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Weekend Wrap-Up (Food, Fitness, House Work, And Girl Time)

Oh Monday….here we are again. I am praying this week goes by quickly!

I am excited to have a dinner date to Cheesecake Factory on Wednesday! It will be our 3 year wedding anniversary! Yay!!

Before I get to our weekend, I want to share some pictures of my wonderful dad. Today would have been his 68th birthday. Gosh, I miss him so much. Cancer is the worst.

Our family the day I was born.

This past weekend was full of house work, shopping, good food, and relaxing. Here’s the recap…

SATURDAY:

I woke up, made some coffee, then headed to my “office” to teach 5 online classes. After teaching and some breakfast, I did a barre workout in my basement.

After my workout, I was craving a smoothie. My husband and I ventured out into the cold so I could get one!

It was full of peanut butter and chocolate…YUM!

When we got home, I was ready to do a deep clean of my house. I put on my favorite podcast and got to work. It took hours, but it felt so good to get my cleaning done.

Once I finished, I had a shower, put on pjs, and sent my hubs out to get us Chipotle for dinner.

We watched Making A Murderer until bed.

SUNDAY:

The day started with sleeping in and coffee. It was so nice! After breakfast, I did a prenatal yoga video. My back has been hurting and it felt so good!

That afternoon my mom came over to spend the day with me while my husband worked on house projects.

We had lunch at Whole Foods. I love their salad bar.

After lunch, we spent the day shopping. My mom got me a ton of maternity clothes! Thanks, mom!!! Early evening, my mom headed home and my husband and I made dinner.

Jalapeno turkey burgers, salad, and corn. It was so good!

We watched more Making A Murderer before bed.

Well, there’s the recap! Have a great week, everyone!

With love,

Carly

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Weekend Wrap-Up (A Date Night, Girl Time, And A Family Thanksgiving) Plus A B and W Photo Challenge Day 4 and 5

Ahh Sunday evening. I am currently laying on my couch, in front of my fireplace, after a busy day. Seriously it is the best feeling ever! I hope you all had a great weekend. I sure did! 

FRIDAY:

After work, I came home and got ready for a date night with my husband. We had Bibibop for dinner, then saw Justice League in the comfy theatre with reclining seats. We both loved the movie. 

Purple rice, chicken, corn, kale, carrots and cheese!! I got 3 different sauces on the side because I like variety. 


SATURDAY:

I slept in until 8:30, which is crazy late for me. I went on a 3 mile run outside to get ready for my Thanksgiving day race in the cold. It felt good and set the tone for my day.

After a shower, I met my best friend for a girl’s day! We got Starbucks, did some shopping, then saw Bad Moms Christmas in the dinner theater. It was a blast!

My meal was amazing. I get this pretty much every time I eat at the movies. It is their grilled chicken quinoa bowl. It has quinoa, chicken, asparagus, tomatoes, grilled onions, feta cheese, and a lemon dressing. Oh so tasty!!

Happy to get out for a day!

SUNDAY:

I woke up early and had a quick coffee before heading to the grocery store. 

After my shopping, I came home and got ready for family Thanksgiving with my husband’s family. We drove to his home town and enjoyed a full Thanksgiving meal and caught up with everyone. After we ate, we stopped by my husband’s parent’s house to see the pups and hang out a while.

We got home right around 8 and both ate a quick dinner. Now we are relaxing and watching T.V. 

Now to change this up a bit…

If you have seen my past few posts, you know that I was nominated to participate in the black and white photo challenge. 7 days, 7 pictures of your life, no people, no explanations.

DAY 4

DAY 5

I hopeyou guys have a great week! I will be preparing to host Thanksgiving for the first time. Busy busy!!
With love, 

Carly

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Nashville Bachelorette Weekend

Hello there, everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend. I spent mine in Nashville for a bachelorette party. We had so much fun! 

FRIDAY:

My friend and I hit the road as soon as I was off of work, grabbed Jersey Mike’s subs for dinner, and made it to the airbnb house around 10. We spent that evening getting to know all the girls and just hang out. We talked until 2 am then crashed hard.

SATURDAY:

My friend and I were the first to get up, so we made a Starbucks run for some much needed coffee. Once everyone else got up we all got dressed in our “Bride’s Besties” t-shirts. We ate breakfast at a local coffee shop and it was delicious. 

Vegetable frittata and an almond milk cappuccino. Yum!!!

After breakfast, we walked to our first activity of the day: the pedal tavern. It was an absolute BLAST!! The driver/bartender was fun and had a great music playlist. We pedaled throughout the city and were able to stop a few times for pictures. 

I highly recommend this!

After the pedal tavern, we stopped for a quick lunch before heading back to the house. We took naps (yes, we are all old), smacked, and watched Wedding Crashers.

We all woke up and started getting ready around 5. We went to dinner at The Southern and the food was delicious!

My dinner was gumbo, a salad with tons of veggies and goat cheese, and grilled asparagus. We all also split bread and an appetizer. 

After dinner, we walked to The Florida Georgia Line House. The basement is a dance floor with a bar and the second floor is a restaurant with live music. The third floor had some seating and a rooftop, but we didn’t venture up there.

Next, we went to Tootsies, which was so crowded that it was impossible to have any space. It was crazy!

Last, we went to AJ’s (Alan Jackson’s) bar and it was my favorite! It wasn’t crowded, lots of seating, and the live music was fantastic!! Definitely more my cup of tea than getting shoved by strangers. 

Random pictures from the evening. 

SUNDAY:

Us early birds (3 of us) woke up and got Starbucks of course! We drank coffee as the others started waking up, and ate an egg bake that one of the girls made. We all chatted before packing and hitting the road!

My friend and I wanted a healthy lunch so we stopped for Panera and it was awesome. 

After driving a while, we stopped at a rest stop in Kentucky and saw the most random thing: a man bottle feeding his baby llama. For real, guys! It was so cute and he let us play with him. 

I mean….

When I finally got home I unpacked, played with my cats, heated up lasagna and almond bread, then sat to watch my shows! My husband got home from work a couple hours later and I was so happy to see him!

It was a great weekend! 

Now I have to get ready, but I can’t wait to catch up on all of your posts!

Have a wonderful day!

With love, 

Carly 

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Fit Friday-This Week Of Food And FitnessĀ 

Happy Friday, everyone! I hope your week treated you well. Mine was long, but I did take the day off of work today, and it has been amazing. I meant to post earlier, but the week got away from me. Here is my recap!

MONDAY:

After work, I took one of my favorite workout classes at my gym called the C9 challenge. I know I have posted about it many times in the past, but it is a full body workout with cardio bursts and weights.

By the time I got home, my husband was already there and cooking dinner which was a big surprise! We love these little stir fry kits because they are cheap and tasty! We added chicken and ate it over rice.

Yum!!

TUESDAY:

I started the day with a 30 min stair climber workout which kicked my butt before heading to work.

For dinner, we had turkey meatloaf and plaintain fried in coconut oil. 

So filling and tasty!


WEDNESDAY:

I started the morning with a back and bicept workout, followed by breakfast at Starbucks before work. 

After work, I caught up on my shows and ate some leftovers. 

THURSDAY:

After work, I drove to my hometown to visit my best friend. We took a class called Pure Empower at a Pure Barre studio that she goes to. The class was awesome and I felt strong and focused the whole time. 

After class, we picked up Chipotle and took it to go. 

My bowl had brown rice, fajita veggies, chicken, tomatoes, corn, and a little bit of cheese.

Once we got back to her place we showered, put on PJs, and ate our food while watching Sex And The City. It was an awesome girl’s night!

FRIDAY:

This morning my best friend and I had coffee and breakfast at Starbucks, followed by a Target run. Once I left her, I met my mom for lunch and shopping before heading home. 

Panera!

Once I got home and unpacked, I went on a 3 mile run, followed by a bath with essential oils and epsom salts. 

Soooo relaxing.


Tonight is the first Friday in a while that we don’t have any plans and I am excited to just relax with my husband!!

I hope you have a great weekend! 

With love, 

Carly