Hi everyone! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend and are ready to tackle this work week! I worked a half day Friday because I had big plans to meet up with the fabulous Shanna from ShannaLikeBanana. I feel like this girl is my long lost friend who I should have known 10 years ago! She’s absolutely wonderful, sweet, stylish, and tremendously gorgeous. We had lunch at Pluto’s where I got an awesome salad beast, and then we continued our fun over to Starbucks to get my first of the season Pumpkin Spice Latte, delish! After 3 hours of girl talk we could have easily chit chatted for many more hours and sadly we didn’t snap a pic since we were having too much fun ;)…but we’ve already decided that’s what next time is for…possible a date at Pinkberry??!! 🙂
I was pretty camera shy the rest of the weekend too since no pictures were snapped. I’m telling ya, I need to get better about taking pictures! The minute I finish a plate of food I think “darn it! I forgot to take a pic!” For now I’m just going to have to use my wonderful descriptive words to tell you what an awesome weekend I had while relaxing with the hubby 🙂
Saturday started off nice with us sleeping in until 7:30am, had coffee, then hubby had to tend to a couple hours of work while I lazed around catching up with RH and blog reading. We then went to the gym together to complete my first workout in over a week! It felt good, but at the same time I was pretty slow in the beginning…and I’m still sore today from that workout! I warmed up for about 10 minutes on the treadmill, then the hubby led me through an awesome strength training routine. We started out with some dynamic stretches and then completed the following routine – all are completed in 3 sets of 15 reps:
- machine chest flyes (45 lbs total)
- toe touches
- kneeling one arm row (17.5 lb)
- plank with knee bends (alternating between bringing knees to outer elbows, straight to chest, and across the chest – done for 1 min.)
- pull ups on TRX
- pikes on TRX
- knee tucks on TRX
- back extensions
It was a great workout but I stayed in check with my intensity as to not get my heart rate up too high by keeping the weights at a medium weight and not moving too quickly through the moves. We then grabbed a bite to eat at Steelhead Brewery, where I had the Greek Salad with some bread and butter. And then the highlight of my weekend happened…fro yo at U Love Yogurt! It’s a new frozen yogurt shop on Burlingame Avenue and it was amazing…it had the best variety of yogurt flavors and toppings I’ve seen to date! But I stuck with my fav flavor of Peanut Butter and endless amounts of candy toppings. And we were entertained by this cute lil boy who was striking up a conversation with us and said that I’m “with the times style-wise in my maxi dress and Louis Vuitton purse”….he then added “I have 3 sisters so I’m up to date with this stuff” Ha! It was too cute! We then headed home and had a variety of snacks for dinner – let’s just say lots of Skippy Natural Crunchy Peanut Butter, TJ’s Honey Goat Cheese, and Keebler’s Cashew Crackers were consumed 😉
Sunday we slept in a lil longer until 8:30 (felt so good!) and I got us breakfast from Starbucks…non-fat lattes with a snack plate of a Turkey Bacon Sandwich, Blueberry Coffeecake, and the Apple Fritter, delish! We lazed around the house watching football and then hightailed to the gym to do our respective workouts…30 min. elliptical and 30 min. treadmill walking for me. Then headed to Fish Market for lunch for more football fun. I got the Warm Spinach Salad and Ceviche – my favorite go to items on their menu. Then we went to BJ’s for more football action where we were utterly disappointed with the 49ers loss…they were so close to a victory too! At least the food was good and I got the Thai Shrimp Lettuce Wraps 🙂
The rest of the evening was spent relaxing at home…and of course, more football action. Have I said yet how much I’m loving that football season is back?! It was a great weekend and now we’re back to the daily grind…no workout for me today and breakfast was another one of these…
Hope you all are having a great Monday so far, see you all tomorrow!
What weekend fun did you have? Any football victories for your home team?!
How do you add protein to your smoothies? I’m all out of protein powder and want to wait until the 1st week of October to stock up more at GNC since that’s when we get our discount…so I’m open to all suggestions of how to add more protein to my smoothies!