Sunday, April 6, 2014

Weekend Love & Workouts of the Week

Whoooooo I am exhausted! This morning we set off on a decently-paced hike up Mt. Seymour, and spent about 2.5 hours on the mountain total. I got to set the pace on the way up and did my damnedest to make it brisk and fairly unrelenting. My body is definitely tired now, and my feet are aching a bit - but in a totally good way. Check back here tomorrow for photos from today's hike!

It's been a good weekend around here. On Friday night we went down to the beach for a bit and threw our football around with Dave's friend Evan. It was the first football pass of the season! WHOO! From our beach, we could see a rain cloud across English Bay that was actively pouring rain down onto West Vancouver...

Rain cloud over West Vancouver, raining on the tankers in English Bay

So that was pretty cool to see.

Yesterday I went to pick up a package at a Purolator, and in the process discovered an entirely new-to-me shopping center in Vancouver - the City Square Shopping Center. I swear I stumble upon a new mall every week. Of course I picked up a few things - a sage green fleece vest (on sale for $8.80!), a basic white long-sleeve tee with blue stripes, and a lavender bandana to use while hiking (which I immediately put to use today on Mt. Seymour).  Oh, and the package I was picking up at Purolator? THESE BAD BITCHES*, which you may have seen me post on Instagram:

.  you can find them here!  .
I'M OBSESSED. They're from Forever21 and they were on sale for $25, so it was kind of a no-brainer. And by that I mean, a total impulse purchase that I happened to not regret.

Last night we went out to dinner at The Sandbar, which I've been to (and written about) several times now. For Christmas this past year, David's brother's family gave us a gift certificate to the restaurant, and we were excited to finally get around to using it. I ordered some to-die-for salmon with citrus butter and jasmine rice, and Dave had a salad full of crab, shrimp, egg, avocado, and god knows what else. We also shared some oysters... and both wished that we had ordered way more. #SOGOOD.

We also watched a bunch of movies the last few days - one of my favorite things to do on the weekends. We watched The Fast & The Furious, 2 Fast, 2 Furious, and The Wolf of Wall Street. Have you seen Wolf yet? I really liked it!

Alright, now on to my workouts from the past week ~>

3/30 - 5 mile power walk to Stanley Park

3/31 (lower body and core)
10 mins elliptical
60 bridges
40 weighted v-sit twists holding 15 lbs
60 calf raises, 15 lbs each hand
40 alternating weighted side bends, 15 lbs each hand
40 diamond clamshells each leg
15 deadlifts, 15 lbs each hand
15 squats, 15 lbs
15 squats, 20 lbs
15 squats, 25 lbs
30 cobras

4/1 (upper body and core)
16 mins biking
12 chest press on exercise ball, 10 lbs each hand
12 deltoid flys, 5 lbs each hand
30 weighted v-sit twists, holding 15 lbs
12 close grip chest press on exercise ball, 10 lbs each hand
15 deltoid raises, 5 lbs each hand
12 tricep extensions on exercise ball, 10 lbs each hand
12 upright row + lateral tricep extension, 5 lbs each hand
12 overhead press, 10 lbs each hand
30-second side planks each side
60 bridges

4/2 (cardio)
20 mins ellpitical
0:00 - 3:00 - warm-up
3:00 - 4:00 - all-out
4:00 - 6:00 - moderate
6:00 - 6:30 - sprint
6:30 - 8:00 - recover easy
8:00 - 9:00 - all out
9:00 - 11:00 - moderate
11:00 - 11:30 - sprint
11:30 - 13:00 - recover easy
13:00 - 14:00 - all out
14:00 - 16:00 - moderate
16:00 - 16:30 - sprint
16:30 - 18:00 - recover easy
18:00 - 19:00 - all out
19:00 - 20:00 recover  easy 

4/4 (lower body and core)
5 mins elliptical
40 side lunges + plyometric push-off (each side)
40 weighted v-sit twists, holding 15 lbs
40 calf raises, 15 lbs each hand
40 alternating weighted side bends, 15 lbs each hand
60 bridges
40 Russian get ups, holding 5 lbs
20 deadlifts, 15 lbs each hand
15 squats, 15 lbs
15 squats, 20 lbs
15 squats, 25 lbs
30 cobras

How are your workouts going?
Do we share any of the same common exercise moves?
Seen any good movies lately? Share with me!!

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  1. So much to do around Vancouver now that it's sunnny! You're definitely taking advantage of that eh? I am really into hikiing. Never been up Seymour though, Must try this summer! :D

    1. I think because I know my living in Vancouver is temporary, I'm trying to do as much around here as I can! :)


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