Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Good Morning and Happy Saturday to you all!

I have to say yesterday was one of the best days off I’ve had in a while! It was a GORGEOUS day out in Maryland. Upper 70’s, sun shining, blue sky, light breeze.

After coffee, blogging, and a blueberry pancake protein fluff

Purple fluff

Purple fluff

Phoebe and I headed to DiPeppes new home!

Our car ride!

Our car ride!

The neighborhood was adorable. As I was driving through, the large trees were shading the pavement, making it the perfect place to walk on a nice day. DiPeppe and Greg you guys are going to be so happy there! So proud of the newlyweds.

Please enjoy my day with me ๐Ÿ™‚

Phoebe checking out the deck with DiPeppe. She had treats and wanted more!

Phoebe checking out the deck with DiPeppe. She had treats and wanted more!

At first Phoebe was a little uncertain. She was in a new place, but she quickly felt comfortable in her surroundings and just jumped around and played on the deck. We decided to take her in the yard and she just had a ball! Check out how gorgeous their yard is.

Pretty flowers!

Pretty flowers!

Grilling area

Grilling area

Big beautiful yard!

Big beautiful yard!

We were laughing at Phoebe running around. She’s not used to a yard this big. She was a curious little thing too and sniffed around and checked out everything.

Run Phoebe Run!

Run Phoebe Run!

DiPeppe and Phoebe playing

DiPeppe and Phoebe playing

We took some great pics too!

Cutie Pies!

Cutie Pies!

BFFs on a sunny day

BFFs on a sunny day

I actually love this picture. It's a little blurry and it looks like I'm struggling to pick her up!

I actually love this picture. It’s a little blurry and it looks like I’m struggling to pick her up!

Then Phoebe and I played around on the swing. We felt like little kids!

swinging away

swinging away

Laughs and good times

Laughs and good times

We had such a fabulous time and cannot wait to go back again.

When we left, we hit the road to G-Mama and Pop Pops. After catching up, I headed to the gym for leg day! I started with 30 minutes on the stairs. Then hit a hard core leg session. I used the aerobics studio to do some crazy walking lunges.

  • Walking lunges across gym floor with 35 lb bar on shoulders. 16 walking lunges alternating without a stop in between steps (large continuous steps) x 3 reps.ย 
  • Plie squats with 35 lb bar, 12 reps with 8 pulses at the end, x 3 sets
  • Walking lunges across gym floor unweighted. This time longer strides and deeper lunge! 16 alternating x 3 sets
  • Deep squats unweighted 12 reps x 3 sets
  • Burpees, 10 reps x 2 sets

I know I am going to be so sore from these lunges! Not used to doing those.

Then I hit a little bit of kickboxing style kicks

  • Alternating front kicks with squats in between each kick, 12 alternating x 2 sets
  • Alternating back kicks with squats in between each kick, 12 alternating x 2 sets
  • Alternating side kicksย with squats in between each kick, 16 alternating x 2 sets
  • Roundhouse kicks, 16 reps each side x 2 sets
room all to myself!

room all to myself!

I hit another quick cardio session for 12 minutes, then more legs!

  • Leg extensions, 90-100 lbs, 10-12 reps x 4 setsย 
  • Yes I was doing 100lbs and the guy next to me was doing 70. SCORE!ย 
  • Calf raises, 80-90 lbs, 10-12 reps x 4 sets
  • Regular squats with 40 lb bar, 8 reps x 3 sets
  • Glute Bridges with 25 lb plate on abs, 12 reps x 4 sets with 8 sets of pulses
  • Glute kickbacks (machine), 40-45 lbs, 10 reps x 3 sets each leg

I did lots of long stretching for my legs. They needed it!

FLEX! All day every day

FLEX! All day every day

Then I headed to GNC to pick up some more Quest Bars. These HUGE boxes (12 in a box) only cost me $16.95 a piece! WHAT!? Crazy! Quest Bars are so pricey, and online with a gold card (membership) you can get them for 22. I don’t know if they had some special deal or the guy rang it up wrong but hey I didn’t ask questions. I scored a box of cookie dough and coconut cashew. My faves.

Scored some quest bars

Scored some quest bars

At home I looked in my fridge and thought wow I have nothing. I have plenty of proteins but nothing thawed so I made it work with stuff I had. I ended up throwing together a great shrimp dish (shrimp takes no time at all to thaw and I just popped it in the oven). I also threw into the oven leftover sweet peppers and zucchini, scrounged up some quinoa blend mix, and sliced up an avocado! Sprinkled on some fiesta seasoning and wow what a dish!

The best dishes are always last minute!

The best dishes are always last minute!

This was so filling and so delightful. It was perfect after the gym. Loved the avocado in it. I think I will make more tomorrow to be lunches for the week.

Spent the remainder of my night watching tv, blogging, and looking at the boxes I need to pack… yeah I know I need to get going!

Have a wonderful Saturday. Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

Smiles all around from me....

Smiles all around from me….

And Phoebs!

And Phoebs!

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,

-Minnie

Comments

  1. I had sooo much fun! Love you and Phoebe!! Xoxoxo come back asap

  2. Lol I love the one of you picking her up too!

  3. Aww Phoebe looks so cute running in the grass! She’s a little ball of fluff ๐Ÿ™‚ Your workout looks awesome, think I’m going to be trying some of those moves when I hit the gym next! Have good weekend. Tam x

  4. Sarah C says:

    aw! phoebe is such a.cutie romping through the yard! congrats on the new house ๐Ÿ™‚ dont wait till the last.minute to.pack! move in day will be here in no time ๐Ÿ™‚

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