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Fit Friday And Other Favorites-Home Edition

Hi, all!! Pretty much everything is closed around here, so the baby and I are bound to the house. The weather is beautiful today, so we have been able to get outside some. That has been SO helpful. Every time I get sad, I just look at what I have, and remind myself just how blessed I am.

On that note, let’s talk some favorites from the week!

FOOD:

Whole grain crust pizza and carrot fries. This was absolutely delicious!!

Chipotle by the fireplace.

Hash with ham, sweet potatoes peppers, onions, and lots of seasoning! Yum!

FITNESS:

Since I have to workout soley at home, I have been trying to mix things up. I have been able to get out for two runs with the baby and it felt amazing.

I have also done hiit videos, barre, and the elliptical!

FAMILY AND FACETIME:

I can’t get over how much my little girl brings me life. She makes this whole situation easier for me because she is so happy and wonderful! She had so much fun driving her car around this morning.

My husband is beyond amazing, too! He is always a voice of reason and calmness.

Facetime has been so important for us! The baby and I facetime my mom and mother-in-law just about every day!

My birthday is Monday and since my mom can’t visit, at least we get to talk all the time!

OTHERS:

*Even though we can’t get too close to people, it is so nice to see our neighbors outside. Smiles and waves are good for the soul.

*My favorite snack lately: Perfect Bar. These are SO good and filling!

*Book: I randomly stumbled upon a book called Regretting You while searching for another one. It has been so captivating and I have been staying up way to late to read it! Haha.

This weekend, I hope to do a little home celebrating with my little family since I am turning 31!

Have a blessed weekend!

With love,

Carly

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Fit Friday And Foodie Favorites

Hi, all!! Happy Friday! Baby K and I just got back from “Birds” class, which is our mommy and me gym class. My sweet girl is growing so fast! She has so much personality. She learned to blow kisses, signs “more” and “eat,” growls at the leopard in her animal book, is all over the place, and gives “gentle touches” when told. She is so fun! Isn’t she adorable??

Anyway….Let’s get to the recap…

FOOD FAVORITES THIS WEEK:

Stuffed peppers with a salad.

Salad bar from Whole Foods.

Taco wonton cups with lime bean chips. This was delicious!

FITNESS THIS WEEK:

*I have to highlight my favorite workout from the week first: Dance Jam. My old co-worker/bestie and I took this class at the gym and had a blast! It was a really good workout (even though we spent most of the time laughing).

*I also took Cycle Sculpt. This particular class incorporates light weights as well.

My at home workouts included:

*Elliptical

*Barre

*Leg workout video from YouTube

Baby K and I also got out for a couple walks!

Now that the weather is showing glimpses of slightly warmer weather, I am itching to get outside more. We are hoping to go to the Zoo this weekend!!

That’s all for today, friends!

Have a great weekend!

With love,

Carly

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A Fit Mamma And Baby Update

Hello, all! I feel like I have been so sporadic with my writing because I have been so busy. Ever since my sweet girl turned one her schedule has changed so much. I fear that she has already dropped to one nap, and she is everywhere! Gosh, isn’t she so cute though?? I tried on her new swimsuit and hat. We are ready for warm weather.

She is getting molars, and I hate seeing her in pain. I do have teething oil and chew toys! One night we had to use tylenol because it was so bad. She is full of energy, and learns new things each day. My favorite thing is that she growls at the jaguar in her animal book. She really is the best baby!!

MOM UPDATE:

I have been doing my best to stay healthy, and continue having balance in my life. On Friday, I got to go out for a glass of wine with my bestie from my old job! It was much needed. I love every time we get together. I am on constant mom dudy (which I love), but time with friends is so important.

My little family got out on a walk yesterday, which was so nice! It was chilly, but very sunny. The baby loved looking around, and my husband and I enjoyed chatting.

Hubs and I rented Rocketman after the baby went to bed last night. We both really enjoyed it!!

FOOD:

I didn’t take a whole lot of pictures this past week, but here are a couple dinners!

Roast (I put mine on a sandwich thin) with potatoes and carrots.

Chickpea pasta with meat sauce!

FITNESS:

*I got out for a run this week because we had a day of mild weather! It felt so good!!

*Barre

*Spinning

*Elliptical

*Upper body RX class

Today, we are planning going out to breakfast as a family! I’m so excited. I also need to grocery shop and get some cleaning done.

I am off to finish my coffee before the baby gets up.

Have a wonderful day!

With love,

Carly

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Fit Friday-This Week In Food, Fitness, Motherhood, Sun, and Snow

Hello and happy Friday, all! The house is picked up, the baby is sleeping, and this mamma is under a blanket because it is so cold out! We woke up to snow. We decided to go out and play in our pjs for a little because the baby hasn’t really had a chance to experience it.

She was wiggling so much when she saw it falling down! The weather has been crazy. It was warm on Monday and I was outside in a tank top. Haha!

Let’s talk FITNESS:

I have done a good variety of workouts this week. I have to mix it up to keep from getting bored!

MONDAY: Baby K and I got out for a 3 mile run. The weather was beautiful!! We stopped at the swings on the way home.

TUESDAY: Barre workout video.

WEDNESDAY: 30 minutes on the elliptical

THURSDAY: I took a cycle sculpt class at the gym. It is spinning with light weights incorporated.

FRIDAY: This morning I did a hiit workout video.

FOOD FAVORITES:

Taco salad with coconut oil fried plantains. SO good!

Crockpot buffalo chicken sandwiches! This was delicious and so easy to make!

Chicken legs made in the air fryer with corn.

Whole Foods salad bar!

OTHER:

*My mom came over yesterday and it was so nice to spend time with her! We love when she visits. The baby gets SO excited!

*Baby K is turning one year old on Sunday and I have been very emotional.

*Baby K moved up to the next level in gym class. She is now in birds instead of bugs.

*Our next two weekends are so busy. Tomorrow, we have baby K’s Valentine’s pictures. On Sunday, we have two birthday parties.

Next weekend, we have baby K’s birthday party!

Busy busy!!!

That’s about all for now! Have a great weekend!

With love,

Carly

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A Fit Mamma And Baby Update

Hello, and happy Friday everyone!

Each day is another day closer to baby K turing one year old. I cannot believe how fast it has gone. She is the absolute best kid ever! She loves making silly faces, eats everything, gives hugs and kisses, sleeps well, enjoys all the kids in Bugs class, and continues to melt our hearts daily. She is super chatty and loves to say “dad.” She has 3 teeth and tries to bite everything. Haha. She is so loved!

FITNESS UPDATE:

I try to get to the gym some mornings, weekends, and anytime that my mom visits. This week (and past weekend) I have gone to spinning, taken a lifting class, and did a hiit treadmill workout at the gym.

At home, I did barre, the elliptical, and yoga.

Working out has always been such a great outlet for me, but it is important to take a day off to rest as well. Each Sunday I let my body recover.

FOOD UPDATE:

I haven’t posted in a while, so going back to last weekend…

On Saturday, my little family went to brunch at Northstar Cafe. It was so fun, and baby K was such a ham with all of the people. I had a ham and cheese scone, eggs, and a shooting star juice. Baby K had eggs and a few bites of my scone (which she loved and made her dance) hahaha. My husband had biscuits and gravy! Yum!!

On Sunday, I had brunch with some girlfriends at 101 Beer Kitchen, and oh my gosh my food was amazing. I had avacado toast with a beet spread, poached eggs, and balsamic.

As far as dinners go this week, we have had chicken, pasta, and stuffed peppers.

Wednesday evening, I went to dinner with a mom from Bugs class. We went to Northstar Cafe, and I got the thai burrito with broccoli and peanut sauce. It was amazing!

This was our first time hanging out outside of Bugs, and we had such a fun time. We talked for 2 hours, and probably could have stayed longer! It isn’t always easy making friends as an adult, but I am so glad I branched out!

OTHER:

This weekend will be full of family time and cleaning!

That’s all for this update! I hope you all have a great weekend.

With love,

Carly