fitness, food, girl time, healthy, healthy food

Fit Friday-This Week Of Food And Fitness 

Happy Friday, everyone! I hope your week treated you well. Mine was long, but I did take the day off of work today, and it has been amazing. I meant to post earlier, but the week got away from me. Here is my recap!

MONDAY:

After work, I took one of my favorite workout classes at my gym called the C9 challenge. I know I have posted about it many times in the past, but it is a full body workout with cardio bursts and weights.

By the time I got home, my husband was already there and cooking dinner which was a big surprise! We love these little stir fry kits because they are cheap and tasty! We added chicken and ate it over rice.

Yum!!

TUESDAY:

I started the day with a 30 min stair climber workout which kicked my butt before heading to work.

For dinner, we had turkey meatloaf and plaintain fried in coconut oil. 

So filling and tasty!


WEDNESDAY:

I started the morning with a back and bicept workout, followed by breakfast at Starbucks before work. 

After work, I caught up on my shows and ate some leftovers. 

THURSDAY:

After work, I drove to my hometown to visit my best friend. We took a class called Pure Empower at a Pure Barre studio that she goes to. The class was awesome and I felt strong and focused the whole time. 

After class, we picked up Chipotle and took it to go. 

My bowl had brown rice, fajita veggies, chicken, tomatoes, corn, and a little bit of cheese.

Once we got back to her place we showered, put on PJs, and ate our food while watching Sex And The City. It was an awesome girl’s night!

FRIDAY:

This morning my best friend and I had coffee and breakfast at Starbucks, followed by a Target run. Once I left her, I met my mom for lunch and shopping before heading home. 

Panera!

Once I got home and unpacked, I went on a 3 mile run, followed by a bath with essential oils and epsom salts. 

Soooo relaxing.


Tonight is the first Friday in a while that we don’t have any plans and I am excited to just relax with my husband!!

I hope you have a great weekend! 

With love, 

Carly 

baby shower, duck, food

Family, Food, And A Duck Themed Baby Shower 

Hello, everyone! The last of my family has just left, and I am finally sitting down after a busy, but great weekend. 

FRIDAY:

I rushed home from work to clean before my in-laws came over for the weekend. I made a quick, easy dinner of Annie’s Mac and Cheese  (instant and organic) with squash and peas. I also had toast with I can’t believe it’s not butter and jelly. 

Pretty darn tasty.

Once our family got to our place, we headed out to a small venue to watch my husband’s cousin play with his band. The show was a charity event for Nationwide Children’s Hospital. It was so much fun!

It was a late night, but totally worth it.

SATURDAY:

We all woke up fairly early considering we went to bed so late. My brother in law made us a tasy breakfast of banana pancakes. 

Made with eggs, bananas, and cinnamon. We topped them with maple almond butter and honey!

After breakfast, I ran some errands, went on a 3 mile run, had lunch, then took a short nap before doing some cleaning and yard work. 

For dinner we ordered carry out from a place called the B Spot. It is an awesome burger place close to us. I had the impossible burger  (a vegan burger made to taste just like a regular burger) with pepperjack cheese and roasted peppers. 

We went to bed super early because we were all tired from the night before. 

SUNDAY:

My mom came over early so we could finish last minute things for the baby shower for my sister in law. We did a duck theme and it turned out perfect! 

Our mom-osa bar!

Gormet popcorn.

Donuts from our favorite place called Duck Donuts. Yum!!!

Our adorable table decorations!

The gift table.

Onesie decorations. We had puffy paint and stencils. The mom to be picked her favorite and that decorator won a prize!

The party started with decorating onesies, followed by food and mimosas. After lunch, we played a game, then judged the onesies. We ended the party with the presents! It was a great day! 

All of the boys watched football at my house, so after the party we all hung out a while. 

Some of my family! I love spending time with them.

Once everyone left I did a little cleaning. Now it is time to relax a bit before another work week! 

Have a great week!

With love, 

Carly 

fitness, motivation, run, treadmill

Fit Friday-30 Minute Treadmill Workout 

Hello and happy Friday! We made it!! My weekend is busy. My husband’s cousin is in a band, so we are going to their concert tonight. Tomorrow will be filled with cleaning, house work, and hopefully some fun. On Sunday, my mom and I are throwing a duck themed baby shower for my sister in law. 

Yesterday after work I was SO tired. I forced myself to go to the gym, but my motivation was lacking. I got on the treadmill and came up with a new workout on the spot. It was kind of tough to get through, but it felt great once I finished. Here is is:

30 Minute Treadmill Workout 

*Start with a warmup (5 to 10 minutes). I included this in my workout by starting with a jog and working up to my run

  1. Do 1 mile as a build (I increased my pace every minute)
  2. Do 2 minutes at a steady pace, 1 minute walk, 1 minute sprint, 1 minute walk 
  3. Repeat step 2 for a total of 4 times  (that will be 20 minutes)

Warm down.

This workout took me right around 30 minutes and I did about 3 miles.

My stats.

*Please note that I am not a personal trainer and only post workouts that work for me and my body. What works for me might not work for you! 

After my workout, I stopped by Trader Joe’s to pick up something easy for dinner.

A pre made salad (which I added peas to), toast, and butternut squash. Sooooo good!!

I hope you guys enjoy the workout and have a wonderful weekend!

With love, 

Carly

healthy, motivation, pancakes

Trailmix Cheesecake Protein Pancakes 

Happy hump day, everyone! I hope your week is treating you well so far! Mine has been pretty good, minus the normal stress of work. I’ve enjoyed some tasty food and had some great workouts. 

MONDAY:

I woke up SO hungry!! I knew I needed more than my typical breakfast and pancakes sounded awesome. I have a mix that I love called Kodiak Cakes. It is filling and so healthy! This brand was featured on the show Shark Tank. I had some fun with the mix and made a cheesecake and trailmix flavor. 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup of Kodiak Cakes pancake mix 
  • Water (amount according to package)
  • 1 heaping TBSP of sugar free cheesecake pudding mix 
  • 1 heaping TBSP of trail mix 

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl 
  2. Spray a pan with cooking spray and place on stove (medium heat)
  3. Take 1/4 cup of the mix and place on pan until golden brown on both sides
  4. Continue step 3 until you use all of the mix (mine made 3 pancakes)
  5. Top with syrup, honey, or any other topping you like!


After work, I took one of my favorite workout classes called C9 challenge. It was a tough one, but it felt so good.

TUESDAY:

The morning started with a hiit treadmill workout, followed by some Starbucks. After work, I drove to my hometown to surprise my best friend at her birthday dinner at Olive Garden. It was so much fun seeing her and eating delicious food! I had salad, bread, and my main dish was Chicken topped with pesto, cheese, tomatoes and garlic butter. I didn’t get pictures last night, but here is the leftovers for lunch today! 

Delicious!!

WEDNESDAY:

The morning started with an awesome workout class called TCX (short for total conditioning extreme). You use every muscle group with weights, bands, and body weight. 

Everything we used today!

At the end of class, the power went out so I had to rush home to get ready. Luckily, a friend brought Starbucks to work so that picked up my day! 

I will leave you guys with that since my lunch break is almost over. 

Have a wonderful rest of your day!

With love, 

Carly 

family, fitness, food

A Wedding, Family Time, And Husky Love 

Hey there, everyone! I hope your weekend has been great. Mine sure has!

FRIDAY:

My husband’s cousin got married Friday night, so we drove to his family’s neck of the woods when he got off work. We had so much fun dancing and catching up with everyone. I didn’t take any good pictures, so I’m sharing one of all of us from a wedding last year. 

I love this picture so much. 

SATURDAY:

We woke up at the hotel we stayed at and had their breakfast. I ate as healthy as possible! I had scrambled eggs, oatmeal, and an apple with peanut butter. The hotel coffee was not good, so my husband and I stopped at Starbucks before heading to his parent’s house. 

Once we got to his parent’s place, we took the family husky, Bella out for a jog/walk. 

Isn’t she just the cutest?! Such a sweet girl!

After the run, we grilled out and showered before heading to the gun range. 
I look a little rough from the lack of sleep the night before haha! 

With my hubs and his best friend!

After the range, my college roommate (also my husband’s cousin) stopped over with her two little ones. 

Oh my heart. 

We went to bed pretty early since we were up so late the night before!
SUNDAY 

We woke up and stopped at Tim Hortons for food, and McDonald’s for coffee. We said our goodbyes to the family and pets.

Ozzie, the family cat! He’s so awesome.

Now we are on our way home to do some housework before another work week.

Have a wonderful rest of your day!

With love, 

Carly