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Our Weekend (Food, Fitness, And Easter)

Well hey there, everyone! I am currently rocking my little one (who fights naps these days). How was your weekend? We had fun celebrating baby K’s first Easter with my husband’s family.

We were supposed to celebrate on Saturday with my family, but my sweet niece was hospitalized with RSV. We are praying that she is on the mend, but it was rough for a while. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.

Now….onto the weekend…

FRIDAY:

I was able to get in a HIIT workout while baby sat in her swing and watched me.

Dinner was buffalo ranch chicken sandwiches and broccoli with cheese.

SATURDAY:

The day started with coffee and family time before I headed to the gym for a strength class.

My workout felt great.

The rest of the day, my husband organized and I entertained baby.

Once I got her to bed we ordered Chinese and watched a movie.

We both dozed off because parent life is exhausting (but so wonderful).

SUNDAY:

We had a rough morning. Baby slept poorly and we had to get us all ready to head to my husband’s home town. The baby cried a lot and we had a rough time getting out the door, but the rest of the day went so well.

We met his parents for church, then had lunch at their house.

After lunch, we played with the dogs.

We then made our rounds to all the aunts and uncles houses to meet the baby! We headed home early evening. Baby K was exhausted and slept so well! So did her mamma!

It was a lovely Easter!

Now I’m off to try to get the little one down for a nap. Have a great week!

With love,

Carly

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Our Weekend Of Food, Fitness, And Our First Family Outing

Hello, everyone! I hope the weekend treated you well, and got you ready for another week. Ours was eventful, as we finally went out as a family (it only took 7 weeks) haha! Here is the recap:

FRIDAY NIGHT:

We had a tough night with the little one. She screamed most of the evening, and nothing seemed to calm her down. I had to eat dinner while rocking her, which has become the norm around here. My husband grilled for us and dinner was tasty!

Burgers, sweet potatoes, and cheesy broccoli!

SATURDAY:

We had a much happier baby on Saturday and it was so fun! I went to a lifting class at the gym,which kicked my butt, but felt so good! I have missed lifting more than 5 pounds.

After the gym, I fed the little one, then my husband, baby girl, and I went to Scramblers for brunch. Baby did wonderful and slept the whole time! The food was absolutely delicious! It felt awesome getting out as a family.

I had the veggie benny, fruit, and turkey sausage links.

After brunch, and some hanging at home, baby had a bath. That evening, we rented a movie.

SUNDAY:

The day started with Starbucks and church with my work bestie. It was so much fun to catch up with her!! I go back to work in May and even though I will miss the little one terribly, I will enjoy seeing my bestie every day again!

The rest of the day was spent with a sleepy baby and some house work.

How cute is she in her unicorn dress??

My in-laws came over and hung out and made dinner.

Salad, chicken, veggies, and cauliflower mac and cheese.

When they left, I put baby to bed and watched The Walking Dead with my husband.

So there you have it! Our weekend was lovely and now on to another week. Have a great one!

With love,

Carly

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Food, Fitness, Pregnancy, And Our Anniversary

Hello, all! Yesterday marked 24 weeks in my pregnancy. I can’t believe on Thanksgiving day I will officially be in the 3rd trimester. Ahhh!!!

I am starting to get some bad pains in my back and exhaustion is no joke. Not to mention the bladder that ALWAYS feels full! Lol!!! BUT….I love feeling my little bean kicking and seeing my belly grow. Pregnancy really is amazing.

I had a really great week of food and fitness, so here is the recap…

MONDAY:

The day started with an upper body workout class at my gym. It is hard to get motivated to take classes, but I am always happy when I go.

Dinner was chicken legs in the air fryer! If you don’t have an air fryer, they are awesome. Food cooks so fast and is always delicious. We also had asparagus and some chips.

TUESDAY:

The weather was so nice so I went for a jog after work. The pressure on my bladder is pretty bad at this point, so I only did a mile. I also did some other cardio exercises after the jog.

Dinner was pasta with ground turkey. YUMMMM!!!

WEDNESDAY:

Not only was it Halloween, but it was our 3 year wedding anniversary! Just a couple favorites from our wedding!

After work, I did a short barre workout before my husband came home early from work. We exchanged gifts before heading out to dinner. My pretty flowers!

We went to Cheesecake Factory for dinner and enjoyed spending the evening chatting.

I love their bread.

I had shrimp tacos.

After dinner, we came home and watched Netflix until bed.

THURSDAY:

The day started with a spin class. I haven’t been to one in so long and only stayed half the class, but it felt so good!!

Dinner was leftovers thrown together because I worked late and wanted something easy when I got home.

I ate while watching This Is Us.

FRIDAY:

The day started with a gluteus maxout class at my gym. It felt great, especially since I haven’t taken this class in so long.

I grabbed Starbucks and they have their holiday cups out now! Yay! So festive.

After work, my husband and I going to make pizzas and just relax. My nephew is coming tomorrow and spending the night! I can’t wait to see him.

Have a great weekend, everyone! With love,

Carly

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Good Eats, Workouts, A Date Night, And Scary Shows

Hi, all! I hope your Monday is treating you well so far. I overslept and was super rushed this morning, but managed to get ready and grab Starbucks on my way to work.

Anyway, this weekend was relaxing, which was necessary because I’m getting a cold.

I binged watched (and finished) the Netflix show The Haunting Of Hill House. I loved it! It was so spooky, and I got invested quickly. Have any of you seen it? Thoughts?

Now, onto the recap:

FRIDAY NIGHT:

After work, I came home and watched Netflix for a while. My husband worked later than usual so I ate before he got home.

Meatloaf, a sweet potato, and a salad.

SATURDAY:

I woke up, had some coffee, and got to my online teaching. My husband had a work event and I stayed home. I did a bump at the barre workout, did some housework, then watched Netflix by my fireplace.

By the time my husband got home, I needed out. We walked around our outdoor mall, then had a sweetest day dinner at Northstar Cafe.

When we got home, we got comfy and watched football until bed.

SUNDAY:

I slept in, which felt amazing! My body needed the rest. I’m pretty tired these days!

I had coffee and finished my Netflix series while separating baby clothes.

I went for a 3 mile jog and it seriously felt so good! Post jog snapchat lol!

I finished my cleaning (which took a long time because I had to mop and deep clean), then hit the grocery store!

For dinner, we made a sweet potato and turkey hash with mushrooms and onions. It was delicious!

We rented Ant Man and the Wasp to watch while we ate.

It was a lovely weekend! Now let’s hope I can knock this cold out quickly!

Have a great week, everyone!

With love,

Carly

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Fit Friday, A Flat Tire, And Week 22 Of My Pregnancy

Hello and happy Friday, all! Our students are off today, so I am spending the day working in our classroom…sort of…or maybe drinking Starbucks…lol!

Anyway, this week had its ups and downs. UP: I am 22 weeks pregnant as of yesterday! Another week of feeling my precious girl and another week closer to holding her in my arms. Oh my heart!

DOWN: I got a flat tire driving home from work the other day and my husband had to leave work to rescue me. Tires are not cheap! Ugh!! It could have been worse though.

Okay, back to baby updates:

Terrible picture of me, but it is fun to watch her grow.

She is kicking like crazy! I love feeling her. It is so reassuring.

WEIGHT GAIN: Right around 12-13 pounds depending on when I weigh.

CRAVINGS: Cheese and pretzels, french toast sticks…lol

THE DOWNS:

*I have been moody

*Itchy skin

*Acne

*Im starting to get uncomfortable with my growing belly

THE UPS:

*Still feeling well overall

*She is moving more and more

*Starting her nursery and going through clothes

*Just getting closer to meeting her

FITNESS:

Monday: an upper body workout class

TUESDAY: Cardio

WEDNESDAY: Off due to dealing with my popped tire

THURSDAY: Prenatal barre workout in my basement

FRIDAY: 20 minutes on the treadmill/ jogging and walking, plus 10 minutes on the arc trainer

FOOD THIS WEEK:

Turkey burger, plantain, and veggies

Beef, mushrooms, veggies, and cream of celery over brown rice

Leftover turkey burger with a salad kit

Whole Foods spread

Well guys, there you have it! I hope you enjoyed the update. Have a wonderful weekend!

With love,

Carly