Morning! This weekend consisted of a bit of everything. After a long work day on Friday, Tim and I decided to grab a quick bite to eat (along with a much-needed glass of wine!) at Wicked in Legacy Place before seeing the Hunger Games. I haven’t been to the movies in months, but it was a much-needed distraction for the night.

On Saturday I woke up early to clean the apartment, go through the bajillion emails I had neglected all week, and go to kickboxing. The rest of Saturday was spent getting ready for my friend Cate’s bachelorette party that night. We got a hotel room at the Renaissance Waterfront, did dinner in the North End, saw an Improv Asylum show, and finished out the night with dancing and lots of drinks. I had a lot of fun! Jill took most of the photos for the night, but here are a couple from my phone:

Cate's Bachelorette

Cate's Bachelorette

Explanation of the second one – we played a game in the hotel before going out where every girl brought a pair of underwear for Cate and she had to guess who brought each pair. This “wanna fork” pair was from me! If you are ever looking for a fun bachelorette game, this is a pretty easy one and the options can range from granny panties to crotchless. It gets pretty funny.

Finally, Sunday was spent doing my normal “getting ready for the week” activities and going out for my mom’s birthday. Happy birthday, mom!

mom bday

And now we’re into another week. At least it’s a short one with the holiday? Here’s last week’s workout recap and plan for this week.

Last Week’s Workouts

I took my last three classes at Boston Mania to wrap up my weekend there.

I took a complete rest day, which was much deserved after my fitness filled weekend.

I stuck to my Two A Day Tuesday routine and took Liz’s Kickboxing class before teaching my Interval class. I used the same format I used in my Thursday class last week where each round consisted of five pairs of exercises. Each pair had a strength move (10 reps) and a cardio blast (20 seconds of either 180 degree jump squats or high knees) and was done for four rounds. I finished class with some stand alone lower body and ab work, including some new exercises I learned at Mania.

I was feeling pretty sore still from the weekend/Tuesday’s workout, so I opted for 45 minutes of steady state cardio on the elliptical. It was exactly what I needed.


I taught my class in the morning and incorporated new bench work that I learned at Mania. For a format, I did an upper body strength superset (three rounds of each move) followed by 3-2-1 lower body/cardio blast that used the bench. For the 3-2-1 part, three minutes was of a less intense move, two minutes was a harder version of the move, and the last minute was the highest intensity version.

Rest day

I took Monique‘s Kickboxing class which left me a sweaty mess and my glutes and hams sore all weekend.

This Week’s Workouts

  • Sunday: Rest
  • Monday: Not sure yet! I’m in the mood to play it by ear. Suggestions?
  • Tuesday: Kickboxing + teaching my class
  • Wednesday: Cardio and core work
  • Thursday: Having a secret Thanksgiving sweat sesh with my gym friends before heading to my family’s for the day. I guess it’s not so secret any more?
  • Friday: I have a feeling I am going to want lots of cardio!
  • Saturday: It depends on what I do Friday night and how early I’m able to get up. Ideally, I want to get back to Monique’s Kickboxing class. If not, I’ll do something else before my ten-year high school reunion that night. I also could run in the alumni cross-country meet if I want… hmm…

How was your weekend? What’s a fun game you’ve played at a bachelorette or bachelor party? Any workouts you’d like to share to start the week off on the right foot?

Enjoy the day!