Freebie Day

Oh Tuesday. I’m not sure if I mentioned this before, but when I was a kid I HATED Tuesday’s. It was something about them. I always felt like something bad was going to happen and usually it did. I think it started with a certain class I had on Tuesday’s that I hated in school, and it just followed me like a dark cloud from there.

I enjoy Tuesday’s a little bit more now, because really we are one day closer to the weekend! It’s not Monday so ha take that!

Work flew by yesterday because I was super busy. Like I mentioned yesterday, I worked with a new team and worried for nothing. Everything went well and I felt perfectly comfortable with everyone. Thank goodness!

My breakfast was my usual greek yogurt- not going to bore you with the picture again. Lunch was a salad with pulled chicken I made from the other night. When I was driving to work in the morning I realized I left the salad dressing in my fridge! I was so mad because I made a new batch the night before especially for my salad. So I had to settle for a low fat honey mustard that they had in the cafeteria. Better than nothing!

Salad with Honey Mustard. It was good but I prefer my own vinaigrettes!

Salad with Honey Mustard. It was good but I prefer my own vinaigrettes!

Before I knew it the day was coming to a close and I was out the door for the gym! I actually didn’t take a day off last week, but I have been in a funk lately and wanted to go. I considered yesterday a “freebie day” because I didn’t stick to a particular muscle group so I wouldn’t mess up my schedule. I just did whatever I wanted!  A few of my favorite exercises and some ab work along with my cardio. You would think I would have loved it, but no I didn’t. I like structure! I like my routine, and it felt to out of whack for me. I only did an hour or so just to let the day release!

This was my workout:

  • 22 minutes on the elliptical
  • 12 minutes on the stairmaster
  • Rear Delt Fly’s, 20 lb kettles, 12 reps x 4 sets
  • Kettle bell single arm swings 20 lb kettle, 10 reps x 4 sets each arm
  • Curtsy Lunges holding 12 lb kettle, 12 reps x 3 sets each leg
  • Bosu squats holding 20 lb weights, 12 reps x 3 sets
  • Lat assisted pullups, 15 reps x 2 sets wide grip, then 12 reps x 2 sets narrow grip
All black today for my workout!

All black today for my workout!

Abs:

  • Scissor kicks, slow (head and shoulders off mat, legs 45 degrees and straight) 10 alternating reps x 2 sets
  • Bicycle crunches, slow, 10 reps alternating x 2 sets
  • Pilates roll up, 10 reps x 2 sets
  • Side crunch (hips stacked) lifting legs up, 10 reps x 2 sets each side
  • Side plank with top leg lifted and small leg lifts x 10, 1 set each side
  • The Hundred x 2 sets
I also threw in plie squats to stretch out the legs before my ab work!

I also threw in plie squats to stretch out the legs before my ab work!

At home I had a Butternut Squash Chicken Burger (my recipe from yesterday). I realized that they are similar to a crab cake because of the shredded chicken! So good. Make these 🙂

I used lettuce instead of a bun because we already have carbs from the quinoa and the butternut squash!

I used lettuce instead of a bun because we already have carbs from the quinoa and the butternut squash!

I also had a side salad with it!

Dessert was a special recipe I promised to make for one of my regular readers Brandy. She requested a healthy version of her favorite easter treat, Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats. At first I thought wow, this might be a challenge, but Skinny Minnie LOVES A CHALLENGE! Voila a Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treat!

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treat- 110 calories, score :)

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treat- 110 calories, score 🙂

I was super pleased with how they turned out, and okay I will admit it, I ate two of these. I couldn’t help myself! So good! So click that picture to make these. Took me minutes to bring it together.

Phoebe was being Phoebe again.. which means a little terror

We have to work on this laundry thing! I caught her again

We have to work on this laundry thing! I caught her again

But I still love her just the same

Kisses for mama

Kisses for mama

Back day coming at ya tomorrow! Yay deadlifts!

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,

-Minnie

Comments

  1. Just wanted to let you know that you are looking SO GREAT, girl!!! XO

  2. Those burgers….Finally got me a spaghetti squash! Lol little dogs are so mischievous, my old dog would go after kleenex, so gross.

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