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A Family, Food, And Fitness Update

Hi, all!! The baby is napping and my cleaning is done, so I am relaxing with my cats and favorite chocolate. My mind has been racing quite a bit with everything going on, but I have been counting my blessings every day. Here is a little life update….

BABY:

Or should I say toddler? This kid keeps me on my toes, and I just adore her. She is learning new skills every day, and is absolutely hilarious. She is walking along everything, but not quite without support yet! She makes my days fun, but definitely has way more energy than me.

FITNESS:

Working out at home has been pretty fun actually! I have been using bands, my new kettlebells (thanks, mom), running, and the baby is awesome added weight for squats and stairs. Plus, she thinks it is funny. Win for everyone!!

FOOD:

We are trying to continue to eat well, and cook healthy, tasty meals! Just a few favorites that my wonderful husband cooked…

FAMILY:

When the days are nice, we take walks. Yesterday, we went for a long family walk. It was wonderful! We have some beautiful areas around and the baby loves riding in her truck.

We utilize facetime often to see our families, and play trivia with mine! It has been so fun. We miss everyone though!

PROJECTS:

We have been trying to do some fun projects around the house. My sister-in-law and I made a flag pallet and it turned out so cute!

We also have been working on a puzzle and have a great start on it.

OTHER:

My husband is still working, but baby K and I are hunkered down and enjoying our days together. I hope you are all staying safe and healthy!

That’s all for today!

All my love,

Carly

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Let’s Have A Coffee Date

Happy Friday, all! How was your week? Mine was okay, but I’ve been feeling sick. My meals have been really odd, so no “Fit Friday” post today haha!

Instead, let’s have a virtual coffee date so I can give you some updates!

First off, I have to tell you about our big purchase we just made! A 2016 Explorer sport. The car is roomy and has the BEST features! I love it.

Next, I would share that I’ve been resting a lot since we returned from vacation. Just trying to soak up summer before I go back to work!

I would share that we have a water leak and have a huge bill coming to get that fixed. Ughh!! The joys of being a homeowner, right?

I would definitely have to talk to you about my new Hulu obsession (thanks to my work bestie)…the Handmaids Tale. It is SO intense, but I’ve been hooked!

I would share that my cats have been extra clingy since I got home from vacation! I just love them so much!!!

Last thing about me….I have been working my online teaching job a lot this summer and it is so fun! Teaching English to the sweetest Chinese students is a blast and it has been so helpful getting extra money.

Now, I want to know how you guys are doing!? I hope wonderful!

I hope you enjoyed this little update!

Have a great weekend!

With love,

Carly

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Food, Fitness, And A Life Update

Hello there, everyone! I almost forgot about my post today because I have been so busy and SO tired. I have worked my online teaching job every day before work this week, and getting up so early is starting to get to me. I am beyond grateful, just tired.

Let’s recap the week!

MONDAY:

I woke up around 4 to teach a few online lessons before heading to work.

After work, I went to the gym for a workout class (the C9 Challenge). It felt pretty good, despite my lack of sleep.

After the gym, I came home and made one of our favorite meals. Antipasto squares and salad! This was the only picture I got…trust me, I had a lot more haha!

I couldn’t keep my eyes open after dinner, so bedtime was early for me.

TUESDAY:

I woke up early again to teach more online lessons before work. My little “classroom” makes me happy!

After work, I went for a short run on the treadmill.

My husband brought home a bunch of food to make for a special dinner! He went all out because it was teacher appreciation day! So sweet!

Turkey burger, lobster tail, and a salad with a ton of tasty toppings!

WEDNESDAY:

I taught one online class that morning, but an extra early one so I could go to tabata class at my gym! It was the last one, and I’m super bummed about it.

Dinner was pasta with meat sauce and toast! Soooo yummy!

After dinner, we watched Survivor before bed.

THURSDAY:

I woke up super early to teach a few lessons. When I finished, I had some coffee and went for a quick run before our fertility appointment.

The results weren’t what we wanted to hear, but we have lots of options. I have been praying alot.

After work, my mom and girlfriend came over. We got Whole Foods for dinner, then came back to my place, chatted and watched Law and Order. It was so nice!

FRIDAY:

I only had one class to teach before work today, so I was able to sleep until around 5…whooo!! I decided to have a red velvet macaroon with my yogurt for breakfast. It was DELICIOUS.

After work, I went to the gym, but I just didn’t have much in me. I did a mile jog and a few chest exercises before leaving. I just wasn’t into it.

Dinner was chicken legs, sweet potato fries, and green beans.

Now, we are watching Battle Bots. Any other nerds in the house? Hahaha!

We have a busy weekend planned. I have 3 classes to teach tomorrow morning! We are also driving to my home town for our friend’s daughter’s first birthday party!

On Sunday, we are doing a Mother’s Day 5k with our moms and having family time.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

With love,

Carly

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Birthday Presents, A Fitness Challenge Update, Some Exciting News, And Tasty Food

Hi, everyone!! How has your weekend been?! Mine has been great. Friday was my birthday and I was beyond spoiled!

I wanted to share some of the goodies I got.

A movie gift card and adorable shirt from my mom! She also treated me to half the cost of my hair color earlier this month.

My oldesr brother and his family sent me a huge gift basket full of snacks and other fun treats. It was such a surprise!

Glasses, candles, a bracelet, and a Starbucks gift card! These were from my girlfriends.

My middle brother paid for my winery meal last weekend.

The hubs is taking me to a Reds game (baseball) this spring! I’m pumped. He also got me the cutest card and cooked a delicious dinner!

On Saturday morning, I actually had an interview for Vipkid. The job is teaching English to kids in China. You set up a classroom and teach through a webcam.

Well, the exciting news came that evening…I GOT THE JOB! I am so excited to start!!!

After the interview and a workout, my husband and I had brunch at Scramblers. It was SO good!

Dinner was literally ice cream from Greaters. Not even sorry.

We watched Thor after our ice cream, then went to bed.

FITNESS CHALLENGE UPDATE:

I have been doing a group fitness challenge at my gym. Whoever has the most classes in a certain amount of time gets a gym bag full of goodies. I’m currently tied for second. Time to double up classes! I took yoga tonight and it was worth 2 points….score!

SUNDAY:

We went to church this morning, cleaned, and grocery shopped. I’ve also been getting things turned in for my new job.

My mother in law came over for dinner! It was fun catching up with her!

Chicken parm and a salad kit. YUM!!

Sorry for all of the ramblings! Haha.

Have a great week, everyone!

With love,

Carly

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Let’s Have A Saturday Coffee Date

Hello all you wonderful people! How is your weekend treating you so far? I am currently cuddled up with my kitties and drinking coffee. I always see people do the post “If We Were Having Coffee…” and I wanted to do my own version!

So…onto our coffee date!

  1. First, I would ask, “How are you doing?” Listening is just as important as sharing, and I consider myself an excellent listener.
  2. Next, I would tell you that it is almost my birthday! I am turning 29 on March 23rd. I am not 100 percent at the place I thought my life would be, but I am pretty darn lucky. I mean would you just look at this handsome guy I get to be married to! FB_IMG_1520688020538.jpg
  3. I want to share that I am struggling with where I am going in my career. I am considering going back to school, but for some reason the thought scares me a bit. I graduated college years ago, but since I want more out of life, I know it would be a good decision to get back at it. Ahhh!!
  4. I would tell you that my journey with pregnancy isn’t all I thought it would be. It has been hard, and filled with tears and MANY negative pregnancy tests. I never thought it would be this way, full of medicine and constant blood draws, but I will say that it is part of my journey, and I am learning to accept that.
  5. I would share a new friend with you!!! Blogging has become a passion of mine, and we should all lift each other up. I met a new friend, Elle, over at http://labeaute.org/ and her blog is seriously awesome. I have been going through her posts and I just love what she is about.

Just look at what her about me says…

“LaBeaute.org is your daily dose of all things beautiful. Not just in fashion and beauty, but it’s all about the beautiful things in life. My true passion is inspiring and empowering women, so by creating this blog, I hope to give as much inspiration and motivation to other women out there seeking confidence in life.”

We just celebrated International Women’s Day, and I hope to continue lifting my fellow bloggers up! Here are a few of my favorite posts:

http://labeaute.org/casual-spring-outfit-ideas/

http://labeaute.org/3-simple-ways-to-find-serenity-in-your-life/

I hope you check her out!

6. I would definitely share some of my healthy chocolate peanut butter protein cookies with you, especially because they go amazing with coffee. I made them fresh this morning, and had a yogurt and nuts to go along with breakfast!

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7. Last, I would give you a big hug (because I’m a hugger) and say goodbye!

Have an amazing rest of your weekend!

With love,

Carly