Weekend Update with Minnie and Phoebs

Hi gang!

Did you miss me? I missed you guys! I have to say writing is very therapeutic for me, even if it is silly updates about my day. It feels good to just sit at my computer sometimes. I’ve just been so busy I haven’t had time to think straight.

So what have I been up to since I last updated? Let’s take a look!

On Wednesday at work, I had a push up contest with one of the orthopedic surgeons. I was looking over patient labs when he said “I am so energized from my coffee I feel like I could do 100 push ups”. Being the psycho gym rat that I am, I said “You wanna go?”. And the whole office watched as we had a PA vs MD pushup contest. It was pretty awesome and the highlight of my stressful work week.


Actually we didn’t keep track of how many we did. He was faster, but I was all about the form šŸ˜‰


The next day he came in and said every Wednesday Katie, it’s me and you! I guess Wednesdays are Pushup days now! It fit in with my gym flow anyway because Wednesdays I do chest and triceps.

I also reached the 30 day mark. 30 DAYS!? Holy moly! I’m terrified. Since it’s crunch time I took whey and casein out of my diet completely. They are both milk products and I need all dairy completely out of my system in order to prevent any bloat. I also tried taking gum out last week, but I have had a few pieces here and there. As long as I don’t have it the last week I think I will be okay.


As far as workouts go, I’ve been trying to switch things up and get in extra cardio with some pylometrics. One day it was super nice out in Maryland and there was a wonderful cool breeze so I took advantage of it. My gym has an outside “crossfit” type area, but I used the space to do this lower body workout.


TRY IT OUT! It’ll make you sweat like crazy and you will definitely be sore.


  • 10 long stride jump squats (jump as far as you can forward into a squat)
  • 10 burpees
  • 10 jump squats
  • 10 jump lunges each side
  • 20 mountain climbers
  • 10 single leg lateral jumps each side
  • 10 tuck jumps
  • 10 frog jumps
  • 20 plank jacks

I took 5-10 second breaks in between each one, sometimes I went straight through. 4 rounds of the above with a 2 minute rest in between each round. It took me about 20 minutes to complete and I was breathing SUPER HEAVY!


I was also dirty… but whatever gets that crazy workout in!

My arms have been super pumped lately too. I wish I could say the same about my legs, everyone has their area though.


I posted this on Instagram. What I hide under scrubs. Picture only darkened to show muscle definition. Baby hulk over here.

My Phoebe has missed you guys too!

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She was happy the weekend came so we could spend time together and snuggle.


Plus she was so excited to see Shelby, who was groomed like a cute little Teddy Bear yesterday! šŸ™‚

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I was so crazy busy yesterday, 2 workouts (I had to split it up with my schedule), but I did manage a manicure in there! I was running around all day long. I love my pretty nails. They remind me of New Years Eve meets Easter!


I rounded out my day using my Ice Cream Maker! Yes I bought one and I’m wondering what took me so darn long. All these years of dieting and I could’ve been eating ice cream. Since I can’t have my casein treats I had to come up with something. I put this baby to use and have made a chocolate ice cream and a vanilla with stevia sweetened chocolate chips. This is just almond milk. How awesome šŸ™‚

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This also had rice cake pieces in it and a PB2 drizzle. I needed to up my carbs for the night!

If you want an ice cream maker, I bought this one:

Later today I head to the land of group posing class. I prefer private appointments with my coach, but practice has to be done!

Enjoy your weekend, enjoy gym time, and don’t forget to take a selfie on your way out šŸ™‚


XOXO With a Cherry On Top,


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  1. Lisa @ Life as Lisa Knows It

    I LOVE your nails – so pretty!! šŸ™‚

    Also, I want some of that ice cream – looks DELICIOUS!!

    1. Katie

      Thanks Lisa! I needed some pretty in my life. I have a hard time keeping nails with my job and lifting so much, but if I get the shellac every 2 weeks I feel like some sort of a girl again lol

  2. Rose

    Hi Minnie!!
    – you look AMAZING
    – that cardio circuit is CRAZY, therefore, I’m sooo attracted tot try it (I truly believe in trying the impossible, and pushing through a couple of times untill you succeed: that’s what’s called Progess)
    – your recent blogs truly inspired me to train harder and amp up the intensity! Nothing is impossible! I’ve been changing up my routines with lots of HIIT elements for the last couple of weeks and I love seeing the results šŸ™‚
    – maybe group posing class is good for you to get used to the uncomfortableness of it? šŸ™‚

    1. Katie

      Thanks Rose! Yes, I was pretty dead after that pylo workout, but trying to hit my body in different ways for training. I’m so happy you are seeing results! And group practice went well! Phew… haha

  3. ariel

    those arms though!! i like the sound of this wednesday tradition. on wednesdays we do push ups lol. you look amazing girl! can’t believe your comp is just 4 weeks away. phoebs is so adorable. and so are your nails. love them. i see an ice cream maker in my near future . . . but for real, i just added this to my amazon wish list haha

    1. Katie

      Thanks Ariel! As soon as I told my friend who is competing with me about the ice cream maker she went out and bought one too lol. It has changed my little prep life! šŸ˜€

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