A Day at the Spa

Good Morning and Happy Tuesday 🙂

In case you missed it, yesterday I announced I am competing in my first natural bikini competition! I am officially 9 weeks out… well a little less than 9 weeks. My show date is April 12th!

This weekend was super busy for me with posing, meal prepping, gym time, etc. On Saturday I made time with my girlfriends to hit a FABULOUS spa. I’m talking 5 star celebrity type of spa. I wanted to reward myself for 4 weeks of hard work so a massage was very needed. And since it was so fancy schmancy, I needed to look the part!

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Nothing says glamour like red lips! People are always amazed at how I look with makeup which makes me giggle a bit because in college I wouldn’t go ANYWHERE without a full face.  Now I show a blog to the world with lines, dark circles, and uneven skin tone. Oh how people change!

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It was expensive, but you get what you pay for! This place was so fancy, with robes, slippers, neck warmers, and a tranquility room loaded with couches, blankets, lemon water and nice dim lights.

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I had a signature massage with hot aromatherapy stones. I’ve never had stones before but I will never have a massage without them now. They feel better than hands! Especially since I carry so much tension in my upper back and shoulders. My masseuse focused on those areas and underneath my arms since I do a lot of pushups. WOW did that feel amazing! I literally was drooling at one point.

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I was worried going into this that my mind wouldn’t be able to relax for an hour, but an hour FLEW by and I just sunk into the table. If I had unlimited money I’d be going once a week!

Especially since on Monday morning I was rounding seeing patients and going up and down steps and my body felt so good! Usually I am so stiff and have a hard time first thing in the morning going up and down steps. The cold makes it worse. My body felt relaxed and loose even 2 days later. SPOILED! 😀

Tiffany also had necklaces made for us with our little team name. We call ourselves team dontcha! If you follow me on instagram you will see I often hashtag dontcha or teamdontcha 🙂 This necklace is so sweet, thoughtful, and adorable.

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It was super hard leaving the salon. I felt so relaxed I didn’t want to drive, but I had to hit Wegmans to stock up for meal prep. Now I completely understand why Phoebe wants me to rub her all the time. Feels so good. Seriously folks, when I stop rubbing her or”puppy massage” she takes her paw and lifts my hand up, or nudges me with her nose.

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But look how cute she is!

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“No pictures please, I need my beauty sleep”

And typical Phoebs taking after her mother, looking at herself 😉

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To end today I want to thank EVERYONE out there who has said positive things about my decision to compete! I was so scared announcing it and prepared myself for complete judgment, but I’m so happy I have great readers and followers supporting my journey! I need all the support I can get 🙂

Tomorrow I will feature some of my nutrition I’ve been focusing on during this prep, so stay tuned.

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,

-Minnie

Comments

  1. Yay!! I can’t wait to read tomorrow’s!! We’re here for you girl :). Omg haha when I saw that picture of phoebe looking at herself in the mirror I laughed. My cat is the same way, she has picked up on too many of my habits. My boyfriend calls her my mini me, I call her my shadow. And yay for massages!! I’ve never had one, but I can image how good they feel! I’ve been wanting one forever. Maybe get one every other week, maybe that would help??

  2. HA! So funny, I was at RA this past Saturday too– it’s THE best. I could live in the tranquil room.

  3. Ahhh, awesome! Keep us posted on your meal plans for competition! Are you doing any work with a coach or nutritionist?

  4. i have been craving a spa day like no other!! so glad you got to slow things down a bit for a few hours and just lap up the pampering 🙂

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