Who said weekends are for rest?
Thought let’s be honest – I appreciated the extra hour.
Weekend warrior-ing has been my M.O. in the past, but in recent years my warrior-style has changed. These days it’s all about productivity. Rest is a good thing… and I did rest from job-related activities. The work I did was fun to me!
I spent fun time in the kitchen making 72 of my Sweet Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins to take to a men’s shelter for a chili dinner. It was fun to do – I love baking for others!
Saturday my cousin (the one I did the adventure race with) treated me to a pre-game sideline tour of the Georgia Tech field and seats to the Homecoming game. We are all huge Tech fans in my family; I grew up going to games with my dad. It was a big treat to watch the team warm up on the field.
Those guys are HUGE!
We were gone all evening, so I had to smuggle in food in my purse. Turkey roll-ups, anyone?
My 20-year-old self is making fun of me for sneaking in heath food rather than whiskey.
Saturday and Sunday both included workouts. I love when you get to the week before competition – it’s added motivation knowing it’s your last workout for each muscle group. This time next week I’ll be done with my 3rd figure competition and less than a week out from my 4th in Denver with Heather!
The Breakfast Club got me through my cardio – I even stayed an extra 5 mins to hear the closing monologue. Then I had to take of pic of the Famous Amos bag on the locker room floor… I resisted the urge to check and see if there were any cookies left and went for a photo shoot instead.
Sunday Funday concluded with a trip to my favorite international farmers market! It’s always a crowded on a weekend afternoon, but I put on my ninja socks and kicked it.
Of course I bought plenty of lean protein and asparagus for my final week of prep, but I also scored with super cheap pomegranate! I refrained from the avocado drink mix, but had to get a pic as proof that my favorite #strangebutgood protein shake add isn’t THAT weird.
Other highlights included the kabocha squash Thai curry they were sampling… let’s pretend I didn’t take a bite... and a new-to-me fish. The Parrot Fish was too pretty not to try! I had them fillet it for me before taking it home. Can’t wait to make dinner with it tonight!
Sunday night I realized I hadn’t sat down all day long. I get it honest – my mom is the same way. Some might prefer a more laid back weekend, but I am not happy unless my hair is on fire. It’s pretty marvelous.
There are, of course, exceptions. I’m going to have a full, restful weekend to recover from back-to-back shows. Anyone want to come over for chocolate cake and red wine?
Have you ever heard of Parrot Fish? Any preparation suggestions?
Do you prefer a super-active weekend or a restful one? What are your to-dos on your days off?