Well, Monday certainly got away from me – sorry about that! I somewhat fear that Monday posts are gonna be a bit hit and miss over the next few weeks due to my yoga classes I’m teaching, but we will see…
Let’s begin with a quick weekend recap:
Carrie arrived safe and sound a little after 9pm Friday night. The general consensus was that we were all fairly tired, so after a couple glasses of wine and some catch-up chatter, we went to bed. Uneventful, yes, but we had tentative plans to workout Saturday morning, so I saw no need to push for making Friday night a big shin-dig.
Sure enough, we were up by 9am and got our butts to the gym for a nice little 35 minute cardio session. What a pal, I tell ya 🙂
In my defense, the Saturday sweat session was her idea (because her office is doing a competition to see who can complete the most minutes of exercise by the end of the month – and go figure, it’s a woman who’s several months pregnant who’s winning by like 100 points! Overachievers…), so I was just happily obliging 😀 I also like to think I sweetened the deal for her by bringing her back to the house afterwards and cooking her a homemade breakfast of turkey bacon, scrambled eggs, toast, avocado, cheese, & veggies (ok, maybe, I just did dishes and Boyfriend did the actual cooking of the breakfast – let’s not quibble over minor details). It was so delicious, I completely forgot to snap a picture
Our afternoon was then filled with lounging around while we digested our food and then getting massages I had booked for us earlier in the week. It was glorious. Before we knew it, it was time to embark upon our highlighted weekend activity – booze walking!! Upon setting out for our beverage supply (wine), however, we were overcome with the gosh darn wind (yet again!!). So we decided to just bar crawl instead 🙂
Good times were had by all, and I can’t thank Carrie enough for flying out to visit me for the weekend 🙂
Alas, Monday had to come around sometime, so here we are in yet another week…
Monday & Tuesday workouts:
Yesterday I awoke feeling quite rested and just all around good, so I decided to give running another go. It went well – I walked for a 3 minute warm-up at 4.0 mph and then jogged for 20 minutes around 6.1-6.2 mph. After those 20 minutes, though, I’d had quite enough, so I finished up with 40 minutes on the elliptical (resistance levels 8-10, approximately 140 rpm’s) and felt quite satisfied with myself 🙂 I then came home and did some exercises inspired one of Lindsay’s posts:
3 sets of 20 squats w/ overhead press w/ 5 lb. weights in ea. hand
3 sets of 15 lunges w/ 5 lb dumbbells in ea. hand
3 sets of 20 upright rows w/ 7.5 dumbbells in ea. hand
Later yesterday evening I had another yoga class at my house with my Monday girls 🙂 It went very well – I felt more confident with the sequence I was leading them through, and I felt like I was able to better tune into their needs & progress throughout the practice.
As for today, I kept my workout to a simple hour long elliptical session rotating 3 minutes at resistance level 8 and 2 minutes at resistance level 10 (maintaining 140 rpm’s). And I followed that up with a nice hour long yoga class at the suburban YMCA where I’ve been giving a few classes a try over the past week. I actually enjoyed today’s yoga class even more than Friday’s. A lot of that had to do with the instructor, I think. Today’s instructor just seemed a bit more down-to-earth and had a kick ass accent (she reminded me of a more maternal Penelope Cruz).
Upon returning home from yoga class, I only had eyes for this guy:
That would be the leftover veggie stromboli (with sausage added) from Sunday night’s dinner from Midtown Tavern. Oh, it was glorious! I ate a third slab of stromboli after I devoured the above-pictured plate today, and I even enjoyed it for yesterday’s lunch as well:
Fortunately, I’ve only settled into a mild food coma allowing myself to remain at least semi-functional. Good thing because I’ve got an Indian dinner to prep my appetite for tonight!
– How was everyone’s weekend?
– Does anyone else have a particular day of the week that seems to regularly get away from them?
– Completely un-related, but I thoroughly enjoyed this bit from Live with Kelly and Michael this morning 🙂