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Weekend Wrap-Up (Food, Fitness, And Father’s Day)

Hello and happy Monday, all! How was your weekend? Ours was nice, as we had some family time, and spoiled my husband for Father’s Day.

Let’s recap…

SATURDAY:

My mom stayed Friday night, so in the morning we had coffee, played with the baby, then went to the gym before doing some shopping.

At the gym, I took an upper body workout class.

We picked up salad bowls from Piada for lunch. Talk about tasty!!

After lunch, my mom headed home, and my husband and I played with the little one.

I cleaned a bit, then we hung around the house. The baby had a bath and an early bedtime, so my husband and I got Chinese and rented a movie.

It was a lovely evening!

SUNDAY-FATHER’S DAY:

I woke up early and picked up donuts and coffee while my husband and baby were still sleeping.

When my husband and little one woke up, we had some family time. My husband enjoyed his breakfast and opened his gift card (for a deep tissue massage).

When the baby took a nap, I cleaned and had lunch, while my husband played some video games.

My husband took off for his massage, so the baby and I played until he got home.

We all went to Kroger for groceries and picked up food to grill for dinner. After putting the baby to bed, we grilled out steaks and turkey burgers. We also had corn and potatoes!

After dinner, we rented a movie before heading to bed.

We had a great weekend!

Now, I will leave you with some of my favorite pictures to honor my husband, my dad (who passed away in 2012), and my father-in-law.

My husband is the best daddy to our little girl. He adores her, and she adores him. I’m so in love with these two!

My dad was so amazing. I miss him every single day. I find that I am so much like him, and I couldn’t be more thankful for that.

My father-in-law has loved and accepted me from day 1. He constantly tells me that I am a good mom and it means so much to me.

I am so blessed!

I hope you all have a great week!

With love,

Carly

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Weekend Wrap-Up (Food, Fitness, And A Four Month Old)

Hi, all! I hope you had a great weekend and are ready for another week.

Well, as of yesterday, our little one turned 4 moths old. I can’t believe how much she has changed. She rolled over for the first time on Friday and this mamma cheered so much. Haha. She has a strong grip, loves sitting up, screams a lot louder when she wants something, fights naps-but sleeps well at night, and is literally the best thing that has ever happened to me.

We are taking her on her very first vacation in a couple weeks and I am more stressed than anything. Between packing, keeping her cool, and a huge change in routine, I feel like it will be tough. *Sigh*…wish me luck!

Now, let’s jump into our recap:

FRIDAY NIGHT:

After I got the baby to bed, my husband went out and got us Chinese! I love our restaurant by us because they have healthy options. I get steamed chicken and veggies with brown rice and the most amazing sauce ever! We also split wonton soup.

We watched Master Chef while we ate, then went to bed pretty early.

SATURDAY:

Saturday was kind of a blur because my sweet girl was super fussy most of the day. I think her belly hurt.

I managed to slip out to the gym for an upper body lifting workout (all with dumbbells). It was nice to get out and have my husband take over for a little with the baby.

When I got home, we played and hung out. Baby K fell asleep on daddy for an hour giving me time to clean! Yay!!

When she woke up, we went on a family walk and she loved it! I have an outdoor loving baby.

I got her to sleep when we got back (although she fought it like crazy), then my husband grilled out.

After dinner, my sister-in-law and I watched a movie (she is living here for the summer), while my husband worked on his racecar.

SUNDAY:

I woke up early, had coffee, and went out for a 3 mile run. The weather was cool and it felt so good.

Afterwards, two of my closest friends and I went to church (with baby K, too)! Baby did so well. She was amazing all day!! Yay!

After church, we ran to Whole Foods and picked up brunch items to cook.

We cooked, ate, talked and hung out at my house.

It was so much fun to catch up with them.

After brunch, I did a grocery run, then came back and played with baby K until it was her bath time. She went down early because she was so tired, but slept so well!

We ate dinner and watched a little tv, but I layed in bed early to read and fell asleep.

That’s about all for today. Have a great week, everyone!!

With love,

Carly

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Postpartum Fitness, Motivation, And A Feature

Hello and happy hump day, all! It’s a rainy day here and the baby is napping, so I thought it was a perfect time for a post.

Fitness has always been a priority in my life, but I am used to having all the time in the world to take classes, write up workouts, and go to the gym as I please. These days it is much harder, as my number one priority is my little girl. I do, however, find the time to stay active, weather that be between naps, while she plays, or when I have someone to watch her for a while.

I thought today I would share some things that motivate me, in hopes to motivate others.

1) My Daughter

I stay healthy for her. I stay active not only to keep up with her, but also to instill a love of health within her.

2) Myself

Fitness has always been important to me, and helps relive stress and anxiety. Now that I have my daughter, it is important to find time for myself. I am a better mommy to her when I take care of my body.

HOW DO I FIND WORKOUTS?

1) First off, I had to ease back into working out after my daughter was born. I started out walking, then did barre workouts.

Once I felt 100 percent, I moved on to more intense workouts.

2) I love to take classes at the gym (spinning, lifting, yoga, etc.)

3) Running-hiit style treadmill workouts (I also do this on the elliptical at home).

4) Babywearing workouts (These were amazing when my little one was colicky)

5) Fitness Bloggers

I started this blog because I was inspired by other fitness bloggers. What a great community to learn from each other.

I want to feature a blog that I recently started following….

Cooper is a former college athlete (like myself) who shares a passion for health and fitness.

His blog includes workouts (which is awesome for me since I don’t always have time to write my own), nutrition and fitness information, videos (super helpful to actually see the excercises in proper form), supplements, and a podcast (which I started yesterday)!

Check him out here…

The blog:

https://cooperbrunnerblog.com/

Instagram:

https://instagram.com/cbrunner37?igshid=1stxq9hqs6e9n

Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyAII-Simi5JCUc90xhuapA

Twitter:

http://Check out Cooper Brunner (@CooperBrunner): https://twitter.com/CooperBrunner?s=09

I did this workout yesterday and my abs are paying for it… https://cooperbrunnerblog.com/wwod-10-cardio-abs/

I hope to try this workout with my sister-in-law this week! She is living here for the summer. HIIT style workouts are my favorite.
https://cooperbrunnerblog.com/wwod-14-advanced-hiit-workout-for-women-burn-belly-fat/

I hope to feature more in the future! Please share your favorite fitness bloggers or workouts with me in the comments!

Stay inspired, friends!

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

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My Weekend Of Fast Cars And Fitness

Hello, all! How did your Monday treat you?

I went back to work today, and cried leaving my sweet girl this morning. The day flew by and I raced home, greeted with a huge smile. Ahhh I love her so much! I am so exhausted though.

Anyway…

This weekend was busy, but very nice. Here’s the recap:

FRIDAY NIGHT:

I had sausage and bean soup in the crockpot that we ate for dinner (after getting the baby down for bed).

We also rented a movie before bed.

SATURDAY:

The day started with coffee as always. I snuck out to do an upper body workout class at the gym.

It felt so good! After class and a quick lunch, I put the baby down for a nap and cleaned up the house. Afterwards, we all went to my husband’s shop while he worked on his racecar.

When we left, we did a quick grocery run before heading home. We put the baby down for bed, made some food, then rented the Ted Bundy movie on Netflix.

SUNDAY:

My husband’s shop puts on a big race each year, so he left super early to get there. It was rescheduled from last weekend due to the rain.

I got up and got the baby and myself ready before heading to church with some friends. After church, my girlfriend, little one, and myself headed to the track. It was a long day, but so fun watching my husband race.

I headed home around 5 to get the baby to bed by 7. She was overtired and it took me a while to get her down, but she slept great!

I read in bed until my husband got home.

Well, that’s all for this update. I hope to catch up on some blogs and get to bed early tonight. Have a great one!

With love,

Carly