Just My Pot Luck

Happy Friday to all of you! I am grateful it is Friday because I am HOME! Sorry didn’t mean to rub it in if you are at work 😉

Yesterday at work was pretty fun. I started the morning off in a heated debate with my resident friends about dating. I brought up the rule of “2 points”. In case you don’t know what this is, it means you are not supposed to date someone 2 ratings below or above your own. So if you call someone a 6 out of 10, they shouldn’t date a 3, and certainly shouldn’t date a 10. I’m a pretty opinionated person, and love these types of conversations!  Silly, I know, but the conversation was pretty funny and we had a good time while typing our notes for the day. Side note: I am not a superficial person at all, it was just fun to talk about! 

For lunch, The PA’s had a Valentine’s Day Pot luck! I share an office with all the other surgical PA’s and we all brought in yummy treats and meals.

Chips and other goodies
Chips and other goodies
Mexican Station
Mexican Station
slow cooker meatballs and sausages
slow cooker meatballs and sausages
Cupcakes! Vday theme
Cupcakes! Vday theme
Hummus and more chips
Hummus and more chips

Can you spot what I brought in? Yes, that would be the berries, hummus, and then some sweet potato chips. Unfortunately, I found out about the potluck late the day before, so I didn’t have time to make a grand skinny minnie meal. Plus I already have the stigma as the “healthy girl” that eats foods no one else would, so I figured fruit and hummus was a safe bet!

I ate some of my fruit and sweet potato chips, but had a salad from home with chicken breast. I loaded up on my baby romaine lettuce. L for lettuce!

Baby romaine, broccoli, sprouts, and chicken! Topped with my homemade dijon dressing. Mmmmm
Same as the other day… but I like what I like!

I was able to hang out a little down in our office too and chat. What a difference! And guess what I left early! HOW LUCKY! It felt really good to start my weekend a little early.

Of course I changed and headed to the gym! It was shoulder day 🙂

Ready to workout! I look dead tired, long week but still going to workout!
Ready to workout! I look dead tired, long week but still going to workout!

Started out with the stairmaster again for a little bit then hit shoulders!

  • Delt fly’s 20 lb weights, 15 reps x 4 sets
  • Side bends with 25 lb plate, 20 reps x 2 sets each side
  • Upright rows 20 lb weights, 12 reps x 4 sets, hold at the top for 5 seconds for 2 sets
  • Torso twists using 25 lb plate, 10 reps x 4 sets
  • Forward delt raise, 12 lb weights (alternating arms), 20 reps x 4 sets
  • Standing oblique crunch 12 lb weight in one arm, 12 reps x 2 sets each side
  • Rotator cuff open and close with 15 lb weights, 15 reps x 4 sets
  • Standing crunch with 15 lb weights above shoulders, 12 reps x 4 sets
  • Narrow shoulder press up, open to wide shoulder press down, into pec squeeze and repeat. This is one fluid motion (up, open, down, in). Hold 12 lb weights, 10 reps x 4 sets. Do 2 sets one way, reverse the movement (open, up, down, in) and do 2 sets that way! Really burns!
  • Cable cross punches, 20 lbs each side, alternating, 12 reps x 4 sets
  • Shoulder pull down with cables, 60 lbs, 12 reps x 4 sets
  • Lateral raises, 5 lb weights, 20 reps x 4 sets
  • Shoulder shrugs, 35 lb kettles, 15 reps x 4 sets

I hit the arc trainer for 15 and then some abs!

  • one minute plank (palms for 30 seconds, elbows for 30 seconds)
  • side plank with top leg lift x 10 (keep practicing if you can’t do one leg), 35 seconds each side
  • Bicycle crunches, 20 reps x 2 sets
  • Ab in and outs. Balance on sits bones, abs tight, crunch legs in and out for 12 reps. 2 sets!

I really stretched good too! Felt nice 🙂

I came home to my little Valentine…

Same pics from yesterday, just put this on Instagram!
Same pics from yesterday, just put this on Instagram!

At home I made a delicious healthy dinner that included cod, spinach, and spaghetti squash. I wasn’t going to make this a recipe, but I made a quick and easy rub/glaze for the cod and it is by FAR the best rub I have ever made– Minnie’s Maple Rub. It would be selfish of me not to share it!

Maple Cod, spaghetti squash, chopped spinach
Maple Cod, spaghetti squash, chopped spinach

As you can see I really wasn’t prepare to share this, as the plate isn’t exactly photo friendly on the right side, but I posted anyway because it’s too darn good! I can’t wait to make it again.

Phoebe and I ended our Valentine’s Day catching up on some DVR, cooking, and just chilling out! I love Thursday nights 🙂

Later today we head to G-Mama and Pop Pops and we absolutely can’t wait. It feels like we haven’t seen them in ages! I’ll fill you in tomorrow 😉

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,


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  1. Allison

    Potlucks are the best! I don’t blame you at all for sticking with what you love to eat…I do the same. Why fix what isn’t broken?

    1. Katie

      Exactly! Can never go wrong with chicken breast!

  2. Chelsea @ LittleOneRuns

    i hate pot lucks for that reason!! there is nothing for me to eat, which doesn’t bother me, but it bothers everybody else. i don’t care what others think, just get annoyed at everybody’s little comments all the time. ok i seriously need to get me some spaghetti squash, i haven’t had one in so long!!

    1. Katie

      yeah it can create an awkward social situation! People are offended if you don’t eat their food!

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