Saturday, February 25, 2012

Perfect Saturday - Time with Mom, Shopping & Eating

Leg Day & Glee at the Gym
This morning I woke up far too early on a Saturday. But, it meant I got my workout done and over with earlier rather than later. I really did not want to go to the gym. I mean, to the point of wanting to throw a 2-year-old kind of fit.

Ok, not rational of course. I'm a grown woman. So, I sucked it up and went to the gym. It was so hard though because it was an absolutely gorgeous day. The temps were rapidly warming and Jason was heading out for a run. Of course I was a bit (a lot) jealous. Not gonna lie.

But, I went to the gym like a good girl and got in a good leg workout. It was odd though, the gym is usually empty on the weekends. But they partner with a hotel across the street so that guests can use the gym. Apparently an acting troupe decided to use the gym - like half the troupe. It was almost like watching an episode of Glee (ok, I've never seen the show so I don't really know, but maybe Fame).

I had to chuckle, they were either reading lines on the treadmill, dancing around and lifting sporadically. I tried not to be annoyed, they were taking over "my" space. So I spent more time on the elliptical warming up than I had planned waiting for a bench and barbell. I also ended up having to totally rearrange my leg workout, but it all worked out.

I went with supersets of 3x8 unless noted.

Warmup set of barbell squats - 10 reps

SS#1
Barbell squats
Hamstring rollins on ball - 12 reps

SS#2
Step ups with dumbbells
Plie squats with low-end pulse (single dumbell)

SS#3
Narrow stance squats with dumbbells
Stiff-legged deadlifts

TS
Walking lunges
Calf raises - 15 reps
Firewalkers - 4 steps right, 4 steps left = 1 rep, did 6 reps per set

Lunch & Shopping
After my workout, I ended up making a last-minute decision to drive to my hometown to have lunch with my mom and do a little shopping (which you know I enjoy from yesterday's post). She had called me earlier in the morning and asked if I was coming for a visit. My sister and I had gotten her a gift card to TJ Maxx and she was wanting to use it. Unlike me, mom isn't much of a shopper unless one of us with her.

So, I headed down there and met her at a favorite cafe called Cafe 1217. They have incredible food. Just love going there. And it always changes. They had their black bean burgers today, so that's what I ordered. It comes topped with a corn relish and is just so tasty.

After lunch, we stopped by Home Goods, where my sister met up with us. I walked away with a bag of food items. I love finding fun new foods at stores like that. Then we walked over to TJ Maxx. I had hoped to find a purse, or more shoes, but struck out. Mom and sis both found some shoes though. I walked out with a new pillow. I have the hardest time finding pillows as a stomach sleeper. Fingers crossed this one works.

So, today wasn't totally planned, but it was really rather perfect. I couldn't run, but got in a good workout nonetheless. I enjoyed the sunshine on my drive to and from my hometown. Even better, I spent the day laughing and visiting with my mom. Hard to beat that.

Daily To-Enjoy List:
  • Leg day
  • Sunshine
  • Warmer temps
  • Time with my mom
  • Relaxing