Hey, hey, people! How are you? We’re still over here enjoying the weekend, because today is President’s Day, and Dave is off. Woohoo!
I didn’t want to miss a chance to pop in and say hello, show you some pictures and chatter off about mindless things from the weekend, because that’s what I do on Mondays. And in case you’re new around here, I promise I write blog posts with more substance on Wednesdays and sometimes Fridays too! So let’s do the highlights of the past couple of days …
Friday afternoon BODYPUMP class
Yessss, that’s right. I got to go to an in-person class on Friday, because Dave was home from work. My friend, Whitney, whom I met while attending a Les Mills Advanced Instructor Module 2 a few years ago, was the teacher of the day, and she’s a great instructor — and she did some super-old tracks from past BODYPUMP releases, which is always fun for me as a long-time instructor!
I totally miss teaching BODYPUMP and hope the stars (and child-care) will align so I can get back to it one day soon. Until then, I’ll be doing it in my living room and pretending there are 50 people in front of me with really loud music blaring through the overhead speakers.
The rest of Friday was pretty standard, with a walk to Starbucks with the fam (wearing Brady in my K’tan, of course), a Target trip and sushi at home for dinner. What can I say, we’re creatures of habit.
Saturday barre class and an evening get-together
Saturday started as it usually does, and I went to teach my weekly Bootybarre class in Moraga in the mid-morning after hanging out with the fam at home.
After that, Dave, Brady, Rudy and I stayed around the home-front doing a few house things — like putting together an entryway table and laying out our brand new family room rug, which Rudy immediately got a stain on from one of his dog treats and Brady spit up on in less than 24 hours — good times. It was bound to happen, and we chose a patterned rug exactly for this reason.
Then, that evening, our friends, Phil and Kicki, came over for some wine and chatting for a few hours, which was laid-back and quite fun. We love them!
After they left, we got some take-out Thai food, watched the Olympics and prayed for a good night sleep from Mr. Brady, which didn’t quite come true. Ohhhh parenthood!
Sunday family day and rest day
It was chilly outside when we woke up on Sunday — and I love that! Dave and I had all sorts of intentions of doing a million things, including separate gym trips to work out, but we actually ended up chilling at home until around 2 p.m. and skipping the gym the entirely. So a rest day it was!
In the afternoon, we went to Urban Plates for lunch, picked up some lattes at Peet’s, went to the hardware store and a paint store to look at wallpaper samples (yes, we’re doing wallpaper in a couple of rooms, and I’m super excited about it!), then we finished up with a loop around HomeGoods for trinkets. It was a success! I mean, I love HomeGoods.
Perhaps the most exciting part of Sunday is that we made a pizza in our pizza oven outside that evening, which is the first time we’ve used it. Pretty random and cool that we have a pizza oven behind our house — no, it was not on our new-home wish list — but it’s a welcome addition and makes one heck of a pizza. I’ll show some pics of it soon! Suffice to say, it was a delicious night. We paired the pizza with a bagged salad, red wine and some chocolate ice cream for dessert.
And that concludes the weekend report!
My postpartum weekly workouts
As we do on Mondays, let’s look at how I’ve been exercising this past week …
At 19 weeks postpartum …
- Monday: 30 minutes of full-body weights at home, 30-minute walk, 12 p.m.
- Tuesday: 30 minutes of barre at home, 30-minute walk, 12 p.m.
- Wednesday: 30 minutes of CXWORX at home, 30-minute walk, 12 p.m.
- Thursday: 1 hour and 20 minute walk, 10 a.m.
- Friday: Took a 1-hour BODYPUMP class, 12 p.m.
- Saturday: Taught a 1-hour barre class, 11 a.m.
- Sunday: Rest day
Another good week of workouts is complete. I did a solo workout at home on Monday and took it outside with my weights, and I even got creative and used our back porch ledge for step-ups — all with Brady watching me from the shade in his infant seat. Good times! And as I already mentioned, I made it to a BODYPUMP class on Friday when Dave was home, and clearly that was the highlight of my fitness week. Overall — plenty of balance in my week with some tough workouts, light workouts, stretching, a lot of walking and a full rest day. Don’t forget your rest day, friends, and here’s why and how to make yourself take one.
That’s all I’ve got for you, peeps! Have a wonderful day! 🙂
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Questions of the day
Are you off of work today?
How was your weekend?
What’s something you miss doing that you used to do regularly?