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Food, Fitness, Cookouts, And Our Upcoming Mini Vacation

Happy Friday, everyone! How has your week been treating you? Do you have any fun weekend plans? Tomorrow, we are going to my husband’s home town to celebrate a sweet one year old.

On Sunday, my mom and I are leaving for a mini getaway. I’m sad my husband can’t go, but he has no more time off of work. I guess 2 weeks of vacation was a lot! Anyway, we are going from Sunday to Tuesday to my sister in law and her family’s lake house in Michigan. I’m excited to spend time with my brother, his wife, and my niece and nephews.

Next up, let’s recap my week….

MONDAY:

The day started with online teaching and getting ready quick before my work bestie picked me up. School starts soon, so we helped our principal unpack things for the classrooms.

When I got home, I had a quick lunch, then forced myself to the gym. I did a quick cardio workout (arc trainer), showered and got ready again. My work bestie and I went to my husband’s shop so he could work on her car. While he was working, we had dinner at Jersey Mike’s subs.

I had a veggie sub and sun chips.

TUESDAY:

After teaching, I went to the gym for an upper body workout class. It felt good, but left me tired.

I met my mother and sister in law for lunch because they were in town to shop. We had fun catching up!

Dinner was frozen veggie lasagna (it did not taste awesome, but I was in no mood to cook). I ate it all, though haha.

WEDNESDAY:

I was able to get a 3 mile jog in because the weather was cool and felt amazing!

I had an appointment and ran some errands, but nothing too exciting happened this day.

For dinner, we made fritos taco salad! It was so good!!

THURSDAY:

I had a rough day because I was not feeling well. I managed to do a yoga video and take a bath. I finally got a touch of energy so I cleaned and mopped.

We had plans to have dinner at our friend’s house. We had fun, despite my not feeling 100 percent.

They cooked out and we ate at talked on their deck. It was so nice!

I also got to snuggle their sweet pup!

We got home late and went straight to bed.

FRIDAY:

I have a big list of things to do today, and need to get started soon!

Have a great weekend!

With love,

Carly

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Fit Friday-Food, Fitness, Friend Dates, And Zumba

Hello and happy Friday, all!! How has your week been?! Mine has been lovely, and I have another fun day planned. My niece and mom are spending the day and night with me. Yay!!

I am definitely enjoying the rest of summer before the school year starts!

Here is this week’s recap!

MONDAY:

My day was spent cleaning and getting things done around the house.

I waited until evening to take an express upper body class at my gym. 30 minutes, but I always get so much out of it!

Dinner was pizza! I made my crust with Kodiak Cake mix. It is a healthy, versatile pancake mix. It makes an awesome crust! Topped with mozzarella, chunky sauce, and turkey pepperoni.

After dinner, we watched the Bachelorette before bed.

TUESDAY:

I woke up and taught some online classes. I LOVE this little side gig!!

I was exhausted this day, so my workout was just a short video in my basement. Just enough to get me moving.

Dinner was minestrone soup and cornbread!

I fell asleep early, knowing Wednesday was a busy day for me.

WEDNESDAY:

I started the day teaching, as usual. After teaching, I met a girlfriend for breakfast at our favorite spot: Northstar Cafe. The food is always fresh and incredible. Plus, our meals were free because the last time we went it took too long to get our food (even though it wasn’t long at all). Anyway, we talked for a couple hours and enjoyed our dishes.

I had the sweet potato and turkey hash topped with eggs. YUM!!

After we ate, I had a dr. appointment. It was fine, except they had to take what felt like so much blood! Ugh, no thank you! Haha.

I relaxed a bit, before having a snack, then picking up my work bestie for my first ever Zumba class. Guys, that class is not easy! It was so much fun, though.

Post workout!

It was pretty late when I was heading home, so I picked up a veggie sub and sun chips at Jersey Mike’s subs.

My husband and I ate while watching Master Chef!

THURSDAY:

The day started with a spin class at my gym! It felt great, but left me a bit worn out.

I didn’t do much the rest of the day, but dinner was delicious.

I made antipasto squares. I make mine with Annie’s organic crescent rolls, then stuff the inside with whatever sounds good. My side had mozzarella, turkey pepperoni, and tamed jalapenos. I added ham to my husband’s side. Before baking, I top it with olive oil and parmesan.

I had a salad with mine.

We rented the movie Rampage and watched it while we ate!

We went to bed early.

FRIDAY:

I was supposed to teach this morning, but it was canceled so I’m writing this instead! I need to clean and hopefully workout before my mom and niece get here.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

With love,

Carly

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Fit Friday (On A Saturday) And Vacation #2 Plans

Hello, hello everyone! For some reason summer has me off of my blogging game. Ugh! I did just enjoy a vanilla iced coffee while catching up on all of your lovely posts!

Today will be full of cleaning and packing for vacation with my family. Every year, we visit the Outer Banks in North Carolina. We have been going since I was little, and a piece of my heart is always there! I had my first alcoholic drink there, my dad’s ashes are scattered there, I got engaged there, and went hang gliding over the ocean. It is so special to me!

Last year!

Hang gliding!!

Anyway, on to this week in food and fitness and fun…

I am just going to leave some highlights!

This was from an upper body workout class that I just love!

My other workouts this week included the treadmill, arch trainer, stair climber, weightlifting on my own, a workout video in my basement, and a jog outside!

As for this week in food…

Egg rolls and plantains! I baked the egg rolls to make them healthier.

A rice bowl with cheese, pico, and fried plantainsl.

Panera with my sister in law, niece and nephews! We sat outside and it was SO fun catching up with them. Family makes my heart happy!

Mid week was my work besties birthday! We celebrated at her house by having a Handmaid’s Tale Finale viewing party. We all brought snacks (I made fruit dip), hung out and watched the show.

We had a blast. I love my work family!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!! I will update from the beach!

With love,

Carly

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Fit Friday: Spring Break Edition

Happy Friday, folks! Typically, this is one of my favorite days, but this one just means that break is ending. I have had an awesome week off. It was full of family time, catching up with friends, delicious food, and some good workouts.

Let’s recap:

MONDAY:

The morning started slow. I slept in and enjoyed some coffee and relaxing before starting my day.

I took gluteus maxout at my gym and it was killer!

After the gym, I had a appointment at the dr. It was quick and positive!

When I got home, I spent the afternoon cleaning and folding laundry. Dinner was a kodiak cake pizza with a salad.

TUESDAY:

Another day of sleeping in! Yay! After coffee and breakfast I took a class at my gym called 50/50. Basically half the class is cardio, and the other is strength training. I enjoyed it a lot!

After the gym and a quick lunch, I headed to the dentist for an old filling removal and replacement. I was numb for what felt like forever, and in pain when it wore off. Ugh. Oh, well! I slept for a while when I got home only to be woken up by crazy storms. Yikes!

Dinner was air fried chicken, green beans and a salad.

WEDNESDAY:

I decided to get up early to go to my regular workout class: tabata! I love getting so much out of a 30 minute class.

When I got home, I made my healthy cheesecake for breakfast.

I met a girlfriend for lunch at Northstar Cafe and we talked for two hours. We had so much catching up to do! I had my favorite salad ever!!

After lunch, I came home and did some things around the house. I also watched a movie and cuddled my cat!

For dinner, I made roast and potatoes in the air fryer. I made mine as a sandwich and it was excellent!

THURSDAY:

I woke up early and did a run at my gym. I took a quick shower and headed to my home town to see my best friend! I brought Starbucks to her house and we chatted and played with her kids a while before heading to lunch at Panera. We did some shopping before I headed home.

When I got home, I relaxed a bit before my mom came over. We went to Whole Foods and picked up dinner before coming back to my place.

After dinner, we watched Netflix until bed.

FRIDAY:

The morning was full of work on the computer and lots of coffee!

Early afternoon, my mom and I went over to the reservoir by my house for a run. I did stair sprints and it took my breath away.

After our workout, we got pedicures. It felt amazing!! Our next stop was Verizon and I got a new phone. I love it!

Now I am relaxing until I decide to get up and make dinner. Haha!

Have a great weekend, everyone! Hope you have some fun plans.

With love,

Carly

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A Taste Of Spring, A Day Off, A Night With Friends, Tasty Food, And A Week Of Fitness

Hello and happy Friday, all! I have had a pretty good week, minus feeling exhausted at work. Between the tasty food, new workouts, one stunning day, and a day off, I sure can’t complain.

Here’s the recap:

MONDAY:

Due to President’s Day, I had the day off of work. I took advantage of sleeping in and utilizing the time to clean, fold laundry, get in a great upper body lifting workout, get an oil change (thanks hubby), and shop with my mom!

As for this day in food….

For lunch, I had a chicken and couscous bowl from the cafe at my gym. It was delicious! I also had banana bread when I got home.

Dinner was grilled cheese and minestrone soup!

After dinner, we watched the Bachelor before bed!

TUESDAY:

The day was absolutely beautiful outside!! It got up to 74 degrees, which made me so excited for spring weather!

After work, I went over to the reservoir by my house for a run. It was so nice!

After my run, my husband and I got ready and went to our friend’s house for dinner. They made jambalaya with garlic bread. It was delicious!!!!

Also, they have a super cute puppy who just loves me.

We got home pretty late and went straight to bed.

WEDNESDAY:

I decided to try a new workout class before work, and I’m so glad I did! It was a tabata class and only a half hour, but so intense. It was 20 seconds all out, 10 seconds rest of a bunch of different excercises. I will be doing it again for sure.

Dinner was a turkey burger with avacado and coconut oil fried plantain!

THURSDAY:

I started the morning with a spin class. It was a good one, but I sure was tired.

After work, I took a nap before making dinner. Grilled cheese and leftover minestrone soup…

I’m a kid at heart.

I fell asleep early on the couch!

FRIDAY:

I started the morning with my gluteus maxout class and it was great as always.

I grabbed Starbucks before work.

I have a busy weekend ahead, but it should be fun!

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

With love,

Carly