Happy Monday! Back to it! I hope your weekend was great, my friends! Mine wasn’t the most exciting couple-of-days, but that’s okay. Let’s do a quick recap and then get to the fitness.
A comfortable Friday evening on the couch
On Friday afternoon, I got my hair done, hit up the grocery store and then went home to fold laundry and do a few chores. By the time all that was complete, it was 7 p.m., so Dave and I elected to stay home. I picked up a couple of things at Safeway to make a sampler-platter for dinner. I put on my pajamas, poured a glass of wine and planted myself on the couch with Dave and little Rudy for the evening.
Outside of going to the fridge to get dessert, I really didn’t move. We also finished the final episode of season 3 of “Orange is the New Black,” and I must say, the season totally picked up and pulled me back in, after starting out very slow. I can’t wait for the next season!
An unexciting Saturday with a fun dinner out
On Saturday, I did a little workout at home, worked on the computer for several hours and went on an unsuccessful attempt to purchase a bathing suit. The day was a bit of a bummer, but it picked up in the evening when Dave got home from golfing. We got all cleaned up and went to Va De Vi in downtown Walnut Creek for dinner, a place we’ve enjoyed once before.
The delights shown above include a Spanish red-wine flight (all mine), a cheese plate with my favorite Humbolt Fog cheese and walnut bread, a charcuterie mixed-meat plate with pate, a tasty salad and tuna tartar with sesame chips. Now that’s a good meal.
We sat at the bar, and I saw not one, but three people that I know from various gyms, including a fellow instructor and two members. The food was great, the conversation was great, and it was the best part of the weekend for sure.
A tasty lunch, shopping and more couch time on Sunday
On Sunday morning, after making a mess with a smoothie bowl, I pulled out and tried on nearly all of my outfits for our Hawaii trip. At this point, I’m basically all packed.
After packing, Dave and I went to downtown Walnut Creek and had a very delicious couple of salads for lunch at Lettuce, a place which we hadn’t been before and totally enjoyed. From there we shopped. Dave got some work clothes at Banana Republic using our “Friends and Family” discount (they are having a great sale on top of that, so check it out!), and I got some random bathing-suit bottoms from H&M. Apparently all the good swimsuits are sold out in all the stores, so I won’t be sporting a new suit in Hawaii after all. Instead, I got two new cheapy bathing-suit bottoms, which I plan to mix and match with my existing tops. It’ll have to do, I guess.
After shopping, we swung by Lunardi’s for salmon and steak, which Dave grilled up for our dinner. And that was the weekend. I wouldn’t say it was the best one ever, but I see some serious fun in my future with our vacation beginning later this week.
My weekly fitness and workouts recap
Each Monday, I like to give you a glimpse at my most recent week of workouts. So here we go …
(Photo credit to Leah Bentley Photography, 2015.)
- Monday: Taught a one-hour BODYATTACK class, did a 15-minute yoga session
- Tuesday: Took a one-hour Orangetheory Fitness class
- Wednesday: Took a one-hour Orangetheory Fitness class
- Thursday: Taught a 45-minute BODYPUMP and a 30-minute core class, foam rolling
- Friday: Taught a one-hour BODYATTACK class, did a 20-minute gentle yoga class
- Saturday: Did a 30-minute CXWORX workout and a 30-minute yoga session at home
- Sunday: Rest day
What was good about my week of workouts?
This past week, I had some excellent workouts. I had two full hours of high-intensity cardio training when teaching BODYATTACK, as well as cardio during a portion of the two Orangetheory classes I took. I picked up weights three times with BODYPUMP and portions of two Orangetheory classes, and I also did three yoga sessions. Once again, my highlight of the week was hitting another personal best sprint during an Orangetheory session.
What could have been better about my week of workouts?
I’d say this past week was pretty good. It would have been nice to add another resistance-training session, but overall I’m pleased. And my workouts will look much different the next two weeks with my pending Hawaii trip, as well.
That’s the report for now! My Monday is a usual one. I’m teaching at Orangetheory in the morning and then teaching BODYATTACK later tonight. Have a great day!
Questions of the day
How was your weekend?
Did you work out over the weekend?