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Weekend Wrap-Up (Food, Fitness, And Father’s Day)

Hello and happy Monday, all! How was your weekend? Ours was nice, as we had some family time, and spoiled my husband for Father’s Day.

Let’s recap…

SATURDAY:

My mom stayed Friday night, so in the morning we had coffee, played with the baby, then went to the gym before doing some shopping.

At the gym, I took an upper body workout class.

We picked up salad bowls from Piada for lunch. Talk about tasty!!

After lunch, my mom headed home, and my husband and I played with the little one.

I cleaned a bit, then we hung around the house. The baby had a bath and an early bedtime, so my husband and I got Chinese and rented a movie.

It was a lovely evening!

SUNDAY-FATHER’S DAY:

I woke up early and picked up donuts and coffee while my husband and baby were still sleeping.

When my husband and little one woke up, we had some family time. My husband enjoyed his breakfast and opened his gift card (for a deep tissue massage).

When the baby took a nap, I cleaned and had lunch, while my husband played some video games.

My husband took off for his massage, so the baby and I played until he got home.

We all went to Kroger for groceries and picked up food to grill for dinner. After putting the baby to bed, we grilled out steaks and turkey burgers. We also had corn and potatoes!

After dinner, we rented a movie before heading to bed.

We had a great weekend!

Now, I will leave you with some of my favorite pictures to honor my husband, my dad (who passed away in 2012), and my father-in-law.

My husband is the best daddy to our little girl. He adores her, and she adores him. I’m so in love with these two!

My dad was so amazing. I miss him every single day. I find that I am so much like him, and I couldn’t be more thankful for that.

My father-in-law has loved and accepted me from day 1. He constantly tells me that I am a good mom and it means so much to me.

I am so blessed!

I hope you all have a great week!

With love,

Carly

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A Fit Mamma Update

Hello and happy weekend, friends! I hope the week treated you well. I actually did my hair and makeup yesterday for the first time in a long time. I went to a friend’s bridal shower, and even though it took forever to get ready (because I have a very clingy child), it was fun to look decent and get out for a bit.

I may or may not have talked about my baby 90 percent of the time haha.

Anyway….let’s talk this week in food and fitness.

We continue to eat well, as my husband, sister-in-law, and I try to meal plan to make everything easier. Here are some dinners we had…

MONDAY:

Salmon, veggies, and salad.

TUESDAY:

Whole wheat pasta with veggie meatballs!

WEDNESDAY:

Grilled chicken, plantains, rice, and salad.

THURSDAY:

Stuffed peppers and a salad kit.

FRIDAY:

Whole Foods salad bar. Yum!

I definitely enjoyed my meals this week!!

As far as FITNESS goes, I worked out at home all week. This included:

*Pure barre

*Hiit workouts

*Elliptical

*Yoga

I get a lot of my workouts from YouTube or other fitness bloggers. Who says you can’t get fit at home??

I am looking forward to going to the gym today though!!

That’s all for this update.

Have a great weekend!

With love,

Carly

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Weekend Wrap-Up (Food, Fitness, And A Four Month Old)

Hi, all! I hope you had a great weekend and are ready for another week.

Well, as of yesterday, our little one turned 4 moths old. I can’t believe how much she has changed. She rolled over for the first time on Friday and this mamma cheered so much. Haha. She has a strong grip, loves sitting up, screams a lot louder when she wants something, fights naps-but sleeps well at night, and is literally the best thing that has ever happened to me.

We are taking her on her very first vacation in a couple weeks and I am more stressed than anything. Between packing, keeping her cool, and a huge change in routine, I feel like it will be tough. *Sigh*…wish me luck!

Now, let’s jump into our recap:

FRIDAY NIGHT:

After I got the baby to bed, my husband went out and got us Chinese! I love our restaurant by us because they have healthy options. I get steamed chicken and veggies with brown rice and the most amazing sauce ever! We also split wonton soup.

We watched Master Chef while we ate, then went to bed pretty early.

SATURDAY:

Saturday was kind of a blur because my sweet girl was super fussy most of the day. I think her belly hurt.

I managed to slip out to the gym for an upper body lifting workout (all with dumbbells). It was nice to get out and have my husband take over for a little with the baby.

When I got home, we played and hung out. Baby K fell asleep on daddy for an hour giving me time to clean! Yay!!

When she woke up, we went on a family walk and she loved it! I have an outdoor loving baby.

I got her to sleep when we got back (although she fought it like crazy), then my husband grilled out.

After dinner, my sister-in-law and I watched a movie (she is living here for the summer), while my husband worked on his racecar.

SUNDAY:

I woke up early, had coffee, and went out for a 3 mile run. The weather was cool and it felt so good.

Afterwards, two of my closest friends and I went to church (with baby K, too)! Baby did so well. She was amazing all day!! Yay!

After church, we ran to Whole Foods and picked up brunch items to cook.

We cooked, ate, talked and hung out at my house.

It was so much fun to catch up with them.

After brunch, I did a grocery run, then came back and played with baby K until it was her bath time. She went down early because she was so tired, but slept so well!

We ate dinner and watched a little tv, but I layed in bed early to read and fell asleep.

That’s about all for today. Have a great week, everyone!!

With love,

Carly

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Fit Friday-Mom Edition #6

Hello and happy Friday, folks! My little one will be 4 months old on Sunday and I can’t believe how much she has changed. I might be exhausted, but I am so in love with this little girl that I can’t take it. Her innocence is so sweet, and her laugh is infectious. Ughhh I could go on all day about her!!

This week was my first full week as a stay at home mamma. She keeps me busy!! I love it so much.

As far as fitness goes, I do my best to get to the gym when I can (when someone can watch her), but until I feel comfortable putting her in the child care area I workout at home quite a bit.

THIS WEEK IN FITNESS:

2 HIIT workouts, 1 treadmill run at the gym, 1 yoga class at the gym, and the elliptical!! Both grandmas were over at some point this week, allowing me to get to the gym. They are the best!

I love HIIT workouts at home because they are quick, but so effective!!

I also carry around my chubby baby all day, so I feel like that counts as a workout haha!!

THIS WEEK IN FOOD:

Pork chops, veggies, and rice.

Stir fry! I put mine over brown rice.

The most amazing oatmeal and avocado toast from Zest Juice Co. YUM!

Turkey burgers, sweet potato fries, and corn!

Breastfeeding leaves me SO hungry, therefore I am eating more than usual! I try to eat as healthy as I can, especially since I’ve been going back for seconds….and the occasional third haha.

Well, that’s it for this update!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

With love,

Carly

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Let’s Eat-Our Weekend Of Tasty Food And Fitness

Hi, all! I swear, it gets harder to write these days, as my sweet baby keeps me super busy. I meant to post yesterday, but time got away from me. My sister-in-law moved into our house for the summer. She has an internship in our city and is staying with us until August.

Anyway, let’s recap the weekend…

FRIDAY:

My work bestie and I left early since it was our very last day, and we were done with everything. We celebrated with wine at Coopershawk winery. I had a glass of Rhubarb wine and chicken potstickers. It was delicious!

When I got home, I played with the baby until she went down for bed.

Dinner was some leftovers.

I watched Big Little Lies while I ate.

SATURDAY:

The day started early, so I had coffee and watched a show. I went out for a 3 mile run before the family woke up! The weather was perfect and it felt so good!

Later, my best friend came into town and my hubs hung with the baby while I spent time with her. We had Starbucks, did some shopping, and got brunch at Northstar cafe.

When I got home, I cleaned and hung out with my family. Dinner was a rotisserie chicken sandwich and a white sweet potato.

We watched a movie before bed.

SUNDAY:

I woke up, had some coffee, and played with the baby. I love reading to her. She is growing so fast and I am soaking up every minute!

For lunch, I made a healthier tuna noodle casserole in my Pampered Chef Rock Crock. It was so tasty!

After lunch and some cleaning, my sister and mother-in-law came over. They got all of my sister-in-law’s stuff moved in and we grilled out burgers after getting the baby to bed. YUM.

We watched a little TV, but I went to bed before everyone else.

That’s all for this update! I’m looking forward to catching up on all of your posts.

Have a great week!

With love,

Carly