Fresh Faced

My oh my, yesterday was quite a day. Busy, overly tired, and just an annoying day. It was that darn Tuesday! I told you guys! I jinxed myself. The terrible Tuesday came back to haunt me!

I rolled into work fresh faced which I don’t think I’ve ever done before in my life. I always wear makeup, not a lot, but just enough to even out my skin tone. I thought I would be extremely self conscious, but my face felt super free!

makeup free feels nice!
makeup free feels nice!

Best thing to happen was a new article I wrote published by Veria Living!Ā This is the almond butter I shared with you the other day! I’m super proud of it and it turned out great šŸ™‚

Found these little tags on clearance at Michaels!
Chocolate and Vanilla on the website!- recipe is a click away šŸ˜‰

Lunch yesterday was this little healthy combo, plus a banana

Lunch included my butternut squash chicken burger and some veggies
my butternut squash chicken burger and some veggies

I was super busy in the afternoon so the time flew by! Two days left and I hope they go equally as fast.

I changed and hit the gym for back day. Not a long session, about an hour, because I was so tired, but I got the job done! I did 10 minutes of the arc trainer and then 15 on the elliptical for cardio. Here is my back workout for the day:

  • Stiff leg dead lifts with 70 extra lbs, 12 reps x 4 sets
  • Regular squat type dead lifts with 50 extra lbs, 10 reps x 4 sets
  • Single arm row, 10 lbs, 12 reps x 2 sets each arm
  • Wide rows with 60 lb bar, 12 reps x 3 sets
  • Narrow rows with 60 lb bar, 12 reps x 4 sets
  • Underhand grip rows with 60 lb bar, 12 reps x 3 sets
  • Incline high row pulldown using cables, 50 lbs 12 reps x 3 sets both arms, then 60 lbs 10 reps with a twist, single arm pull x 2 sets each side
  • Standing crunches with 30 lb kettle bell but squeezing butt and low back, 10 reps x 4 sets
  • Kettle bell swings with 30 lbs, 10 reps x 4 sets
Back progress!
Back progress!

I know I am going to feel those dead lifts later!

When I came home my new protein powders had arrived! I ordered a cookies and cream flavor and a strawberry one, I didn’t think they’d be this HUGE! But I opened it up and it wasn’t filled to the top.

New protein powders!
New protein powders!

I also made dinner

Dinner, a little lame, which is why I probably ate everything in sight later
Dinner, a little lame, which is why I probably ate everything in sight later

And then ate my weight in snacks and sweet stuff. No candy bars or anything, just too much granola, dried fruit, etc. That sugar adds up! I have had such a sweet tooth lately that I need to get in check! I need to come up with some sort of solution for this. Everyone has their days though where they over eat, whoops. Just have to work that much harder later.

Today I will probably skip the gym though because we are expecting a foot of snow. Hospitals do not close unfortunately so I will be working. I plan on coming straight home though and MAYBE I will be wild and take a nap! šŸ™‚

making a special appearance in my post gym pics!
making a special appearance in my post gym pics!

Best friends for life!

Yes Phoebe, mama loves you too
Yes Phoebe, mama loves you too

Hoping for an easy drive to work!

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,


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  1. Cisco

    Okay so I’m sure you’ve heard of Berger cookies. Yeah, I know they’re bad for you and all. But whenever I have a sweet tooth I tend to gravitate towards those. If you could come up with a healthy solution for this sweet-tooth problem you would be a Godsend.

    1. Katie

      Okay Berger cookies are the most delicious thing on the planet! My ultimate ultimate ultimate temptation. Lol I think I made that pretty clear huh? Anyway, I think this would be super hard but I will try to come up with something! Nothing beats that fudge on top that cookie! Lemme think on it šŸ™‚

      1. Cisco

        Well I will anxiously be awaiting your solution. Until then I will, at the same time, axiously be awaiting my next “cheat day” where I can nab mea couple Berger cookies. I swear…those things are just….

        Let’s not talk about them! lol I’ve been good all week..

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