Eye of the Blue Tiger

Good Morning. I hope everyone had a lovely long weekend. Goes way too fast doesn’t it?

How’s everyone and their bums feeling? Mine is SUPER sore. I’m not used to doing legs and glutes this much, oh boy am I feeling it! Today is officially day 3 which is a rest day for those little backsides. Thank goodness. The walking lunges did me in yesterday. 100 of those are a lot!

Yesterday I started my day with another ezekiel english muffin with cashew butter. This time I drizzled some sugar free maple syrup on it. OH WOW is that heavenly! New favorite breakfast!

cashew butter cin

this was before I mixed in the cinnamon and stevia

Then I got dressed for the gym since it was closing early at 4. I decided to wear my crazy blue tiger pants.

crazy pants

These are reversible Zella pants I bought during the Nordstrom anniversary sale. The other side are the plain blue that I have worn before.

The gym was EXTREMELY crowded and I was not pleased. There is another Golds Gym I have access to that is technically closer to my work, but I am not a fan of it. I’ve been thinking about going back though until my regular gym gets their stair master issue under control. Seriously ONE that works out of 4 is not okay. People stalk for the darn machine and I wait around for no one, sorry. I was able to snag the last treadmill thank goodness. I ran 22 minutes straight and then walked another 13. I always feel like I can run more, but I knew I had some glute work to do and needed to save some of that energy! After the treadmill I worked on my biceps:

  • Bicep curls, 30 lb bar, 12 reps x 4 sets
  • Bicep pushouts, 30 lb bar, 10 reps x 4 sets
  • Biceps side curl pulses, 12 lb weights, 12 reps x 4 sets
  • Plate hammer curls, 25 lbs, 10 reps x 3 sets
  • Side bends, 25 lb plate, 15 reps x 2 sets each side
  • Alternating uppercut punches, 15 lb weights, 20 reps x 4 sets

Then I did day 2 of Beautiful Booty Booster


I finished with a quick 10 minute incline elliptical session and then some stretching!

look at me tiger

Note to self, do not buy any more sports bras from Forever 21. I bought this hot pink one because I had a card and it was cute, well it bled right through my tank. Thank goodness it was just a target top and not a Lulu!

I went back to my parents house to shower and Bella, Casey, and Drue were already there. As I pulled up, Bella was driving around the neighborhood in her pink mustang. So adorable!

pink mustang

beep beep

This kid is too cool for words.

The boys had Maryland crabs and G-Mama made everyone tacos. She is always so good to me and makes them healthy for me and my sis! Pulled chicken breast with taco seasoning for Minnie. I made it into a salad instead and used taco sauce as a dressing. I paired it with a tiny bit of guac and a few sweet potato chips for crunch!

taco salad lunch

There’s never an excuse to be unhealthy! You can make anything into a better option šŸ™‚

Later on in the afternoon I took all my luggage and headed back home. This is a LIGHT day for me.


Gym bag, food bag (thanks G-Mama!), and Phoebe’s carrier. Lots of baggage eh? šŸ˜‰

Our night ended with some Big Bang on DVD (okay I am a nerd and started over again, hey I like what I like), some light meal prepping which consisted of mostly snacks and breakfast foods since G-Mama gave me the chicken, and watching Phoebe amuse herself. I love my pup so much. My parents and I both agreed she is so much fun to watch. Such a huge personality on such a small thing.

talking phoebe

Day 4 of Beautiful Booty Booster is tomorrow, so here is that workout!


Have a great day, make smart choices!

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,


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  1. Chelsea @ A Fit LittleOne

    Love Love Love those tiger capris!!! And I couldn’t agree more, you can always make something healthier, no excuses! I almost bought some of Forever21’s workout gear, but they all just fit weird for me, I guess I lucked out since I have an awkward body haha. Have a great day šŸ™‚

  2. tam

    I agree with you about crowded gyms! I don’t like waiting around to use machines either, you feel you are wasting time. Weighted lunges are a killer for me, feel the burn though! All the best Tam x

  3. Juli

    These walking lunges almost killed me! I have a hard time sitting down šŸ˜‰
    I don’t have access to a machine today. Any idea how to add some weight to the glute kicks at home? I like your workouts. Thanks for sharing šŸ™‚

    1. Katie

      Do you have any resistance bands you could loop around your foot and kick back? Also, if you put a small weight behind your knee and hold it and squeeze you can do kick backs that way on hands and knees. If no weights, stand up, lean over bending from the waist and do slow and controlled kick backs WITHOUT touching the floor, that way you have to work harder!

      1. Juli

        Thank you šŸ™‚ Maybe I can use the resistance bands. It’s different to weights but better than just the leg.

  4. Kimberly Jo

    Can you tell me what Bicep pushouts are?

    1. Katie

      So that’s my name for them because I’m not quite sure what else to call them? Take a barbell or weights and hold in a neutral curl position (elbows in tight, underhand grip, bar/weights about bra line level). take the weights and push them forward and slightly up while keeping a bend in your elbow at all times, then back in. It’s almost like a reverse row? Really push out with the bicep, but you will also feel it in your shoulder. It really works the bicep tendon.

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