Meathead Monday

Good Morning. I hope everyone had a great weekend! Today I will keep it pretty brief, wrapping up just my Sunday because I didn’t have much time to sit down and write.

It was a beautiful morning out in Maryland so Phoebe and I started the day off with a walk. She loves to run up this hill by our complex. I guess to her it looks HUGE.

hill phoebe

Then she turns around as if she’s saying “Mom look I made it to the top!”

at the top

She also tried chasing an adorable little family. She never understands why they don’t want to stop and play with her. Spoiled rotten.

cute family

After our walk and some morning relaxation, I changed into my gym attire. I figured I would represent my beast mode tank since I killed it the day before.

beastmode tank

I changed the laces in my Reeboks to match my outfit!

sweat pink laces

It was a pretty good hair day for me too 🙂

good hair beast

At the gym I went into beast mode again. My cardio was 10 minutes on the stairs and 35 minutes on the spin bike. I love spinning. Then I hit arms full force and acted like a total meathead. Hey girls can be meatheads too!

  • Bicep curls, 15 lb weights, 10 reps x 2 sets both arms, then 20 reps x 2 sets alternating.
  • Overhead tricep extensions with plate, 25 lbs, 12 reps x 4 sets
  • Plate curls, 35 lbs, 10 reps x 4 sets
  • Tricep pushups on bench, 10 reps x 4 sets
  • Overhead seated tricep extensions, 25-30 lbs, 12-15 reps x 4 sets
  • Cable bicep curls, 40 lbs, 10 reps x 4 sets
  • Tricep rope pulldowns, 60lbs, 10 reps x 4 sets
  • Alternating diagonal hammer curls, 15 lb kettles, 20 reps x 4 sets
  • Alternating bicep pushouts, 15 lb kettles, 20 reps x 4 sets
  • Single arm Cable tricep kickbacks, 10-15 lbs, 10 reps x 3 sets each side
  • Single arm Cable bicep row (underhand grip), 30 lbs, 10 reps x 3 sets each side

KILLED IT! And looked like a meat head when I was done 🙂

meathead 1 meathead 2

I also didn’t realize how long my hair is even though I cut it not too long ago. You don’t really notice unless you take a picture of your pony tail!

long hair

After the gym I changed and went to my sisters house. Bella let me put on her fairy wings 🙂


Back at home I took care of some things around the apartment and made a quick dinner that I can use for lunches too. This is an “Asian flare” chicken dish.

asian chicken salad?

Nothing too difficult here. This was just onion, garlic, red peppers, broccoli, and chicken breast cooked in a pan with about 2/3 cup of sugar free apricot preserves and less than 1/4 cup of low sodium/low calorie hoisin sauce. I threw it on top of some spinach and romaine and called it a salad! It was 2 huge chicken breasts so it makes about 3 servings for me. This was one larger serving and then I have 2 normal servings for lunches this week. I’m all about saving meal prep time 🙂

Today I hit the gym for some much needed chest work (if I can move my arms), and the booty workout of the day. Here it is listed:

  1. 100 regular squats 
  2. 60 weighted single leg dead lifts 
  3. 40 Stability ball hamstring curls 
  4. 100 plie squats 
  5. Bonus: 32 low squat pulses (4 sets of 8) 

Have a wonderful Monday. At least it’s not Tuesday… I’m groaning already!

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,


P.S. after going through some old blog posts this morning,  I realized when I updated to my new format  a lot of my pictures became distorted… bummer. It would be impossible for me to fix them all, but I will try my best to make it work as I find them! If you want to tell me about one you find please feel free to!

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  1. Chelsea @ A Fit LittleOne

    You always have such cute workout outfits! Love your hair too, that is a great picture. Yum! That chicken looks tasty! I never would have thought about cooking it in apricot preserves. Have a great Monday 🙂

    1. Katie

      Thanks girl! Yeah my mom always made “duck sauce” chicken for me growing up and it’s my absolute FAVORITE but the sugars are so darn high! All duck sauce is made from is an apricot, so I figured hey let me throw that in with hoisin haha

  2. ariel

    that chicken looks delish! i had no clue low cal/low sodium hoisin sauce existed. finding it will be my mission. i am determined. 😉 oh, and i love your beast mode tank. need to get me one!

    1. Katie

      Yes this is only about 15 calories a tablespoon! I found it at Wegmans and SNATCHED it up. Here’s the link to my post when I first used it so you can see the brand:

  3. tam

    Hey! Do you do your workout as a circuit/superset all the way through then repeat or do each exercise as a set, how long do you rest between reps? Thanks! ALso that dinner looks yummy! Tam x

    1. Katie

      No I do each as a set. I don;t like circuit work and plus my gym is too crowded for it

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