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Workout Wednesday-Stroller Barre, Bands, And Hills

Hello, and happy Wednesday, all! My daughter has been fighting her morning nap, but tends to fall asleep in her stroller, so I have been taking advantage of that to get outside and workout. The fresh air is the BEST, and we are soaking it up any chance we get. Today, I did another stroller workout, and added some extra hill runs and bands. It felt so good, and baby K relaxed until she dozed off.

THE WORKOUT:

*1/2 mile jog to warmup

*1 hill sprint

*2 rounds of 20 stroller lunges and 20 pulses, 10 squats and 10 pulses, 20 side leg lifts, 20 calf raises

Repeat the run and strength exercises 3 times through.

*Afterwards, I put on the bands for a short burnout round (squats and pulses) until I got tired.

The whole thing took around 35-40 minutes. I walked about 5 minutes at the end to cool down.

Look at K so happy after her stroller nap. Gosh, she is the sweetest!!

That’s all for today, friends! I am off to get get the baby up from her afternoon nap, then head to my grocery pickup.

Have a wonderful rest of your week!

Stay safe and healthy!

With love,

Carly

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Warm Weather, Family Time, Food, Fitness, And Finding Happiness

Hello, all!! We had such a wonderful weekend. Between beautiful weather, family time, and spring cleaning, I really couldn’t have asked for more.

Even though things are crazy right now, I have found that my family brings me so much happiness, and time spent with them takes my anxiety away. Despite my husband and sister-in-law still working, we are taking every precaution necessary, and I know this won’t last forever. Until then, I will enjoy every moment together, and soak in sweet baby cuddles as much as I can.

Let’s take a look at our wonderful weekend…

SATURDAY:

The weather was STUNNING and we spent most of the day outside. During baby K’s first nap, I got in a loop band workout with a short jog outside. When she got up, my husband brought her out to finish my workout with me (aka squats with her on my shoulders).

Next up, we took a long family walk and the baby loved taking in her surroundings. She waved to the water when my husband showed it to her.

After lunch and baby’s second nap, I put her in a swimsuit and sunscreen so that she could play in her baby pool. She had fun splashing around. She enjoyed another walk, and watching daddy play with his remote control car haha.

Later, after she had dinner, my husband made a fire in the fire pit and baby got to enjoy it before a bath and bed. She is so adorable, I can’t handle it sometimes.

My husband made us a delicious dinner!!

After dinner, we made banana boats and s’mores by the fire. Oh my gosh, the banana boats were amazing!! I stuffed mine with almond butter, chocolate chips, marshmallows, and coconut. I put it over the fire until it melted then scooped it onto graham crackers.

We sat by the fire for hours just talking and enjoying each other’s company. A lot of people were having fires in their backyards, and it felt like life was normal for a little while.

We crashed hard that night!

SUNDAY:

I made baby K healthy pancakes and fruit. She devoured it!

We spent all of her nap times organizing and spring cleaning. It felt SO good!

That is about all for today, friends! Stay safe and healthy.

With love,

Carly

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A Few Fit Favorites And Some Other Random Fun

Hello, all! I hope you are staying healthy and happy with everything going on. The sunshine sure is helping around here! Being able to be outside has been wonderful for us

The baby loves taking walks in her truck and ask for “truhhh” all the time.

I have also done a lot of outdoor workouts, which have been awesome. It helps with my motivation, that’s for sure.

FITNESS FAVORITES THIS WEEK:

This week has been all about bands. I used them when I was pregnant, and have just gotten back into using them! I have been finding tons of workouts on YouTube. I like to bring the baby monitor outside while I workout.

I also have loved runs outside with baby K! She loves it, too!

FOOD FAVORITES THIS WEEK:

With the nice weather, we have been taking advantage of the grill. Grilled food is THE BEST!

OTHER:

I am loving the family time, walks, waving to neighbors, cuddles and prayers with my girl, and seeing her learn and grow constantly.

She loves pointing to different animals, seeing the water, and laughing at puppies ehen they run by.

I am looking forward to making a fire and having s’mores tonight after dinner! Gosh, I love this weather SO much!!

I hope you all are finding positives in a hard situation!

All my love and hugs,

Carly

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Fit Friday-Outside Stroller Workout

Hello all and happy Friday!! I hope you are all staying healthy and sane. With my husband and sister-in-law still working, I definitely get caught up in my anxiety, but am trying my best to stay calm through everything.

I miss seeing my mom often, and am craving some adult time. Luckily, my daughter and I have been having fun, and the weather has been absolutely beautiful!

Yesterday, we were out a lot between the stroller and her big kid car. She likes the car best because she can sit up. Gosh, I love my curly haired cutie!

In the morning, I put her in the stroller for a barre/cardio workout. She napped for most of it. It was perfect, and a great change of pace from just running. Plus, the fresh air gave me extra motivation. I found a workout online and changed it up a bit.

THE WORKOUT:

*Half (ish) mile run

*1 hill jog

*20 squats + 20 lunges (10 each side) -5 times through both excercises

I repeated everything 3 times, I just switched up the leg excercises!

OTHER LEG EXERCISES: Side leg lifts, calf raises, leg pulses, squat jumps

The whole thing took me around 40 minutes. It felt SO good. I hope to do this style a lot now that the weather is getting nicer.

This weekend is calling for rain and storms, but we are hoping to get outside in between.

Have a great weekend!

With love,

Carly

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My Quarantined Birthday And A Baby Update

Hello, all!! This whole pandemic has been a whirlwind, and with a stay at home order, baby K and I have hunkered down. My husband and sister-in-law (who lives with us) are both considered essential, therefore are still working. My worries come in waves, but I am doing my best to stay calm, and enjoy time with my sweet baby.

Speaking of baby K, she has gained SO many new skills since her first birthday. She is pulling herself up on everything, and learned how to climb the stairs. There is no stopping her! She is chatty and now says “bye-bye” and “belly.” She knows her body parts and LOVES books. Her gym class has been doing Facebook live videos and we have been joining in! Watching her learn and grow is the greatest joy in my life.

Yesterday was my 31st birthday, and despite being in the middle of this crazy time, it was still very special!

My celebration started on Sunday with Starbucks of course! We had family time, and I took a bath during the baby’s nap.

Once she went to bed, my husband cooked a delicious dinner of salmon and vegetables. I also had a salad and my favorite wine!

My sweet husband made me brownies (which I got into before the picture haha). My sister-in-law got me wine and ice cream!

After dinner, we played a few games of Clue, then watched The Greatest Showman because I love that movie!

Monday was my actual birthday and baby K and I had fun at home! My mom sent me pretty flowers, and ordered me and baby lunch from my favorite place (Northstar Cafe). Curbside delivery for the win. I had the Thai burrito with broccoli and peanut sauce. YUM!

She also got me a tablet!! I LOVE IT! I definitely have the greatest mom!!!

My husband and in-laws got me a Shark vacuum and it is amazing! I have been wanting one for SO long. I cleaned the house during baby’s nap and enjoyed every second of it haha.

After dinner, we facetimed my mom, brother, and sister-in-law to play trivia. Even though we couldn’t be together in person, this was a perfect way to spend time with each other. We all had to come up with categories and mine was Friends (the TV show). We had a lot of fun!!

I also had my brownies and ice cream before bed. It was a great birthday!

Well friends, that is all for now. Stay safe and healthy!

With love,

Carly