Happy Birthday Bella!

Happy 6th Birthday to my beautiful niece Bella! Man how time flies. I was in the room when she was born and I cannot believe it’s been 6 years. It seems like just yesterday she was rocking back and forth trying to sit up with her yellow onsie on and listening to Elmo sing about pizza pies! That singing toy was pressed so much the song is forever burned in my brain šŸ™‚

Baby bell! Two of my favorite pictures. I keep the one on the right in my wallet

Baby bell! Two of my favorite pictures. I keep the one on the right in my wallet

I started my morning with some casein, bananas, grapes, and other stuff I scrounged up.

Before the party, I headed to Starbucks for a huge drink!

Fake name alert. Today I wanted to be Jade!

Fake name alert. Today I wanted to be Jade!

Then hit the kiddy party. My sis and her hubby did a great job! Look at all the food and stuff (they had pizza and ice cream too that I didn’t snap)

Caramel Apples! Nom Nom

Caramel Apples! Nom Nom

I had lots of veggies

I had lots of veggies

Okay so I snuck some pepperjack cheese too...

Okay so I snuck some pepperjack cheese too…

The cake

Chocolate Vanilla cake combo!

Chocolate Vanilla cake combo!- Skinny Minnie passed

I had no idea who this girl was… enter old jokes here… but apparently she’s pretty popular with little girls!

She's cute too!

She’s cute too!

The outside par-tay

They had a moon bounce. Always a big hit! Usually I jump in this with her and the trampoline but there were tons of little kids I could knock out...

They had a moon bounce. Always a big hit! Usually I jump in this with her and the trampoline but there were tons of little kids I could knock out…

I did wear a little bit of makeup too! Figured I should at least attempt to be presentable

Love this top, one of my favorites. It has holes but I refuse to let it go!

Love this top, one of my favorites. It has holes but I refuse to let it go!

I headed to G-Mama and Pop Pops after a few hours and we walked the girls!

I love how they look at each other! So adorable

I love how they look at each other! So adorable

Phoebe’s hair was blowing in the wind. She’s come a long way these past few months. No more coyote hair

Fluffy puppy

Fluffy puppy

After the walk I headed to the gym for some exercise of my own! It was shoulder day. Woo hoo! I started with 20 minutes on the stair master then hit shoulders. Here’s my workout!

  • Rear delt fly’s, 20 lbs each arm, 15 reps x 4 sets
  • Anterior delt plate raise, 25 lbs, 12 reps x 4 sets
  • Shoulder shrugs on smith machine, 115 lbs (crazy!), 12 reps x 4 sets
  • Upright rows, 65 lbs (okay this was super tough, I couldn’t go far), 10 reps x 4 sets
  • Shoulder presses standing, 15 lbs each hand, 10 reps x 4 sets
  • Lateral delt raises, 8 lbs each hand, 12 reps x 4 sets
  • Cable single arm diagonal delt raise, 15 lbs. Take the arm farther away from the cable (cable low) pull up and out pointing elbow up at a diagonal. 12 reps x 4 sets each arm
  • Cable single arm lateral delt raise, 10 lbs, 10 reps x 3 sets each arm
  • Cable single arm Rotator cuff abduction, 15 lbs, 10 reps x 3 sets each arm
  • Narrow V pushups. Hands come together (thumbs and index finger touch to make a triangle or V). 10 reps x 2 sets
  • Rotator cuff abduction using 8 lb kettle bells, both arms, 12 reps x 3 sets each arm

Wow those shoulders are burning!

Burning shoulder. This is the rotator cuff exercise I do. In and out, elbow in close to your body!

Burning shoulder. This is the rotator cuff exercise I do. In and out, elbow in close to your body!

I also did another 25 minutes on the elliptical and then a little bit of abs. Just some side bends, torso twists and planks!

All done! My hair switches all around during my workouts

All done! My hair switches all around during my workouts. I NEED another pair of these pants! I feel so comfortable in them. They are my favorite pair from lululemon and perfect for all types of exercise. Unfortunately they are always sold out online! I tried last night

Oh and of course my stretching in the stretch cage. Feels so good!

At home we made an easy dinner. Miracle noodles with peach salsa, some leftover tofu, and I ended up making granola again too! I just love my granola.

I also spruced up a fun easter recipe I had saved for Easy Peasy week! How about some Fruity Gummies?

Gummy Bunny!

Gummy Bunny!

Each little bunny has 13 calories! Made from fresh fruit, gelatin, and a little water only!

I ended my night de-stressing with TV and baking. I have been so stressed out lately from work that it just stays with me. I wish I didn’t bring it home, but unfortunately I do. The gym definitely helps with it though. And so does cooking and blogging!

I’ll be in the gym in the late morning for LEG DAY! I’m really excited for it this week. Bring on the smith machine!

Love shoulder day!

Love shoulder day!

Have a Super Sunday!

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,

-Minnie

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