A Day of Sharing

I want to start today off by thanking those that have shared my blog with others! Yesterday a couple people shared my cauliflower chicken nugget recipe on Facebook, and my Instagram followers pull in a great deal of readers too (who also share with others) so thank you so much! This blog really started as a hobby and I never thought I could inspire so many people and it’s bizarre to me that people thank me for sharing my story. It’s so rewarding to know that I am not alone in this, and that people like to hear the truth!

Speaking of Instagram, someone tagged me with this picture and I thought it was too good not to share!

Weight bullying is one of the most common types of bullying and it starts from such a young age!
Weight bullying is one of the most common types of bullying and it starts from such a young age!

We don’t live in a world of hate just based on race, culture, sexual preference, etc. Unfortunately it exists with weight issues as well. In a perfect world, this would all go away! It’s always good to bring awareness to these issues.

Anyway, work had its ups and downs yesterday. I was super tired in the morning. To the point where in morning conference someone sent me a text that said “don’t fall asleep”. Whoops! Must have seen my head nodding a bit. I needed this little pick me up

I'm K squared at work because there is another Katie
I’m K squared at work because there is another Katie

I was counting down the minutes till lunch again (best part of the workday… so sad)

Filling lunch! Shredded chicken, sweet potato, asparagus, cauliflower and an orange.
Filling lunch! Shredded chicken, sweet potato, asparagus, cauliflower and an orange.

I also had a protein shake which is supposed to be a snack, but I always just drink it after lunch.

Towards the end of the day it wasn’t looking like I was getting out on time, but somehow I was able to sneak out at 430! I was ready to go to the gym after not being able to the day before.

Back day, ready to go!
Back day, ready to go! Stupid work mirror, needs to be cleaned! yuck

I did 32 minutes of stairmaster goodness! I really powered through this no problem. I must have had some energy saved from the day before! Then I did a quick back session. I was out in a little over an hour.

  • Back lat rows (machine), 75-85 lbs, 12 reps x 4 sets
  • Rear delt flys (machine), 45-50lbs, 8-10 reps x 4 sets (these were really hard and I barely made it to 8 on the last 2 sets)
  • Wide grip bar rows, 50 lbs, 12 reps x 4 sets
  • Narrow grip bar rows, 50 lbs, 12 reps x 4 sets (I did supersets and alternated the wide and narrow back to back)
  • Low back extensions on stand holding 10 lb weight, 10 reps x 2 sets, obliques, 10 reps x 2 sets each side
  • Stiff leg dead lifts, 115 lbs, 12 reps x 4 sets
  • Regular dead lifts, 95 lbs, 10 reps x 3 sets
  • Side bends, holding 25 lb weight, 10 reps x 4 sets each side

Stretched it out, grabbed my stuff and out the door I went!

Forgot to take pics today, I was in a rush. I said oh let me snap one going out the door?
Forgot to take pics, I was in a rush. I said oh let me snap one going out the door?

At home I had a pretty boring dinner of rice, a salad, and leftover chicken. Wasn’t in one of those cooking moods!

Phoebe was acting interesting and wouldn’t stop talking while I was blogging

Arf arf arf
Arf arf arf

She never shuts that little cute mouth of hers!

No barking really, just gremlin noises. Don't feed her after midnight!
No barking really, just gremlin noises. Don’t feed her after midnight!

Then every night at 1030 she does her spazzies. That’s what I call them. She darts around the whole apartment like a rocket is tied to her and makes gremlin noises, running back and forth until she tires herself out and then crashes. It’s just her little thing.

Later today I hit chest! Gonna bench press out the worries of the day 🙂

It’s Thursday, one day closer to Friday!

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,


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  1. Chelsea @ LittleOneRuns

    She reminds me of my cat!! My cat will sometimes, well if she wasn’t active enough throughout the day, run around the house like a little spazzy mess lol. I wish people would think before they speak, you never know what your comment might do to someone. All it took was someone to comment negatively towards my body, and in 4th grade the problems began. Whether you like the person or not, I don’t think anyone should want a person to go through body dismorphic disorder (i think that’s what they call it)

    1. Sarah C

      I completely agree with you! I had the same thing happen to me where my ex boyfriend from high school said to me one day “you used to be skinny, what happened to you?” and ever since then I have had appearance problems with myself! Words can hurt someone so much more than people know!

      1. Katie

        It’s so unacceptable. I think comments about weight are the ones that stick with you for life. I had something similar happen to me where the guy said I normally like skinny girls, but you’re body is okay too. Yeah I will NEVER forget that.

        1. Sarah C

          Ugh! Yeah because saying that to anyone is going to make them want to be with that person even more. I don’t get why people feel the need to even bother opening their mouths anf saying something! I guess their mommas never told them if they don’t have anything nice to say then don’t say it at all!

    2. Katie

      LOL people often say she is like a kitty. You’re right. One comment is all it takes. So awful!

  2. Sarah C

    My dog does that too! I call it the crazy dog run! And yes, there are SOOOO many people going through what we are all going through with trying to lose weight and be healthy, and it’s amazing that it’s not only people who are over weight. I know people who are size 4 and they are struggling just the same as I am at a larger size than that! Weight bullying is awful! I remember that not too long ago there was a hospital in texas that said they only wanted to hire skinny people because skinny people can promote a healthier life style. I was like UM NO! I am overweight but I can tell you that I eat healthier than some ‘skinny’ people I know! Just because a person is overweight doesn’t mean they’re not trying to do something about it!! and yes, thank you for sharing your story!

    1. Katie

      Good for you! Skinny or non-skinny. Doesn’t matter. It’s about being healthy and fit!

      1. Sarah C

        Exactly! There are some overweight individuals who have conquered losing 100 lbs and there are skinny people who have also conqueredthe same thing. you don’t know someone’s story just by looking at them. I guess what I’m trying to get at is don’t judge a book by its cover because inside can be completely different.

        1. Katie

          I agree 100%. People are always shocked when I tell them the changes I’ve made. They are like wait you lost weight? I’m thinking yes, this doesn’t come natural! Makes you stronger though!

          1. Sarah C

            It definitely does make you stronger and it makesyou appreciate yyourself more!

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