Music, Take Me Back

I love music. I never go ANYWHERE without my iPhone loaded with my music. I don’t really listen to the radio, I always have my phone plugged in while I drive. I’m one of those people that will listen to the same songs over and over if they are my favorites. Well I decided to let my entire library go on shuffle and wow I have quite the mix. Do you ever listen to a song and have it take you back to a certain place? Does it make you think of a time in your past, what you were doing in life, who you were hanging out with at the time? It’s amazing how music can do this. I decided to make a fun little list of the random songs that came on and the thoughts that popped into my mind.

  1. Eminem- The Way I am.Ā Late TRL days when I was a teenager. I was probably in high school. Actually yes I remember I was taking Chemistry at the time and I only talked to the boys in my class.
  2. Colbie Collait- I Never Told You. A guy that had just dumped me and I listened to this song, he had bright blue eyes like she sings in the song. At the time I thought it was tragic, WOW did he do me a favor… can we say loser?
  3. Justin Timberlake-Lovestoned. This was part of routine I did with some group fitness instructors during college for a big east coast conference. I choreographed this part since it was the kickboxing song. We also performed it at Maryland Day and held up our steps with letters on them to spell out “TERPS”. I was the P and held it upside down, it read “TERdS”. Major fail… and yeah I realize terd is actually spelled TURD, but still embarrassing.
  4. Jordin Sparks- This is My Now. I remember hearing this song on the radio the day I got into PA school. When I saw that “thick envelope” in the mailbox I actually just got home from another interview in Philly with my Dad. He made me open it in the driveway and I screamed and jumped in his arms. My life changed that day.
  5. Pussycat Dolls- Buttons. Okay so this doesn’t bring me back to a specific time, but can we all agree this is the best “bring out the stripper in you” song out there?
  6. Amy Winehouse- You Know I’m No Good. My sister used to listen to this in her car ALL the time when Bella was a little one. I can remember little Bella in her carseat waving her arms to the music. They grow up way too fast…

So that’s my randomness for the day šŸ™‚

Yesterday I started my morning late. I set my alarms to get up around 7:30-8am, but they didn’t go off! I think Phoebe is turning them off and not telling me.

For breakfast I did blueberry vanilla overnight oats (unsweetened vanilla almond milk, vanilla extract, a little vanilla protein powder, and some blueberries), and tried something new to get my fat grams up!

blueberry vanilla oats

avocado egg

This is a baked avocado egg. You just scoop out the middle a bit

scoop avocado

Crack an egg

egg crack

And bake at 350 for about 20 minutes.Ā I added a little pepper and paprika! Yum!

After breakfast I headed to my parents house, then to the gym. It was leg day.

before leg day

I went into BEAST MODE. The stair master was my toy and I used it to the max!

62 collage

Yes that’s 62 minutes straight. The top left are the reverse booty pikes I mentioned yesterday. Killer! Bye Bye muffin top. I did my booty workout for the day and also more legs.


Here was the rest of my workout:

  • Smith squats, 95 lbs, 12 reps x 4 sets
  • Smith calf raises, 135 lbs, 10 reps x 3 sets
  • Leg extensions, 80-95 lbs, 10 reps x 4 sets
  • Side bends, 25 lb kettle, 15 reps x 2 sets each side
  • Good Mornings, 50 lb bar, 12 reps x 4 sets

I also stretched for a good 10 minutes!

After my workout was done I headed to Starbucks. It was so pretty out.

starbucks smiles

I’m always smiling if I have a soy iced coffee!

Later on in the evening I headed to Walmart. That was an experience… I was sad they didn’t have my liquid stevia in the raw for coffees, so I had to settle for this stuff.

liquid stevia

Skinnygirl really makes everything now!

I also found these and I couldn’t resist. I worked hard on the stair master and felt I deserved it.

PB crave

And I hated them. I know… how can you hate something that looks like this? Well they are super salty! Yuck.

But I did find season 2 of Girls. HOOKED! I love this show šŸ™‚

Girls dvd

Ended my evening doing laundry while watching this. And when I switched my clothes into the dryer I pulled out these.

puppy problems

Those would be Phoebes goof balls treats that unraveled in the wash. Somehow they got in with my clothes. Puppy problems!

Later on we got into a fight too because she got her paws on a bobby pin, I yanked it out of her mouth and she bit me pretty hard. She knows mama meant business and was mad because she ran under the couch. Hey I gotta play bad cop sometimes!

Skipping the booty work today because I’m pretty sore from leg day. I need to work on my arms DESPERATELY. They are deflating since I’ve spent all my time and effort on my behind.

Enjoy what’s left of the weekend šŸ™‚

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,


You Might Also Like


  1. Kim

    Why do you want to add more fats?

    1. Katie

      Because I calculated my macros and I am not getting enough to keep my metabolism running correctly. Your body needs the good fats for fuel!

  2. Kim

    Are you prepping for comp again, or are you going to?

  3. Lisa

    I always listen to the same songs over and over again! šŸ™‚ It drives my sister and husband CRAZY! haha There have been times that I listened to the same 1 or 2 songs for 40 mins. while at the gym.

    1. Katie

      lol glad it’s not just me! I probably listened to Holy Grail about 10 times in a row when I first heard it. There went an hour of my life lol

  4. Lauren

    Ah I LOVE GIRLS! I’m sad about that PB, I’ve been eyeing up but waiting for a sale or something.

Leave a Reply