Slow Down Baby

Happy Saturday! Doesn’t the weekend feel good? I woke up later than I anticipated and did my Friday trip to Wegman’s.Ā I actually hadn’t been in a few weeks, so it felt good to get all my nice veggies!

Before I went, I had a raspberry and blueberry protein smoothie!

Protein powders with berries, almond milk, and lucuma powder

Protein powders with berries, almond milk, and lucuma powder

At the store I stocked up on my veggies and fruits, sadly this is not where the cart ended…

Fruit and Veggies!

Fruit and Veggies!

I also spied a “bonus” like on Supermarket Sweep! I really wanted it, but I thought people might stare when I grabbed it, started running, and threw it over to the checkout

Coke Zero Bonus

Coke Zero Bonus

I came home, unpacked my groceries, and Phoebe and I went to G-Mama’s

My lunch included a “skinny wrap” from Wegman’s that was 100 calories! No rice in this one- just cucumber, avocado, “crab” and shrimp.

Hit the spot

Hit the spot

I also bought a few packs of some nut butters to try! This was the first one and it was really good

Sounds weird but I wanted to try it!

Sounds weird but I wanted to try it!

It was really smooth but super sweet too!

It was really smooth and super sweet too!

Then I headed to the gym for shoulder day. My cardio included 15 minutes of the stairmaster and then 20 of the arc trainer. I wanted to focus on shoulders more than my cardio

Shoulders:Ā 

  • Shoulder shrugs using the smith machine, 50 extra lbs, 12 reps x 4 sets
  • Upright rows using smith machine, 20 extra lbs, 12 reps x 4 sets
  • Military press standing, 30 lb bar, 12 reps x 3 sets
  • Rear Delt Fly’s, 20 lb weights, 15 reps x 4 sets
  • Rotator cuff open and close, 20 lb weights, 12 reps x 4 sets
  • Lateral raises with 8 lb kettles, 12 reps x 4 sets
  • Front raises with 10 lb kettles, 12 reps x 4 sets
  • Upright rows on the cables, 50 lbs, 12 reps x 2 sets, then 60 lbs, 10 reps x 2 sets
  • Single cable military press, 20 lbs, 10 reps x 2 sets each arm
  • Shoulder shrugs with 35 lb kettles, 12 reps x 4 sets
  • Kettle bell swings, 30 lb kettle, 15 reps x 4 sets
My home away from home... the smith machine! Not just for squats :)

My home away from home… the smith machine! Not just for squats šŸ™‚

Wow what a shoulder workout šŸ™‚

At home I cooked up a snack storm! I made Vanilla Almond Butter and finally was able to use my vanilla beans! (No recipe for this one because I am going to feature it for Veria.com, I’ll let you know when they will publish it!)

Found these little tags on clearance at Michaels!

Found these little tags on clearance at Michaels!

Creamy vanilla almond butter!

Creamy vanilla almond butter!

Also some Skinny Minnie Clean Granola

Gosh I love this! You can see I munched on most of it!

Gosh I love this! You can see I munched on most of it!

Then I made my last appetizer for the week! Baked Shrimp Egg Rolls with Sriracha Dipping Sauce

Baked Shrimp Egg Rolls with Sriracha Dipping Sauce- 200 calories for all of this!

Baked Shrimp Egg Rolls with Sriracha Dipping Sauce- 200 calories for all of this!

Phoebe sat in the kitchen while I did all of this

I love watching mama cook

I love watching mama cook- but then wet beard, wet paws… she was playing in her water again… grrrrrr!

Then she jumped at me

Then she jumped at me when I figured it out

To end, I want to say I absolutely love cooking for my blog, but it’s starting to get out of hand. I am one small person, I can’t eat all the food myself! Plus editing takes a VERY long time and I am usually up till very late working on these and exhausted all the time. Not that I have a social life anyway, but it’s making it worse as well. Several times I’ve been asked “want to go here, want to do this?” and I say “I can’t I have to work on my blog tonight”. So sadly I have to slow down a bit so I can get my life back together! I am still planning to blog every single day, but I cannot do daily recipes anymore. I have to space it out a little bit. I’m thinking maybe 3 a week. I’ll have to see how it goes šŸ™‚

Have a great weekend!

New phone case! 5 bucks!

New phone case! 5 bucks!

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,

-Minnie

P.S. There was a show on E! I was very excited to watch called Burning Love. From the description it sounded like it was The Bachelor but with a Firefighter. Well I turned it on last night and it ended up being a joke parody show! First I was so disappointed, then extremely embarrassed that I was that excited about something that turned out to be their joke. Shows you what kind of tv I like! I was expecting Rock of Love! Whoops.

P.P.S. I have received several requests to update my recipe list! I only update this every week or so because it takes time. If you can’t find what you are looking for go to my PINTEREST page. That is updated daily with my recipes! It’s under my Healthy Meal Ideas Board or my SkinnyMinnieMoves board. I usually pin it to both šŸ™‚

Comments

  1. Rebecca says:

    Hey, I am just starting an exercise routine, how did you figure out what exercises to do and did you have someone at the gym show you how to use the machines? I am a bit intimidated by all the buff people at the gym and don’t want to look silly…

    • Well I have been working out since I was 17, but as far as weight lifting goes, bodybuilding.com is a great site that has videos showing you how to do the exercises. Also just ask around in the gym if you see someone using a machine you are interested in!

      I’m not into trainers just because I’ve yet to see one who doesn’t do the same workouts for everyone, but if you could find a good one more power to ya!

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