Hey there! Anyone else doing the happy Friday dance? Actually, that’s a lie, I haven’t done the dance because today feels like anything BUT a Friday. With all the travel I have been doing lately, I can’t seem to keep my days straight, and the fact that I had to get up, straighten my hair, put on a suit and go into the office (I work from home on Fridays so my dress code is generally nothing more than pj’s or Lulu) was what really threw me for a loop.
(old pic from last year, but I looked exactly like this today… except I wore a skirt because I am ALL about the skirt suits lately! Also, pardon the mess in the background. I swear I am neater than that!)
I had a meeting with a prospective client today, hence the need for going into the office and dressing in non-Lulu attire.
Speaking of Lululemon, has anyone else seen that they have expanded their bathing suit line?!?! Ugh. This is not good for me! But, to be honest with you, the prices are actually more reasonable than I expected, and these ones have SPF50+ protection built into them. I would like to find a store to try one on before I buy one- has anyone seen these at the store lately?
(for anyone who is taking notes- I’m probably a size 2 or 4 on the top and a 4 on the bottom… any color is fine… 😉 )
And, I think I finally found the gym bag I have been looking for!
I’ve been on the hunt for something that is durable, stylish, and can handle a heavy load (laptop, lunch bag, gym clothes, workout binder, etc), and I think this could be it! I need to check it out in person, though.
Back to yesterday… I get so side-tracked when I talk about Lulu!
My friend JP and I went to lunch at Papagayo yesterday and I had forgotten how good it is there! The only unfortunate thing about going there for a work day lunch is that I can’t enjoy a tasty margarita! (ok, I guess I could have one, but I would not feel right about it- Catholic guilt!) My meal made up for it, though. I got the Veggie Enchiladas and was really impressed with the amount of veggies in them!
Not long after lunch, I had to leave for the day to take care of this:
Ugh, What a thing to find when I walked to my car yesterday morning. It was my fault that I forgot to get my car inspected, but I mean, I was PARKED… how can they ticket for that?! And for $50? Common, City of Somerville. The only plus side of this is that the Acura dealership waived the inspection fee for me since I bought my car there last year.
I ended up getting to the gym with about an hour and a half to spare before it was time to teach my kickboxing class. Since I wanted to get some strength training in, I decided to take the TBC class prior to teaching my class. Felt great to have a long gym sesh in after two weeks of travel. As good as the TBC class was, my kickboxing class was AMAZING (however, eating a Mexican lunch was NOT the brightest idea before a double session workout)… there were 20 REALLY hard workers and I can’t even tell you how happy that makes me. When I took over this class back in the fall, it was a Cardio Conditioning class and only averaged about 6-8 people per week. Now that the word has gotten out that it’s kickboxing, more and more people have been coming every week (and, boy does it make it easier to teach when people know how I teach and know some of the moves!). Love it!
Phew! Did you make it this far?
When I got home from class tonight (definitely going to share the workout that we did with you– great mix of cardio and strength and the time flew by!), I made pizza! My favorite Friday night meal. I didn’t take a picture, but it looked similar to this.
Mmm. It’s just so good! And even though it’s pizza, you’re definitely saving calories by making it yourself vs. ordering out.
Tomorrow morning is my first weekend of teaching Cardio Kickboxing at the Oak Square YMCA- can’t wait! The class is packed and the energy is high… get ready YMCA members- we are going to work hard tomorrow:)
Questions for you: Favorite meal to make? What are your weekend plans?