Hello friends! I hope you are coming off of a great weekend and were able to celebrate Father’s Day with loved ones. My dad is currently in Michigan with my grandmother, so I had to send my love from afar.
Scott ended up working throughout the majority of the weekend, so I spent a lot of time organizing around the house. I got out for a bit on Friday and Sunday, but this weekend recap can be summed up pretty quickly …
I met my friend, Erin, her boyfriend, Jason, and some of her friends in Prospect Park to watch the Brooklyn Philharmonic perform on Friday night. It was a free concert, and we certainly weren’t the only ones planning to go.
We set up camp far enough away to have space, but close enough to hear the music with a variety of snacks and beverages.
They played for about an hour and a half, and then the show finished up with an impressive fireworks display!
It was a great night to get outside and enjoy some complimentary live music.
Scott got called into work earlier than expected on Sunday, so I walked him to the train stop and found myself right in the middle of a street festival!
There was a lot of great food to choose from, but I was craving a monster salad. Eventually, I caved and ordered a Greek salad with chicken from Bagel Pub on my way to a different train stop to run a few errands.
I also asked to add beets because they looked good. Is that weird on a Greek salad?
Later that night, I watched Game 7 of the NBA Finals with our downstairs neighbors while I waited for Scott to get home and called it a night soon after!
Since I don’t have much weekend talk to share today, I figured I would end this post with the latest edition of Weekly Workouts. Here’s what I’ve been up to on the fitness front lately …
(June 13 – 19th, 2016)
Monday – 4.75 mile run/walk
I love starting the week of with a long run around the park! This one took over an hour and included a lot of walking and stops, thanks to Roadie and his ever-curious nose.
I don’t mind taking it easy on runs from time to time. When I got home, I tried a new (quick) at-home workout for good measure: 10 Minutes to Tighten and Tone Your Entire Body via POPSUGAR Fitness. (<- I loved it!)
Tuesday – Rooftop workout with Michael Strahan’s trainer, Latrael Mitchell!
This was a wonderful event! The workout was only about thirty minutes long, but it wasn’t easy. La started with a mobility warm-up and then led us through a challenging series of bodyweight exercises that also helped us work on flexility.
We went through a lot of controlled squatting, holds, and challenging mobility exercises. I enjoyed it, and I felt sore for days afterwards!
Wednesday – Total Body AMRAP (At-Home Workout)
I only had about twenty minutes to work out on Wednesday, so I really wanted to challenge myself in the time that I had. I turned to a total body workout to share I shared shortly after we moved to our apartment. You can complete it anywhere, as long as you have access to a light and medium set of dumbbells or resistance bands.
This workout is AMRAP-style, which means simply complete each exercise for one minute … as many reps as possible. It’s a doozie!
Thursday – REST, and lots of walking
I was in the City to work a fun event, and then spent the afternoon and early evening showing my friend, Susan, and her boyfriend around. We walked a lot in a short amount of time!
Dancer poses in Central Park? Sure, why not.
Out of nowhere, I started getting a migraine, so I said my goodbyes and hurried home to try and feel better. (Does this ever happen to any of you?) Migraines aren’t even an ounce of fun. Luckily, I started feeling better after eating something substantial, chugging water, taking some headache medicine, and then a nap. I figured I would listen to my body and take a break for the night. Phew!
Friday – Orangetheory Fitness
This was my first time visiting Orangetheory Fitness! I had heard about it a great deal before we moved to NYC, and I was looking forward to finally trying it out for myself.
Our class was an hour long and included a treadmill/rowing endurance challenge as well as three different circuits at a weight station. I really enjoyed it! I’m sure I’ll be back, and would love to share more of an in-depth review in the future.
Saturday – REST
Sunday – Yoga Workout For The Ultimate Bikini Body via POPSUGAR
I rounded out the week with a thirty minute yoga video. It wasn’t easy, but it was a good combination of holds, stretches, and ab work. I’ll be doing it again!
I guess that’s it for now! I’m about to put another workout together that I hope to share with you on the blog tomorrow.
Thanks for checking in. Happy Monday!
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Questions of the Day
• What was one highlight from your weekend?
• When is the last time you saw a fireworks show?
Disclaimer: Although I am a certified personal trainer, I am not necessarily your personal trainer. The workouts I post are what work best for me and might not be the right type of exercises for you. If you decide to give these workouts a try, please listen to your body and rest or modify as you see fit. I always recommend consulting a doctor or health professional before making changes to your diet or fitness routine.