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Food, Fitness, Family, And Friends

Hello, all! Happy weekend! We have had a lovely week. We are finally expanding our circle, and seeing more friends and family. I didn’t realize how much I had missed everyone until we got together. It is filling my heart, and K loves seeing her buddies again!


K has had so much energy lately, runs all around, and keeps me busy. She has a big, silly, fun personality, and I can’t get enough of her. I could gush over her forever! Lol!!

As far as fitness goes, I have been enjoying my at-home workouts!
This week:
*Barre
*Stroller runs
*Elliptical
*Kettlebells, bands, and bodyweight excercises
*Stair runs

FOOD FAVORITES:

Chinese takeout! I love the healthy options!
My mom and I grabbed lunch at Zupas Cafe! I had a mango salad, veggie soup, bread, and a chocolate covered strawberry! Yum!
Chicken sausage skillet. It has apple chicken sausage, sweet potatoes, peppers, onions, and lots of tasty seasonings! I put it over brown rice! So good!!
Northstar Cafe with my mom and K! I had a ham and cheese scone, a salad, and a fresh squeezed “shooting star.” Absolutely delicious!!!
Yet another Northstar meal! My cousins and their girls were over today, and this was the first time they had it. I got the sweet basil burrito with a side of peanut slaw as well.
I made pumpkin muffins this week and they were gone SO quickly!! I like to top mine with some chocolate chips and almond butter.
This weekend will be full of cleaning and enjoying family time! I hope yours is wonderful as well!

With love,

Carly

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Sunny Day Workouts And A Weekend Update

Hello, all! I am in a swimsuit for the first time this year, enjoying a beautiful, sunny day! I got a high wasted suit last year from Amazon and love it. The rest of the week is supposed to be rainy, so I am enjoying being outside as much as possible.

SATURDAY was sunny and beautiful, too. We spent the day outside watering flowers, taking walks, working out, and waving to neighbors.

My husband did yard work the whole day. He is the best!

Baby K using her watering can and helping mommy.

The day ended with City BBQ and finshing Outer Banks on Netflix!

SUNDAY was chilly and rainy, so we played inside, and I deep cleaned the house during K’s naps. Dinner was chickpea pasta with meat sauce. After dinner, we watched 17 Again. That is such a cute movie!

As far as WORKOUTS go, I did mine outdoors Saturday and today, while resting on Sunday.

On Saturday, I used bands, kettlebells, and stairs to do a circuit workout. It was fun, and being outside is so motivating!

Today, I did a few full body excercises with the bands, then K and I headed outside for a stroller hill and barre workout. It felt amazing, and the weather was PERFECT!

These nice days are making me so happy, and I am looking forward to steady warm weather.

That’s all for today! I hope you have a great week ahead.

With love,

Carly

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Fit Friday And Other Favorites-Home Edition

Hi, all!! Pretty much everything is closed around here, so the baby and I are bound to the house. The weather is beautiful today, so we have been able to get outside some. That has been SO helpful. Every time I get sad, I just look at what I have, and remind myself just how blessed I am.

On that note, let’s talk some favorites from the week!

FOOD:

Whole grain crust pizza and carrot fries. This was absolutely delicious!!

Chipotle by the fireplace.

Hash with ham, sweet potatoes peppers, onions, and lots of seasoning! Yum!

FITNESS:

Since I have to workout soley at home, I have been trying to mix things up. I have been able to get out for two runs with the baby and it felt amazing.

I have also done hiit videos, barre, and the elliptical!

FAMILY AND FACETIME:

I can’t get over how much my little girl brings me life. She makes this whole situation easier for me because she is so happy and wonderful! She had so much fun driving her car around this morning.

My husband is beyond amazing, too! He is always a voice of reason and calmness.

Facetime has been so important for us! The baby and I facetime my mom and mother-in-law just about every day!

My birthday is Monday and since my mom can’t visit, at least we get to talk all the time!

OTHERS:

*Even though we can’t get too close to people, it is so nice to see our neighbors outside. Smiles and waves are good for the soul.

*My favorite snack lately: Perfect Bar. These are SO good and filling!

*Book: I randomly stumbled upon a book called Regretting You while searching for another one. It has been so captivating and I have been staying up way to late to read it! Haha.

This weekend, I hope to do a little home celebrating with my little family since I am turning 31!

Have a blessed weekend!

With love,

Carly

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A Fit Mamma Update And My Favorite At Home Workouts

Hello and happy Saturday, all! I have been struggling to keep a consistent schedule on here because I have a very active almost 5 month old. During her naps, I clean and get things done around the house, and when she is up, I try to interact with her as much as possible. We play and read a lot! Once she goes down for bed, my husband and I make dinner and just hang out.

LIFE WITH BABY:

I adore motherhood. Baby K has become so active and fun! She laughs and loves attention. She is already becoming more independent, and does well playing with her toys. She loves being outside (yay)! I am able to get out of the house more because she does great in public.

Me and my chubby baby.

FOOD LATELY:

We have been eating well, especially since my sister-in-law is living with us. I feel the need to always have good food around.

For taco night, I used a white sweet potato as the base and it was delicious!!!

Spaghetti with veggie “meatballs.” Regular ones for my sister-in-law and husband.

On the fourth, we all went out to brunch at Scramblers due to the day off of work. I had a veggie benny and yogurt parfait. YUMMMM!!!!

Burgers with lean ground beef, carrot fries, and a salad.

Those are just a few favorites from the past week.

FITNESS:

Most of my workouts this week have been at home. Unless I get a babysitter, I don’t get to the gym. One of these days I will be comfortable putting the baby in the gym daycare, but I’m just not there yet.

Last Sunday, my sister-in-law and I took a lifting/hiit class at the gym and it kicked our butts, but we loved it!

The rest of the week, I worked out at home.

I have a few go-to workouts…

1) The elliptical: I do 30 minutes where I build the speed and increase the resistance every minute until 5 minutes, then start over. It keeps me from getting bored!

2) Outside runs: I love getting outside and do these before my husband leaves for work some days.

3) YouTube videos: My absolute favorite is Fitness Blender. They have such a variety of workouts, but my go-to is the Spartan 500. It is killer and only 17 minutes long.

4) Pure Barre on Demand App: I love Pure Barre, but the studio is too expensive for me. I have some light weights at home and the app has tons of workouts.

Baby loves to watch me workout. She plays in her jumper and laughs at me.

Other than that, baby and I take walks and I carry her around constantly! She is heavy, so I count that as a workout Haha!!

That’s about all for today! Have a wonderful rest of your weekend!

With love,

Carly