Wow, what a weekend! On a whim my best friend, Alexis, booked a flight to Charlotte from Boston. I like to think it was just to see me and not because she was craving Mexican food and Boston doesn’t have white cheese dip.
…I’ll wait for that to sink in. No cheese dip? So sad.
It turned into such a fun weekend. Hailey loved having an extra playmate,
and I loved having a best girlfriend here to catch up with.
Friday night we went out to Corkscrew at Birkdale Village to sip wine, talk about life and devour a cheese plate.
We moved on to Bonefish Grill for dinner.
While splitting the Bang Bang Shrimp I was saddened to discover it isn’t as good as I remember. The shrimp sat heavy on our stomachs, so we ended up with a light dinner and wine.
I usually rest and soak up family time on weekends, but with A-lex in town, I wanted to take advantage of her Crossfit knowledge so Saturday morning we hit the gym.
She led me through a high intensity cardio interval (squat jumps, burpees, high knees, mountain climbers, etc) that pushed me out of my comfort zone. Then we hit the weights. I haven’t lifted heavy weights in so long that by the time we left, I had Jell-O arms. Good thing Hailey can walk!
Saturday night we satisfied our craving for Mexican food.
Even now on Monday morning I want to jump into that picture and eat it all.
Saturday night we relaxed because we were up early to venture to Y2 yoga.
I’ve been wanting to take Jen’s class for so long and Sunday morning I finally had the opportunity to sweat profusely and push myself for 90 blissful minutes.
Before arriving, I was terrified of 90 minutes. I’m usually more of a 60 minute class kind of gal, but Jen is truly an awesome teacher. Class moved along at a nice speed that kept me focused on my poses and not on the clock.
I could feel it biting me again… that pesky yoga bug. It has me mentally rearranging my schedule to figure out how I can practice more often. If you have a chance to take one of Jen’s classes. Do it. You won’t regret it.
After class we showered and Alexis, Lauren, Jen and I grabbed brunch at Nolen Kitchen.
I couldn’t help but indulge in an extra spicy bloody Mary. It hit the spot. As did my eggs Florentine benedict (2 poached eggs, spinach, ciabatta, herbed goat cheese and mushrooms).
Great food, good times with friends and some quality exercise made it a great weekend! In fact, I’m thinking about switching things up to include weekend workouts from now on… maybe.
Do you work out on weekends or rest up for the week?