Hey there my lovely friends, I hope you are having a great morning. I know we are gearing up here in MA for a Nor’easter so this week should be interesting!! How was your weekend? I hope it was awesome! Ours was kind of all over the place since the snow soiled some of our plans, but all in all it was great! Let’s take a look at what the week looked like with the Weekly Wrap Up!
Monday: I ran 3 miles at an easier pace for me while watching White Collar. Afterwards I lifted upper body and stretched. On a side note, I love White Collar and am really sad this is the last season. Any other fans out there?
Tuesday: I woke up and wasn’t feeling too into a workout but I pulled it together and did a 3 mile progression run that felt pretty awesome and then worked abs and lifted chest. Are you seeing more of a lifting theme this week?
Wednesday: I got into work and our fitness director immediately came up to me and let me know that Erin, our spin instructor was our sick this morning so they were going to have one of the PTs so a mix class. I was pretty bummed since I look forward to this class all week. Before class I decided to do some burpees and upper body lifting before I went into the spin studio. Once I was there, a few of us regulars decided we would run our own spin class. We plugged in Spotify, each picked a few of our fav songs and decided we would each teach those tracks. It was actually pretty fun and I think Erin would have been impressed with our class!
Thursday: Keeping on my running/lifting theme, I did a fast 5k and then lifted back and did abs. It was a hard, to the point workout and then I was done.
Friday: It was my birthday and I started off my 34th year with box jumps and a heavy lifting circuit followed by 20 mins of HIIT on the treadmill that nearly killed me. My butt hurt so badly after my lifting that I worried for what the rest of the day was going to bring, but I suppose it was time to go hard or go home, right? HA! After work, Robyn took Ashton and I out to a nice dinner where we had the most incredible homemade pasta. It was one of the best meals I have had out in a LONG time. Even Robyn, the biggest food critic said it was great! To cap off the night.I came home to some wonderful gifts and my favorite homemade cake (key lime with key lime frosting) for which Ashton dug in immediately! HA! All in all, it was a wonderful birthday!
Saturday: We woke up and the snow had already started and was coming down hard. Ashton’s swim class was cancelled and my hairdresser called saying she couldn’t make it into the salon, so my hair appointment was cancelled as well. I was a little panicked as I had a 4 day conference that I needed my hair done for, but there wasn’t much I could do about it. So, we lazed around the house and did a lot of cuddling and playing.
We also went outside and did some sledding, which of course led to this…
After a long day being cooped up inside, I put Ashton to bed and did this Pure Barre Workout. I had never done anything Pure Barre before and I have to say, I liked it. I wouldn’t give up running to do it, but these shorter videos are perfect and pack a punch so I hope to incorporate them into my routine a few times a week.
Sunday: Remember how I said my hairdresser had to cancel my appointment on Saturday? Well she called and the owner allowed her to open the shop just for me on Sunday morning so I could get my hair done and not look like a hot mess for my conference. She is pretty much the best hairdresser ever! After my appointment, I had an appointment at a different place to get Ashton’s haircut, so we were both a bit more cleaned up! Only one of us got a lollipop after our cut though!
During Ashton’s nap I did laundry and packed for my conference. ***WARNING–TMI coming!!***When Ashton got up, we played for a bit and then he got to watch Frozen as a reward for FINALLY pooping on the potty. Sorry guys but this is a HUGE deal in our house since he has been peeing on the potty since July but refused to poop. He ended up pooping 3 times on the potty and we made a ridiculously big deal about it. We have been at 85% potty trained for months and I REALLY want to get rid of diapers ASAP! Keep your fingers crossed that this continues!
While we were watching Frozen, my phone kept going off so I finally checked it to see what was such a big deal and it was a bunch of emails and texts saying that due to the Nor’easter that is supposed to start Monday afternoon, my work conference has been cancelled. I have to say, I was THRILLED! I REALLY didn’t want to spend 3 nights away from my boys, so it was great news to me (plus, no one wants to be stuck somewhere during a blizzard!)
So that is the Weekly Wrap Up! Overall, I am happy with how the week played out. I got in some good runs, incorporated more lifting in my schedule and continued to cross train and tried out a new video. I am still killing my water goal and I am likely bagging out of work early today and working from home for the next few days, so all in all, I am happy!
With that, have a great Monday friends! If you are going to get hit with this blizzard, stay warm and safe–and remember to lift with your legs!
Question of the day
How was your weekend? Anyone else go sledding?