How Could I Forget the Weekend?

Happy Happy Friday! Yes, two of ’em 🙂

So I prepared myself for a bad Thursday, and it wasn’t so terrible! I was in a good mood in the morning when I left my apartment. Coffee in hand, I was ready to take on the day

530am. Bring on work! I don't look half bad for this early. But this pic is grainy ;)
530am. Bring on work! I don’t look half bad for this early. But this pic is grainy 😉

The morning went by super fast. And I was excited that one of the residents couldn’t do her breast case in the afternoon, so I filled in! Score for Minnie. I was more than happy to jump on that offer, especially because I didn’t feel like dealing with ER consults for surgery. Dodged!

Started my morning off with patient rounds and conference like every morning. We actually  had breakfast in the morning because there was a guest lecturer. They did have a beautiful fruit platter so I was able to eat something!

Pretty good fruit!
Pretty good fruit!

Everyone else had this

eggs, bacon (yuck), sausage, potatoes, and there were pancakes, pastries and bagels! Oh and coffee (score #2)
eggs, bacon (yuck), sausage, potatoes, and there were pancakes, pastries and bagels! Oh and coffee (score #2)

I went back to my office and had my regulars. Cottage cheese and apricot jam, and a protein bar. This was a new one I found that was more like a wafer cookie.

Jam good (not said like a caveman, more like a word that's not PG)
Jam good (not said like a caveman, more like a word that’s not PG)
Looks really good!
Looks really good!
I loved the french vanilla flavor (I'm a vanilla girl over chocolate any day), but the cookie, not so much. A little mushy!
I loved the french vanilla flavor (I’m a vanilla girl over chocolate any day), but the cookie, not so much. A little mushy!

I stayed busy all morning, then had lunch which was the rest of G-Mamas crab soup! Fed me for the week 🙂 Before I knew it, it was time to go to the OR. A case that was supposed to be over at 3:30, well, didn’t exactly happen. I left work 2 hours later. By then my head was pounding and I felt like I had an ice pick in my eye. I think it must have been the bright lights and not having my afternoon snack. I didn’t have much crab soup because I wasn’t too hungry. Dumb idea.

The last thing I felt like doing was going to the gym, and I was a little annoyed I took the previous day off because I could’ve used it this day instead. I went and I thought I was going to have to leave the first 10 minutes, but I powered through. I felt much better by the end of my workout. I stayed about an hour and 10 minutes.

Started with 22 minutes on the stairmaster, then a quick back routine. I did mostly all  lower back because I plan on doing a separate day this weekend for upper back instead of cardio power hour.

Forget arms today, let's hit back!
Forget arms today, let’s hit back!

Here was my back routine:

  • Dead lifts, 60 lb bar, 12 reps then 8 bar rows, 4 sets! 
  • Kettle bell swings, 35 lbs, 20 reps x 4 sets
  • Pushups, 10 reps x 2 sets
  • Bent over delt flys but with back arched to work lower back, 15 lb weights, 15 reps x 4 sets
  • Low back pulses 45 lb weight, holding like a dead lift but mini pulses up, 16 pulses x 4 sets
  • Narrow grip rows, 20 lb weights, 10 reps x 3 sets
  • Cable low back rows, 70-90 lbs, 12 reps x 4 sets
  • Chin ups, 6 reps x 2 sets
  • Chin Holds, 10-15 seconds x 2 sets
  • Side bends, 25 lbs, 15 reps x 2 sets each side
Upper back pics for a low back day, this makes absolutely no sense, I know
Upper back pics for a low back day, this makes absolutely no sense, I know

And plenty of stretching!

Ready to hit the road! Glad I completed a workout
Ready to hit the road! Glad I completed a workout

When I got to the car I realized it was Thursday! I totally forgot it was my weekend. How does one forget that? I guess I got caught up in my case and then my gym session that it slipped my mind. My facial expression shows it all when I realized what day it was.

All smiles!
All smiles!

After I got home, a package came for me. It was from Stitch Fix! If you guys have never heard of Stitch Fix it’s a great online personal shopping company. You fill out a long survey about fashion and the things you like, then they send you 5 random items according to the survey. You buy what you want, if anything, and send back what you don’t like (a return bag comes with it). It’s so fun! I just adore the idea. It’s surprises in the mail! You guys know I love a surprise in the mail, I’m worse than a little kid.

Let’s check out what they sent me 🙂

Stitch Fix box
Stitch Fix box

Here were the items:

Earrings. SUPER cute, but I don't think I will be keeping. I wear my diamonds mostly.
Earrings. SUPER cute, but I don’t think I will be keeping. I wear my diamonds mostly.
I had mixed feelings about this when I saw it, but thought okay I will try it on, but it looks like it would make me look hippy
I had mixed feelings about this when I saw it, but thought okay I will try it on, but it looks like it would make me look hippy

I tried it on. Thumbs down!

Too big (they sent a medium), too long, and overall not a flattering look for me. I'd rather have something that shows off my figure if I'm wearing a dress!
Too big (they sent a medium), too long, and overall not a flattering look for me. I’d rather have something that shows off my figure if I’m wearing a dress!
Cute crocheted pink tank. It had nice detail, but nothing special on.
Cute crocheted pink tank. It had nice detail, but nothing special on.
This skirt I thought would be flattering on, but it was terrible. Made me look 20 pounds heavier!
This skirt I thought would be flattering on, but it was terrible. Made me look 20 pounds heavier!
Floaty romantic shirt. Phoebe seemed to like. I thought it was pretty, but wasn't sure alone on first glance.
Floaty romantic shirt. Phoebe seemed to like. I thought it was pretty, but wasn’t sure alone on first glance.

And then I tried it on. WINNER! I am obsessed with this top! It is so beautiful on!

I think it is super flattering because it shows my muscles, yet makes me look feminine. The perfect balance!
I think it is super flattering because it shows my muscles, yet makes me look feminine. The perfect balance!
Love the back too! KEEPING FOR SURE!
Love the back too! KEEPING FOR SURE!

So that’s Stitch Fix 🙂 Playing dress up. It can get super dangerous though if you like all the items. You have to have shopping self control! I prefer shopping online nowadays over the mall, but I hate that I can’t see it in person. Then again, I hate trying things on in the store. This is the best of both worlds.

This time I requested romantic and classic items, which is exactly what they sent. I think next time I’ll ask for edgier items!

Today will be a good day since I am off work. Phoebe is so excited for G-Mama and Pop Pops. She wanted to go last night but I said she had to wait until the day was here 🙂

Thumbs off for days off!
Thumbs off for days off!

I think it’s going to be a leg day too!

XOXO With a Cherry On Top

-Minnie

P.S. Recipe coming tomorrow!

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9 Comments

  1. Anesa

    i know is a weird question, but do u drink your coffee black or with milk

    1. Katie

      When I was 100% clean I did black only. I love creamer. Can’t help it. So good. Not giving it up!!!

  2. Chelsea @ LittleOneRuns

    Loved the top!! And the pink one too!! Oh I would have been the same way, plus a little grumpy! Love that feeling when you realize it’s Friday 🙂 Have a good weekend 🙂

    1. Katie

      Thanks Chels! The pink one I almost kept but when I tried it on, it wasn’t that cute. It would be one of those that sat in my closet for a while

  3. Liz @fitlizzy

    That protein bar looks AH-mazing! And yay! for forcing yourself to the gym; I’m forcing myself through today’s cardio as I type this!

    1. Katie

      Haha I am guilty too of doing blog related things as I’m on the elliptical 😉

  4. Brandy

    Where is your workout top from?! I love it!!

    1. Katie

      Lucy! One of my favorite boutiques, very similar to lululemon. Lucy.com 🙂

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