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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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Our Weekend Of Food, Fitness, And Our First Family Outing

Hello, everyone! I hope the weekend treated you well, and got you ready for another week. Ours was eventful, as we finally went out as a family (it only took 7 weeks) haha! Here is the recap:

FRIDAY NIGHT:

We had a tough night with the little one. She screamed most of the evening, and nothing seemed to calm her down. I had to eat dinner while rocking her, which has become the norm around here. My husband grilled for us and dinner was tasty!

Burgers, sweet potatoes, and cheesy broccoli!

SATURDAY:

We had a much happier baby on Saturday and it was so fun! I went to a lifting class at the gym,which kicked my butt, but felt so good! I have missed lifting more than 5 pounds.

After the gym, I fed the little one, then my husband, baby girl, and I went to Scramblers for brunch. Baby did wonderful and slept the whole time! The food was absolutely delicious! It felt awesome getting out as a family.

I had the veggie benny, fruit, and turkey sausage links.

After brunch, and some hanging at home, baby had a bath. That evening, we rented a movie.

SUNDAY:

The day started with Starbucks and church with my work bestie. It was so much fun to catch up with her!! I go back to work in May and even though I will miss the little one terribly, I will enjoy seeing my bestie every day again!

The rest of the day was spent with a sleepy baby and some house work.

How cute is she in her unicorn dress??

My in-laws came over and hung out and made dinner.

Salad, chicken, veggies, and cauliflower mac and cheese.

When they left, I put baby to bed and watched The Walking Dead with my husband.

So there you have it! Our weekend was lovely and now on to another week. Have a great one!

With love,

Carly

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A Weekend Full Of Tasty Food, Fitness, And Baby Shower #2

Hello, all! How was your weekend? Mine was busy, but wonderful. Let’s jump right it, shall we?

FRIDAY NIGHT:

My husband picked up Jersey Mike’s on his way home for dinner because we didn’t want to cook.

We ate and watched Ozark! We have been binging that show on Netflix…love it!

SATURDAY:

The day started with my usual online teaching. Afterwards, I hit up the gym for some cardio. Baby has moved off of my back (for now) so I am feeling much better! Yay!!

After the gym, I met a girlfriend for brunch at Northstar cafe. We had so much fun catching up!

After brunch, the day was spent cleaning the house and Christmas shopping!

My mom came over that evening and we did some more shopping, then picked up Whole Foods for dinner.

We watched football until super late!

SUNDAY:

I woke up, had Starbucks with my mom and husband, then got ready for baby shower number 2! My mom and I drove the 2 hours to my husband’s home town to celebrate. It was a blast!

My belly feels huge now!

My husband’s aunt made this baby! So cute!!

Bow making station!

The grandmas!

My college roommate (who is also my husband’s cousin).

My cat decided this toy was his hahaha!

I was wiped out when I got home so I made a quick dinner, then watched Ozark with the hubs until bed.

It was a great weekend! Let’s hope the week goes by fast.

Have a great one!

With love,

Carly

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Weekend Wrap-Up (Food, Fitness, Fireplaces, And Family Time)

Hello, all! Another Monday came too soon…

I hope you had a nice weekend! I tried to catch up on sleep, which a did a little. We weren’t too busy, so that was nice. I can’t believe how chilly the weather is. It feels like we skipped fall (my absolute favorite) and headed straight for winter. Boooo. I am super happy that my mums bloomed so nicely though!

Here’s the recap:

SATURDAY:

The morning started early with coffee and teaching. I had 6 classes, which is more than I typically do! I love the extra money, but the sleep would have been nice, too.

After teaching and breakfast, I did a barre workout in my basement. I love prenatal barre because it gives me a great workout while staying low impact!

After my workout, my husband grabbed us lunch from Chick-Fil-A, then we watched football by the fireplace. I officially am using my fireplace constantly! Haha!!

I had a wrap with a superfood side salad.

After the game and relaxing, we both started working on house stuff. My husband cut the grass and worked in the garage while I cleaned.

By evening, I had a shower and made a quick dinner before watching a movie with my hubs.

SUNDAY:

I slept in a bit which felt great! I made coffee and did a short prenatal yoga video.

My husband and I got ready, then met my mom and her friend for brunch at Northstar cafe! My husband and I spit a blueberry muffin before our meals came out.

I had the sweet potato and turkey hash. It was delicious!

After we ate, we did some shopping and I got an outfit for sweet baby.

When we got home, I took a short nap before finishing my cleaning and going to the grocery store.

For dinner, we made pizzas and they were delicious!

Bedtime came early!

Have a great week, everyone.

With love,

Carly

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Brunch Dates and BABY News

Hellloo, everyone! How is your Saturday treating you?

I taught a few online classes this morning, went to the gym for a short treadmill workout, then had a brunch date with my husband.

We went to a favorite spot of our called Scramblers. It was so tasty.

I had scrambled eggs, turkey sausage, an English muffin, and fruit.

It hit the spot.

Now, onto another topic:

I’m pregnant!!

It has been a whirlwind up to this point, as I am coming up on 13 weeks.

There’s my little peanut!

How we announced it….

We are so excited and so in love already!

My experience so far has had it’s ups and downs. Here’s what I have realized:

1) The exhaustion I have felt has been like none other. I feel tired most of the time.

2) Morning sickness should be called all day sickness. I’ve had it pretty rough, but have finally started to feel better most days! Yay!

3) Food I once loved makes me sick to look at. Meat has been the worst. Just the sight makes my stomach turn. I’ve finally had some chicken and a few other things, but it isn’t quite what it used to be. Sometimes all that sits is bagels and fried food and that’s okay!

4) I’m still working out, but the motivation has been lacking a bit. I want to stay healthy for me and the little one!

5) Days can be hard, but hearing your baby’s heartbeat for the first time is the best sound in the world.

6) I’m so in love with this little being!

That is it for now! More updates to come.

Have a wonderful rest of your weekend, everyone!

With love,

Carly