Saturday Lover

Good day to all my readers! It’s Saturday- love it. I know I say all the time YAY SATURDAY! But I realize not everyone has their weekends off. Medical professionals, people in the food industry, customer service, mail service, personal trainers, etc. Thank you for all you do, because I use pretty much all of your services every weekend and do not take it for granted! I used to work Friday nights and I remember how much I hated when people bragged about it being Friday night and they were free.

Anyway, I woke up to my regular coffee, blog update, then protein fluff. This part of the day is BY FAR the best part of my day for me. I just love my morning coffee while sitting down to Mac Daddy (what I call my huge iMac- hehe). Thanks mom and dad for the best Christmas present ever in 2011! This computer has changed my life and made me want to blog šŸ™‚

Phoebs was barking and yelping like crazy. Her signal for “I’m ready to go to G-Mama’s”. I told her “okay okay let me pack a lunch and we will go”. Apparently Phoebe makes the rules around here.

I'm Ready Mama!

I’m Ready Mama!

I had yogurt with raspberries and lucuma powder (superfood sweetener), my freeze dried apples, and then one of those protein beef jerky bars.

I mash in the berries some to make it pretty and pink

I mash in the berries some to make it pretty and pink

I found these at wegmans! Basically a big beef jerky protein boost with cranberry. It was REALLY good. Only 70 cals :)

I found these at wegmans! Basically a big beef jerky protein boost with cranberry. It was REALLY good. Only 70 cals šŸ™‚

Phoebe snacked on Pita Chips

Crunch and Munch

Crunch and Munch

After a long chat with G-Mama (thanks mommy I love our talks, xoxo) I went to the gym for shoulder day.

Pre workout shot, let's do this!

Pre workout shot, let’s do this!

I started with my cardio, 32 minutes on the stairmaster. I am becoming a stairmaster addict again. I think that’s why I’m dropping weight. This machine gives you the best cardio workout out there. So if you are looking to drop a few lbs, train on the stairs!

Then shoulders:

Let's do this thing called shoulders

Let’s do this thing called shoulders

  • Upright rows, 40 lb bar, 12 reps x 4 sets
  • Standing Shoulder presses, 40 lb bar, 8-10 reps x 4 sets
  • Standing open and close with a shoulder press, 10 lb plates each hand, 6 reps x 4 sets. Arms bent like you are doing a shoulder press, squeeze chest and bring plates in, palms facing each other. Open back up and do a shoulder press and back down into the chest squeeze. It should be one movement that flows (squeeze in, open, press up, down).
  • Front plate raise, 25 lbs, 10 reps x 4 sets
  • Shoulder shrugs on smith machine, 95 lbs, 12 reps x 2 sets, then 145 lbs (yowza), 10 reps x 2 sets
  • Rear delt raises, 20 lbs each hand, 12 reps x 4 sets
  • Lateral delt raises, 8 lb kettles each hand, 10 reps x 4 sets
  • Front raises, 20 lb bar, 12 reps x 4 sets
  • Cable rotator cuff open and close, single arm, 15 lbs, 10 reps x 3 sets
  • Arm circles with arm bent, both arms at the same time (see pic below), 16 rotations each direction x 3 sets
I usually do the arm circles with straight arms, but using a bent arm with your arm slightly at a diagonal works a different part of the shoulder! So great to change things up and challenge yourself

I usually do the arm circles with straight arms, but using a bent arm with your arm slightly at a diagonal works a different part of the shoulder! So great to change things up and challenge yourself

I did a quick flushing out of my muscles by 10 minutes on the elliptical. Nothing too challenging, I just wanted my whole body moving some. I stretched it out in the cage and went back to pick up my girl!

I really feel like I am making progress too!

Bam, progress!

Bam, progress! Every day counts

After the gym I had to stop at the store to pick up a few essentials (I am always out of almond milk, I use it so much!). I found these cute measuring cups! I had to buy because I have one and I use it multiple times a day.

I love these! Safeway! Plus they match my measuring cups Casey (sis) bought me for Christmas and my dutch oven :)

I love these! Safeway! Plus they match my measuring cups Casey (sis) bought me for Christmas and my dutch oven šŸ™‚

Phoebe and I made a new recipe for our din din! Sweet and Sour chicken. The healthy version! It turned out really good!

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Sweet and Sour Chicken- Click me

We then watched Friends, did laundry, and tried out my new yogurt maker!

I bought this on sale online at Williams Sonoma. I'm not sure if the almond milk is going to work, guess I will find out in the morning!

I bought this on sale online at Williams Sonoma. I’m not sure if the almond milk is going to work, guess I will find out in the morning!

Later today might be a rest day, I haven’t had one in a while. It depends on how my day goes, I might push it to Sunday instead. Either way one of these next few days is leg day! Woot.

No more baby biceps

No more baby biceps- hey check out the forearm vascularity!

Enjoy your weekend, come back tomorrow!

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,

-Minnie

Comments

  1. Hey did you ever link your salsa recipe?

    • I haven’t yet! I was going to submit last week, editors were asking for it, but work got busy and I just couldn’t keep up with my blog, let alone another website. I should be submitting this week. I’ll let you know!

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