Weekends are good for the soul. If you’re lucky, you get a couple of days to step away from your “work,” sleep in a bit later, take care of errands that you didn’t have time for during the week and have a little fun in the process.
For me, this past weekend was a good one. There’s not a ton to report, and that’s because I used most of the time to recharge my body and my mind.
I found the secret to avoiding Bay Area traffic on a rainy Friday evening… Go get a manicure/pedicure when you’re out of work, so by the time you hit the interstate, everyone else is already gone. Genius. I selected white for both my fingers and toes, and I’m loving the change from dark colors.
A rainy Friday night meant a home-cooked meal and pajamas. Perfect.
Waking up fully rested with no alarm clock was the highlight of the day. Dave and I took a trip to IKEA and did some other random errands. In the evening, we joined Nichole and her guy, Brian, for a double-date. They are just the sweetest, and I’m so glad we’ve become friends. (And if you’re not following Nichole yet, get on that here.)
Apps: Roasted potatoes with cheese, ceviche and plantain chips.
We went over to their place for drinks before heading to our 8:30 p.m. reservation at Parada Kitchen in Walnut Creek. Parada is a fairly new spot featuring Peruvian cuisine, and this was our first time going.
Entrees: Pork shoulder, roasted chicken, fries, a salad and fried bolitas.
The tiny restaurant was bustling, and every single thing we ordered was delicious and incredibly flavorful. Our group of four split a bunch of bites and entrees and dessert. I don’t think I had officially had any Peruvian food before, and I was impressed.
Dessert: Peruvian shortbread cookies and flan.
Dave went off to play in his very first soccer game of the season, and I did some chores and hit up the grocery store. I also popped in for my THIRD yoga class of the week at CorePower in downtown Walnut Creek. And let me tell you, nothing feels better than stepping out of an invigorating hot yoga class to find a cool breeze on your face. Dinner was enjoyed at home, we watched some TV, and that’s that. Dave and I have an interesting week with us both going on short work trips, so it was necessary that our weekend not be too busy so we could rest up.
The only picture we took all weekend with people in it. Enjoy!
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: Took a one-hour yoga sculpt class
- Wednesday: Took a one-hour BODYPUMP class
- Thursday: Took a one-hour Vinyasa flow yoga class
- Friday: Did a 25-minute full-body dumbbell workout
- Saturday: Rest day
- Sunday: Took a one-hour Vinyasa flow yoga class
How did this past week of workouts go?
You may notice not one, not two, but three sessions of yoga this week. I’m going to CorePower this month and wanted to fit in as many sessions as I could, while keeping a rest day and doing some weight training. I’m really into the heated room at CorePower and felt so good all week in the fitness department because of it. Who would’ve thought you can wake up at 5 a.m. and enjoy yoga before work? Guess so!Delicious food, fun and #workouts ... Click To Tweet
P.S. Thanks to Meghan for today’s “Week in Review” link-up.
Question of the day
What was the highlight of your weekend?