Cold November

Thursday is here. Throw the confetti in the air, pop the champagne (okay the protein shake- I don’t drink), and blow the party horns.

Wow I really am looking forward to the weekend huh?

I have had such an ITCH to work on my recipes and photography that I can’t wait to do some work this weekend! I found some great tips online and I plan on hitting a flea market to find some props. The antique-y look is very in for food photography.

I’ve also been pretty excited about the gym recently. Switching up to my old gym was really good for me, but I will continue to go to my regular gym on weekends. Plus all this water is helping to get rid of my bloat and water weight; happy girl ๐Ÿ™‚

So when 4:30 hit yesterday, I was really looking forward to my gym session. When I walked outside…. Brrrrr!ย The temperature has dropped quite a bit here recently. We went from 60’s to 30’s pretty darn quick. Break out the gloves, scarves, and heavy coats! I love it ๐Ÿ™‚ Except my outfit said “snow bunny” on the top, “gym bunny” on the bottom!



At the gym,ย I made it a glute day. I needed a break away from arms to let them rest a little. I started with a 35 minute spin session and to my delight, this gym has a black light. I looked down and my Nike Frees were glowing! So was my lulu top. And my teeth a little… okay so I had Ross teeth, oh well ๐Ÿ˜‰



Can you see me!?

Here was my lifting session:

  • Smith squats, 95 lbs, 20 reps x 3 sets
  • Smith booty bridges. For this one you lay on a bench, bring the bar to the top of your upper thighs and push up into a bridge and back down. I added 10 lbs to the smith bar, 12-15 reps x 4 sets with 10 pulses at the end
  • Plie squats, 40 lb bar, 15 reps x 3 sets
  • Leg lift booty pulses, 10 reps x 3 sets each side
  • Side bends, 30 lb weight, 10 reps x 2 sets each side
  • Good Mornings, 40 lb bar, 10 reps x 4 sets
  • Cable Donkey kicks, 40-50 lbs, 10 reps x 3 sets each leg


Then I took advantage of this big space. This gym has so much more room than my other one. I have to fight for space at the old place. Here I can hog the mirror without an issue ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Plie squats on toes squeezing the calves, 25 lb kettle in hand, 10 reps
  • Curtsy lunges with 25 lb kettle, 16 alternating reps
  • Box step ups with 12.5 lb weights, 8 reps

REPEAT 4 times! Ouch!

I like doing workouts like this. Almost circuit-like. It keeps things interesting.

Back at home Phoebe was thrilled to see me. In an attempt to take a comfy and cute selfie of the two of us…


My face? Well SHE SNEEZED ON IT! And in my mouth….

And then the brat laughed about it.


ย Notice the paw on my shoulder ๐Ÿ˜‰

Only Phoebs…

So quick and to the point. Let’s get Thursday going!

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,


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  1. Chelsea @ A Fit LittleOne

    So happy today is Thursday!! Only one more (for me at least haha). Geez! That gym is so much more open (from what I can tell from the pictures), that’s awesome! Hahaha My cat is the same way with the paw, I feel like it’s their way of saying “Oh no, it’s okay about what I just did, we’re BFFs, remember??” Have a great “Friday” ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Katie

      Almost there girl, hang in there! And Phoebe sometimes acts cat like lol

  2. Crystal

    I laughed out loud, at work, about some of Phoebe’s sneeze landing in your mouth. As the proud momma of a little girl pug, she does the SAME thing and then settles in to my lap as if nothing just happened.

    1. Katie

      Hahaha I love that your pug does it too!

  3. ariel

    !!! seriously just LOL’d! what a cute little brat phoebe is ๐Ÿ˜‰

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