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Food, Fitness, Motherhood, And An Almost 1 Year Old

Hello, all! Happy Sunday! I just spilled coffee all over myself, so let’s hope that is the only setback today haha.

I haven’t updated in a while because things have been crazy. One week from today baby K will be a year old! She is crawling all over the place, and has SO much energy. She is an absolute blast, but my-oh-my this mamma is tired!She learned the “p” sound, and laughs every time she does it. It is so stinking cute! She still says “dad” and “hey” all the time. She knows to point to our noses when asked where they are. She is so smart!

Her birthday party is in two weeks, and we are doing a “sweet one” theme! I am SO excited! It literally is all things donut. She has a donut outfit, and my husband and I have donut shirts. She will be doing a smash donut that I am making instead of a cake. I decided to make it healthy because I am not ready to give her all that sugar!
FITNESS:

As far as workouts go, I have been trying to switch up my at-home ones. I need variety, and found that I can utilize what I have to do new things. The other day, I did a 30 minute workout where I did one minute hard on the elliptical, and 2 minutes light weighs. I rotated that until my 30 minutes was up. It made it go so fast!!

I also utilize YouTube! My favorite fitness channel is Fintess Blender. I use them for home and gym workouts!

I still LOVE my classes at the gym, and try to go as often as I can.
FOOD:
This week has been some staples, like spaghetti with meat sauce and loaded salads, but also some fun foods…

One night was Bibibop Asian Grill! My best friend had a hair appointment in town and came over, so we had our bowls for dinner and chatted! It was wonderful!
We pulled out the air fryer one night for chicken legs and sweet potatoe fries! Yum!!
Since tonight is the Superbowl, my husband wants a lot of fried food haha. I will have some of that, but not too much or I will be sick.

OTHER:

*My husband and I are finally going out on a date on Valentine’s Day! It has been so long and I can’t wait to have some time just the two of us.

*We keep getting glimpses of warmer weather and I can’t wait to get out of the house more with baby K!!


Okay, all…this post has taken me half the day in true mom fashion. Lol!!
Have a wonderful week ahead!

With love,

Carly

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A Fit Mamma And Baby Update

Hello, and happy Friday everyone!

Each day is another day closer to baby K turing one year old. I cannot believe how fast it has gone. She is the absolute best kid ever! She loves making silly faces, eats everything, gives hugs and kisses, sleeps well, enjoys all the kids in Bugs class, and continues to melt our hearts daily. She is super chatty and loves to say “dad.” She has 3 teeth and tries to bite everything. Haha. She is so loved!

FITNESS UPDATE:

I try to get to the gym some mornings, weekends, and anytime that my mom visits. This week (and past weekend) I have gone to spinning, taken a lifting class, and did a hiit treadmill workout at the gym.

At home, I did barre, the elliptical, and yoga.

Working out has always been such a great outlet for me, but it is important to take a day off to rest as well. Each Sunday I let my body recover.

FOOD UPDATE:

I haven’t posted in a while, so going back to last weekend…

On Saturday, my little family went to brunch at Northstar Cafe. It was so fun, and baby K was such a ham with all of the people. I had a ham and cheese scone, eggs, and a shooting star juice. Baby K had eggs and a few bites of my scone (which she loved and made her dance) hahaha. My husband had biscuits and gravy! Yum!!

On Sunday, I had brunch with some girlfriends at 101 Beer Kitchen, and oh my gosh my food was amazing. I had avacado toast with a beet spread, poached eggs, and balsamic.

As far as dinners go this week, we have had chicken, pasta, and stuffed peppers.

Wednesday evening, I went to dinner with a mom from Bugs class. We went to Northstar Cafe, and I got the thai burrito with broccoli and peanut sauce. It was amazing!

This was our first time hanging out outside of Bugs, and we had such a fun time. We talked for 2 hours, and probably could have stayed longer! It isn’t always easy making friends as an adult, but I am so glad I branched out!

OTHER:

This weekend will be full of family time and cleaning!

That’s all for this update! I hope you all have a great weekend.

With love,

Carly

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Foodie Friday-Eats From This Week

Hello, all! Happy Friday! I just got the baby to bed, and am eating leftovers. My husband is going out with friends tonight, so I’m trying to find something good to watch on Netflix.

This past week was a trying week for us. I won’t go into details, but I sure am glad it is coming to an end. I will say that hugs and kisses from my sweet little girl heal my heart. Gosh, I love her more than anything!!

Another positive to the week was good food! I decided to mix up our meals, and was so glad I did. I love making healthier versions of typically unhealthy food.

We had loaded nachos on Monday, and they hit the spot. I make two different versions for my husband and myself. Mine had bean chips, lean ground beef, black bean and corn salsa, cheese, and lime juice. I wanted plain greek yogurt to sub for sour cream, but didn’t have any. This meal was excellent!

Another night, we had buffalo ranch chicken sandwiches. I used a rotisserie chicken, one packet of ranch seasoning, and buffalo wing sauce. I put mine on an English muffin with cheese. Easy, and so delicious! Of course I had a salad with it!

I had a friend come over last night, and decided to make a chicken noodle casserole. It had whole wheat egg noodles, tons of mixed vegetables, cream of chicken, cream of celery, milk, and chicken. It was great! That is tonight’s dinner as well!

Those are just a few favorites!

That’s about all for today, all. I hope you have an excellent weekend! I am looking forward to relaxing and catching up on all of your posts.

With love,

Carly

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Let’s Have A Coffee Date

Hello, everyone!! I have been away from here for a while, so it’s time to grab a coffee, and give out an update from when I last posted.

1) SICKNESS:

After my sweet baby started getting better, this mamma got pretty sick. I typically try to stay away from too much medication, but Theraflu tea was my best friend for a while.

I also picked up Fire Cider, diffused essential oils, and used Zicam nasal swabs. I love homeopathic remedies!

I am finally 100 percent better!

2) BABY:

She is completely off of her antibiotics, and is completely back to being my silly, happy baby! We are excited to head back to Bugs class this upcoming week.

She turned 11 months, and we just sent out invitations for her first birthday party. Ahhh time is flying!

This cutie has a 3rd tooth popping in, and it is bugging her like crazy. She tries to eat mom and dad, books, and sometimes the cats haha.

3) WORKOUTS:

I got a few good workouts in on the days I felt okay!

This picture is from an upper body workout class that I love! It hits each upper body part with cardio drills in between.

Ringside is another favorite of mine. It is boxing, lifing, and cardio all in one.

At home, I did some HIIT workouts, the elliptical, and barre videos.

FOOD:

We’ve been eating very well lately!

Here are just a few favorites…

Chipotle….it never disappoints.

My husband made us steak the other night. With mine, I had a sweet potato and a salad.

Salmon, rice, and vegetables.

FAMILY:

*My mother-in-law and sister-in-law came over on Monday for the Bachelor premiere! I love the show, and it has always been a guilty pleasure of mine.

*January 7th marked 8 years since my dad passed away. I miss him so very much. He was seriously the best, and I wish every day that he could be here and get to see me as a mom.

This has always been a favorite picture of my parents. Aren’t they adorable?

*January 9th was my mom’s birthday, and I was able to spend it with her! We had planned on going and doing something fun, but unfortunately I was too sick. Baby K loved having grandma over.

We ended up getting carry out for dinner and hanging out at my house.

OTHER:

I got my haircut today! I went a little shorter and absolutely love it.

Well friends, that’s about all I have for today. I hope you all have an excellent week ahead, and I can’t wait to catch up on your lives!

With love,

Carly

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Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, all! Things are finally setting down from baby K’s hospital stay, and it feels amazing to have our routine back. I never realized how much I take for granted our simple (wonderful) life.

I wanted a positive post today, so I thought I’d share some of my favorite things from the week.

1) BEING HOME:

Seeing our sweet baby hospitalized and so ill really took it’s toll on all of us. Now that we are home, she is getting better each day, and her sweet personality is coming back. She has been giving out extra hugs, giggles, and tons of smiles. I truly couldn’t ask for more.

2) WORKOUTS:

*RINGSIDE is a boxing inspired workout at my gym, and has become a new favorite of mine.

SPINNING- this is a staple, and I try to do it once a week.

FOOD:

The day after we left the hospital I was craving Starbucks! A coffee and spinach feta wrap hit the spot. This is my favorite breakfast from there.

*Cauliflower Crust Pizza- you can’t beat a healthier comfort food!

ENJOYING CHRISTMAS PRESENTS:

With the baby being sick, I didn’t really get to enjoy the wonderful gifts we received. Baby K finally is able to enjoy her toys, and my husband went all out for me this year, even though my little family is all I need.

A few favorites include: beats headphones, a bluetooth sleep mask, workout rings, and money to get my hair done.

Our families got us a lot as well. It was so sweet!

We got a bigger car seat for baby K, clothes, giftcards, snacks, and leg pillows from my in-laws.

My mom got us a zoo membership, another session of Bugs (mommy and me) class, wine, and coasters!

My brother got me new running shoes…yay!

My dear blogging friend, Hunida, from https://hunidasblog.com/ sent me this super sweet package! I can’t tell you how much it meant to me! I used the face mask tonight and loved it. She was one of my first blogging buddies and I have so enjoyed our friendship!

PJ SETS:

I have really into cozy pj sets lately!! I just got a new one from Victoria’s Secret and it is so cute.

PODCASTS:

I love true crime so my go to podcasts are My Favorite Murder, Crime Junkie, and Dateline NBC.

READING:

I read every single night to relax me before bed. It is one of my favorite things to do!

That’s about all of my favorites from the week! Thank you for reading.

Have a great weekend, all!

With love,

Carly