Woman Crush Wednesday

So there’s this thing on Instagram that floats around called Woman Crush Wednesday (WCW). Basically it’s where girls post pictures of women they look up to, admire, or think are very pretty. I am so flattered to say I’ve been someone’s WCW a few times, and I’m shocked every time it happens. Me? Someone’s woman crush? Awesome! I find it more flattering than anything a man could ever say.

My girl crush lists changes ALL the time. I normally have a standard TOP 5, but this fluctuates according to what’s going on in my life. I have a fitness top 5, I have a celebrity top 5, and I just have my overall. I’m into lists and rankings, so superficial, oh well. Here’s my current top 5 in no particular order because I love them all:

  1. Kate Middleton (a princess-duh)
My favorite dress she has EVER worn

2. Carrie Underwood (country barbie)

I saw her in November in concert! AMAZING!

3. Jenna Dewan Tatum (beautiful and an overall great glow)

Have loved her since step up

4. Jamie Eason (fitness model and new mom to be!)

hey look a selfie!

5. Bella Falconi (fitness model and JACKED)

My Instagram girl crush

Who are some of your girl crushes?

My terrible Tuesday was in fact… TERRIBLE. I sometimes wonder if anyone thinks aw I wonder how Katie is handling her TT (Terrible Tuesday), then I say wow girl get a grip, no one cares, we all have our own problems. I spent the entire morning in the Emergency Department, seeing gall bladder after gall bladder, and trying to track down the right person to contact about it. I have a fun job huh? The morning did go fast since I was so busy, but I was super overwhelmed and it showed. I always realize I need to get my life in check and fix my face when someone says “what’s wrong, what can I do?”. I usually give myself a pep talk “Kate, just do it, get it done, then move on to the next task”. Easier said than done when 10 things need to be done at once.

Terrible Tuesday Stink Face
Terrible Tuesday Stink Face

When lunch time rolled around I wasn’t too hungry, but when there is an opportunity to eat, you take it.


2:30 hit and I had the crash, I fully expected it though since I did not sleep a WINK the night before. I had that stinging feeling in my eyes and a low brow headache… the no sleep combo. I really need to go to bed on time the rest of this week, I hope I can.

Gym time came and even though I was tired, I found the will because honestly I really did want to work out! I love back day. Here was my workout:

  • Dead lifts, 90-100 lbs, 10-12 reps x 5 sets
  • Reverse grip lat pulldown, 40-60 lbs, 8-12 reps x 4 sets
  • Narrow grip rows with 60 lb barbell, 12 reps x 4 sets
  • Wide delt fly’s 8 lb kettles, 10 reps x 4 sets
  • Kettle bell pulse ups, 35 lbs, 10 reps x 4 sets
  • Kettle bell swings, 35 lbs, 15 reps x 4 sets
  • Eagle rows machine, 70-85 lbs, 8-12 reps x 4 sets
  • Bent over fly’s, 20 lb dumbbells, 12 reps x 4 sets

lulu back

back lady


I also did 30 minutes of quick cardio, 15 on the arc trainer and 15 on the treadmill (just a speed walk), my body was super tired.

Keep On Selfie-ing
Keep On Selfie-ing (exhausted)

I came home, took Phoebe for a walk and she decided she wanted to make a leap for the mulch.

Crazy pup!
Crazy pup!


For dinner I had the same thing as the night before but instead of the tilapia, I had a leftover bison steak. Love me some rice paper wraps!

Later I was falling asleep at the keyboard… in fact.. zzzzz…. sorry!

No really I need sleep. Plus I’m already feeling that back workout, I think I pushed myself too hard. TIme to wrap up this quick entry.

Have a Happy Wednesday!

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,


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  1. Gerry

    I was reading your blog and was wondering about a few of the exercises you mentioned in your back routine.

    Kettle bell pulse ups – I know what a traditional pulse up is, (I think) lay flat on your back raise your legs up and then push up with your lower back… But I can’t seem to wrap my mind around how you would use the Kettle Bell?

    Eagle rows machine – I tried to Google this one and just didn’t seem to have any luck…. Anyway you could maybe post a pic to Instagram and tag me in it? @GLShoulders2

    Anyway thanks for the ideas, I’ve been looking for some ideas to work the back 🙂

    1. Katie

      Whoops guess I should’ve explained better.

      Kettle pulse ups are pretty much a dead lift(you are standing) but you are at the half way point and doing small pulses up and down.
      The eagle row is just a high seated row working the lats. It’s this machine here: http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=eagle+row&id=DAA79D373AEA3C48DDE12F0D5D7AC6AF5FB8C9AA&FORM=IQFRBA#view=detail&id=DAA79D373AEA3C48DDE12F0D5D7AC6AF5FB8C9AA&selectedIndex=0

  2. Chelsea @ LittleOneRuns

    Love your WCW picks!! I have quite a few, but I’m not sure they are “known”, but a lot of mine are fitness ones. I seriously need to go to Target and get some of those tops you have! They are too cute and comfy. Back Day is here for me! My favorite too. Hope you got some sleep last night!!!

  3. Ariel

    well someone did think of you on this past terrible tuesday, and that someone was me ha. i had one of the worst days on tuesday and in the midst of just wanting to step into the bathroom and cry, “terrible tuesday” came to mind and i thought, “i wonder if katie’s tuesday is any better?” it was one of those surreal “WWKD” moments and it made me realize i just needed to pull myself together and deal. 🙂

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