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Our Busy, Family-Filled Weekend

Hello, everyone! Ah, Monday came again way too quickly. I definitely could have used an extra day to sleep, but oh well! We had a busy weekend and it flew by.

Time to recap:

SATURDAY:

The day started super early (6am). My hubby and I got on the road to my mom’s place in Cincinnati. We moved her into a newer, nicer apartment! Yay!! We grabbed Starbucks for breakfast on the way.

The move took all day, but went smoothly! We took lunch and dinner breaks of course. Lunch was Jersey Mike’s subs and dinner was Whole Foods.

Yum!!!

My husband worked so hard to get everything perfect for my mom. He is the best!

We got home late, but stayed up to watch football. I had trouble falling asleep, which stunk because I had to get up early.

SUNDAY:

The day started early, as I had to teach online. I was exhausted!

I decided to go for a jog after and made it 3 miles! I was so proud of myself. It’s been forever since I have felt good enough to go that far.

After my jog and a quick lunch, we packed up our beach bag to go to Alum Creek to meet up with my husband’s family. It is close to our house and has a beach and lots of room for fun things. My in-laws brought their jet skis and snacks for the day.

17 weeks, 3 days!

After our day outside we were all super hungry. We went to Cracker Barrel for dinner and it was delicious!

After dinner we came home and crashed hard!

It was a good weekend!

Hope you all have a great week!

With love,

Carly

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Weekends Are For Relaxing, Organizing, And Date Nights

Hello, all! Well, another weekend is winding down and it’s back to work tomorrow. Our weekend has been so nice! It was a perfect balance of relaxing, fun, and productive. Let’s recap, shall we?

FRIDAY NIGHT:

For dinner, I had this healthy pizza from Whole Foods plus a salad! So good!!

After dinner, the hubs and I watched Master Chef Jr. before heading to bed.

SATURDAY:

I woke up fairly early and made some coffee and protein pancakes.

After breakfast, I went for a short jog outside. The weather was lovely! After my run, I met my best friend (who was in town for a few hours) at Starbucks. We sat and talked a while and did some shopping before she left.

When I got home, my husband and I started working on our to-do organizing list! One thing on the list was to hang the beautiful wine rack my brother-in-law made for us. He is so talented!

Once we decided to be done for the day we got ready for a date night!

We had dinner at Texas Road House, then headed to the movies to see 🐓 Blockers. Dinner was delicious and the movie was hilarious!!!!

By the time we got home it was late so we went straight to bed.

SUNDAY:

I woke up and had some coffee before getting to work on certifications for my new online teaching job. When my husband woke up, we got back to organizing and so much was accomplished! It makes me so happy!

My little teaching area!

I took a break and had a bath. It was so relaxing! Afterwards, I did a quick yoga video.

For dinner, I made a taco salad. It was so tasty!

We are finally done with house work and it is time to relax.

How was your weekend? I’d love to hear.

Hope you have a great upcoming week!

With love,

Carly

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A Taste Of Spring, A Day Off, A Night With Friends, Tasty Food, And A Week Of Fitness

Hello and happy Friday, all! I have had a pretty good week, minus feeling exhausted at work. Between the tasty food, new workouts, one stunning day, and a day off, I sure can’t complain.

Here’s the recap:

MONDAY:

Due to President’s Day, I had the day off of work. I took advantage of sleeping in and utilizing the time to clean, fold laundry, get in a great upper body lifting workout, get an oil change (thanks hubby), and shop with my mom!

As for this day in food….

For lunch, I had a chicken and couscous bowl from the cafe at my gym. It was delicious! I also had banana bread when I got home.

Dinner was grilled cheese and minestrone soup!

After dinner, we watched the Bachelor before bed!

TUESDAY:

The day was absolutely beautiful outside!! It got up to 74 degrees, which made me so excited for spring weather!

After work, I went over to the reservoir by my house for a run. It was so nice!

After my run, my husband and I got ready and went to our friend’s house for dinner. They made jambalaya with garlic bread. It was delicious!!!!

Also, they have a super cute puppy who just loves me.

We got home pretty late and went straight to bed.

WEDNESDAY:

I decided to try a new workout class before work, and I’m so glad I did! It was a tabata class and only a half hour, but so intense. It was 20 seconds all out, 10 seconds rest of a bunch of different excercises. I will be doing it again for sure.

Dinner was a turkey burger with avacado and coconut oil fried plantain!

THURSDAY:

I started the morning with a spin class. It was a good one, but I sure was tired.

After work, I took a nap before making dinner. Grilled cheese and leftover minestrone soup…

I’m a kid at heart.

I fell asleep early on the couch!

FRIDAY:

I started the morning with my gluteus maxout class and it was great as always.

I grabbed Starbucks before work.

I have a busy weekend ahead, but it should be fun!

I hope you all have a wonderful rest of your day and weekend!

With love,

Carly

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Fit Friday-30 Minute Treadmill Workout 

Hello and happy Friday! We made it!! My weekend is busy. My husband’s cousin is in a band, so we are going to their concert tonight. Tomorrow will be filled with cleaning, house work, and hopefully some fun. On Sunday, my mom and I are throwing a duck themed baby shower for my sister in law. 

Yesterday after work I was SO tired. I forced myself to go to the gym, but my motivation was lacking. I got on the treadmill and came up with a new workout on the spot. It was kind of tough to get through, but it felt great once I finished. Here is is:

30 Minute Treadmill Workout 

*Start with a warmup (5 to 10 minutes). I included this in my workout by starting with a jog and working up to my run

  1. Do 1 mile as a build (I increased my pace every minute)
  2. Do 2 minutes at a steady pace, 1 minute walk, 1 minute sprint, 1 minute walk 
  3. Repeat step 2 for a total of 4 times  (that will be 20 minutes)

Warm down.

This workout took me right around 30 minutes and I did about 3 miles.

My stats.

*Please note that I am not a personal trainer and only post workouts that work for me and my body. What works for me might not work for you! 

After my workout, I stopped by Trader Joe’s to pick up something easy for dinner.

A pre made salad (which I added peas to), toast, and butternut squash. Sooooo good!!

I hope you guys enjoy the workout and have a wonderful weekend!

With love, 

Carly