Lovely Valentine

Hi everyone!

Did you have a nice Valentine’s Day? We sure did. Tony and I went to dinner on Saturday to a nice steak house and enjoyed our day together. I told him absolutely NO GIFTS of any kind since we are saving for the house, but he bought me the most beautiful bouquet of flowers I’ve ever seen!

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Our actual Valentine’s Day was spent… you guessed it! In the gym.

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This picture courtesy of our friend Hannah via Snap Chat. Couples that cardio together… stay together!

I decided to do my own leg workout that day since I wanted more of a glute focus. Here’s what I did:

  • HEAVY squats 5 reps, 5 sets
  • TRX slow squats. I grab the TRX ropes and slowly lower for a count of 10 then back up for ten. I did this 3 times in a row for 2 whole sets. The focus is in the glutes, using your legs to do all the squatting and not relying on your arms to pull you up.
  • Box step ups with a barbell for 5. Followed by 10 step ups with the other leg kicking back to work the glute. One leg at a time for these, then switch.
  • Leg extensions, 6 sets heavy
  • Finish with a cable hamstring pull through for 15 (see below)

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You have to work the glutes on Valentine’s Day! It was appropriate 😉

Anyway, we had a great weekend together and even Phoebe got a toy that she loved.

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What else did we get?

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SNOW. 

If you are an east coaster… I’m sure you are over it like I am. It’s all fun and games when you’re a kid and school is cancelled, but when you’re an adult and have to travel to work in it no matter what… it’s a lot less fun.

I leave you today with an easy smoothie recipe I made yesterday morning. Sorry there isn’t a fancy picture here… this was taken on my snap chat 😉

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  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango
  • 1 cup spinach leaves
  • 1 cup unsweetened flax milk (or almond/cashew)
  • 3/4 cup pasteurized egg white
  • stevia to sweeten
  • handful of ice

It comes out to about 203 calories, 24 g carbs, 3 g fat, and 21 g of protein! YUM!

I hope you have a fabulous Tuesday and if you’re over here freezing like I am, bundle up!

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,

-Minnie

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