Hi friends! I hope you’re coming off of a fulfilling and restful weekend. Mine was good, and we’re going to look at it based on the three best parts. Ready? Here we go …
1. Teaching a full and sweaty BODYPUMP class
After taking a hiatus from teaching on the weekends for many months, I’m back to teaching BODYPUMP early Saturday mornings at my neighborhood Walnut Creek 24 Hour Fitness gym until the mid-fall, because I’m covering for someone who is on maternity leave. Even though most people would think waking up to teach an 8 a.m. group fitness class every Saturday after a long week of work would be a buzzkill, well … it’s anything but. I look forward to the energy, I love the people in the crowd, and I feel amazing after the fact. Most of the classes I teach are pretty big, and this one is probably my biggest — with the class getting above 50 participants. Oh, and Dave has been coming, which is awesome!
2. Dining with friends at Teleferic Barcelona
Saturday night, Dave and I went to dinner with Jill and her man, Paul. The four of us met up at Teleferic Barcelona in downtown Walnut Creek and chatted over many rounds of tapas and a few fabulous adult beverages. We were at dinner for almost three hours, and it went by in a flash. Jill and Paul were nice enough to come out from the City to meet with us in our neck of the woods, and they are such fun people. By the way, if you’re not following Jill yet, go for it. She’s pretty, she’s a fit girl, and she’s also super smart. And for those of you who find yourselves in the East Bay looking for a place to eat, I highly recommend Teleferic Barcelona. It’s a great atmosphere, the food is excellent, and if you’re lucky, the owner will walk around and pour a splash of an authentic Spanish beverage into your mouth straight from a pitcher at the beginning of your meal. You can’t beat that, and just look at some of these nibblies …
3. Stretching it out in my return to yoga
Last year, I went to yoga once or twice a week every single week without missing a beat. This year, I’ve been struggling to fit in yoga at all. In fact, this weekend marked my first yoga class in a month, and it felt awesome. I can’t even describe how good it felt to stretch. Reach. Move through poses. Breathe deeply. Be a student. And of course, end the class in a relaxing Savansa (final meditation pose). The class I attended on Sunday afternoon was a Vinyasa flow part of The Yoga Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center. I received a complimentary media ticket to check out the expo and even brought my little sister-in-law along for the ride. We walked the expo hall, nibbled on samples and took in a perfectly mellow class in a crowded room. Being amongst other yogis reminded me that I seriously need to figure how to ramp up my yoga practice again because I’ve truly missed it.
The rest of the weekend included a little bit of relaxing, a lot of eating and spending time with my main fellas — Dave and Rudy.
My weekly workout recap
Now here’s a look at all of the workouts I fit in last week …
- Monday: Rest day
- Tuesday: Taught a one-hour BODYPUMP class
- Wednesday: Taught a one-hour BODYATTACK class
- Thursday: Did 30 minutes of weights
- Friday: Rest day
- Saturday: Taught a one-hour BODYPUMP class
- Sunday: Did 45 minutes of gentle flow yoga
How did this past week of workouts go?
Three weight-lifting sessions, one cardio session and yoga? Yes, this was a balanced and good week of fitness for me, especially with the two full rest days. Because I’ve been pretty diligent about getting my resistance workouts in multiple times a week, I do feel like my strength is coming back a little. Love that!
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P.S. Thanks to Meghan for today’s “Week in Review” link-up.
Questions of the day
What was one great thing from your weekend?
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