Pillows and Puzzles

Terrible Tuesday, coming at you live today. Since today is my Monday, I am starting off with a bang with Terrible Tuesday. At least I am getting it out of the way first thing this week! Usually Monday comes and I dread it and then all day long I think GREAT tomorrow is the worst day of the week. So bam, let’s do it and move past it!

I actually am not dreading work so much, which means one thing… it will probably be the worst one yet. Whenever I mope around and complain about work it ends up being an easy day. That’s just the way things work sometimes.

Yesterday I really enjoyed my day off. It was nice to be home on a Monday for a change. I started my morning with some overnight oats and a trip to Wegmans!

In a leftover Justin's chocolate almond butter jar! Mmmmm
In a leftover Justin’s chocolate almond butter jar! Mmmmm


I finally hit my goal and spent under $200 at Wegmans. I know some of you are thinking WOW that’s a lot for one person, but I usually stock up on meats and things like that when I go. The only reason I came in under the goal was because they didn’t have any bison. I even asked the butcher, all out šŸ™

wgmans collage

The picture on the bottom right is the rice paper wraps I buy! You should be able to find them in any international aisle. I end up buying 2 packs at a time because they go so fast.

When I came back home and unpacked everything Phoebe and I headed to G-Mamas. We were right on time because my sister Casey and Bella were there too šŸ™‚

big puzzle

We did a puzzle on the table. For those of you that don’t know I am kind of a super freak with puzzles. As a kid I could put them together upside down, with my eyes closed, etc. I seriously need to go on one of those game shows or reality shows where the challenge is a puzzle. I’d be done in 2 seconds! Whenever I watch the house guests on Big Brother do a competition that’s a puzzle I cringe when it takes them forever. Puzzles are just my thing.

After girl time, I went to the gym for arm day! What is it with me and the gym and men that think I do not belong there? I had issues AGAIN today. I am getting to be super impatient with guys that take up space and act like I am non-existant. Then I end up mouthing off… I need to cool off!

sorry not sorry

I take my aggression out on my workout, how perfect! I ended up doing 20 minutes on the treadmill at a high incline/speed walk, 10 minutes on the stairmaster, and another 10 on the elliptical. Here was my arm workout:

  • Bicep curls, 30 lb bar, 10 reps x 4 sets
  • Tricep kickbacks, 20 lb weights, 10 reps x 4 sets
  • Overhead tricep extensions (seated machine), 25-30 lbs, 10-12 reps x 4 sets
  • Diagonal hammer curls, 15 lb kettles, 20 alternating reps x 3 sets
  • Tricep pushbacks, 15 lb kettles, 12 reps x 3 sets
  • Plate hammer curls, 25-35 lbs, 10 reps x 6 sets
  • Plate overhead tricep extensions, 25 lbs, 10 reps x 4 sets
  • Tricep dips (assisted), 10 reps x 4 sets
  • Forearm curls, 30 lb barbell, 8 reps x 4 sets
  • Side bicep curls, 10 lb weights, 10 reps x 3 sets
  • TRX overhead tricep extensions, 10 reps x 3 sets
I felt like my veins were going to EXPLODE out of my arms. This picture was after and really doesn't do it justice. Phew!
I felt like my veins in my forearms were going to EXPLODE out of my arms. This picture was after and really doesn’t do it justice. Phew!


At home I did a meal prep which included chicken breast in nugget form with italian Mrs. Dash and onion and herb Mrs. Dash. I trim the fat off my chicken breasts but never throw it away. That’s puppy food!

chicken prep

puppy scraps

Phoebe will be eating good these next few days šŸ™‚

I decided to do salads for lunch this week and put my sweet potatoes right in for my carbs. Yum!

salad meal prep

I also have my classic overnight oats for the mornings, some cottage cheese, and almonds for snacking. This is obviously not everything for the week.

While I was meal prepping, I received a text from my best friend DiPeppe showing what she had made me! She is the sweetest person alive and so thoughtful šŸ™‚

elvis pillow

DiPeppe has taken up sewing. I’ve mentioned on my blog before that Elvis was my first big crush as a kid. I am obsessed with these pillows! So adorable. Going right on my bed. Thanks “bebe”. Ā I also told her she needs to make me a matching John Stamos pillow and I will be set for life šŸ˜‰

Today is a back day for me if all goes well at work and I am not too exhausted. I am ready for some dead lifts!

Dead lifts require a smirk and some attitude
Dead lifts require a smirk and some attitude


Have a great day!

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,


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  1. Chelsea @ LittleOneRuns

    Haha I feel that is just the type of guy that goes to the gym? Not all of course, but a lot have huge egos because they workout. They will all learn one day. Love that pillow!! Onion and herb Mrs. Dash?? That sounds really good! Hope Terrible Tuesday isn’t so Terrible, have a great day :)!

    1. Katie

      I guess so. It happens more frequently now. I am not getting any friendlier lol

  2. Karen

    How do you fix your rice wraps? I tried to make some but they were chewy and had a weird texture.

    1. Katie

      They are definitely an acquired taste! I like the weird texture and how they are chewy! Just a little bit of warm water, I don’t do anything special with them.

  3. amyt

    ahhh Elvis – my daughter was in LOVE with him – she still likes him, but for a while obessed – had a life size poster, clock…book – among other things. I even took her to see a Elvis impersonator – they actually have a tribut to him, and have a contest near where I live – it so happens that the top guy/head liner that leads it, is my ex uncle….he called my daughter up on stage and sang to her, it was pretty cool – I surprised her with the tickets…fun šŸ™‚

    1. Katie

      OMG I LOVE THIS! Such a cool mom!!!!!

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