Monday-Let’s Do This

Good Morning!

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. Now we go back to the week and I’m ready for it full force. I never like to rush life, but this is the last full work week before the holidays are in full swing. It’s hard to believe. I posted a picture on my Instagram account the other day about fall colors and I thought wait a minute, it’s snowing outside and I have a Christmas tree up! Definitely not fall anymore. Time flies.

Yesterday I planned on getting up at 8am, but Phoebe won the battle of the alarms. We slept a little later instead. After coffee and breakfast, off to G-Mamas we went and I was feeling extremely unmotivated to go to the gym, but I ended up going anyway. The days I never want to go always end up being the best training days for me. Funny how that works!

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Since my lower back isn’t 100% I did shoulders and HIIT cardio. 30 minutes of the step mill, but I broke it up into 2 sections. Much easier than doing 30 minutes straight.

I’ve been pretty happy with my body lately and it’s because I stepped on the scale Saturday morning and realized I’m down 6 pounds! Okay with those cheat meals I might’ve gone up 1 or so, but what’s the secret? Well you guys know I go hard core a lot so what more could I have done? Turns out I’ve done LESS! Nope, not eaten less. Worked out less. I’ve been training 4-5 days a week instead of my 6-7 and seeing more changes with rest days. I have to admit I would always have a hard time processing in my brain that the body needs a rest day, and I often feel guilt when I take them. Now that I realize my body likes them, I’m all about it! No, that doesn’t mean work out 2 days and rest for 5, but days off do the body good!

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Also, I’ve been changing up my routines and doing total body workouts instead of muscle groups for most days. I did notice yesterday my shoulders aren’t quite as “jacked”, but my waist is slimmer and so are my legs. I guess you can’t have it all.

After the gym, I threw on my infinity scarf (cute huh!?)

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and went in the mall and picked up this adorable custom ornament. Now my absolute favorite one!

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Phoebe liked it too!

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Except she thought it was a toy for her.

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We put it right in the center of the tree

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The remainder of my Sunday night was myย typical meal prep and then complaining about the mess. It’s the worst! Like having Thanksgiving day cleanup every Sunday. But I did make these cinnamon sugar roasted almonds! Yum ๐Ÿ™‚

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Oh and for those keeping track… I DID FIND PHOEBE’S WATER DISH!

I was walking over to my computer and looked down and something caught my eye….

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I looked closer…

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TADA!

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…underneath the donut bed we keep under an end table by my computer. That area is phoebes little fortress ๐Ÿ˜‰

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She was happy to get a drink in her regular bowl and I felt relief that all was right in the world again.

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My dog…

Have a great Monday!

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,

-Minnie

Comments

  1. You look amazing. I can def see changes in your body. I should try the rest day because I normally go hard 6 days a week and always feel guilty if I miss a day!!!

  2. That’s crazy!! You can definitely see the changes. I might have to start taking a couple more days off, I usually just take Sundays off. Love that ornament, super cute ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Monday ๐Ÿ™‚

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