Don’t Drink the Body Wash

Sad Sunday has approached. I totally feel ripped off this week since I only had a 2 day weekend. Wow I sound like a brat don’t I? Let me stomp around a bit!

Like every week, I get the Sunday blues. I’m like a little kid that is devastated with summer being over. Was I ever that kid? Nope! I loved school. When I came home from school I played school. My sister… not so much. I was alone on that one. Bella is just like me and plays school all the time! If I could make a career out of going to school I would. Wait, those are teachers ๐Ÿ˜‰ I always thought it would be great to be a teacher! I actually taught a few PA school classes last year and LOVED it. Maybe one day I will do that when I get sick of the hospital gig. But for now, I like this paycheck ๐Ÿ™‚

Yesterday I started my morning with coffee and then headed to a Pilates reformer class. I slept with my hair in a messy bun, I usually always take it down, but I fell asleep in my chair and then woke up and shuffled to my bed. This was the result


Pilates class was a level 2-3 and it was REALLY tough

reformer class

All the exercises were very unique and I just loved doing different stuff that I hadn’t done before. We even did some where the foot bar slid to the top of the machine and you pulled the reformer towards the tower like you were doing a sliding pull up and chin up. I FELT IT! By the end of the session my legs were shaking. It always feels good to switch things up and keep your body guessing. I bet I have trouble walking later.

I took a little post-pilates selfie and had to post because the look on my tired face is a little priceless. I look like I am in pain, and I was a little bit. It felt really good to stretch and lengthen my muscles though, definitely needed it.

ouch pilates

After Pilates, I headed to the mall in hopes of buying a few things at the Nike outlet. Well they had NOTHING. I stumbled in Neiman Marcus and ended up trying on these ridiculous shoes.

this angle is NOT flattering on my calves...
this angle is NOT flattering on my calves…


Okay, where would I even wear these? I am NOT Lady Gaga. I only wear yoga pants, and I don’t think they really go…

Needless to say I put them back.

Later on in the day after taking Phoebe to G-Mama and Pop Pops I hit the gym for my cardio portion. I did about 40 minutes on the elliptical, followed by some chin holds, then stretching.

no makeup and tired

Seriously, I looked a HOT mess yesterday. Skin hasn’t been so pretty lately. NEVER switch makeup brands kids. I was out of my regular Sephora stuff, so I bought a cheapie drug store kind last week at Wegmans. Big mistake. Broken out everywhere like a teenager. I’ve been trying to wear close to nothing for makeup all this week to let my skin breathe again.

After my gym session I stopped for an iced coffee. My friend Alexis swears by Dunkin Donuts blueberry iced coffees. She said you do not even need creamer, so I stopped for one. In the car it smelled amazing, just like blueberries! First sip, oh my gosh this is so good, she was right! No creamer needed. Just black. About 1/4 of the way in…. GAG!ย 

Blueberry DEATH
Blueberry DEATH

Seriously this stuff was terrible. First of all I HATE Dunkin Donuts coffee, I won’t drink it. It tastes like very stale coffee to me. But I will try anything once and Alexis has never steered me wrong. Call me a Starbucks snob, I don’t care. I even grind my own Starbucks beans at home and brew it.

It was just the combination of the artificial blueberry and the stale coffee that made the worst taste. I am not kidding you after about 7 sips I felt like I was drinking my Bath and Body Works body wash! I chucked it and then chugged some water. Send me back to Starbucks please.

Later on at home I showed Phoebe some much needed attention. Mommy has been a little crabby lately so we snuggled and watched one of my favorite Big Bang theory episodes.

phoebe licks

Is her tongue ever in her mouth?

Today I hit shoulder day! I also will be doing a major meal prep and getting ready for the week again. Hopefully it is good to me.

Have a great Sunday!

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,


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  1. tam

    Hi! I got the Sunday blues as a kid (still do sometimes). I would love to try a pilates reformer class but unfortunately there are not many in my area or they are too expensive. I want to try to incorporate pilates into my week so might try a dvd. Do you know of any good ones? Meal prep for me too later – have fun!! Tam x

    1. Ariel

      hi, hope you (and Katie) don’t mind me chiming in. have you ever tried the Pilates Body Kit? i took pilates as an elective in college and bought the Pilates Body Kit (recommended by my instructor) to be my at-home pilates companion. it includes an instructional book with pictures, flash cards and 2 guided CD disks. the MTV Pilates DVD is also pretty good, believe it or not. ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Katie

        oh thanks for the info!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    2. Katie

      Reformer classes CAN be pricey but look around holidays! Labor day is coming up and studios usually have deals- like 25% off. Also groupons too! Youtube has some good pilates stuff (try POP pilates). I also do a crunch cardio pilates DVD from time to time that I love.

  2. Ariel

    oh man, i get the sunday blues every week haha. and i feel you on how “only” having 2 days off feels. i work mon-thurs too and it does feel so bratty saying that, but not having that extra day off when normal work days are long makes all the difference in the world! hope this week is a good one for you though!

    1. Katie

      Yes, we are total brats lol. Especially when I know people that work 100+hours a week

  3. Chelsea @ A Fit LittleOne

    I just started taking a Pilates class (my nursing course required it), and I was hoping to use the machines, but interesting enough, we’re using a ball. For everything! It’s actually kind of cool, so when I’m done I can continue at home, just a thought if you ever wanted to do it at home ๐Ÿ™‚ I was curious and leery about that coffee she was posting about for a while haha good to know it’s not that good. I too love starbucks, I won’t try anything else. Hahaha I don’t think I’ve seen too many pictures where her tongue is in her mouth. Have a good day!

    1. Katie

      I love using the ball in Pilates class, really changes how your core works. And I hold that blueberry death against her now lol!

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