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Self-Care Sunday (A Weekend Of Dates, A Spa Day, A Wedding, Food, And Fitness)

Hello, everyone! Well, the weekend is coming to an end, and I hope you all had a great one. I have had a lovely weekend, and spent some time to myself, time with my husband, friends, and sweet baby. As a mom, I tend to spend all day focusing on my family and forget to relax and take care of myself. I am so glad I was able to center myself a bit.

Let’s recap, shall we??

FRIDAY NIGHT:

After I got the baby down and ate a quick bite to eat, my husband and I were able to have a date night to the movies! My mother-in-law and I had plans the next day, so she stayed at our house and kept an eye on the monitor.

It was fun to get pop and popcorn while sitting in reclining chairs, and just relax together. It has been so long and we had so much fun! We saw Toy Story 4 because I just adore those movies, and it did not disappoint.

SATURDAY:

I finally got to cash in my Mother’s Day present from my husband. My mother-in-law, sister-in-law, and I all went to Woodhouse Day Spa for a spa day. My mom was supposed to come, but unfortunately had to go to a funeral. I missed her!

I picked up Starbucks and brought it to the spa! They put us in the “quiet room” after getting our robes on. It had drinks and snacks!

We chatted while we waited for our services to start. I started with a swedish massage and it was so relaxing.

Afterwards, we met back in the room before our next service. I was called for my facial and it was so amazing! I had never had one, but oh my gosh it felt so good. They even massaged my neck, shoulders, arms and hands. My face felt so fresh afterwards.

Next up, we got our pedicures. I chose a pink since it is summer. We got a warm neck wrap and sat in massage chairs. It was perfect.

We ended our spa day back in the quiet room.

We left feeling amazing!

When I got home, I scooped my sweet baby up because I miss her every time I’m not home haha.

My husband and I had lunch, then fed and bathed the baby. She is splashing and playing so much in the tub now. It is hilarious and precious!

Once we got her down for a nap, I started getting ready because we had a wedding that evening.

My mom came to babysit, and we left around 4:30. It was a gorgeous day for a wedding!!

The ceremony was beautiful and they wrote their own vows. So sweet!!

After the ceremony, we had drinks and appetizers. They were super tasty!

Dinner was family style and it all was great! They had short ribs, chicken, vegetables, potatoes and salad!

We danced (especially my work bestie and I), drank, and just had fun being out for the night.

We got home around 10:45 and went to bed. Well, I layed in bed, but was up half the night because I had pop with caffeine at the wedding. Ughhh! It was so annoying!!

SUNDAY:

My mom got us Starbucks in the morning while I pumped.

We relaxed a bit, then went to the grocery store.

My mom left after shopping, and I went out for a 3 mile run. I was tired and it was hot, but I’m glad I did it!

The rest of the day was spent playing with my girl until she went down for bed.

We are now catching up on Masterchef and hopefully getting a good night of sleep!

That’s all for this recap. Have a great 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

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Food, Fitness, And Fro-yo

Hi, all!! I am just now getting around to posting a little weekend wrap-up. Baby certainly keeps me busy, and most days get away from me.

Anyway, we had such a nice weekend! Here’s the recap…

SATURDAY:

The day started with coffee and family time. I love mornings where we can just relax and be together.

A little later, I went to the gym for an upper body workout class and it felt so good.

After my workout, I came home and got the baby down for a nap. I utilized that time to clean, and my husband worked outside.

When baby woke up, I went shopping with her. She loves looking all around different stores and is just so stinking cute.

Later, we all went to Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt and it was so tasty!!

By the time we got home, it was just about bedtime for baby K. We gave her a bath, read her some books, fed her, then put her down.

Dinner was absolutely delicious! We had salmon, rice, veggies, and salad.

After dinner, we finished the current season of Stranger Things. Guys, this season was amazing! Does anyone else love that show!?

We crashed hard that night.

SUNDAY:

We woke up, had coffee, then got straight to cleaning our living room. Our cats shed a lot, and we were ready to deep clean. It felt so good getting it done.

After cleaning, I got my hair cut. It was nice to get out. Plus, I had a giftcard!

When I got home, we played with the baby. She just found her feet and always plays with them now. It is too stinking cute!

Once I got her down for a nap, I went for a 3 mile run in the 90 degree heat. Yikes! Talk about sweaty!!

I took a shower, got baby up, and took her to the grocery with me.

When we got home, we sat outside until it rained. Baby had sweet potatoes and a bottle before going down for bed.

We ordered Chinese for dinner because we didn’t feel like cooking.

We watched some TV before bed.

That’s all for this update! Have a great rest of you week!

With love,

Carly

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A Fit Mamma Update And My Favorite At Home Workouts

Hello and happy Saturday, all! I have been struggling to keep a consistent schedule on here because I have a very active almost 5 month old. During her naps, I clean and get things done around the house, and when she is up, I try to interact with her as much as possible. We play and read a lot! Once she goes down for bed, my husband and I make dinner and just hang out.

LIFE WITH BABY:

I adore motherhood. Baby K has become so active and fun! She laughs and loves attention. She is already becoming more independent, and does well playing with her toys. She loves being outside (yay)! I am able to get out of the house more because she does great in public.

Me and my chubby baby.

FOOD LATELY:

We have been eating well, especially since my sister-in-law is living with us. I feel the need to always have good food around.

For taco night, I used a white sweet potato as the base and it was delicious!!!

Spaghetti with veggie “meatballs.” Regular ones for my sister-in-law and husband.

On the fourth, we all went out to brunch at Scramblers due to the day off of work. I had a veggie benny and yogurt parfait. YUMMMM!!!!

Burgers with lean ground beef, carrot fries, and a salad.

Those are just a few favorites from the past week.

FITNESS:

Most of my workouts this week have been at home. Unless I get a babysitter, I don’t get to the gym. One of these days I will be comfortable putting the baby in the gym daycare, but I’m just not there yet.

Last Sunday, my sister-in-law and I took a lifting/hiit class at the gym and it kicked our butts, but we loved it!

The rest of the week, I worked out at home.

I have a few go-to workouts…

1) The elliptical: I do 30 minutes where I build the speed and increase the resistance every minute until 5 minutes, then start over. It keeps me from getting bored!

2) Outside runs: I love getting outside and do these before my husband leaves for work some days.

3) YouTube videos: My absolute favorite is Fitness Blender. They have such a variety of workouts, but my go-to is the Spartan 500. It is killer and only 17 minutes long.

4) Pure Barre on Demand App: I love Pure Barre, but the studio is too expensive for me. I have some light weights at home and the app has tons of workouts.

Baby loves to watch me workout. She plays in her jumper and laughs at me.

Other than that, baby and I take walks and I carry her around constantly! She is heavy, so I count that as a workout Haha!!

That’s about all for today! Have a wonderful rest of your weekend!

With love,

Carly

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Fit Friday-This Week In Food, Fitness, And Mom Life

Hi, all! We are officially on the road for our first vacation with baby. Packing the car was a lot harder than when it was just the two of us. She has and needs SO much stuff. I’m a little nervous because of the change in routine, but hoping I will relax and have a good time once we get there. I’m just a worrier and want my little one to do well. Wish us luck!

Anyway, let’s get to this week in food in finess.

FOOD:

Turkey burgers, potatoes, veggies, and corn! Yum!

Chicken legs, carrot “fries,” and corn.

We met my husband for lunch a day and had Jersey Mike’s subs. My mom and nephew visited, and we enjoyed lunch and the day together! Baby did great at the restaurant!

Whole wheat pasta with veggie meatballs and a salad.

Terriaki chicken, carrot “fries,” and a salad with whole wheat noodles.

My sister-in-law and I ate and watched a movie last night because my husband worked super late.

FITNESS:

*Elliptical

*Pure barre

*At home hiit workout

*Spinning (thanks to my mom for watching the baby)

I’m hoping to get in some runs and pure barre videos while at the lake.

Have a great weekend!

With love,

Carly