Well hello there, friends. Happy Valentine’s Day week! Why don’t we catch up? A brief weekend recap, some news and my workouts coming your way! (And before we get started, did anyone see Ed Sheeran’s performance on the Grammys? He killed it!)
I’m happy to say that we finally had a break in the rain in Northern California this past weekend, and it was gorgeous out! On Saturday, Dave and I made the short road-trip down to Santa Cruz to go to a Santa Cruz Warriors basketball game and to visit his little sister, Gwena. (Remember when Gwena inspired me to write this post about the benefits of working out in the morning?) We brought Rudy with us too, and he enjoyed a little change of scenery and the sunshine.
Dave, Rudy and I got down to Santa Cruz around 3 p.m., and took a walk to the beach to enjoy the view and ocean air. From there, we went back to Gwena’s place and hung out before heading out for dinner and the game. We had some delicious Mediterranean appetizers at Mozaic in downtown Santa Cruz and then walked to the arena. By the way, the Santa Cruz Warriors are the D-League minor team of the Golden State Warriors, and Gwena works there (keeping it in the family). The arena is pretty small, but they put on a good game there. Because all of the seats are in the “lower bowl,” there isn’t a bad spot in the house to watch the action on court.
I loved all of the entertainment and fun in-game events that took place, which were totally different than what you would expect at a Golden State Warriors game. For instance, they had some little kids play musical chairs in a competition, and there was a dance group of tons of young people performing jazz. So cute! We had a great time supporting the Santa Cruz Warriors and loved checking out Gwena’s beachy pad, as well.
In the morning on Sunday, we went to breakfast with Gwena at Lulu Carpenter’s in downtown (where I got the delicious green tea latte you see below), before hitting the road back to the Bay Area, where we did all the Sunday things. I’m so happy to have the beautiful sunshine back!
Rudy turns two years old
And in other news, if you are reading this post on Monday, February 13, it’s Rudy’s second birthday. While we didn’t meet our furry bundle of joy until he was 12-weeks-old, it’s nice to know the actual day he entered the world. If his birthday had fallen on a weekend, I totally would have had a party for him. But nobody wants to party on a Monday, you know? Rudy will be enjoying a special doggie treat and extra snuggles (if that’s possible) today. Happy birthday, buddy! We love you!
My weekly workout recap
It’s been a minute since I’ve shared how I’ve been moving, so let’s do it. I worked from home nearly all week, so you’ll notice my workouts were at different times than usual.
- Monday: Took a 45-minute BODYPUMP class, 4 p.m.
- Tuesday: Took at one-hour barre class, 10 a.m.
- Wednesday: Did a one-hour weights session with a trainer, 9 a.m.
- Thursday: Taught a one-hour Bootybarre class, 6 p.m.
- Friday: Did a 30-minute full-body weights workout, 15 minutes of yoga, 10 a.m.
- Saturday: Rest day
- Sunday: Did a 20-minute full-body TRX workout, 4 p.m.
Overview of the week
While I’ve been going strong for quite some time with one yoga session a week, I didn’t get to a full class this past week and only popped into one for 15 minutes before my gym time needed to be done for the day (things to do!). I did, however, lift weights three times, which was awesome. I’m working off of a small five-pack of personal training sessions and have totally enjoyed the extra push in the gym with my trainer friend, Will, who is a fellow Les Mills instructor too. This past week was heavy on weights, but I did get some flexibility and cardio training in with the two barre classes, as well as a nice full rest day over the weekend. It was an okay week overall, but I missed a full yoga sesh.A trip to #SantaCruz and a #WeeklyWorkout recap. Check out what's going on with blogger @apstyle ... Click To Tweet
P.S. Thanks to Meghan for today’s “Week in Review” link-up. And congrats to Samantha, the winner of the Jamba Juice gift card giveaway. I’ve got another giveaway coming up this week, so look out for it.
Questions of the day
How was your weekend?
Do you ever miss a certain style of working out when you don’t do it for a while?
Do you celebrate your pet’s birthday?