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Weekend Wrap Up (Food, Fitness, Christmas Decorating, And a 2nd Thanksgiving)

Hello, friends! Well, now that Thanksgiving is over the countdown to Christmas has begun. I was able to get some of my shopping done (yay for online sales)!!

I feel bigger than ever due to excess amounts of food over break, along with this pregnancy.

Since I was on break, my days are slightly running together, but I’ll do my best to recap…

FRIDAY:

I woke up, had some coffee, and relaxed until I decided to venture to the gym. I did the elliptical, which was pretty much all I could handle for the day with my back pain!

I got some online shopping done and spent time doing housework, while my husband worked in the yard.

Dinner was leftovers of course!

SATURDAY:

The day started with online teaching and some coffee.

My back was hurting too bad to go out, so I did yoga at home.

I got quite a bit done on my to-do list. I organized baby presents, talked to the pediatrician, got in touch with our photographer about maternity pictures, and a few more boring, but necessary things.

The evening was filled with Christmas music and decorating with my husband! We had fun and the cats were hilarious playing with everything.

After we decorated, my husband picked up Chinese for us.

We ate while watching tv. What a nice evening!

SUNDAY:

The day started with coffee and a spin class. It felt good to do cardio, but I took it super easy!

I came home and got ready before heading to my husband’s hometown for his family Thanksgiving! He has a big family and they rent out a big space. We filled up on food, then everyone headed to the gym for basketball. I just watched because I was in pain.

Afterwards, we headed to my husband’s parents to play with the dogs and chat more before heading home.

Dinner was leftover Chinese.

That’s about it for the weekend!

Have a great week, everyone.

With love,

Carly

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Food, Fitness, Christmas, And Zoo Lights

Hey there, everyone!! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. Mine was just perfect. Here is the recap!

FRIDAY:

After work, my friend and I celebrated Christmas break with mimosas and shopping!

Cheers to two weeks off!

When I got home, my husband and I made stir fry with rice before heading to the movies to see the new Star Wars!

What a fun night!

SATURDAY:

I started the morning with coffee and protein pancakes! Yum!

Once my food settled, I headed to the gym for a sweaty run and stair climber workout. 

Once I got home, we spent the day cleaning the house before heading to family Christmas on my side.

Our celebration with my family was wonderful! It was the first time we have all been together for about 6 years. What a blessing!

SUNDAY:

The morning started with my husband and I exchanging our stockings. We always do this on Christmas Eve morning!

After stockings, I headed to the gym for a tabata class. Guys…this is my new favorite! It was so intense and I loved it. 

Once I got home, we got ready, then headed to my husband’s home town for the holiday. We met his family at church, then went back to their house for games, food, and catching up.

MONDAY-CHRISTMAS:

I woke up early and had coffee with my father-in-law and brother-in-laws. Once everyone was up we opened presents  (which takes hours)!

After presents, we made a huge brunch of eggs, bacon, sweet potatos, donuts, and toast! Yum!!

The rest of the day was spent playing games: cards, Clue, etc. We had so much fun relaxing and hanging out together. 

Puppy kisses on Christmas morning!

TUESDAY:

I slept in and hung out at home until my cycle sculpt class. It is a spinning class with some weights thrown in. It is so fun!

That evening, my husband and I went to zoo lights and it was cold (14 degrees). We bundled up, and had so much fun! 

I’m so glad we kept up our tradition!

After the lights, we busted out our new air fryer to make fish and sweet potato fries! It was awesome! 

The air fryer cooks food so fast and it was SO tasty!

Now off to spend the day organizing! Have a great day!!

With love, 

Carly