The last few days have been filled with my favorite things, good friends, good food, and great workouts!
I kicked off my weekend with an Uplifting Strength class. I brought my pal Laura with me to share the torture! Michelle was amazing as always. The new class is more strength heavy than my beloved work it curcit, but I the workout is still killer.
Sunday, I went to Revolve for my first class with Dyan ! Oh my gosh, she is truly an awesome instructor. There happened to be a big group there for a birthday party (great idea), so she managed to weave some birthday shout outs into her playlist. I loved her energy. I could only do about 75% of the class at full effort, and I still felt like I got a great workout. Enough to indulge in a brunch at Max Brenner immediately after.
While originally I had planned to make a light and healthy meal for Sunday dinner, when I was in Fairway I spotted butternut squash and the only thing I could think about was risotto! Not exactly light, but very delicious. I roasted the squash with cinnamon and added saffron to the rice for a nice sweet and salty balance.
Finally, the DSB and FitnessNYC Spinning Event went down last night! 30+ awesome ladies (and a few gents) joined us for a late night ride with Jason Tran . While it was late, I realize my muscles are much warmer at the end of the day and my workouts are actually stronger. Jason was amazing! Beyond amazing. He knows every single beat of the music and his enthusiasm is unparalleled. The spinners were high energy too. I love a class that actually answers the instructor back.
If I had to pick between Dyan and Jason, it would be a hard choice. Fortunately, I don’t! I can take classes with both! I think we all got a great workout with 40 minutes of intense spinning and 6 of arm work. I’m feeling it today!
I’ve definitely had little to no interest in the gym lately. I am always on the fence about quitting my membership and just sticking with my boutique classes. I should definitely do a cost/benefit analysis!
In other big decisions, who should get to go to the Biggest Loser Finale, Jackson or Joe?