Spring Snow

Isn’t it supposed to be spring? That’s what I thought too! Well here in good ol’ Maryland it snowed about 3-5 inches! Depending on where you were. My drive to work at 530 am was not too pleasant, but I made it there safe.

This is what it looked like by the early afternoon. Snow turned into wet mush!

It was really coming down walking in this morning. By noon it turned to rain!

It was really coming down walking in yesterday morning. By noon it turned to rain!

In the morning I powered through a banana and half a pack of almonds because I had to go into the OR to help with a plastics case. It was so much fun! I just love sewing! I wish all days were like that. By the time I got out I was absolutely STARVING! I forgot to snap my lunch, but it was chicken breast, spaghetti squash, spinach and asparagus. I ended up eating my yogurt from the morning too, and then my protein shake a little later. Hungry girl!

Oh yeah and I snacked on these too!

I like the dried apple chips in here. I think I'll try making my own soon! 84 calories for this bag :)

I like the dried apple chips in here. I think I’ll try making my own soon! 84 calories for this bag 🙂

I was so happy when 430 rolled around. I was lacking a little bit of motivation because my legs are EXTREMELY sore from that killer leg workout! I still feel shoulders too from the other day. So all around my body is aching, but the good ache. I bundled up to bear the snow again before heading to the gym

The red coats are coming!

The red coats are coming!

At the gym I did biceps only. Usually I do triceps and biceps together, but I think I’ll skip my  cardio-only day this week and break these two up instead. I don’t think my body could have handled both muscle groups! Here’s what I did:

  1. 15 minute on the stair master
  2. Biceps
  • Curls with a 30 lb bar, 12 reps x 4 sets
  • Bicep push outs, 30 lb bar, 12 reps x 4 sets
  • Uppercut punches with 15 lb kettle bells, 10 reps alternating x 4 sets
  • Forearm raises, 30 lb bar, 12 reps x 4 sets
  • Hammer curls with 25 lb plate, 12 reps x 4 sets
  • Preacher curls, 30 lbs 12 reps x 2 sets, then 35 lbs 10 reps x 2 sets
Love my new muscles!

Love my new muscles!

3. 20 minutes on the elliptical

4. Abs

  • Bosu Oblique Mountain climbers, 10 reps alternating x 2 sets
  • Side bends with 25 lb plate, 15 reps x 2 sets each side
  • Diagonal standing oblique knee crunch holding 12 lb kettle, 12 reps x 2 sets each side

And some good stretching of course!

Good bicep day! :)

Good bicep day! 🙂

At home I hung out with my baby girl and watched The Voice. I miss Christina Aguilera though! For dinner I made a strawberry salad and another pita pizza with goat cheese. Same same same.. I can’t help myself sometimes!

Then I made this Easy Peasy Buffalo Chicken Protein Casserole!

All done!

All done!

Whipped together in minutes and has lots of protein! Good for an after gym dinner!

181.7 calories, 3.3 grams of fat, 6.2 grams of carbs, and 33 grams of protein! 

Phoebe spent time on the bosu while I cooked. She is so obsessed with it. She thinks the dome is her little spot for her bones!

Hey this is my spot!

Hey this is my spot!

Even though it’s yucky and snowy slush out, I am enjoying the tulips on my coffee table. Aren’t they pretty?

I LOVE pink flowers! Tulips are so perfect this time of year (Easter!)

I LOVE pink flowers! Tulips are so perfect this time of year (Easter!)

It’s Tuesday, which means one day closer to Friday! Hey gotta stay positive. Tuesday also means back day! So come back tomorrow for my workout 🙂

Strike a pose

Strike a pose

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,

-Minnie

Comments

  1. Omg, Little Phoebe, she’s so cute, full of so much personality. I would love if it snowed here! But that’s probably because it never does, but still, I love the cold lol. My favorite!! I love my back days!!

  2. Sarah Campbell says:

    I just wanted to let you know that tomorrow for breakfast I am trying raspberry jam and cottage cheese because you’ve inspired me to try it!

    • Yay! Make sure it’s the no salt kind! It totally makes a difference! I love my jam and cottage cheese. Everyone at work thinks it’s so weird but it’s easier than oatmeal and great protein for the morning!

Speak Your Mind

*