Armed and Dangerous with a Rose

Okay, first thing is first. THE BACHELOR IS BACK! Minnie is in 7th heaven. Especially because it’s dreamy, easy on the eyes, golden God Sean. I loved him on Emily’s season and thought he was too good for her anyway.

If you didn’t watch it yet, don’t worry, no spoilers here. I just think all those girls can go home now because I am clearly perfect for him šŸ˜‰

So yes Sean, I WILL ACCEPT THIS ROSE! @—+-+– (supposed to be a rose?)

G-Mama and I text back and forth dishing out every second, and it’s awesome!

Anyway, yesterday I had to go for my hospitals new employee orientation, blah! It wasn’t that bad though. 8 hours goes by fast when you are used to 10-12 hour days. I had to dress up business professional which is a nice change for me because I am always in scrubs!

Clothes are so much more fun when you feel good in them!
Clothes are so much more fun when you feel good in them! (Don’t you think I’d look good on Sean’s arm?)— Okay I clearly need to get over my obsession

Luckily, I brought my own breakfast (greek yogurt and a homemade granola bar) because what they had was not very Skinny Minnie friendly nor clean

Unhealthy carb alert
Unhealthy carb alert

By mid morning I was trying my best to stay awake, coffee was gone from my thermos, and theirs was well… not good. I already put my stevia in it, so I downed it anyway because I refused to waste my stevia packets!

I had an old notebook with me and in the back was a list I had made in 2008 with my “life goals”. To my surprise I have already achieved SEVEN of the thirteen on the list! It definitely made me smile and feel great. I’m only 27 and achieved more than half of my life goals. Here is what I had listed that I have completed:

  1. Become a PA
  2. Lose the weight
  3. Be a good original cook
  4. Have a really nice apartment or house
  5. Get a dog (Yay Phoebe!)
  6. Write something that matters to me and inspires people
  7. Be the fittest I’ve ever been

I don’t even remember making this list, nor do I remember writing about me being a good cook! Wow how things have changed… šŸ™‚

Lunch time came and I brought one of my meal prepped lunches

YUM! Beautiful Colors!
YUM! Beautiful Colors!

The green is Spinach Pesto and is my recipe of the day! It’s 100% clean of course and laying on top of spaghetti squash (another favorite of mine). Click the picture for the recipe.

I actually wish I would have skipped the turkey burger and just loaded up on more pesto because it has protein in it too!

Since I was done with orientation a little earlier than expected, I went straight to the gym and went into full on BEAST mode! It was arm day and man was I on fire. I started with 22 minutes on the stairmaster and then hit arms full force. This will look like A LOT, and it is, but didn’t feel like it at all! To get it all done and to keep my heart rate up I didn’t take any breaks. Just went from exercise to exercise (mixing in different ones in between sets like the other day). I’m going to color code to show you how you alternate between exercises with no breaks to get this done in a shorter amount of time. So deep breaths…

  • Tricep overhead extension using 22 lb plate, 12 reps x 3 sets
  • Mini or “Minnie” bicep curls using 22 lb plate, 12 reps x 3 sets
  • Skull crushers with a 30 lb bar (lay down, elbows narrow, bring bar back to forehead and back up to ceiling), 10 reps x 4 sets
  • Tricep press with 30 lb bar (lay down, elbows narrow, bring bar down to ribcage and back up to ceiling), 10 reps x 4 sets
  • Bicep pushaways using 30 lb bar (hold bar like you are mid way in a bicep curl and push the bar up and away from your body- at a 45 degree angle, and back in), 12 reps x 4 sets
  • Tricep overhead diagonal extensions using a 12 lb dumbbell (standing with weight up to ceiling, bring the arm with the weight down to the opposite shoulder blade and back up), 10 reps x 3 sets
  • Forearm curls with 12 lb dumbbells (hold weights down by side, elbows in narrow, lift the weights to mid level using only your forearms to lift, palms facing down), 10 reps x 3 sets
  • Tricep pushbacks using 15 lb kettle bells (standing, push the kettle bells toward outward towards your bottom and back in, it’s a very small movement), 15 reps x 3 sets
  • Bicep curls using 15 lb kettle bells, 12 reps x 3 sets
  • Single arm cable bicep curls, 20 lbs 10 reps x 2 sets each arm
  • Single arm cable tricep kickbacks, 15 lbs 10 reps x 2 sets each arm
  • Hammer curls, 17.5 lb dumbbells, 12 reps x 3 sets
  • Side bends using a 30 lb kettle bell, 15 reps x 2 sets each side
  • Tricep Dips using a bench, 12 reps x 4 sets
  • Standing ab twists/rotations holding a 25 lb kettle bell, 20 reps x 4 sets

Same colored exercises, you go back and forth between these to feel the burn!

WOW! Do your arms hurt yet? Mine are going to be super sore later!

But it will pay off I promise!

Armed and Dangerous!
Armed and Dangerous!
Yes! Poppin' veins!
Yes! Poppin’ veins!

I felt so amazing when I was leaving the gym. I was in the best mood ever! It was a sense of euphoria that I have never felt before. I definitely released a lot of endorphins during that workout!

For dinner I actually upped my calorie intake because I had worked out so hard and I know tomorrow is going to be a long day at work. Still all 100% clean šŸ™‚

Phoebe and I played a little too

Give me that carrot!
Give me that carrot!

The real work week begins now! Ready to learn more! šŸ™‚

Oh, and I hope I can move around by the end of the day and make it to the gym, gotta keep this up…

Happy as can be!
Happy as can be!

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,

-Sean’s future wife… Errr… Minnie šŸ˜‰

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  1. natalie

    Soo I decided today to start that 30 day clean eating challenge and so far so good. Thanks for some insight and inspiration!

    1. Katie

      Good luck Natalie! It’s not as difficult as you think! I’m already down 3 pounds and it’s day 7!

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