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Workout Wednesday, Mother’s Day, And A Baby Update

Hello, all! I hope you are well. Today is looking to be a beautiful day, and I am so happy. I love getting outside with K. Speaking of my big girl…

She walked for the first time yesterday! Be still my heart. She thought my cheering my hilarious. My husband got to watch her on Facetime which was fun.

We also had her 15 month checkup yesterday, and she was not happy. It was in the middle of nap, and she was trying to sleep on me until someone messed with her and made her cry. My husband is amazing in these situations, and I missed having him there. They only allow one parent, which is understandable.

On the plus side, she is doing amazing!!

Now, let’s move to MOTHER’S DAY…

Side by side of last year to this year. I love being her mamma so much!

We had a great day! K and I were up early and snuggled on the couch a while. My husband got me Starbucks and flowers, and had K color me a picture.

I did yoga, and took a jog by myself. It was much needed.

Our moms came by to social distance and eat the delicious food my hubs made!

We had a long walk and fire outside.

We ended the day with tv and relaxing on the couch!

MY FAVORITE WORKOUT THIS WEEK:

YOGA!!

I still have been doing my harder workouts, but needed something else for my body. My best friend does yoga all the time, and we both did the same livestream class last night.

It was an hour long class. I put on my essential oils and turned down the lights. I was able to completely relax, and enjoy stillness and deep stretching. My body is thanking me for it today. I forgot the amazing things yoga does for my body, and I will absolutely be incorporating it more.

That’s about all for today!

Have a wonderful rest of the week.

With love,

Carly

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Fit Friday And Other Favorites

Hello, and happy Friday! Another week in the house, and I am still staying busy with a very active 14 month old.

Let’s talk favorites from the week…

FITNESS:

On the warm days, I put K in the stroller and take my workouts outside. I like to run, do hills, stroller barre, and bands.

On colder days, I have been trying to get more creative inside. I like to do YouTube workouts, especially ones using the loop bands.

I also run the stairs in my house, use the elliptical, and do yoga.

FOOD:

Grilled turkey burger and veggies.

A loaded salad! One of my favorite things.

My mom treated me and K to Northstar Cafe for a curbside pickup today! It was so nice of her, especially since we aren’t able to see her right now. I had the pesto basil burrito with broccoli and peanut sauce. K had the kids quesadillas with broccoli! YUM.

She sure loved her meal!

We both have leftovers, too! Yay!

BABY FUN:

K got to color Easter eggs! She had so much fun, and snuck some tastes of whipped cream haha

We have also been coloring, playing with pots/pans, splashing in water, and reading tons of books!

OTHER:

*True Crime Podcasts

*The Libby app for my kindle. It is linked to my library card and I can read tons of books.

*Shutterfly! I have been finally working on K’s photo album from her first year.

That’s about all for today. Have a wonderful weekend and Easter!

With love,

Carly

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My Quarantined Birthday And A Baby Update

Hello, all!! This whole pandemic has been a whirlwind, and with a stay at home order, baby K and I have hunkered down. My husband and sister-in-law (who lives with us) are both considered essential, therefore are still working. My worries come in waves, but I am doing my best to stay calm, and enjoy time with my sweet baby.

Speaking of baby K, she has gained SO many new skills since her first birthday. She is pulling herself up on everything, and learned how to climb the stairs. There is no stopping her! She is chatty and now says “bye-bye” and “belly.” She knows her body parts and LOVES books. Her gym class has been doing Facebook live videos and we have been joining in! Watching her learn and grow is the greatest joy in my life.

Yesterday was my 31st birthday, and despite being in the middle of this crazy time, it was still very special!

My celebration started on Sunday with Starbucks of course! We had family time, and I took a bath during the baby’s nap.

Once she went to bed, my husband cooked a delicious dinner of salmon and vegetables. I also had a salad and my favorite wine!

My sweet husband made me brownies (which I got into before the picture haha). My sister-in-law got me wine and ice cream!

After dinner, we played a few games of Clue, then watched The Greatest Showman because I love that movie!

Monday was my actual birthday and baby K and I had fun at home! My mom sent me pretty flowers, and ordered me and baby lunch from my favorite place (Northstar Cafe). Curbside delivery for the win. I had the Thai burrito with broccoli and peanut sauce. YUM!

She also got me a tablet!! I LOVE IT! I definitely have the greatest mom!!!

My husband and in-laws got me a Shark vacuum and it is amazing! I have been wanting one for SO long. I cleaned the house during baby’s nap and enjoyed every second of it haha.

After dinner, we facetimed my mom, brother, and sister-in-law to play trivia. Even though we couldn’t be together in person, this was a perfect way to spend time with each other. We all had to come up with categories and mine was Friends (the TV show). We had a lot of fun!!

I also had my brownies and ice cream before bed. It was a great birthday!

Well friends, that is all for now. Stay safe and healthy!

With love,

Carly

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Fit Friday-This Week In Food, Fitness, Motherhood, Sun, and Snow

Hello and happy Friday, all! The house is picked up, the baby is sleeping, and this mamma is under a blanket because it is so cold out! We woke up to snow. We decided to go out and play in our pjs for a little because the baby hasn’t really had a chance to experience it.

She was wiggling so much when she saw it falling down! The weather has been crazy. It was warm on Monday and I was outside in a tank top. Haha!

Let’s talk FITNESS:

I have done a good variety of workouts this week. I have to mix it up to keep from getting bored!

MONDAY: Baby K and I got out for a 3 mile run. The weather was beautiful!! We stopped at the swings on the way home.

TUESDAY: Barre workout video.

WEDNESDAY: 30 minutes on the elliptical

THURSDAY: I took a cycle sculpt class at the gym. It is spinning with light weights incorporated.

FRIDAY: This morning I did a hiit workout video.

FOOD FAVORITES:

Taco salad with coconut oil fried plantains. SO good!

Crockpot buffalo chicken sandwiches! This was delicious and so easy to make!

Chicken legs made in the air fryer with corn.

Whole Foods salad bar!

OTHER:

*My mom came over yesterday and it was so nice to spend time with her! We love when she visits. The baby gets SO excited!

*Baby K is turning one year old on Sunday and I have been very emotional.

*Baby K moved up to the next level in gym class. She is now in birds instead of bugs.

*Our next two weekends are so busy. Tomorrow, we have baby K’s Valentine’s pictures. On Sunday, we have two birthday parties.

Next weekend, we have baby K’s birthday party!

Busy busy!!!

That’s about all for now! Have a great weekend!

With love,

Carly

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A Fit Mamma And Baby Update

Hello, and happy Friday everyone!

Each day is another day closer to baby K turing one year old. I cannot believe how fast it has gone. She is the absolute best kid ever! She loves making silly faces, eats everything, gives hugs and kisses, sleeps well, enjoys all the kids in Bugs class, and continues to melt our hearts daily. She is super chatty and loves to say “dad.” She has 3 teeth and tries to bite everything. Haha. She is so loved!

FITNESS UPDATE:

I try to get to the gym some mornings, weekends, and anytime that my mom visits. This week (and past weekend) I have gone to spinning, taken a lifting class, and did a hiit treadmill workout at the gym.

At home, I did barre, the elliptical, and yoga.

Working out has always been such a great outlet for me, but it is important to take a day off to rest as well. Each Sunday I let my body recover.

FOOD UPDATE:

I haven’t posted in a while, so going back to last weekend…

On Saturday, my little family went to brunch at Northstar Cafe. It was so fun, and baby K was such a ham with all of the people. I had a ham and cheese scone, eggs, and a shooting star juice. Baby K had eggs and a few bites of my scone (which she loved and made her dance) hahaha. My husband had biscuits and gravy! Yum!!

On Sunday, I had brunch with some girlfriends at 101 Beer Kitchen, and oh my gosh my food was amazing. I had avacado toast with a beet spread, poached eggs, and balsamic.

As far as dinners go this week, we have had chicken, pasta, and stuffed peppers.

Wednesday evening, I went to dinner with a mom from Bugs class. We went to Northstar Cafe, and I got the thai burrito with broccoli and peanut sauce. It was amazing!

This was our first time hanging out outside of Bugs, and we had such a fun time. We talked for 2 hours, and probably could have stayed longer! It isn’t always easy making friends as an adult, but I am so glad I branched out!

OTHER:

This weekend will be full of family time and cleaning!

That’s all for this update! I hope you all have a great weekend.

With love,

Carly