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A Motivated Mamma Update

Hello and happy Friday, all! Do you have any fun weekend plans? We are having some friends over for dinner and I’m so excited! Luckily, I got my cleaning finished during the baby’s nap this morning. Yay!

Anyway, I have felt extremely motivated during my workouts this week, despite an extremely painful UTI. Those are the worst! Thankfully, my antibiotics knocked it out and I am MUCH better.

Gosh, this little cutie keeps me going. I just want to be the best mommy to her because she is amazing.

Let’s recap this week in healthy food and fitness!

MONDAY:

For my workout, I jogged with baby K. We did some hills which was challenging, but so fun for both of us!

For dinner, we made the most delicious meal from Hello Fresh. I have never tried a meal delivery kit, but it was delicious and so fun to make! They get expensive, but it was fun to try.

Lots of veggies topped with a grilling cheese. We put chicken on ours to make it more hearty!

We watched Bachelor in Paradise while enjoying our meal.

TUESDAY:

My workout was a Barre video at home. It felt good, but my UTI was in full force so I struggled with that all day. Ughh!!

For dinner, we had porkchops. I put mine in a salad! Yum!

I had a rough evening and did not sleep well.

WEDNESDAY:

I felt well enough for a 3 mile jog before my dr. appointment! My mom babysat while I got medicine and ran some errands! Thanks, mom!!!

We had a baby play date at my friend’s place, and it was fun getting baby K around other kiddos.

For lunch, we had food from Whole Foods because we love their salad bar!

My husband came home early to be on baby duty while I went to a Handmaid’s Tale Finale Party! We all brought a dish, dressed up, and watched the show. It was a blast and the episode was SO GOOD.

Anyone else watch the show??

I got straight into bed when I got home.

THURSDAY:

I woke up before 5am because my body doesn’t like to sleep in. I decided to take a spin class before I taught online. It felt so good!

Later, baby K and I had another play date! Starbucks and the park = so much fun!

For dinner, we had pasta! I added a veggie burger to mine instead of the meat sauce that my husband used.

FRIDAY:

The day started with a gluteus maxout class at the gym! It felt so good, but I’m already sore.

Now that the house is clean I need to shower before our friends come over, but my little one is napping on me and I love it so much. I never get these snuggles anymore, so I’m soaking it up!

That’s a for this recap, friends! I will leave you with a throwback picture in honor of my. brother’s 36th birthday this week. You have to love early 90’s fashion haha!!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

With love,

Carly

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Fit Friday-Mom Edition #8

Hi, all! Happy Friday! I am up before the crew, having coffee, and taking a few minutes to myself before I online teach. Do you have any fun weekend plans? Today, my sweet girl has her 6 month checkup. I can’t believe she is 6 months already.

I adore this little sweetie! She is just a blast. She is so happy (minus when her teeth hurt), loves her feet, chews on everything, eats like a champ, and loves taking in her surroundings. She is so chubby, and this mamma stays fit carrying her around all day haha! I honestly can’t believe that I get to be her mommy. God sure has blessed us.

Keeping up with a healthy lifestyle is so important to me. It can be a bit trickier these days, as I have little time to myself, but I sure do try!

FOOD THIS WEEK:

Chicken, corn, and sweet potato fries.

Chickpea pasta with veggie “meatballs” and a salad. This was my first time trying chickpea pasta and I really enjoyed it. It has a distinct taste, though!

Whole Foods salad bar with my mamma and little one. We love having her visit!!

A citrus crunch salad from Northstar Cafe! Baby K and I met with my friend for lunch. It was so fun! She has not seen her since she was 2 weeks old. This salad is amazing and has chicken, peanuts, and mangos. Plus, the peanut dressing is mouthwatering! Yum!!

Those were my favorites from the week. Some days we just throw an easy meal together, but we try to cook and eat as a family most of the time.

FITNESS THIS WEEK:

*HIIT workout video via Fitnessblender on YouTube. Guys, I can’t recommend this YouTube channel enough. They have tons of free videos and they are SO good. They are challenging, and range in level and time. I am sore days later haha!

*Barre workout video

*Elliptical

*Upper body lift at the gym (my mom babysat so I could sneak out)

*Today, I plan on going out for a run because my husband is staying home until baby K’s dr. appointment

That’s all for now! Have a great weekend, all!

With love,

Carly

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Fit Friday And A Mom/Baby Update

Hello, all! Happy Friday!! Do you have any fun weekend plans? We are visiting my family at my absolute favorite winery ever tomorrow. Many of them have not met the baby, and I am so excited for them to finally hold her!

Speaking of my sweet girl, she will be 6 months old a week from today. Time is absolutely flying!

She has gained SO many skills, and I adore watching her grow and show off her sweet personality. She laughs and smiles so big. I could not love this little one more. We spend our days playing, singing, reading, walking, and sitting outside (thank goodness we have had a few cooler days). I am so excited for fall, and constant cooler weather so we can get out even more.

As far as myself, I have been sneaking out to the gym when I can, which helps me be a better mom. I do wish I had more mom friends around because I crave adult conversation at times. I joined a mommy and me class that meets twice a week starting later this month, so that should help!

Now, let’s talk food and fitness…

FOOD:

My mom and I met some friends at BJs Brewhouse on Tuesday for lunch (baby had a hard time unfortunately), but the food was delicious! This salad was from their enlightened menu and it was filling and tasty!

A pad thai kit with rotisserie chicken over brown rice.

Salmon, sweet potato fries, and a salad!

Those are just a few favorites from this week!

FITNESS:

I made it to the gym a few times this week for some classes.

A 45 minute upper body strength class.

A cycle sculpt class.

I have also done hiit workout videos, jogged with baby, and pure barre videos!

That’s about all for this recap! I am off to clean a bit and hopefully sneak a workout in before the baby gets up from her nap!

Have a wonderful weekend!

With love,

Carly

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Food, Fitness, Family Time, And A Baby Update

Hello and happy Sunday, all! I have struggled keeping a consistent writing schedule because I am non-stop with my sweet girl.

Speaking of baby K, she is getting more fun by the day! Today, we had a family pool day and she had a blast. She was splashing and kicking like crazy. She does this in the bath, too!

She has started some solids and it is awesome seeing her try new things. She loves avacados, bananas, and sweet potatoes. She does not like butternut squash and peas. Haha!

She loves mom and dad, and grabs everything in sight.

She is still super chubby and I love it so much. I can’t wait to see what she weighs at her 6 month appointment!

As far as myself, I am doing well! I spend my days giving all my attention to baby K, and when she is sleeping I clean or workout. My mom visits often, and we love seeing her. She even brought my nephew this past Monday, which was so fun!

Lets talk FOOD….

Some of my favorites from this past week include:

My favorite salad from Northstar Cafe.

Lean beef and vegetables!

A big salad with veggie “meatballs.”

Chinese for movie night with my husband!

FITNESS:

*Monday-Pure Barre Video

*Tuesday-3 mile run

*Wednesday-Spin Class

*Thursday-Elliptical

*Friday-3 mile run and barre legs

*Saturday-An upper body lifting class

*Sunday-off

That’s about all for this update! I can’t wait to catch up on all of your posts!! Have a wonderful week, everyone!

With love,

Carly

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Fit Friday And A Mamma Update

Hello and happy Friday, all!! I am nursing my little one (who just had a bath due to her huge blowout at Target), so I finally have a few minutes to write. Yay! This week has been non-stop, and the weekend will be the same way.

Tomorrow, I get to cash in my Mother’s Day present of a spa day! It includes a facial, pedicure, and a massage! I cannot wait! Then, that evening, my husband and I are going to a wedding for a work friend of mine. I am so excited for the whole day and night!

Anyway, back to this week in food, fitness, and all things mom life.

MONDAY:

My mom came over on Monday to hang out since we hadn’t seen her in a few weeks. We each went on vacation and they overlapped. She watched the baby for me while I went to the gym for a dumbbell and stair climber workout. It felt so good!

We went to lunch at Whole Foods, did some shopping, chatted, and enjoyed the day.

My husband’s family went to dinner for my sister-in-law’s birthday, but my mom and I stayed home to get the baby to bed. We ate dinner and watched Shark Tank. It was such a nice day!!

TUESDAY:

My sweet baby girl turned 5 months old! Oh, I love her so. She is constantly gaining new skills, and I adore her personality. She is perfect, chubby, funny, and beyond loveable!!

For my workout, I did 30 minutes on the elliptical during her naptime.

Dinner was a crab cake, sweet potato, and rice!

WEDNESDAY:

I went for a 3 mile run before my husband headed to work. The weather was perfect that morning and it felt so good!

Afterwards, I got ready and headed to my hometown with the baby to visit my best friend and her 4 kiddos. We talked, had coffee and lunch, and just enjoyed being together.

It was so much fun!!

I headed home after lunch and baby did well in the car.

Dinner was a veggie burger, plantain, and salad! So tasty!

We rented a movie and ate while we watched it!

THURSDAY:

My workout that morning was an upper body barre video. It was a good one!

Baby and I had our first mommy and me gym class. It was so fun having her around other little ones!! She was laughing and enjoying herself so much!

She was exhausted and went to bed extra early!

Dinner was chicken, rice, and a salad!

FRIDAY:

This morning, I did a lower body barre workout video and a 15 minute hiit video. It felt great!!

Baby and I went to lunch with my work bestie and it was so nice!

The rest of the day will be spent doing house stuff and playing with baby K until her bedtime!

That’s all for this recap! Have a great weekend, everyone.

With love,

Carly