5 Months of Hard Work

Yesterday I decided to take a rest day. My muscles were really sore and my body was absolutely craving some time off. It’s always good to listen to your body!

I woke up to my normal coffee and blogs. But first I ran to my yogurt machine and it ended in a frown. The almond milk didn’t work. In the manual it said you would have to use whole, low fat, or skim milk, but it didn’t say anything about almond milk. Since almond milk is a newer kick, I thought okay well let me try, it might work. It didn’t. There was about an inch layer of thick foamy yogurt and then the bottom half looked like dish water. Major fail. I bought some skim milk to try again with. If this one doesn’t work then I give up. I think this time I will do it with just the milk and then if it works add the protein powder after it’s made. I wasted a couple scoops of it this go around, I don’t want to do that again!

Anyway, I ended up making protein fluff again for my morning start. Strawberry banana. Yummers. I got dressed in something other than gym clothes…

tank and jeans

tank and jeans

Then headed to the local fruit stand (Farmer’s Market) which finally opened up! This is my absolute favorite thing about summer. So many good fruits and veggies. I played it safe by buying a few things because the season is early. Really I just like to go here.

Not the best picture in the world. I'll take better ones inside next time.

Not the best picture in the world. I’ll take better ones inside next time.

I went back home and picked up Phoebs and we headed to G-Mama and Pop Pops! We love it there. While Phoebe played, I headed to Target. Target is a death wish for my bank account. I went in for shorts and came out with bags and bags of stuff! I couldn’t resist the swimsuits. I work hard to look this way, so this year I will be rocking a small one!

Yes I am that annoying person that buys the small top and the medium bottom. Sorry!

Yes I am that annoying person that buys the small top and the medium bottom. Sorry!

I also picked up some of these sports bras, they were on sale. They are the best ones in my opinion and cheaper than expensive brands! Love these šŸ™‚

My favorite sports bras. Phoebe is always so curious

My favorite sports bras. Phoebe is always so curious

After Target I was craving Starbucks, and luckily the one nearby has a drive through. The best invention since the DVR!

An iced latte without getting out of my car? yes sir!

An iced latte without getting out of my car? yes sir!

Back at G-Mama and Pop Pops, my dad was using his smoker to cook me chicken breast! YUM. He also made some meat and turkey burgers

Smoked Turkey Burgers

Smoked Turkey Burgers

Casey, Drue, and Bells stopped by. We chatted while the O’s were playing. Then I stumbled across Bella’s little clutch she keeps her toys in and thought my sister was kidding…

A TORY BURCH TOY BOX!?

A TORY BURCH TOY BOX!?

This was the clutch/case my sisters Tory Burch sunglasses came in and she’s like oh yeah no big deal I gave it to Bell to keep her toys in. I started laughing hysterically. “You gave a 6 year old a TORY BURCH clutch to hold her toys? You realize how expensive this is right!?”
She just said oh yeah, yeah, she likes it. I would totally rock this as a clutch!

Phoebe and I took it easy on the couch instead of hitting the gym

Phoebe always kissing her mama

Phoebe always kissing her mama

At home we heated up some of my dads smoked chicken breast and I had a salad to go with it!

smoked chicken breast, so moist inside!

smoked chicken breast, so moist inside!

Left over greens from the week

Left over greens from the week

I found my girl asleep on a pillow underneath my end table

She's grown so much

She’s grown so much

But then she got up and wanted to sit with me. We hung out, watched tv, and she chewed on her bones

Chomp Chomp away

Chomp Chomp away

Then I went through some old pictures to see my progress. WOW, I couldn’t believe it! I really have made gains in my arms. Check it out!

Top left is early November, Top right late November, bottom left mid December, Bottom right, the other day!

Top left is early November, Top right late November, bottom left mid December, Bottom right, the other day!

The top left I thought I was so muscular! It’s almost laughable now. I was skinny there, and while I am still a skinny minnie, I am a fit and strong skinny minnie! This is only 5 months folks. If you dedicate yourself you can do it! If I can do it, anyone can šŸ™‚

Later today is leg day for me! Looking forward to the sweat! I really wanted to wear my heart rate monitor, but I had it in my locker during my cases in the OR on Thursday and left it there šŸ™Ā Ā I have felt naked without it!

Hoping to have a new recipe up tomorrow! Stay tuned.

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,

-Minnie

Comments

  1. Your bathing suit is adorable! I love the ombre look of it. Ill have to check out target for those sports bras! I bought one from moving comfort that is ‘my size’ and when I went to try it on I swear not even my 5 year old neice could fit in it! Its sooooooo tiny to try and hook in the back! Your pictures are awesome, good work! I should start taking pictures. I just started measuring myself because the scale and I got into a tiffle lol! Everyone has been saying that I’m looking good and losing weight but the scale was saying I was gaining! So I had enough of that lol!! Keep up the good work, its inspiring!

    • Anf how d o you like your hr monitor? I just bought the same one and haven’t tried it yet.

    • Thanks Sarah! Yes I am definitely not into weighing myself. Even the way my clothes fit I don’t count on that because I build muscle. I can always just “feel” the changes in my body. I feel more tight and taught and then I know I’m making progress!

  2. Jeremy Charlier says:

    Hi,

    I think your blog is informative, candid, and very well done. As someone who works out regularly I admire your passion to put everything out there, and share it with others. Keep up the great work!

    Have a a great weekend!

    Jeremy

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