Trying to FIGURE it Out

Hey everyone!

Happy Thursday. ALMOST to Friday, woo hoo! Like I said, I’m living for the weekends lately. Love every minute of them.

Anyway, so on Tuesday I had an EPIC workout. It was the first time I hit the gym and felt like I trained like a real figure competitor. Do I know what I’m doing? Well kind of… I’m just trying things out as I go along for this off season. Trying to BUILD my quads since I know I really need to work on them to get my body like those women.


Obviously this woman is a pro and not where I’ll end up… just some leg motivation though. 

So if you want to try something I did on Tuesday here was the start of my workout. This was the toughest thing I did FYI, I just was stupid and did it first and then couldn’t walk 😉

  • Single leg extensions, 12 reps each leg x 2 sets – 50lbs
  • Regular leg extensions, 100 lbs, 12 reps x 4 sets
  • Maxed out leg extensions. AS HEAVY AS YOU CAN. I did 145 lbs for 5 reps 
  • Immediately followed by 50 lb leg extensions for 50 REPS
  • Break and repeat 2 other times.

Needless to say I fell on the floor. I was CRAWLING.


I went to get up to wipe the machine off and I started laughing uncontrollably because my legs wouldn’t move. I’ve never done a leg workout like that in my life. The high reps after the max is what does it guys. If you try it, please don’t hunt me down the day after to scream at me 😉

Hurts so good right?



Yesterday I also made cinnamon roll muffins. FYI they are NOT healthy. Tony needs sugar and carbs after a lift for the insulin spike/ muscle growth. I’ve made him blueberry muffins before and lately he’s been eating packaged PopTarts. Oh heck no. Skinny Minnie won’t let him eat that packaged stuff. I took matters into my own hands!

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I got the recipe HERE. I didn’t use the frosting though.

They made my apartment smell like a dream!


FYI they are currently taunting me this morning. I had ONE bite in the car after our lift yesterday evening. That’s it. Then Tony made sure to grab the rest because we don’t share good food 😛


Speaking of food. If anyone has good places they suggest for a cheat meal in the Alexandria, VA area let me know!

Thanks and enjoy your day 🙂

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,


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  1. Hayley

    Wow those look soooo good!

  2. Ali

    How is your job going? I commented a few weeks back, suggesting you write an entry on switching specialties as a PA. Would still love to read it, and it seemed like others would too.

    1. Katie

      Unfortunately I have to keep that life separate now. It caused a lot of issues. Medicine and blogs don’t mix!

  3. Kaitlin Taylor

    Thanks for the post!! If we really end up with as much rain as they’re forecasting for the next few days in Oklahoma, then I may try that leg workout since rain = boring treadmill running = less running!

    1. Katie

      No problem girl! Enjoy! Stay dry in Oklahoma 🙂

  4. Chelsea @ Raw N' Toned

    This is going to be such an exciting journey for you! I can’t wait to see how you transform through this all. And I’m really happy to see you doing a show your excited about { not that you weren’t excited about the last ones, but it just seems you’ve found the one you’re meant for 🙂 }. And those cinnamon rolls look so good!! There’s no way I could have made those, I have no control around sweets haha! Have a great weekend 🙂

    1. Katie

      Yeah I’m excited! I want it NOW but I know it’ll take time!

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