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It’s Been A While-A Little Life Update

Hi, all! It has been quite a while since I last posted. Things have been beyond crazy around here. For starters, we are completely out of our house (finally) and moved into an apartment until our house is complete. It felt like it took forever to get everything out, and after many late nights and countless trips, we turned the keys over yesterday! Whoo hoo!!

WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO…

Fun:

We had a family fun day of pumpkin painting, carving, and seed roasting.

APPLE PICKING:

This is one of my absolute favorite fall activities! We had so much fun.

GYMNASTICS:

K has so much fun getting her energy out, and they have done a fantastic job of keeping it safe and clean.

LUNCH DATES WITH DADDY:

Now that we are SO close to my husband’s work, we get to stop by more often. K and I both love it!

WHOLE 30:

I completed Whole30 and loved how I felt afterwards. I have added foods back in, and made some healthy lifestyle changes.

WORKOUTS:

I have been enjoying the gym at our apartment so much! It is so nice and I have been utilizing it in the mornings as much as I can.

K and I have also been running and exploring our new area.

CURRENTLY:

READING: Harry Potter

LISTENING TO: True Crime Podcasts!

DRINKING: Bulletproof coffee and Criobru. If you have never heard of Criobru, do yourself a favor and look into it. It literally has been the most amazing drink ever! It has barely any caffeine, tons of health benefits, and tastes delicious.

Also, I had to have the pumpkin cold brew from Starbucks once this year. It was so tasy!

DOING: I finally have time to write because we are headed to my brother-in-law’s wedding in Michigan. It is going to be a small, immediate family only wedding right on the lake. We are so excited!!

Anyway….that’s about all I have for now. I am looking forward to catching up with all of your posts! It might take forever, but I’ll get there eventually haha.

Have a wonderful rest of the week!

With love,

Carly

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Weekend Workout (Strength and Cardio)

Hello and happy Saturday! We are off to see the progress on our new home, then heading to my husband’s shop for a bit. I am hoping to grab a favorite local food place by there to bring home for dinner.

Anyway…

This morning I was able to get in an outdoor workout during K’s nap. My husband had the monitor, so I had a chance to take a little time for myself. It was quick, sweaty, and felt so good. The weather was overcast and warm, but had a lovely breeze!

THE WORKOUT:

*5 minute run

*Legs: 3 rounds with weights

10 squat to calf raise, 10 squat pulses, 10 single leg deadlifts (both sides)

*5 minute run

*Arms: 3 rounds with weights

10 around the worlds, 10 bicep pulses, 10 push-ups (I did incline)

*5 minute run

*Full body: 3 rounds with weights

10 curl press, 10 lunges (both sides), 10 overhead triceps

The whole workout took my a little over 30 minutes!

*Disclaimer: I only post what works for me and my body! You can absolutely tailor this to your specific goals.

I hope you enjoy and have a wonderful rest of your weekend!!

With love,

Carly

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Weekend Wrap-Up And My First Week Of Whole30

Hello! Happy Monday, all. I hope you had a great weekend. We sure did!

SATURDAY:

The day started with coffee, a strength and jog workout, then doing some shopping with my sister-in-law. K spent time with daddy while I was busy!

The afternoon was full of stroller walks and playtime with my girl.

Once she went to bed, we finished house work and cleaned before a quick (late) dinner and some Mindhunter.

SUNDAY:

My sister-in-law and I separated and planted herbs! K had fun playing in the leaves while we worked.

My mom came into town and we took K to the sunflower field! The season is about over so the blooms were dying, but we still had so much fun!

That evening, I went to dinner with a girlfriend of mine! We had fun catching up, and I had a yummy Whole30 approved dinner. Northstar Cafe is the best!

Speaking of Whole30, I have officially finished my first week! Here are my thoughts so far:

The first couple of days were the hardest, as I had some headaches and cravings, but I pushed through and things are getting SO much better.

I am WAY less bloated than typical, and have found myself enjoying prepping and cooking. I miss my easy snacks, but have been enjoying fresh fruit, nuts, and vegetables.

Dates and almond butter have been a lifesaver when I need some quick, healthy energy!

So far I am loving it, and am excited to see how I feel as I continue!

I will keep updating each week.

Well, that’s about all for today. Have a great week!

With love,

Carly

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Fit Friday-Stroller Jog, Hill, And Strength Workout

Hello, and happy Friday! I wanted to share a quick workout that I did with K this week. She is a great buddy, and stays busy playing with sticks and leaves. I do have to stop occasionally to give her some attention!

Anyway….let’s get to it.

STROLLER WORKOUT:

*5 min jog around the block

*10 step ups on wall or bench (each side), 10 lunges each side, 10 full squats, 10 squat pulses

Repeat × 3

*1 hill jog

*10/10 side leg raises + pulses, 15 calf raises

Repeat × 3

*1 hill jog

*10 incline push-ups, 10 chest pulses, 10 tricep dips

Repeat × 3

*1 hill jog

*Curls with weights to failure, shoulder press to failure

Repeat × 3

*Cool down

It was a nice sweaty workout with my girl!

Disclaimer: This is just what works for me and my body. Please do what is best for you!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

With love,

Carly

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Fit Friday-Mom Edition (Plus A Life Catch-Up)

Hello and happy Friday, all! I am currently drinking my nitro cold brew from Starbucks and relaxing while my daughter naps. Now that our house is sold, things have settled down a bit, and we have had more time to relax and enjoy life.

WHAT WE HAVE BEEN UP TO:

Family beach day! K had a ball, and my husband took us out on the jetskis.

I went to Coopershawk winery with one of my best friends and we each got a flight. It was so fun relaxing. I always love catching up with her!

My mother-in-law and I took K to the zoo and we had a great time!

My husband and I had an at home date night! He cooked dinner, then we played board games. It was so fun!

My mom is here today and we are going to take K to the park.

FITNESS:

I have been missing the gym quite a bit lately, but am doing my best to switch up my workouts and have fun doing them at home.

*Stroller barre and runs

*YouTube videos (my favorite is FitnessBlender and Gymra)

*Full body kettlebell workouts

*Yoga (I have been trying to do this more because it feels SO good, plus it helps a lot with my anxiety)

FOOD:

Acai bowl! Yum!!!

I went to my soon to be sister-in-law’s bridal shower and it was at a local pizza place. They had the tastiest cauliflower crust pizza!!!

Garlic chicken and noodles.

Salmon, sweet potato fries, and a kale salad kit! My husband made this for us! Delicious!!!

That is all for this update. Have a wonderful weekend!

With love,

Carly