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Weekend Wrap-Up (Food, Fitness And Friends)

Hi, all! Another weekend flew by, which means another weekend closer to meeting our girl! I will be 37 weeks on Thursday and I’m feeling every bit of it.

This weekend was a nice mixture of relaxing and getting things done around the house. Here is my recap…

FRIDAY NIGHT:

My husband picked up Chipotle for us on his way home from work. We ate and wached Netflix, which was so relaxing.

SATURDAY:

The day started with coffee and online teaching! I did a barre workout before starting on my to-do list. I got a lot done!

Later, my husband went out to grab us carry out from Roosters while I stayed home and took a long shower.

We ate and watched Breaking Bad until we went to bed.

SUNDAY:

My husband and I picked up Starbucks first thing and brought it home to enjoy in front of the fireplace.

I did yoga, went to the grocery store, and folded laundry.

My husband set up some things for baby girl! We are so ready for her!!!

We went out to dinner at a place called Local Cantina with some friends. I enjoyed the chicken fajitas!

We had fun catching up spending time with friends!

When we got home we watched a little TV before bed.

Now time to prepare for the freezing cold weather expected this week!

Have a good one!

With love,

Carly

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Fitness, Food, And Our 36 Week Ultrasound/Bumpdate

Hello, all! Yay for Friday!! I just finished a short cardio workout and am now relaxing and waiting for the husband to bring food home haha.

We had our growth ultrasound this morning and baby girl is doing wonderful! She currently weighs 5 pounds 14 ounces.

They also did a strep b test and checked to see if I was dialated. I am 1 cm so far!

The dr. was very pleased, and we loved seeing our beautiful, active little girl! Ahhh!! We are getting so close.

Aside from being uncomfortable, I’m doing well for being so far along.

CRAVINGS:

*Sweets, carbs, and cheese

CHALLENGES:

*Bending over

*Bladder pressure

*Exhaustion

*Back pain

*Dry/Itchy Skin and lips

*Struggles getting comfortable

*Constantly out of breath

BLESSINGS:

*Feeling her move and kick

*Nesting (It has caused me to be super prepared)

*Being able to stay active

*Knowing she is healthy and growing

FITNESS THIS WEEK:

I made it to a spin class on Tuesday because we had a “cold day” at work/ the busses wouldn’t start. I took it easy and only did 30 minutes, but it felt great to be at the gym.

I have also done a few barre workouts, plus my elliptical and bike.

I have worked out every day so far and plan on taking Sunday off to rest!

FOOD THIS WEEK:

Pasta and veggie “meatballs”

Turkey burgers, veggies, and sweet potato fries

Hot ham and cheese, plus a salad

Frozen pasta meal an English muffin

Everything was super tasty!

That’s all for my Friday update! Have a great weekend, everyone!!

With love,

Carly

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Weekend Wrap-Up-Tasty Food, A Date Night, Workouts, Pregnancy, And Snow

Hello, all! Monday came again too quickly, but each week that goes by is just another one closer to meeting our baby girl! My cats are loving the bump, and I’m loving the extra snuggles.

Baby has been in my ribs all weekend and it hurts quite a bit. I was able to get some relief with baths and yoga.

As of Friday, we are down to weekly dr. appointments and will be counting down until sweet thing is here!

We have some last minute things to do, but overall we are ready for her! 😊

Anyway….onto our weekend recap…

FRIDAY NIGHT:

Dinner was a chili bake made with vegetarian chili and chicken dogs wrapped in crescent rolls. It was so tasty, but I wished the rolls were a little crisper. Next time I will add the chili after the bake.

SATURDAY:

I woke up, had coffee, then taught my online classes for the day.

After teaching, I did 20 minutes on my bike at home and a 10 minute barre arm workout. The rest of the day was spent cleaning and watching the snow fall ALL day!

By evening time, my husband and I needed out of the house, so we decided to go to dinner. Everything was super empty due to the snow! We had Northstar Cafe and I had pizza and a salad. Yum!!!

After dinner, we came home and relaxed until bed.

SUNDAY:

We slept in and it was so nice! We relaxed and made coffee and pancakes for breakfast.

After relaxing a bit, I prepped some classes, did a grocery run, took a bath, and did yoga. I have to remind myself how much yoga helps during pregnancy!!

Dinner was a frozen lo mein kit I got from Trader Joe’s and it was delicious!

After dinner, we chilled by our fireplace with the cats and watched Netflix until bed.

Have a great week, everyone!

With love,

Carly

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Health, Fitness, Food, And Pregnancy

Hi, all!! Yesterday marked week 34 in my pregnancy and it is getting harder each week. I am pretty uncomfortable at this point. I feel best on my side with my pregnancy pillow.

Overall, for being close to the end I’d say I am doing well! I am staying (mostly) healthy, continuing to workout, and doing my best at work. I am trying to embrace the short time left of just my husband and I. We are so ready for this new journey and already love this little one so much!

I hope my cats love our little as much as they love my belly haha!

As far as fitness goes, I have soley been working out at home the past couple of weeks. I have a little home gym and spend around 30 minutes each day (with a day or 2 off) to do some prenatal workouts.

I got these loop bands at Target and have incorporated them into my strength training.

I also am continuing pure barre, the elliptical, and prenatal cardio videos. I love being able to workout safely while pregnant!!

Food has been pretty tasty this week. Here is a look at my dinners!

Pasta with vegan “meatballs” and an English muffin.

Chicken terriaki stir fry over brown rice.

Breakfast for dinner!

Jersey Mike’s subs. I had chips, too!

Tonight, I am making a chili dog bake! Yum.

Apparently, we are supposed to get a snow storm this weekend, so we will be spending time cleaning, finishing up the nursery, making a hospital packing list, and relaxing! I hope you all have a great weekend!

With love,

Carly

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Fit/Foodie Friday, Plus A 31 Week Bumpdate

Hey there, friends! I am SO glad it’s Friday!! Plus, it is the last day of work until we get to enjoy a 2 week break. I think teachers love break more than the students haha.

Yesterday marked 31 weeks in my pregnancy, and I feel like this third trimester is flying by.

*My girl’s kicks have gotten stronger and mamma sure feels them constantly!

*I am still craving cheese of all kinds.

*I am in a constant tired state, but that is to be expected with 20 extra pounds and a growing human inside of me.

*My back is okay most days, which I will take!

*We are pretty much prepared for our little lady, just a few things to do that I am hoping to finish during break.

*I keep dreaming about her. I just can’t wait to hold her!!

Okay….now onto the weekly recap:

MONDAY:

After work, I did a quick prenatal barre workout before getting ready for an annual Christmas dinner with some girlfriends and our moms.

We met at Cheesecake Factory, exhanged gifts, and talked for a long time. It was so much fun!

My huge salad! I also had a ton of bread lol!

I crashed soon after coming home.

TUESDAY:

After work, I made it to the gym for 30 minutes on the lateral machine.

Dinner was broccoli and cheese stuffed chicken, vegetables, and a salad!

My husband and I rented Venom and watched it before bed.

WEDNESDAY:

I did a “bump at the barre” workout after work and it felt pretty good.

Dinner was a taco salad with coconut oil fried plantains!

THURSDAY:

After work I went to the gym for 30 minutes on the arc trainer.

Dinner was turkey meatloaf, brussel sprouts, and a sweet potato. It was so tasty!

We rented a movie, but I slept through most of it haha!

FRIDAY:

I am hoping to get a quick workout in after work before we head to my husband’s work Christmas party!

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

With love,

Carly