Party, shower and weekly workouts

Oh hey there, my friends. I hope you had a nice weekend. Mine was full — but not — if that makes any sense. 

I am very happy to say that on Friday evening, I came home after work, put on my comfortables and planted on the couch. Dave and I ate our favorite Home Run Inn oven pizza and watched the movie The Intern. And it was very enjoyable. I highly recommend it! So sweet!

On Saturday morning, after practicing BODYPUMP at home using all of my toys shown below, Dave and I went over to our friends’ house for a two-year-old girl’s birthday party.

At-home workout set-up by A Lady Goes West

While the rain moved the party indoors, it was still a nice time to catch up with the group. And the hosts had done great work with the theme and decorating.

On Saturday night, Dave and I went out to dinner at a super casual Chinese place called Dragon Pond in downtown Walnut Creek. We each had a drink and an entree, and we shared an appetizer for less than $50, which never happens in the pricey Bay Area, so we were super pumped. Not to mention, the food was pretty darn good — and there was a lot of it. We went from the restaurant over to a friends’ house to hang out for a few hours.

Beef dish at Dragon Pond by A Lady Goes West

We stayed out pretty late, but it was worth it! On Sunday morning, I joined some girlfriends for a baby shower at a country club in an area called Clayton, which I had never been to before. We had good food, an absolutely amazing home-made and fancy purple cake and some laughs as we celebrated our friend and her future baby girl. Definitely a good reason to dress up on a Sunday.

Jen's baby shower

Mimosa at the baby shower by A Lady Goes West

Shower lunch by A Lady Goes West

On Sunday afternoon after the shower, I took Rudy to the pet store to get a few things, and he seriously enjoyed the experience. In the evening, I had some free time while Dave was watching the Warriors game with some guys — it was rare — and I loved it. So suffice to say, I am refreshed and ready for the week, oh and something amazingly wonderful is going down this week, which I will tell you about soon!

My weekly fitness and workout recap

And now, here’s a look at all of my workouts from last week …

Weekly workouts via A Lady Goes West(Photo credit to Leah Bentley Photography, 2015.)

Weekly Workouts 

  • Monday: Did a 45-minute BODYPUMP class
  • Tuesday: Did 30-minutes of weights
  • Wednesday: Taught a one-hour BODYATTACK class
  • Thursday: Did 30-minutes of weights
  • Friday: Took a 45-minute FlyBarre class
  • Saturday: Did one-hour of BODYPUMP at home
  • Sunday: Rest day

How did this past week of workouts go?

Hallelujah, I picked up weights more than two times this week, and boy, that’s what I needed. My workouts have been cardio and yoga heavy the past few weeks, but my one-month membership to CorePower Yoga ended, so I used that time to go to a barre class and do some solo resistance sessions. I also practiced BODYPUMP at home because I’m starting to teach the class again this week after more than two months off! Wish me luck!

That’ll do it. Have a fabulous start to the week, my friends! I’ll see you back here with a fitness post coming up in a couple of days.

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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 your workout plan for the week?

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  1. Sounds like the prefect weekend. Love when you it’s busy but you still have some down time. I always try to get more yoga and stretching into my workouts, but haven’t been too successful lately, so maybe this week!

  2. Sounds like a relaxing, but fun weekend! After a week of low key workouts, or nothing at all (going full time blogging and free-lance writing tomorrow, so I have to finish up some things at my old role – let me know if you have any tips, too!), I need a week of good workouts to feel like I’m on the right path. Ray and I finished up a pretty good run yesterday, which is a great way to kick off a Sunday, so cheers to keeping on that trend.

    Can’t wait to check out your big announcement this week. πŸ™‚

    XO, Jessica

    1. Hi Jessica! Oh wow, big changes for you! Good luck with the transition. Stay organized and make sure you get out of the house regularly. That’s my advice hehehe:)

  3. What a fun looking weekend, though I actually don’t love baby showers or wedding showers (just not into games etc) I always adore the food and treats lol. I actually was away this weekend at my best friends wedding shower and it was so fun, no games just lots of chit chat and good food..think small town church ladies , mini sandwiches and tarts! lol Other then that Saturday night we watched the last of the Hunger games movies…not my fav but still good and then Sunday was spin time and chores! Of course we got MORE SNOOOWWWW so I’m just praying this week will warm up so that we no longer are wearing hats and mitts.!!! Hope you have a great Monday!

  4. Thanks for sharing! Loved the Intern & love Friday night movie nights in.

    When you say 30 minutes of weights, how do you typically structure them? My time for working out has been cut short lately due to a full work & grad school schedule and it’s been challenging to transition to shorter weight workouts (every minute counts).

  5. My weekend was the perfect mix of socializing and relaxing. And, I made it extra long by taking today as a vacation day so that my mom & I could go to the spa for manis and pedis. I can’t wait … I’m long over due!!

    I have planned out 6 days of workouts this week. A mix of cardio, weights and yoga. I’ve already completed two great workouts … and it’s only Monday!!

    Hope you have a great week …

  6. Parties are so fun! The best part of my weekend was a5k run, it made me remember how wonderful running can be! Can’t wait to start adding it to my workouts!

  7. I love that, as a woman, you are so good at getting the weights in every week. Your weekend looks lovely, and I hope you have another productive wonderful week.

  8. The food at that baby shower looked seriously delicious! Wow. My workout plan this week is to get outside everyday either for a hike with the pup or a short run. It’s finally spring here and I’m so ready for it!

  9. I’m hoping to see the Intern, I’m glad you said it was good! Looks like a lovely weekend! This week I’ve got a good mix of cardio and strength training. I was sick over the weekend so I’m easing back in to some regular workouts!

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