The Power of Flexing

I cannot believe it is already Sunday! Geez, two days have flown by. Thank goodness for the holiday huh?

If you follow my Instagram account, you would have seen that I posted a picture of some cashew butter I decided to make at 1am Friday night. I have serious issues with making recipes at hours people are leaving bars…

Well in my head I thought okay there is so much I can do with this, where do I start? Well I started simple! Cinnamon Sugar Cashew Butter. I took about 1/3 of a cup or so out of what I made, sprinkled in some cinnamon, a little vanilla extract, and some stevia in the raw and ta da!

ezekiel and cashew

This is on an ezekiel english muffin. Yum! I also had a protein shake šŸ™‚

My gym attire included some pretty new workout pants from Lululemon (where else?). I just love the pattern on these wunder unders. So feminine.

flower wunders

Phoebe did not photo bomb this time.

flower pose

Also, my skin has definitely been taking a beating lately, so I’ve been trying my best to go without any product on it at all. Problem is my face is a totally different color than the rest of me. Am I the only one with this little issue? It stinks! Especially when shopping for makeup.

red face

I made my gym session a light leg day since today is the first official day of the Beautiful Booty Booster program! Don’t forget to include these in your workout today:


Here was my workout from yesterday though:

  • 11 minute run, 10 minutes of HIIT sprints, 14 minute incline walk on the treadmill
  • Smith Squats, 95 lbs, 10 reps x 4 sets
  • Smith Plie Squats, 95-105 lbs, 12 reps x 4 sets
  • Single Leg Dead lifts, 15 lb kettle, 10 reps x 4 sets each leg
  • Stability ball wall squats, 12 reps x 3 sets
  • Cable hip adductors and hip ABDuctors, 15 lbs, 12 reps x 2 sets each leg
  • Cable quad kicks (picture of machine below), 12.5-15 lbs, 8-10 reps x 3 sets each leg

quad machine

  • Foam roller VMO contractions, 10 reps x 4 sets each leg (strengthen that VMO!)
  • 10 minutes of the stationary stair master (the up and down pedal one)

To give you guys an idea of the power of FLEXING, here is a picture of me standing regular

not flexing

Notice my legs. You can tell I have muscle, but nothing major. Now here I am flexing my quads.


Bam quadzilla! You could probably tell more if my pants weren’t so dark, but I spy some humps there. I’m pretty proud of my legs because I work hard on them. They aren’t fitness model legs, but I think they look good šŸ™‚

And let’s not forget what we are striving for this month!

booty pop

Booty! Here is tomorrows plan (a little lighter than day 1)


When I left the gym I hit one of my favorite spots, Starbucks! Coffee… Mmmmm…

I decided I didn’t want to be Katie, I have used my real name for a while. So instead I was Phoebe. And really I wanted to see if the girl could spell it right!

fail spelled wrong

Ohhhhhhh she was SO close! P-H-O!!! E-B-E. It was a good try though šŸ˜‰

And she looked at me like “your name is SOOOOOO NOT Phoebe”

My dinner last night was a big salad and some chicken breast. I made a quick version of “light” duck sauce chicken. Sorry G-Mama you are about to see another paper plate

light duck sauce chicken

The marinade for this chicken was so simple and tasty! It was 1/3 cup of nonfat plain greek yogurt, 1/4 cup of sugar free apricot preserves, and the juice from 1/2 lemon. I marinated for an hour in the fridge and then baked at 350 for about 20 minutes. Next time I will save some of the sauce because it wasn’t enough! But try this one because it was still really good without all the sugar from duck sauce!

And Phoebe was just being her normal self last night.

First she smiles

smile for mama

Then when I pet her, she pets me back

pet me pet you

Then when I stop she gives me attitude and talks back šŸ˜‰

attitude talk

My dog is truly one of a kind.

I’ll see you guys tomorrow!

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,


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  1. amyt

    I absolutely love home-made nut butters!! Almond is my fav – I always add cinnamon and vanilla šŸ™‚ I’ve made my MIL Cashew’s her favorite. Loving your workout gear!!! YOU go girl…your legs look great. That is soooo my problem area :-/

  2. Lisa

    That nut butter sounds so delicious and easy to make!

    Phoebe looks adorable, as always! šŸ™‚

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