Smoke, Choke, and Hallway Gatherings

Happy Saturday! Smiles all around šŸ™‚

Yesterday kind of seems like a blur to me. My mind was all over the place, I felt stressed, and I can barely remember half of what I did.

I do know that I woke up later than I anticipated… around 9am. As usual, coffee, blogging, and meal one was involved. Ā I had to make a quick run to the store to stock up on almond milk. I run out SO fast! I usually buy 2 at a time, but I end up having to go twice a week then to fill up, so I bought 3. What did I do before this stuff? I was actually drinking almond milk before it was really popular. People had no idea what it was, there was one brand, and there certainly wasn’t “unsweetened“. When I first had it I remember saying out loud “this milk has changed my life”. If you aren’t drinking it, you are missing out!

Phoebe and I finally made it to G-Mama’s early afternoon and look who greeted us with a fly new hair cut šŸ˜‰

Puffy tail! Phoebs checking her out

Puffy tail! Phoebs checking her out

Shelby ann the little teddy bear!

Shelby ann the little teddy bear!

So adorable. My girls are like little stuffed toys.

After catching up with G-Mama for a good while (sometimes you just need to vent and need your mama), I headed to the gym to sweat off the stress. I grabbed my iPad and hit the stairmaster for a 45 minute session while watching Olivia do what she does best! (Scandal, for those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about. So glad I started watching this). The time flew by.

Watching tv and working out... hey don't judge!

Watching tv and working out… hey don’t judge!

Then I hit the land of shoulders! Every day I see small changes. This prep is certainly hard but even G-Mama said she could see a difference! Especially my back.

Back changes

Back changes

full body shot

full body shot

woo girl look at those shoulders

woo girl look at those shoulders

Jane coming out to play

Jane coming out to play

Back at G-Mama’s I had another meal and watched a little tv

Turkey, freekeh, and a salad

Turkey, freekeh, and a salad

When we finally made it back home Phoebe and I did our evening walk and then I came in to make dinner. Well things didn’t go well…

I sat out all my veggies on the counter and turned my back. All of a sudden I’m saying to myself “where is my zucchini?” “I know I’m not crazy”.

That is not a bone!

That is not a bone!

guilty dog!

guilty dog!

I couldn’t help but laugh hysterically at this. My dog is such a goofball. She did a decent job on it for just a minute or two!

The damage

The damage

Then I attempted a balsamic reduction. Easy right? Well it kept boiling and I was stirring. These take a while, so I walked away for A MINUTE and came back and it was pretty much on fire. My whole apartment was filled with smoke, smoke alarm was going off. I ran to take it off the stove top and inhaled way too much smoke and the vinegar fumes. I saw stars, started to choke, things went blurry, and I almost blacked out. (mom don’t worry I’m fine, and no I didn’t call you because I knew you would freak). Phoebe panicked. She ran in my bedroom and made a mess all over, but it wasn’t her fault. She was scared. The alarm wouldn’t stop for 30 minutes! So Phoebe and I went out in the hall and sat. I had to get away from all the smoke too.

Luckily the people at my apartment front desk control the smoke alarms, so they were able to shut it off. See, I may be this little creative healthy whiz in the kitchen, but I mess stuff up too!

BURNED

BURNED

I am okay though, and so is Phoebe, so that’s all that matters!

And dinner still turned out! I just didn’t use the reduction, obviously…

Want to know what this BEAUTIFUL recipe is? You will have to sign up for one of my meal plans! This is a VIP recipe I am offering to my clients! And it is fabulous :)

Want to know what this BEAUTIFUL recipe is? You will have to sign up for one of my meal plans! This is a VIP recipe I am offering to my clients! And it is fabulous šŸ™‚

So a smoke filled house ended up turning into a delightful dinner.

Oh and today I am officially 9 weeks out! Oh my gosh 3 weeks have flown already. I’m panicking at the thought. I had to send progress pics to my coach and here is one

just 9 weeks out until competition day. Building confidence. I would have cringed posting this before! But hey I'm opening up now :)

just 9 weeks out until competition day. Building confidence. I would have cringed posting this before! But hey I’m opening up now šŸ™‚

Today I am hoping to blast out another biceps and back session. Lots to do so I will see if I can squeeze it in. Enjoy your weekend šŸ˜€

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,

-Minnie

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