Fanny Friday

HappyFriday 🙂

Yesterday I did glutes. I had to go solo on this one and I thought I’d share my little fanny workout with you all on this beautiful Friday!

I’m here to give you a bikini booty even if you are not going to compete, because really don’t we all want one of those?

  1. Warm up– 15 minutes on the spin bike. The first 3 minutes seated. Standing for 2. The remainder of the 10 minutes alternate with jumps (seated for 5-10 seconds, standing for 5-10 seconds), standing climbs, and hovering back over the seat to work the glutes. Keep seated work minimum! Hovering really burns.
  2. Smith machine squats with feet together, 10-12 reps x 3 sets
  3. Hip thrusters on a bench (shoulders on bench), plate on hips. 10-14 reps x 4 sets
  4. Box step ups with a glute squeeze kickback at the top. SAME LEG for 15 reps
  5. Alternate the above with Kickback pulses for 15 (leg up, pulse the glute up. To make it more challenging lower the front of the body to the bottom of the box (hold at the bottom), 15 reps. Repeat the box step up and pulse sequence on the other leg. You will do this 3 times each leg and then barely be able to walk 😉
  6. Side lunge with kettlebell touching the ground for 14 reps x 4 sets
  7. Alternate the above with TRX glute/hamstring pull ins (if you do not have a TRX do a stability ball like pictured below)



I finished with cable kickbacks. My favorite!


Then I had to do a little more cardio to wrap things up. I planned on 20 minutes on the step mill, but that turned into only 10. To work the glutes more I skip steps and extend my leg out behind me. So why did I do 10 minutes? Well my phone decided all of a sudden the screen was going to die…. YES FOLKS I AM WITHOUT A PHONE.

And frankly, I’m going a little crazy. Hopefully this afternoon I will have a new phone in my hands… probably one I had to empty my bank account for, but really I need my phone. It’s what I use the most.

To top my night off within one hour of my phone breaking the following things happened:

  • My fridge decided it was going to leak copious amounts of water
  • I broke one of the drawers off my fridge because the water had frozen creating a seal over the drawer
  • I dropped a glass bottle of hot sauce
  • I cried… then cried some more

But then I got it together and said okay, it’s just a phone. You will have it tomorrow, the fridge will be fixed and you can buy more hot sauce. The weekend is here and I can’t let a little string of bad luck ruin it. I still had my computer so I had some contact with the outside world. Social media for the win!

I end today sharing some BIG QUEST NEWS! My friends over at Quest Nutrition sent me the new product to try! It’s been a secret but I had my hands on this big box 2 days ago.


What’s inside?



Yes, chips that are low in carbs and high in protein. Holy moly.

They come in 3 flavors so far: sea salt, BBQ, and cheddar and sour cream. My favorite is the BBQ. They really taste like other baked chips, but WAY less carbs and a great protein boost. I’m not sure how they did it, but Minnie loves to crunch. Now I can #CrunchClean

The macros: 120 calories, 1.5-2g of fat (depending on flavor), 5g of carbs, 21 grams of protein

If you want to try these chips, click the quest logo below and you can order them!

Try Quest Protein Bars!

Thank you Quest Nutrition for sending these my way! I’m so honored you chose me to test out the new stuff 🙂

Have a great Friday!

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,



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  1. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    Is it just me, but when I do hamstring curls on the ball, it kills my ankles. Am I doing it wrong? I press my heels into the ball to roll out and then come in, but it always hurts more than feels effective :/

    1. Katie

      No it’s very hard to stabilize on the ball, if it kills your ankles try putting your toes on the ball, lifting the heels up and pulling in that way!

  2. Tam

    I’m intrigued about those new quest chips, look interesting. Great workout, I like cable kickbacks usual use a band though so I can do them at home. Keep up the hard work, hope all is well. Tam 🙂

    1. Katie

      I need to start using a band too! Good idea to switch it up 🙂

  3. ariel

    #crunchClean lol. healthy, crunchy, savory snacks are always a bit of a ringer for me. i usually settle for plain popcorn, but those protein chips look like they might just hit the spot! maybe i missed it in a previous post, but i couldn’t help but notice your wrist is bandaged. hope you are ok 🙂

    1. Katie

      Oh yes! All is fine with my wrist. I did biceps last week and the next day it was killing me from going so heavy so I just kept the bandage there for extra support, felt better with the compression 🙂

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