Hi there, friends! How was your weekend? Before we go any further, if you didn’t have a chance to enter the giveaway I’m running right now, do yourself a favor and put your name in the hat. It’s a big one, complete with food, purses, picnic supplies and more! Let’s keep it light today by chatting about the weekend and my weekly workouts.
The weekend …
On Friday evening, Dave and I had a friend over for dinner at our place. Dave cooked burgers, and I made broccoli and sweet potato fries, and we all sat around and chatted for a couple of hours. Rudy spent about 120 minutes of those two hours trying to get our guest to play fetch with him. Literally. It was hilarious. Rudy loves to have friends over. Side note: Rudy went to the groomer on Friday and came home wearing a Fourth of July bandana, so yes, a photo-shoot ensued. Now my camera roll is edging closer to 85 percent pictures of one white dog (as well as a few plates of food).
On Saturday morning, I was up early (as usual) to teach BODYPUMP, and I followed that up with a grocery-shopping trip to Trader Joe’s, in which I filled my cart with about $100 worth of pre-packaged veggies. True story.
Later that day, Dave and I went out to Urban Plates in Pleasant Hill for an amazing lunch. That place is 100 percent my new favorite lunch eatery in the East Bay. And to complete our very suburban day, we also went to Bed, Bath and Beyond to buy a new Nutribullet, (and this time we got the Pro one, so we don’t break it again), then we each got some clothes at Nordstrom Rack. Good times.
Scenes from our Urban lunch plates below. Mine featured seared ahi tuna, Brussels with bacon and spicy cauliflower with zucchini, as well as some delicious grilled bread. Dave went with the steak salad.
In the evening, Dave and I went to Rooftop restaurant in downtown Walnut Creek for dinner. Rooftop is pretty new, and this was our first time going. And let me tell you, the scene is just awesome. It’s as is sounds — on a roof, so you are actually sitting outdoors under the moonlight overlooking pretty downtown. Our service was fine, food was good and the ambiance perfection! It was busy, so it’s clearly the new hot spot in the Creek.
And we may or may not have had cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory at home that night. I don’t know how the cheesecake always ends up at our house and how we end up eating it. But it just seems to happen.
Sunday included the usual. Chores, food prep, etc. And it also included me bringing Dave to a ridiculous yoga class at a location, which will remain nameless. The class was terrible. The instructor was terrible. And Dave fell out of the “happy baby” pose making a big clunk on the floor, and I busted out laughing. I continued to laugh at how bad the class was all the way through savasana. But hey, at least we got a little stretching on.
After class, we hung out around home and made dinner, which was our first Sunday night dinner at home in some time. I’ve got to be honest, now that the basketball season is finally over and all of our many visitors have come and gone — we’re going to be back to normal a little bit now, which we need. And that was the weekend! Now, let’s talk fitness …
My weekly workout recap
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: Rest day
- Thursday: Did 30 minutes of weights
- Friday: Did 20 minutes of intervals on the treadmill
- Saturday: Taught a one-hour BODYPUMP class
- Sunday: Took a one-hour gentle yoga stretching class
How did this past week of workouts go?
These days, I seem to be averaging an extra rest day, and that’s just the result of having a major shift in my schedule starting earlier this year when I went back to a regular day job. Moral of the story: I had plenty of recovery this week, which is good, in addition to a very very slow yoga class on Sunday to stretch. This past week, I also lifted weights three times, which has been my goal lately, and I popped back on the treadmill for cardio. I missed teaching BODYATTACK on Wednesday, which is usually another good cardio session, but will be back to it this week. Other than that, nothing too exciting with this past week in fitness.
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Questions of the day
How was your weekend?
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