Weekend Wrap Up and Back to Bootcamp!

Good morning!  As usual, the weekend went by way too fast.

Weekend Wrap Up

Friday night Tim and I celebrated our three-year “anniversary.”  We tried a restaurant in Arlington called Tryst.  Loved the vibe, loved the food.  Most of all, loved the wine.  And my company of course.  Highly recommend!

Saturday I spent the day doing a bunch of errands… CVS, post office, about two hours at the Y prepping things for the Health fair, car inspection, etc.  Also snuck in a two-mile run outside because it was so beautiful out!  Slesh came over to hang for a bit and we grabbed dinner at Conley’s Pub down the street, but we were back home by 10pm since we both at 6am wake up calls on Sunday.

Sunday was the Oak Scare 5k Road Race and Health Fair that I’ve mentioned all week.  It was a success, yay!  I’m so happy our hard work paid off.  Huge thank you to everyone that came in support, but also to my brother who agreed to be our DJ for free, and to my friends that volunteered their time on a Sunday morning to help set up and clean up.  I really appreciate that and am so lucky to have such amazing people in my life!

I’ll be doing a more detailed post on the event recap, but here’s a sneak peek pic of my CBC ladies demonstrating Kickboxing to hold you guys over.

Photo courtesy of Kristen!

After the fair I was STARVING so Tim and I grabbed lunch at Coolidge Corner Clubhouse.  I just realized I went out to eat too many times this weekend.  Oops.  We also did some grocery shopping at The Meat House (yesterday’s Groupon deal!) and Trader Joe’s before heading home and faceplanting on the couch for the football game.  Our friends Pete and Andrea joined us, which was nice.  I ended up taking a nap, which NEVER happens, then somehow managing to stay awake for Homeland.  Is it sad that Sunday night Homeland watching is one of my favorite parts of the week?

All in all, another great weekend!

Let’s focus on this week in fitness, then it’s time to tackle the day.

Weekly Workouts

Last Week’s Workouts

  • Sunday:  1 hour Kickboxing
  • Monday:  30 minute abs class + 90 minutes of Kix at CBC
  • Tuesday:  Took Liz’s Kickboxing class, then taught Circuit
  • Wednesday:  Off
  • Thursday:  Taught Circuit with this stability ball themed workout
  • Friday:  Off
  • Saturday:  2 mile run outside

This Week’s Workouts

I signed up for another round of Tina’s Best Body Bootcamp program.  I participated in this program for round 2 over the summer and had a lot of fun doing it.  I signed up again because it’s only $25 for 8 weeks worth of workouts, with six different workouts provided each week.  For me this is a great way to get new ideas for my Circuit Training classes.  I also found that I increased my weights during the last round, so now my ten pounders don’t do so much for me anymore!  Bring on the twelves and fifteens please… and Tina’s workouts are no joke!  I also definitely noticed a slight change in my body which was great since that wasn’t my goal going into the program.  Another perk of BBB are the weekly goals you set for yourself since making goals holds you more accountable for them.  Plus there are cash prizes at the end, it’s a great way to network with other bloggers and non-bloggers alike, and it’s also SO flexible.  That’s the most important part to me, being able to adapt it to my already crazy workout schedule.  That being said, some days I don’t do a workout from BBB, other days I switch around the order of the workouts from how they were provided, and so forth.  I’m excited for Round 3!  Plus Jen is doing it again, and Trina is trying it this time too!

This is what I have planned for this week so far… but it might end up changing.

  • Sunday:  Ran around all morning setting up the health fair + 10 minute sweaty Kix demo + 10 minute Family Zumba demo
  • Monday:  Teaching a Cycle class at the Waltham Y + Planks
  • Tuesday:  Taking Liz’s Kickboxing class.  Then teaching Workout A, B, or C in Circuit.
  • Wednesday:  TBD — either 40 minutes of steady state with more planks, or heading to CBC as my cardio.
  • Thursday:  Teaching Workout A, B, or C in Circuit depending on which I teach Tuesday!
  • Friday: Teaching Cardio & Core (this will be my “cardio of choice” day)
  • Saturday:  Doing Workout A, B, or C on my own — whichever I have left over from the rest of the week.

Weekly Goals

1) Get at least 7 hours of sleep each night
2) Track my food every day in LoseIt!

I know 7 hours might not seem like a lot, but it will be in comparison to past weeks and I need to start with realistic (SMART!) goals instead of just jumping into something that I know I won’t necessarily do right away and then get down about later.

What did you do this weekend?  What is on your workout agenda this week?  Anyone want to add on to the goals I already made?

Hope everyone’s week is off to a happy start!

How Do You Spell Mutton Chops?

Yes, I just asked that out loud.

And so became my Sunday post title.

Halloween Festivities

I love Halloween for the fun costumes, everything pumpkin, and the candy.

Tim loves Halloween because he thinks it’s okay to flaunt a mustache and mutton chops for the entire weekend.


The other day I posted my costumes of years past and left you guys hanging about this year’s costumes. For Friday night, we went with a group theme and teamed up with Trina and Geoff to be the characters from Clue.

Kernel Mustard, Mrs. Peacock, Miss Scarlett, and Professor Plum.

With the lead pipe, the revolver, the candlestick, and the wrench. In the living room.

I thought it would be a cute idea, and I do think it was, but people had a hard time telling what we were unless we were all standing together. Tim’s party guests kept thinking he was Willy Wonka, Geoff was the Jumanji man, and that Trina and I were flappers along with Miss Slesh. So that was kind of a fail. Oh well!

For Saturday night, we threw together some sweet 80’s fitness gear for Geoff’s celebration.

Appropriate, right?

I meant an appropriate theme for me, not Tim’s shorts.

Maybe I’ll wear this for class this Tuesday.  I mean, don’t I look pretty sweet in a leotard?

Coolidge Corner Clubhouse

Today my parents were in the area so Tim & I met them for lunch at Coolidge Corner Clubhouse. Have any of you ever been there? For those Boston sports fans, it’s a must. Pretty much everything on the menu is named after something sports related or a sports player/figure. A couple of examples:

  • The Tonya Harding: This is Tonya’s favorite “club” sandwich from the Olympic trials in Detroit. We grill a chicken breast and make it into a triple-decker with 3 pieces of white toast, bacon, lettuce and tomato. (This one always makes me laugh)
  • The Michael Phelps: Eat enough of these and you could win 8 gold medals! A flame broiled turkey burger topped with ripe avocado, melted Swiss cheese, and a side of Dijon mustard.
  • The Dustin Pedroia: A base hit every time. A sliced grilled teriyaki chicken breast served over a bowl of mixed greens with assorted vegetables and cheeses.

And so on.

Pros:  The food is really, really good.  They have received a bunch of awards – check them out here. I also think it’s a neat place to go with all the sports paraphernalia, old pictures, and tv’s everywhere. They also have 36 beers on tap (score), brunch open until 3pm on weekends, and the best little breadsticks at the table to munch on before your meal comes out.

Cons:  The restaurant is a bit crowded, and the prices are a little up there, but the food is so good that it’s worth it every once in a while. Plus, the portions are huge so it’s not that bad of a deal. The prices also include a full list of side options.

Today I went with the Portabella Roll Up: Grilled marinated portabella mushrooms, lettuce, diced tomato, feta cheese, and balsamic vinaigrette all rolled into a tomato basil tortilla.

For my side, I got a garden salad and picked off the croutons since I already let myself have a couple of those breadsticks.

Good lunch!

–Let’s chat–
Anyone else date anyone that insists on having a mustache/mutton chops on Halloween? What’s your favorite place to grab a sandwich for lunch?

Hope you all had a great Halloween weekend!