I hope you all had a great weekend. I tried to be mindful of taking it easy this weekend, and I think I was successful! Being someone who always feels like I have to be doing something, it can be tough sometimes to give myself permission to relax instead of crossing things off of my to do list.

Friday night was pretty quiet. I was feeling lazy when it came to making dinner so I ordered some Vietnamese food. I got it from my favorite little Vietnamese restaurant. I really love Vietnamese so I don’t know why I don’t eat it more often.

I went with pork and a couple pork spring rolls on my pho. I don’t know what it is about this combination of food but it’s always so good! I spent the most of the night sitting on the couch watching Netflix. I’m currently watching the first season of Homeland and the first season of Designated Survivor.

Before turning out the light on Friday I started reading Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine (affiliate link) by Gail Honeyman. I’m not very far into it yet and but I’m enjoying it. It reminds me a bit of Bridget Jones’ Diary.

Saturday morning I headed to my gym to get in a Group Power class. It’s essentially a Body Pump class. It was a great workout as usual and the instructor really pushed us.

For some reason the bicep track was the toughest for me. I don’t know what it was, but I couldn’t finish the last set of barbell curls. I had to sit the last 2 out. Needless to say I worked hard!

After I got home and changed I headed out to meet up with my boyfriend. He got his English Bulldog puppy a new toy, so he was having a lot of fun playing with it. We took Winston for his afternoon walk before heading out to get lunch. It was nearly 3 by the time we sat down at the restaurant so I was hungry!

I absolutely love the salads at Vagabond’s, but I knew that a salad wouldn’t be enough to hold me over until dinner time. I decided on the reuben with a salad on the side instead.

Despite how hungry I was feeling when I sat down, I decided to skip the bread with the second half of the sandwich. Don’t worry though, I ate all the delicious pastrami and sauerkraut!

My Sunday morning workout was another Group Power class at my gym. The instructors cycle through who teaches the Sunday morning classes, and I was happy to see that my favorite instructor was teaching.

She subbed in bonus tracks for the usual bicep and lunges ones. I wasn’t a huge fan of the bicep one (maybe because I was still a bit sore from the day before), but I really liked that the bonus lunge track included curtsy lunges. I haven’t done those in awhile.

For dinner on Sunday my dad, brother, and I got together for barbecued hamburgers. It was quite the meal with lots of food – hamburgers, pasta salad, chips, watermelon, and baklava for dessert. The baklava was kind of random but it was delicious!

Later on that night my brother and I went to see Scary Stories to Read in the Dark. Does anyone else who was a kid in the 80’s and 90’s remember reading that book? I think I had all three of the books and had quite the collection of books about scary stories when I was a kid.

The movie was better than I was expecting it to be, which was a nice surprise. I loved that they included a few of the stories from the books in the movie. It’s definitely worth a watch if you loved those books as a kid too.

This week is shaping up to be a great one. I’m getting together with a friend this morning that I haven’t seen in years to catch up. It’s going to be so much fun to spend some time with her. I also have plans to check out a space to teach some yoga classes in. I’m crossing my fingers that it checks all the boxes!

What are you currently reading? What’s the last movie you saw in the theatre?

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Weekend Highlights: Workouts + a Movie

3 thoughts on “Weekend Highlights: Workouts + a Movie

  • August 20, 2019 at 1:56 am

    Hi there, not trying to be malicious but thought I pop in with a friendly note. The dish you love is not pho but Bun Cha Gio which is made with vermicelli. It is usually made with spring rolls, grilled pork or chicken. Hope you get enjoy more Bun Cha Gio since you know what to order now =)

    • August 20, 2019 at 11:29 am

      Thanks for pointing that out – haha I know it isn’t pho! It’s hard to go wrong with vermicelli. I’ll fix that in the post.

      • August 20, 2019 at 6:50 pm

        It is all good. I just didn’t want to deprive you on something so good when you visit a Vietnamese restaurant. I love Bun Cha Gio too. I really enjoy reading your blog – keep it up!

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