Hello to you, my friends! I missed you over the weekend! I hope the last couple of days have been treating you well. Today, I’m going to tell you about my weekend and then get right into the standard weekly workout recap.
Friday night is sushi night
Dave arrived back from a business trip on Friday afternoon, and it was nice to see him after a few days away. We were both pretty tired, but we mustered up the energy to head out for a casual sushi dinner at a new-to-us spot called Ozora, which was not too far away.
Took a few tries to get a decent selfie, but at least the food photographed well. Shown above is just a taste of what we ordered — some hot sake, a house salad and a spicy shrimp and salmon roll wrapped in cucumber.
After enjoying some well-priced sushi, we were home and tucked in bed before 10 p.m. In fact, we even tried to watch an episode of “Million Dollar Listing New York” before going to sleep and couldn’t make it through the full hour. Pathetic for a weekend, but just how I like it.
Saturdays at Orangetheory Fitness
I was up before 6 a.m. on Saturday to prepare and get ready for a long morning at Orangetheory Fitness. I taught two classes, took a class, and did some additional work for the studio for a couple hours, so I was there until after lunch-time. The best part of the day? Both of the classes I taught were full, and Dave and some of our friends made an appearance in my second class.
Although I’ve taken Dave to a couple of bootcamps and Les Mills classes that I’ve taught over the course of our relationship, this was his first time in Orangetheory. And I’m happy to say he was a major fan. In fact, he said it was his favorite workout class that I’ve taught to date. Not to mention, he burned about 900 calories in the one-hour class and totally loved the heart-rate monitor and data portion. I know he will be back for more soon!
Go Warriors and tasty food
After a power nap, on Saturday early evening, Dave and I joined a group of friends at a local pizza joint to watch the Warriors away playoff game, which sadly was not a good one. Although the company and conversation was good, it was a disappointing loss, which clearly affected the tone of the group (most of which were Warriors employees!) After that, Dave and I walked to a totally casual Italian restaurant for dinner called Tullio’s, recommended to us by some of our friends.
The only thing that could console sad Dave after watching that game? Some chicken parm. Shown above are our main entrees, including his delicious chicken parmesan and pasta and my salmon, potatoes and veggies with an incredible dipping sauce. We also had warm bread, served with oil and some red wine.
The food was actually pretty good for the looks of the place. And the service? Just great. Overall, it was one of our better dining experiences in the East Bay, in spite of the less-than-fabulous location. After dinner, we went home and had another early night. We were sleepy!
Sunny Sunday in the Bay
On Sunday, I did some work in the morning and had a conference call, then Dave and I headed out to get some fresh air in the afternoon. We rode our bikes downtown to a most lovely lunch at Veggie Grill. It was our first time eating there, and the food was just awesome, so I have no doubt we’ll be back again soon. After lunch, we rode home, and I was back on the computer for the remainder of the evening. I must say, I’m totally enjoying having bikes, especially because there’s a nice trail near our house, which we can safely ride on away from traffic. I’m not world’s most confident biker yet, and I certainly make use of my bell when coming up on people on the trail. So fun!
The best part of our Sunday? Making fish tacos for dinner at home last night! Yay tasty! We were trying to recreate the amazingness we ate almost every day last year during our trip to Cabo. And although we couldn’t possibly make food that good, at least we tried.
And with that, we hit the hay early again to get ready for another busy week!
My weekly workout recap
Because it’s Monday, it’s time to see what my last week of workouts looked like …
- Monday –Taught a one-hour BODYATTACK class, foam rolling
- Tuesday – Taught a one-hour BODYPUMP class, foam rolling
- Wednesday – Taught a one-hour BODYATTACK class, foam rolling
- Thursday – Did a one-hour Orangetheory Fitness class
- Friday – Taught a one-hour BODYATTACK class, did 30 minutes of yoga at home
- Saturday – Did a one-hour Orangetheory Fitness class
- Sunday – Rest day
What was good about my week of workouts?
I felt great this past week, because I was able to move in many different ways. I got in three sessions of cardio while teaching BODYATTACK, and I got in three sessions of resistance training while teaching BODYPUMP and taking Orangetheory Fitness classes. I also did some yoga and had a full rest day. That’s a balanced week right there!
What could have been better about my week of workouts?
While I had been trying to hit the gym for a solo heavier-weights session each week, I’ve actually found that I’m able to get some good resistance work in on the weight-room floor in Orangetheory classes. Therefore, I’ve put my “heavy lifting” goals on the back-burner for now, because as a participant, I’m able to take my time and do quality slow reps. This past week could have potentially benefited from a second short yoga session, but overall it was good.
And that’s all for today! I’m teaching some classes at Orangetheory, writing and then teaching a BODYATTACK class tonight. A full line-up of activity to start the week off right. Have a lovely Monday, friends!
Questions of the day
Are you a sports fan? What’s your team?
What did you do this weekend?
Which do you prefer — a fancy restaurant or a casual hole-in-the-wall?