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Sunny Day Workouts And A Weekend Update

Hello, all! I am in a swimsuit for the first time this year, enjoying a beautiful, sunny day! I got a high wasted suit last year from Amazon and love it. The rest of the week is supposed to be rainy, so I am enjoying being outside as much as possible.

SATURDAY was sunny and beautiful, too. We spent the day outside watering flowers, taking walks, working out, and waving to neighbors.

My husband did yard work the whole day. He is the best!

Baby K using her watering can and helping mommy.

The day ended with City BBQ and finshing Outer Banks on Netflix!

SUNDAY was chilly and rainy, so we played inside, and I deep cleaned the house during K’s naps. Dinner was chickpea pasta with meat sauce. After dinner, we watched 17 Again. That is such a cute movie!

As far as WORKOUTS go, I did mine outdoors Saturday and today, while resting on Sunday.

On Saturday, I used bands, kettlebells, and stairs to do a circuit workout. It was fun, and being outside is so motivating!

Today, I did a few full body excercises with the bands, then K and I headed outside for a stroller hill and barre workout. It felt amazing, and the weather was PERFECT!

These nice days are making me so happy, and I am looking forward to steady warm weather.

That’s all for today! I hope you have a great week ahead.

With love,

Carly

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Food, Fitness, And Friday Favorites

Hello, everyone! I hope you are all staying safe and healthy. I sure do miss getting out, just the store, gym class with baby K, wine dates with friends, or a random Starbucks trip. I do feel so lucky to be home with my beautiful baby girl every day. She gets me through, that’s for sure.

Her personality shines, and she is a constant reminder of just how blessed we are.

This week has been pretty chilly, so most days have been spent inside. Today, however, is beautiful! Baby and I took a jog this morning and plan on getting back out after her nap.

Let’s talk favorites this week…

TV:

*Tiger King: we finally jumped on the band wagon and oh my gosh what a crazy show! We binged it in a couple nights after K went to bed.

*Outer Banks: We are loving this show! I have been going to the Outer Banks every year for over 20 years, so that makes it even more fun to watch.

*Nailed It: This show is absolutely hilarious and makes me forget my worries.

Please share your favorites! I love suggestions.

FOOD:

Veggie burgers, taco cups, wheat crust pizza, and a basil burrito from Northstar Cafe. YUM!

FITNESS:

Bands, my new kettlebells, elliptical, hiit videos, and stroller jogs!

OTHER:

*True Crime podcasts

*My library book app for Kindle

Well, friends! That’s all I have for today. I hope you have an excellent weekend.

With love,

Carly

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A Family, Food, And Fitness Update

Hi, all!! The baby is napping and my cleaning is done, so I am relaxing with my cats and favorite chocolate. My mind has been racing quite a bit with everything going on, but I have been counting my blessings every day. Here is a little life update….

BABY:

Or should I say toddler? This kid keeps me on my toes, and I just adore her. She is learning new skills every day, and is absolutely hilarious. She is walking along everything, but not quite without support yet! She makes my days fun, but definitely has way more energy than me.

FITNESS:

Working out at home has been pretty fun actually! I have been using bands, my new kettlebells (thanks, mom), running, and the baby is awesome added weight for squats and stairs. Plus, she thinks it is funny. Win for everyone!!

FOOD:

We are trying to continue to eat well, and cook healthy, tasty meals! Just a few favorites that my wonderful husband cooked…

FAMILY:

When the days are nice, we take walks. Yesterday, we went for a long family walk. It was wonderful! We have some beautiful areas around and the baby loves riding in her truck.

We utilize facetime often to see our families, and play trivia with mine! It has been so fun. We miss everyone though!

PROJECTS:

We have been trying to do some fun projects around the house. My sister-in-law and I made a flag pallet and it turned out so cute!

We also have been working on a puzzle and have a great start on it.

OTHER:

My husband is still working, but baby K and I are hunkered down and enjoying our days together. I hope you are all staying safe and healthy!

That’s all for today!

All my love,

Carly

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Let’s Have A Coffee Date Catch-Up (Family, Food, Fitness, And Sickness)

Hello, all! Gosh I feel like I haven’t written in so long. Things have been crazy around here. Typically, I would be working out right now, but I decided to put it off until later so that I could sit in the quiet and sip on a large cup of coffee.

As I drink my Starbucks blend coffee with vanilla soy and you grab whatever you enjoy, I will fill you in on life lately.

FAMILY TIME:

Last weekend we had a lot of time with just our little family, and loved every second of it. The weather was so nice!

We went to the zoo and the baby had a blast pointing to, and reaching for the animals! She especially loved the aquarium!

My husband and I had a great evening that night after the baby went to bed. We made a big meal together, then rented Ford Vs. Ferrari (which was SO good by the way).

This week, before sickness hit our family, baby K and I got to the park. She was laughing so hard on the swings! It was the cutest thing ever. The pure look of joy on her face just melts me.

SICKNESS:

This family has been hit with some nasty colds. The baby got it first, but is finally starting to improve. Now my husband and sister-in-law are sick.

As far as myself, I haven’t gotten it yet, but am cleaning and disinfecting like crazy.

FITNESS:

With the weather getting nicer, we are getting out for walks and runs! It has been wonderful.

I have also been able to get to the gym for some classes including:

*RINGSIDE- a boxing inspired workout with weights. It kicks my behind!!

*Upper Body RX

*Spinning

I also am continuing Barre and the Elliptical at home!

FOOD:

My husband and I made a delicious skillet meal with chicken sausage, mushrooms, onions, sweet potatoes, and lots of seasoning! It was so good!!

Shrimp pasta and vegetables!

We’ve also grilled out some!

OTHER:

I am not sure what the weekend will bring. I am just praying that the sickness leaves this house, and we get some much needed rest!

This post ended up taking me until baby K’s bedtime, so that’s all for this update. I am looking forward to catching up on all of your posts!

All my love,

Carly

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Food, Fitness, Motherhood, And An Almost 1 Year Old

Hello, all! Happy Sunday! I just spilled coffee all over myself, so let’s hope that is the only setback today haha.

I haven’t updated in a while because things have been crazy. One week from today baby K will be a year old! She is crawling all over the place, and has SO much energy. She is an absolute blast, but my-oh-my this mamma is tired!She learned the “p” sound, and laughs every time she does it. It is so stinking cute! She still says “dad” and “hey” all the time. She knows to point to our noses when asked where they are. She is so smart!

Her birthday party is in two weeks, and we are doing a “sweet one” theme! I am SO excited! It literally is all things donut. She has a donut outfit, and my husband and I have donut shirts. She will be doing a smash donut that I am making instead of a cake. I decided to make it healthy because I am not ready to give her all that sugar!
FITNESS:

As far as workouts go, I have been trying to switch up my at-home ones. I need variety, and found that I can utilize what I have to do new things. The other day, I did a 30 minute workout where I did one minute hard on the elliptical, and 2 minutes light weighs. I rotated that until my 30 minutes was up. It made it go so fast!!

I also utilize YouTube! My favorite fitness channel is Fintess Blender. I use them for home and gym workouts!

I still LOVE my classes at the gym, and try to go as often as I can.
FOOD:
This week has been some staples, like spaghetti with meat sauce and loaded salads, but also some fun foods…

One night was Bibibop Asian Grill! My best friend had a hair appointment in town and came over, so we had our bowls for dinner and chatted! It was wonderful!
We pulled out the air fryer one night for chicken legs and sweet potatoe fries! Yum!!
Since tonight is the Superbowl, my husband wants a lot of fried food haha. I will have some of that, but not too much or I will be sick.

OTHER:

*My husband and I are finally going out on a date on Valentine’s Day! It has been so long and I can’t wait to have some time just the two of us.

*We keep getting glimpses of warmer weather and I can’t wait to get out of the house more with baby K!!


Okay, all…this post has taken me half the day in true mom fashion. Lol!!
Have a wonderful week ahead!

With love,

Carly