Shopping Craze and Leg Days

Good Morning All! I’m back at work… enter the violins here šŸ™

Even though I am back at it, I had a fabulous four days off. I hit the gym super hard and spent lots of time with my baby girl!

In the morning I woke up to coffee and a protein shake! This one was a frozen banana (of course) with almond milk and cookies and cream protein. Yummers!

Another fluffy shake!

Another fluffy shake!

I then got dressed in REAL clothes and actually put on some makeup! What? Crazy, I know! It actually felt weird because I haven’t worn makeup in a few weeks.

I tried this top on first but I felt like the Incredible Hulk in it! The chest and stomach area fit fine, but the arms, oh my! It was so tight and cutting off my circulation. I guess it shows that I have gained a lot of muscle in my arms since I last wore it. I’ll take it!

This top is dunzo, I liked it too. I could wear it I guess, if I wanted to pull a Chris Farley in Tommy Boy!

This top is dunzo, I liked it too. I could wear it I guess, if I wanted to pull a Chris Farley in Tommy Boy!

I settled for this

Real clothes!

Real clothes!

Makeup.. huh?

I look better, but I prefer no makeup now!

I look better, but I prefer no makeup now!

And Phoebe Jumped in this one!

Okay so I chased her a little and said TAKE A PICTURE WITH YOUR MOTHER! :)

Okay so I chased her a little and said TAKE A PICTURE WITH YOUR MOTHER! šŸ™‚

Then I headed to the mall to look for shoes (which I did not come out with by the way… I refused to buy the display shoe that every one has touched for full price!). Follow me on my trip to the mall

OH Williams Sonoma! SO many beautiful things I cannot afford...

OH Williams Sonoma! SO many beautiful things I cannot afford…

I just like walking in this store really. It always smells good, and all the cookware is so shiny! As G-Mama would say “I’m like a bird” because we like shiny things! It just says hello, welcome, please come in, put on a cute little apron and bake some cookies please. If I hit the lottery I think I would go here and buy out the store. I even love the displays!

Then I came across this… THE DREAM!

Vitamix

Vitamix

This my friends is a Vitamix. It’s the best blender on the planet. They come in a few different models, but if I was going to splurge and spend a ridiculous amount I’d buy the best one. It literally can blend cement. So how much is this guy, well make sure you aren’t drinking anything because you are about to spit it all over the place. This is a $660 blender. Yup! I’ve been drooling over it for about a year now, but I can’t bring myself to buy it. Even though I blend every single day and it would get it’s use, it just seems too extravagant. Again, if I hit the lottery I’d have it shipped to me tomorrow šŸ™‚

I also came across this awesome cake pan I wish I would have bought! I think I’m going to order it online. It’s so adorable!

Isn't this the coolest? It's like an oreo!

Isn’t this the coolest? It’s like an oreo!

It was a reasonable price too for this store.

I ended up walking out with a knife and a small whisk to use for vinaigrettes. It’s the cheap hand version of the vitamix šŸ˜‰

I stopped for a quick caffeine fix at Starbucks and almost lost my mind over the price of a skinny iced vanilla latte! Almost 5 bucks? I am by no means cheap, but it’s been a while since I bought Starbucks (other than a regular coffee at work). I thought I heard the guy wrong! They are making a killing!

I used my real name! I always give a fake one, but wanted to be me :)

I used my real name! I always give a fake one, but wanted to be me šŸ™‚

Disney store was up next. I went in for my niece Bella, but I end up having just as much fun for myself! I just love Disney. Look at all the great Minnie stuff they had!

Why didn't they have this when I was a kid? Think I can squeeze in one of those?

Why didn’t they have this when I was a kid? Think I can squeeze into one of those?

I even went in Sephora to return something and walked out empty handed! This is one for the record books. I couldn’t see spending money on makeup I don’t wear anymore. I was so proud of myself!

This is what I ended with…

The essentials. Williams Sonoma, bath and body works (candles and foam hand soaps), nordstrom stuff, and disney!

The essentials. Williams Sonoma, bath and body works (candles and foam hand soaps), nordstrom stuff, and disney!

At home I made a quick lunch

Egg whites (I used my new pan), greek yogurt with cacao powder, and corn cakes with strawberry cream cheese and a little homemade vanilla almond butter

Egg whites (I used my new pans), greek yogurt with cacao powder, and corn cakes with strawberry cream cheese and a little homemade vanilla almond butter

Once I got to G-Mama and Pop Pops, I hit the gym for leg day! And boy was it one. By the end of the workout I looked at this guy I always see there and said I’m going to have to be carried out of here, I’m dying. So I’m a little dramatic… but it’s okay. But then I felt good when he said “well I get exhausted just watching you!”. Yes I’m the beast in my gym, WIN!

I started with 25 minutes on the stairs. I felt like I could have gone longer but I wanted to focus on the strength training. Lots of squats were done!

  • Smith machine squats 115 lbs, 12 reps x 4 sets
  • Plie smith squats 125 lbs, 12 reps x 4 sets
  • Calf raises on smith machine, 135 lbs, 12 reps x 4 sets
  • Curtsy lunges on smith machine, 95 lbs, 10 reps x 3 sets each leg
  • Hello hamstrings with 50 lb bar on shoulders, 15 reps x 4 sets
Smith obsessed!

Smith obsessed!

I also did LOADS of regular squats that I won’t bore you with. I used a 50 lb bar, a bosu (I did really deep squats on this and it was KILLER), and also side squats and regular lunges.

I probably did about 400 squats/lunges. I’m not kidding you! I didn’t want to use any machines (besides the smith) because I feel like my body does better on it’s own.

I finished up cardio with 10 minutes of the arc trainer at a higher resistance, and then some planks on my palms (side planks too). Then lots and lots of stretching!

LOVE my new top! I'm ordering another. Very flattering

LOVE my new top! I’m ordering another. Very flattering

At home I made dinner and watched Dancing With the Stars. It was quite tragic and fabulous at the same time! I expected the Bachelor to have zero rhythm, and he wasn’t as bad as I anticipated which was a little disappointing šŸ˜‰

I’ll be back in the gym later today. I’m pretty sure it’s back day, but I have to double check. Love working my back now!

Have a lovely day!

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,

-Minnie

Comments

  1. I’m the same way! I use to wear lots of liquid liner, all the time, but now I just prefer some mascara, All Natural šŸ™‚ Love your workout tank!! Where did you get it??

  2. I love your shirt!!!! Please share where did you get that? And BTW, you dominated leg day šŸ™‚

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