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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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Our First Vacation With Baby

Hello, all!! We are finally home and settling back into our routine from vacation. We actually got home Saturday evening, but between unpacking, loads of laundry, cleaning the house, and moving baby to her room, things have been crazy.

We spent a little over a week at the lake with my husband’s family. Here is the recap:

PACKING:

Oh my gosh, packing for baby K was so stressful. Our car was completely full! She needs SO much stuff!! It helped making a list. 3 adults, one child, and a BUNCH of stuff. Yikes!! We made it work though.

THE DRIVE:

Baby K did great overall! Minimal crying/screaming, lots of staring at trees. She barely slept on the way there, but napped more on the way home.

The drive was around 5 hours, and we stopped a few times to feed and change her.

THE CABIN AND SLEEP:

The cabins are small, but we did have our own room. We put the pack and play by our bed, and baby slept in the doc a tot inside of it (which she is now officially out of since we’ve been home).

There is no air conditioning in the cabins, so we used fans. I was super worried about the baby, but we had the fan directly on her at night. She slept amazing the whole week!! Being outside made her tired, and she napped well and slept through each night. Around 6:15pm-6/7 am!

FUN:

Making new family memories was a blast. Taking baby on her first boat ride and seeing her in the lake brought so much joy to our hearts.

With SO many people to play with the baby, my husband and I got to go out on the jetskis and have time with our friends.

After the baby went down in the evenings, we would eat and play games.

FOOD:

Food options are endless at the lake. I indulged, but still tried to be mindful of what I was eating.

FITNESS:

I took advantage of the endless babysitters to workout each day. The area surrounding the lake has hills to run, which I did often. I loved the time for myself.

I also did pure barre videos, and lifted weights that my brother-in-law’s brought.

OVERALL:

I definitely stressed way more than I needed to. We had a lot of fun! I was more than ready to be home by the end l though. There is nothing like home, and I love routine.

I hope you all enjoyed the update!

I’m going to sit here and continue to cuddle my baby because she is clingy right now haha.

Have a wonderful rest of the week!

With love,

Carly

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Our Long Weekend (Food, Family, And Fitness)

Hello, all! How was your weekend? Ours was nice, as we enjoyed an extra day due to Memorial Day. As of today, I have four days left of work until summer break, and the start of being a stay at home mom. It is crazy to be beginning this journey.

Anyway, onto the recap…

FRIDAY NIGHT:

After getting the baby down for a nap, my husband and I got Chinese takeout and watched Blockers. It was a nice, relaxing evening.

SATURDAY:

I taught a few online classes, then enjoyed coffee and relaxing with the family.

I went to the gym for some cardio (the treadmill and stair climber).

After my workout, I came home and cleaned during the baby’s nap.

When she woke up, we took her little bathtub outside to enjoy the weather and water! It was so fun! She loved looking around and taking in her surroundings.

After a bath, we put baby to bed and grilled burgers. We had peppers and sweet potatoes, too! Yum!!

We rented a movie, but I fell asleep.

SUNDAY:

The day started with coffee as always!

I did a 3 mile jog before our visitors came. My sister in law stopped by and played with the baby, then later, my mom and cousin came over. We took a walk and it was so nice!

When everyone left, we put the baby down for bed, but she fought it like crazy and did not sleep well! Once she finally went down, I had a Whole Foods salad and toast for dinner.

I watched Big Little Lies before bed.

MONDAY:

I started the day early with coffee and more Big Little Lies before the family woke up.

I did a short baby wearing workout, then played with the baby. I did a grocery run, then cleaned while baby K and my husband napped.

After naptime, we took a family walk to the park.

By the time we got back it was close to the little one’s bedtime, so we gave her a bath before putting her down.

I took a shower while my husband grilled us dinner.

We ate and watched the Bachelorette before bed.

Well, that is all for this update. Have a great week!

With love,

Carly

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Food, Fitness, And A Mom/Baby Update

Hello and happy Saturday, all! I am currently snuggling my little one as she naps on me. I’m not sure how I got so lucky, but I thank God every day for this precious girl of ours.

Well, I officially only have one more week of work until I am home with baby K. I can’t wait! She is growing SO fast. She constantly makes adorable sounds, smiles and laughs. Her grip is getting so strong and she holds onto toys.

She seems to have finally grown out of the colicky phase (hallelujah), although the 4 month sleep regression is beginning, which is tough.

I adore being her mommy so much.

As far as myself, I am doing well! Teaching online before work, working, working out, and being a mommy and wife can be tough at times, but I’m managing as best as I can.

This past week in fitness included spinning, a barre video, a gluteus maxout class, and some walks with the baby!

Working out is my outlet, and it is so nice to get a little time for myself when I’m there

As far as food for the week goes, we have eaten well.

Burgers, sweet potatoes, and veggies.

A crustless pizza bake!

Ribs…yum!

Whole foods salad bar.

Spaghetti and toast.

I have been extra hungry because baby is eating more and my milk supply is trying to keep up!

Well, that’s the update. Now I’m off to catch up on all of your posts!

Have a great 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