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Weekend Wrap-Up (Food, Fitness, And Father’s Day)

Hello and happy Monday, all! How was your weekend? Ours was nice, as we had some family time, and spoiled my husband for Father’s Day.

Let’s recap…

SATURDAY:

My mom stayed Friday night, so in the morning we had coffee, played with the baby, then went to the gym before doing some shopping.

At the gym, I took an upper body workout class.

We picked up salad bowls from Piada for lunch. Talk about tasty!!

After lunch, my mom headed home, and my husband and I played with the little one.

I cleaned a bit, then we hung around the house. The baby had a bath and an early bedtime, so my husband and I got Chinese and rented a movie.

It was a lovely evening!

SUNDAY-FATHER’S DAY:

I woke up early and picked up donuts and coffee while my husband and baby were still sleeping.

When my husband and little one woke up, we had some family time. My husband enjoyed his breakfast and opened his gift card (for a deep tissue massage).

When the baby took a nap, I cleaned and had lunch, while my husband played some video games.

My husband took off for his massage, so the baby and I played until he got home.

We all went to Kroger for groceries and picked up food to grill for dinner. After putting the baby to bed, we grilled out steaks and turkey burgers. We also had corn and potatoes!

After dinner, we rented a movie before heading to bed.

We had a great weekend!

Now, I will leave you with some of my favorite pictures to honor my husband, my dad (who passed away in 2012), and my father-in-law.

My husband is the best daddy to our little girl. He adores her, and she adores him. I’m so in love with these two!

My dad was so amazing. I miss him every single day. I find that I am so much like him, and I couldn’t be more thankful for that.

My father-in-law has loved and accepted me from day 1. He constantly tells me that I am a good mom and it means so much to me.

I am so blessed!

I hope you all have a great week!

With love,

Carly

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Fit Friday-Mom Edition #6

Hello and happy Friday, folks! My little one will be 4 months old on Sunday and I can’t believe how much she has changed. I might be exhausted, but I am so in love with this little girl that I can’t take it. Her innocence is so sweet, and her laugh is infectious. Ughhh I could go on all day about her!!

This week was my first full week as a stay at home mamma. She keeps me busy!! I love it so much.

As far as fitness goes, I do my best to get to the gym when I can (when someone can watch her), but until I feel comfortable putting her in the child care area I workout at home quite a bit.

THIS WEEK IN FITNESS:

2 HIIT workouts, 1 treadmill run at the gym, 1 yoga class at the gym, and the elliptical!! Both grandmas were over at some point this week, allowing me to get to the gym. They are the best!

I love HIIT workouts at home because they are quick, but so effective!!

I also carry around my chubby baby all day, so I feel like that counts as a workout haha!!

THIS WEEK IN FOOD:

Pork chops, veggies, and rice.

Stir fry! I put mine over brown rice.

The most amazing oatmeal and avocado toast from Zest Juice Co. YUM!

Turkey burgers, sweet potato fries, and corn!

Breastfeeding leaves me SO hungry, therefore I am eating more than usual! I try to eat as healthy as I can, especially since I’ve been going back for seconds….and the occasional third haha.

Well, that’s it for this update!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

With love,

Carly

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Fit Friday And A New Journey

Hi, all! Today is my very last day at my job before my journey as a stay at home mamma begins. It is so bittersweet. I will miss the kids and my best friend/teaching partner so much. But I am so beyond blessed to start this new chapter in my life. I can’t wait to spend my moments with my baby girl, watching her grow, and getting extra snuggles each day.

I realized that exactly a year ago today I had my procedure at the fertility clinic, resulting in my pregnancy and beautiful baby girl.What a beautiful journey it has been.

Now, let’s talk food and fitness this week…

FOOD:

Roast and potatoes! I put mine on an English muffin with cheese and greek yogurt ranch dressing. It was delicious!

Pizza (Mine had a whole wheat crust, unlike my hubby’s supreme pizza).

A loaded up salad and roll from Whole Foods.

FITNESS:

Spinning

Gluteus maxout class

I also did barre and the elliptical at home.

I haven’t been working out every day because I am so exhausted from two jobs and my little one! We will see how things change when I’m home!

That’s all for today!

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

With love,

Carly

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A Fit Mamma Update

Hello, all!! I am currently nursing my little one and (hopefully) getting her down for a nap. Being back at work has been nice, but days with my sweetie are so precious to me. I can’t believe it is almost summer, and I will officially begin my journey as a stay at home mamma.

Anyway, the past week was absolutely exhausting. Teaching online, working full time, working out, taking care of the little one, and attempting to clean my house took its toll on me. Luckily, last night I got some extra sleep! Yay!! I started the morning with Starbucks and a family walk, too, which was perfect.

As far as food goes, we have been eating well!

Clearly I love my loaded salads lol!

Saturday night Chipotle, yum!

Despite being tired, I still get my workouts in!

The past week I did spinning, a gluteus maxout class, the elliptical, the treadmill, stairclimber, and lots of walks with baby K!

I am still navigating motherhood, but loving every minute with my sweet girl.

Now….let’s hope I can get the rest of my housework done before another work week begins!

Have a great one, all!

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