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Thursday Thoughts-Another Year Older And My Goals

Hello, everyone! I am officially on spring break from work and I am SO happy about it! We leave for Nashville tomorrow to visit my cousin and kick off break. Whooo!!!

After work today, a few co-workers and I went to a wine tasting, and my work bestie asked me what my goals were for this next year of my life. It is crazy to think that next year I will be 30. Wasn’t I just 16 and driving for the first time?!

I have been doing a lot of reflecting lately, and here are my goals for this next year of my life:

1) Take More Risks- I have always stayed within my comfort zone, but I am learning that good things come to risk takers. I took a risk on a part time online teaching job and got it, so I would like to keep this going with my full time career.

2) Be Patient With Pregnacy- My pregnancy journey hasn’t been as easy as I thought it would be, but I trust in God’s timing.

3) Continue To Work On Body Positivity-This is something I have struggled with for many years. It’s not always easy, but I want to love every bit of myself.

4) Pray More-I have finally found a church that I love, but I want to spend more time praying and doing devotions.

5) Make New Recipes-I have always loved cooking, but I want to get back into making new recipes of my own.

6) Coninue Setting Goals For MyselfI hope to make new goals throughout the year.

Well, there you have it! What are some of your goals?! I’d love to hear!

Have a wonderful rest of your day!

With love,

Carly

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This Week In Food, Fitness, New Hair, And My Blogging Anniversary

Hi and happy Friday, all! This week has been extra busy and I’m looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow.

Here’s the recap:

MONDAY:

I waited until after work to workout and take a class called the C9 challenge. It mixes weights and bursts of cardio for an awesome workout. I felt strong and motivated, which doesn’t always happen after a long work day.

Dinner was whole wheat pasta with chicken sausage and toast.

TUESDAY:

My 1 year blogging anniversary! I didn’t do a special post because I’ve been busy, but I love this community so much!

Anyway…

I woke up early and went to the gym for a treadmill workout.

After work, I rushed to the dentist for a cleaning. Afterwards, my husband and I took our littlest cat to the vet for shots and a check up. We got home pretty late, so we made a quick dinner of grilled cheese, tomato soup, and fruit.

WEDNESDAY:

I started the day with my new favorite workout class: Tabata. It is only a half hour, but it is super intense!

After work, my mom came over and we got dinner at Whole Foods. I had a salad, salmon, cheesy cauliflower, and a roll. It was delicious!

We ate and caught up on This Is Us.

THURSDAY:

I woke up with the intention of going to the gym, but could not get motivated. I did a super short workout in my basement instead. Breakfast was super tasty. I had yogurt with chocolate peanut butter protein powder, nuts, and a healthy peanut butter cup. I also had a lara bar.

After work, I had an appointment for a haircut and color. I loved the salon and left so happy!

When I got home, I wanted something quick to eat so I had a chicken sausage, a hard boiled egg, and a ton of fruit.

After I ate, my husband and I watched a little T.V. before bed.

FRIDAY:

This morning, I went to the gym for a gluteus maxout class. It is fun and challenging!

That’s all for today! My lunch break is almost over. I’m hoping the rest of the day flies by!

Have a wonderful weekend!!

With love,

Carly

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Fit Friday And A Black and White Photo Challenge Day 2 and 3

Happy Friday, all! We made it!! Do you have any fun weekend plans?! Tonight, my husband and I are seeing the new Justice League in our new fancy theater. Tomorrow, I am having a girl’s day with my best friend: Starbucks, shopping, then seeing Bad Moms Christmas. I can’t wait! Sunday, we are celebrating Thanksgiving with my husband’s family. 

Onto this week in food and fitness…

MONDAY:

After work, I took my regular workout class, the C9 challenge. I was still tired from my weekend in Nashville, so I didn’t feel as strong as usual, but it still felt good.

Dinner was turkey meatloaf, a salad, and almond bread. It was delicious!

TUESDAY:

The day started with an early morning run and stair climber workout. It felt great to get some tough cardio in. 

Dinner was a chicken burger and a ceasar salad.

WEDNESDAY:

My morning workout was TCX (total conditioning extreme). It was an awesome workout. 

I love classes because we all motivate each other constantly. 

Dinner was a superfood salad kit and coconut oil fried plantain. YUM!!!! 

THURSDAY:

The morning started with a spin class. I worked really hard and it felt amazing. 

After work, I cleaned, did laundry, and caught up on all of my shows. Dinner was a Bertolli meal and garlic toast. 

Chicken, potatoes, and green beans in sauce.

FRIDAY:

This morning I took a workout class called gluteus maxout. It’s all legs and booty and I love it so much!! Dinner will be a quick one before our movie date.

Black and White Photo Challenge Day 2 and 3

I was challenged to do the black and white photo challenge by Hunida at https://hunidasblog.wordpress.com.

The rules are:

7 days, 7 pictures of your life, no people, no explanations.

If you want to join and do it, please do!

DAY 2

DAY 3

That’s all for today! Have a great weekend! 

With love,

Carly 

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Black and White Photo Challenge Day 1 And 200 Followers 

Hi, everyone! How is your day going?! Great I hope! I was just notified that I reached 200 followers! I love that you guys enjoy seeing into my daily life. So, thank you, thank you!! This community is awesome. I have learned so much about myself through this blog, and have gotten to know so many amazing people. 

If you want to know more about me, please ask! I love sharing my story, as well as learning about all of yours. 

My hope for the future is to keep growing this little blog of mine, and continue to better myself as a writer. 

Now, onto another subject! I was nominated to participate in the 7 day black and white photo challenge by Hunida at https://hunidasblog.wordpress.com

The rules:

  • 7 days 
  • 7 black and white pictures of your life
  • No people
  • No explanation 

DAY 1:

I won’t personally tag anyone, but if you would like to participate please do!

Thats it for now! Have a lovely rest of your day!

With love, 

Carly