Quick Strength-Training Check-In

Last week wasn’t the greatest workout week for me, but it wasn’t bad either.

Tuesday: a nice morning run and an 8-mile bike ride

Wednesday: does lifting a wine glass to my lips count?

Thursday: 9-mile bike ride

Friday: strength training in front of the TV

Saturday: volunteering. How does that count as a workout, you ask? Dude, you try pulling weeds and planting stuff for 5+ hours and then tell me it’s not a workout. My hamstrings were so sore yesterday!

Sunday: 5-mile run

I didn’t get in as much strength as I would have liked to, but at least I’m trying to be more cognizant of adding it into my mix.

Tonight, I took a Barre Burn class. After trying Physique 57, I have to say, I think Barre Burn is more difficult in some ways.


While you use one of these bars for balance, you also have to keep the bar upright, which requires more core strength. In other barre classes, the barre is stationary.

Either way, I had some quivering thighs and a quivering core, so it was a good class.

Lunch was good, too. I have a lot going on after work this week, so my mom came in to dognap Bailey. She also bought me lunch which was as exciting for her as it was for me. She put on a suit and pretended she was on a lunch break, too, and I got a free lunch. Win win.


We went to Thalia and got the prix fixe. I did the salad…


…and a chicken sandwich with avocado mousse and an olive tapenade, which my mom and I weren’t fans of. We don’t like olives. I was a huge fan of the sweet potato chips, though. My allergy medicine totally killed my appetite, so I only had half for lunch, and then had the other half for dinner tonight after getting my hair did. (Pictures of the hair tomorrow.)

Honestly, I don’t have it in me right now to figure out my exact workouts for the rest of the week, so I’ll just tell you what I’d like to accomplish. Two more sessions of strength training/strength training classes (including one workout that’s not a class or DVD. Gah.) At least two runs/bike rides. One yoga session. Rest day Sunday.

What kind of workouts do you have planned for the week?

8 comments on “Quick Strength-Training Check-In

  1. Katherine

    Hey! Sounds like a great week. I’m considering buying the Physique 57 DVDs because I can’t afford the classes…are they worth it??
    I also live in NYC (I commented on your Anniversary post about going through I similar situation to yours my first 2 years in college) and I really want to get into volunteering. I volunteered ALL the time back in Philly but I don’t know where to begin here in New York. Any suggestions?! Thanks!! <3

  2. Kate


    I recently discovered your blog and I just wanted to say that I love it. The pictures are great and you seem to live a fun and HEALTHY life, which a lot of fitness bloggers don’t seem to do!

    I just recently moved to Seattle, so I’m trying to get fit in a big city too and I feel like I can relate to a lot of your posts.

    (For this week’s exercise, I plan to run a 5k practice route at least three times and go a “Power Sculpt” class at my gym.)

  3. Meg G

    Girl! Get that strength work in. That barre stuff seems tough!! I would not have reached my time this weekend had it not been for all the strength stuff I put in leading up to the race. My week of workouts includes going to CrossFit 4 times, and getting a 3 mile run in. My knee got a bit messed up in my race yesterday (tendinitis flair up)so I’m on recovery from running for a week or two. Enjoy your week!

  4. Beth @ Beth's Journey

    Those sweet potato chips looks to DIE for!

    I had a really lame workout week last week – only 3 workouts, and one was the Shred (20 minutes).

    This week, I did almost 5 miles this morning, I have a yoga flow (new-to-me) class tomorrow, and then I want to get in at least 2 sessions of strength and another long run outside this weekend!


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