Leg Slaying Celebration

Happy Monday! Although I don’t know how happy Monday’s actually are, but I’ll go with it anyway! Whenever I say “positive thoughts” it always ends up a bad day, so I’m not sure which way to go with this.

Yesterday morning I woke up with a little pup! Yes I let Phoebe sleep in my bed with me! I sometimes let her on weekends, otherwise during the week she paces the bed and I cannot get any rest for work. I knew it was a safe bet because I stayed up late baking and she was yawning in the kitchen. She fell right asleep!

Okay so she looks a little evil here, it was all I could get in the morning!

Okay so she looks a little evil here, it was all I could get in the morning!

We had our coffee and a protein shake! Cookies and cream with a whipped banana and almond milk šŸ™‚

Bananas for some protein! har har

Bananas for some protein! har har

And then I hit the gym early! It was leg day and I was ready to go

Ready Freddy. Let's do this!

Ready Freddy. Let’s do this! (Do you see my uneven shoulders? I hate them! I have a bit of scoliosis in my back so one always sits up higher than the other. It also creates problems when I lift)

I started with 20 minutes on the elliptical for a warm up. Then hit legs at full force. I was a little sore, but still slaughtered it!

  • Leg presses 240-260 lbs, 12 reps x 4 sets
  • Calf presses 260lbs-300lbs, 12 reps x 4 sets
  • Side squats with 40 lb bar on shoulders, 10 reps x 2 sets alternating
  • Curtsy squats with 15 lb kettle (I did a bicep curl and upright row with the lunge), 12 reps x 3 sets each leg
  • Regular squats with 40 lb bar IN FRONT, 12 reps x 2 sets
  • Good morning hamstrings with 50 lb bar on shoulders, 12 reps x 2 sets
  • Stiff leg dead lifts, 95 lbs, 10 reps x 4 sets (yikes I have calluses)
  • Squat cleans (so tough!), 40 lbs, 10 reps x 4 sets
  • Kettle bell knee lifts (5 lb kettle on foot), 12 reps x 2 sets each leg
  • Kettle bell leg lifts (5 lb kettle on foot), 12 reps x 2 sets each leg
  • Leg extensions, 80 lbs, 12 reps x 2 sets, then 100 lbs, 10 reps x 2 sets
Total leg domination!

Total leg domination!

I also hit the smith machine of course for my squat love šŸ™‚

  • Regular squats, 115 lbs, 12 reps x 4 sets
  • Plie squats 135 lbs, 15 reps x 4 sets
  • Calf raises 155 lbs, 12 reps x 4 sets

My knee was hurting a bit so I had to cool it with lunges! Those bother me the most. But I did hit the bosu ball for some KILLER deep squats. Luckily I have great balance. I did 6 sets of 12 of these squats. I literally squat down as far as physically possible. While balancing on the flat part, my bum skims down to it and back up. Your balance has to be on point for this!

Super low! This wasn't even as low as I went, but I tried snapping a pic real quick. This KILLS your quads!

Super low! This wasn’t even as low as I went, but I tried snapping a pic real quick. This KILLS your quads!

I also finished with another 20 minutes on the arc trainer. I think I ended up doing a little more, I lose track of time when I start talking to someone while cardio-ing.

Lots of stretching, then to G-Mama and Pop Pops I went for Bella’s family birthday party!

I bought her this dress from Nordstrom! Gorgeous on her!!

I bought her this dress from Nordstrom! Gorgeous on her!!

There was cake… shocking I skipped!

Cute birthday cake!

Cute birthday cake!

The girls were all smiles too

My little teddy bear!

My little teddy bear!

Down here!

Down here!

After a nap on the couch (guilty again!). I headed home to meal prep and stare at my laundry I never ended up doing.

It's a chicken breast week! I really wanted turkey burgers but was lazy

It’s a chicken breast week! I really wanted turkey burgers but was lazy

I also made a goat cheese pita pizza for dinner and had some veggies on the side

I used organic pizza sauce for this. I found it at safeway today! My favorite brand is organicville

I used organic pizza sauce for this. I found it at safeway today! My favorite brand is organicville

Sorry for being a lazy miss, but no recipe today. I’m hoping to have one up tomorrow! This weekend was super busy for me and it was shorter than usual, so I didn’t have a lot of time to do my normal thing. I had plans every day which is SO NOT ME! I guess the loner/hermit is coming out of her shell? Well maybe not, I’m ready to go back in for a while šŸ˜‰

Make it a good Monday!

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,

-Minnie

Comments

  1. Little Phoebe looks exhausted in that picture lol. Hmm turkey, I was just thinking that last night, I might be making some turkey burger today!!

    • Ha yeah I woke up and she was on my chest. She was good. Woke me up eventually in the morning to pee, but I had to get up anyway!

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