week!)
On Saturday morning, I finally got to see Dave’s parents. In the mid-morning, Dave’s Mom and I headed off to the Woodhouse Spa in downtown Walnut Creek for some pampering. She had a facial, and I had a one-hour Swedish massage, which was just fabulous. This was my second time visiting this spa, and it is just a treat through and through. The facilities are excellent, services great — and the staff make you feel so incredibly taken care of. I would like to get every single thing they offer done at some point. Good times. I nearly fell asleep during my massage and didn’t want to leave. The smells in that place? Divine. We sampled the lotions in the lobby, and they were other-worldly. Scents like avocado, pumpkin and honey stayed with me all day.
After the spa, we walked over to Tender Greens in downtown Walnut Creek (our standard favorite lunch on the weekends) to meet Dave and his Dad for a tasty and healthy meal. I ordered the local cod with mixed veggies shown above, and I cleaned that plate right up. In the afternoon, I had to run some errands (part of the work portion of the weekend), and then, the four of us went out to a delicious dinner at Vic Stewart’s steakhouse in Walnut Creek. But before we left, a little photo shoot at home …
We had never been to Vic Stewart’s before, and it was an old and traditional steakhouse with all those “steakhousey” touches. I really like the white tablecloth, piano music type of vibe sometimes, and this place delivered. We all enjoyed it very much. Even though I was at a steakhouse, I actually ended up eating salmon instead of steak, but I did get to try a bite of both the roast beef and New York strip, and they were mouth-watering. We also got two desserts to share for the table, which Dave’s Dad and I devoured. His sweet tooth is not as big as mine, but pretty strong.
After dinner, we went home and played a few minutes of a quiz card game called Smart Ass, and that was the night.
On Sunday, the four of us went to an Easter church service in Walnut Creek, which was just under an hour long. I haven’t been to church in quite a while, and it’s hilarious to go with Dave because he likes to laugh at my singing voice. We followed up church with brunch at Wence’s in Pleasant Hill, which was loud, but the food was superb. Somehow we let the day get away from us without taking a nice photo in our Easter clothes. So food is all I have to show …
After brunch, I had to retreat home to practice BODYATTACK choreography (more of the work portion of the weekend). I have to teach an old release tonight and a new one on Wednesday, so my head is very full of music, moves and coaching cues. Unfortunately, Dave also had to head off to work at at Warriors game, so his parents entertained themselves with a long outdoor walk on the trail. Once I was done practicing ATTACK, I hit up one of my last yoga sessions at CorePower before my month-long Groupon ends, and it was an excellent class.
In the evening, we were able to all relax together for a casual and cheery Easter dinner at home consisting of steak, salmon, asparagus, sweet potatoes and of course, carrot cake. And that was the weekend. It was really nice to have Dave’s parents visiting us for the weekend! We love visitors and have more coming this upcoming weekend!
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-minutes of weights, took a one-hour yoga sculpt class, foam rolling
- Saturday: Rest day
- Sunday: Took a one-hour Vinyasa flow yoga class
How did this past week of workouts go?
This past week was similar to the past few. I fit in three sessions of yoga (one with very light weights), two resistance sessions and a cardio session. I had five total days of activity with two full rest days, which always feels good to have that recovery between workouts. I’m definitely slacking in the weights department and really need to figure out how to fit in a third good resistance session each week with the time I have available for workouts. Hopefully soon!
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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’s the best workout you’ve done lately?