Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day to all the awesome dads out there!

I have to say I am a VERY lucky daughter to have such a wonderful dad. My dad, or Pop Pop as Phoebe refers to him, would do ANYTHING for his Minnie Pooh. I realize not everyone out there has this type of relationship, so I am especially grateful šŸ™‚ My dad is ALWAYS there for me and whenever I need him he drops everything he is doing to help me. He’s the first one to say “text us when you’re home” to make sure his baby girl is safe and sound. Even when I’m 50, he will still probably say this when I leave the house, but I know it’s because he loves me so much. I can’t imagine what I’d do without him! Plus I think we have a special bond over our puppy obsession šŸ™‚ I love you dad, even if you yell at my pup for peeing on your floor šŸ˜‰

Yesterday was a pretty busy day for me. This week I have been a tad stressed out with the prep and everything, so I try to stay as busy as possible and keep my mind off of things. Some days I panic thinking I am going to be strutting on stage in a bikini… but other days I feel super confident. Prep is an emotional roller coaster!

My day started by accidentally running into this ADORABLE coffee shop while looking for another store (I never found it). But I am so glad I went inside! I have been wanting to go to a little unknown coffee shop for a while instead of Starbucks and wow I fell in love šŸ™‚

The outside

The outside

That board is ALL the flavors!

That board is ALL the flavors and syrups!

I ended up getting an iced coffee with a pump of sugar free french vanilla syrup and a teeny splash of soy milk. BEST ICED COFFEE EVER!

Seriously hands down, way better than Starbucks!

Seriously hands down, way better than Starbucks!

I also purchased a bag of fresh coffee beans! I decided on the almond flavor

Almond fanatic over here

Almond fanatic over here

Later that day after dropping Phoebs at G-Mama and Pop Pops I went to the gym. Back and biceps baby. I also did some stair master and a little bit of cycle intervals on the spin bike.

Why do preacher curls hurt so much!? Maybe because I do not do them that often

Why do preacher curls hurt so much!? Maybe because I do not do them that often

And a little gym pose for you šŸ˜‰

hip out! That's how the bikini girls do it (heart rate monitor jutting out too, whoops)

hip out! That’s how the bikini girls do it (heart rate monitor jutting out too, whoops)

When I came back home I decided to go do a trial run spray tanning. I’ve never done it before and all I could think in my head was I am going to end up like Ross on Friends. Level 2 sprayed 4 times on one side. “I’m an 8!?”.

This is a versa spa, the nicest spray tan out there

This is a versa spa, the nicest spray tan out there

I have to say I was a little clueless when it came to spray tanning so I had the girls explain it to me so I didn’t end up like Ross. Basically you go in the room and put a special lotion on your finger nails and toe nails, the bottom of your feet and in between your fingers. I guess this prevents that bad staining you sometimes see with fake tans. Then you lotion up real good to set the tan (my special lotion came with the package I bought, supposedly it is should make that “fake tan smell” not as bad, but who knows, it could’ve been regular moisturizer for all I know). Plop on a hair net and then you have to do silly poses to make sure the tan applies evenly. Good thing is it tells you exactly WHEN to turn, no counting needed like Ross. šŸ˜‰

Poses. I didn't realize this was yoga class...

Poses. I didn’t realize this was yoga class…

Palms down to prevent that icky palm stain. When the machine went off I definitely felt like Ross. I was NOT expecting it to spray me right in the face, but it did. I probably should have relaxed my face, but I squinted like crazy because I wasn’t expecting it! Guess I might have to apply a little bronzer if I have tan lines on my face…

Let's see how this turns out!

Let’s see how this turns out! (I realize I look TERRIBLE here, but obviously you can’t wear makeup and it’s a bright room)

Overall I did like it. Much healthier than a tanning bed. The spray literally takes 30 seconds and then it dries you too. It’s supposed to get darker throughout the day, but since I did it at night I guess I’ll see what happens after I wake. As of right now (midnight), I look a little more “bronzed” and I have a faint fake tan smell which I’m not crazy about, but my skin feels super smooth! I might go back again this week to get a little darker since I have an unlimited package. They said I could come 3 times a day if I wanted, but I’d rather not look like a carrot right now, a healthy glow is fine.

Afterwards I went to Target for a few things, which turned into a large bill. This ALWAYS happens. But I also found NEW almonds! I was so excited.

coconut almonds and vanilla bean! Vanilla is AMAZING! I also bought the only 2 coffee mocha bags they had. I LOVE these and they are so hard to find.

coconut almonds and vanilla bean! Vanilla is AMAZING! I also bought the only 2 coffee mocha bags they had. I LOVE these and they are so hard to find. These are great for snacking in between meals.

Oh and I found this gum I’ve been looking for FOREVER. SO yeah I am a hoarder and stocked up on these too šŸ˜‰

When I come across stuff that's hard to find I usually buy out the store.

When I come across stuff that’s hard to find I usually buy out the store.- That’s raspberry vanilla cupcake gum! First time I’ve been able to find it šŸ™‚

At home I did LOTS of blogging. If you noticed on my main page there are 3 recipes that have passwords on them. These are for my VIP meal plan customers. So if you are interested in the meal plans, you will get the passwords for these! They are yummy and won’t disappoint.

Enjoy your Daddy Day with your guys! I know I will šŸ™‚

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,

-Minnie

Comments

  1. Hi Love!

    Glad you had such a good father’s day. Question for you – how do you manage eating healthily and being social with friends etc? It may be different given the competition, but if you weren’t doing that do you have and advice to balancing the two? Sometimes I get too wrapped up in wanting to eat healthily / workout the next day (i.e. no drinking) that I skip social situations….

    Thanks šŸ™‚

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