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Fit Friday And A Mamma Update

Hello and happy Friday, all!! I am nursing my little one (who just had a bath due to her huge blowout at Target), so I finally have a few minutes to write. Yay! This week has been non-stop, and the weekend will be the same way.

Tomorrow, I get to cash in my Mother’s Day present of a spa day! It includes a facial, pedicure, and a massage! I cannot wait! Then, that evening, my husband and I are going to a wedding for a work friend of mine. I am so excited for the whole day and night!

Anyway, back to this week in food, fitness, and all things mom life.

MONDAY:

My mom came over on Monday to hang out since we hadn’t seen her in a few weeks. We each went on vacation and they overlapped. She watched the baby for me while I went to the gym for a dumbbell and stair climber workout. It felt so good!

We went to lunch at Whole Foods, did some shopping, chatted, and enjoyed the day.

My husband’s family went to dinner for my sister-in-law’s birthday, but my mom and I stayed home to get the baby to bed. We ate dinner and watched Shark Tank. It was such a nice day!!

TUESDAY:

My sweet baby girl turned 5 months old! Oh, I love her so. She is constantly gaining new skills, and I adore her personality. She is perfect, chubby, funny, and beyond loveable!!

For my workout, I did 30 minutes on the elliptical during her naptime.

Dinner was a crab cake, sweet potato, and rice!

WEDNESDAY:

I went for a 3 mile run before my husband headed to work. The weather was perfect that morning and it felt so good!

Afterwards, I got ready and headed to my hometown with the baby to visit my best friend and her 4 kiddos. We talked, had coffee and lunch, and just enjoyed being together.

It was so much fun!!

I headed home after lunch and baby did well in the car.

Dinner was a veggie burger, plantain, and salad! So tasty!

We rented a movie and ate while we watched it!

THURSDAY:

My workout that morning was an upper body barre video. It was a good one!

Baby and I had our first mommy and me gym class. It was so fun having her around other little ones!! She was laughing and enjoying herself so much!

She was exhausted and went to bed extra early!

Dinner was chicken, rice, and a salad!

FRIDAY:

This morning, I did a lower body barre workout video and a 15 minute hiit video. It felt great!!

Baby and I went to lunch with my work bestie and it was so nice!

The rest of the day will be spent doing house stuff and playing with baby K until her bedtime!

That’s all for this recap! Have a great weekend, everyone.

With love,

Carly

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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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Fit Friday-Mom Edition #5 And A Life Update

Hey there, everyone! I hope the week treated you well. I am going back to work on Monday after 12 weeks of being home with my sweet girl. It will be hard to be away from her, but there is only 4 weeks left until summer break. I am staying home with baby next year and feel so blessed that I am able to do so.

Anyway…we have had a great week! Let’s recap, shall we?

MONDAY:

My mom came over to babysit so my husband and I could have a date night. She came over early and let me sneak off to the gym first! I did a 30 minute hiit workout on the treadmill.

I came home and got ready for date night. My husband and I went to bibibop for dinner, then saw Avengers End Game.

Dinner was delicious and we both loved the movie.

TUESDAY:

The day started with online teaching and coffee. I did a pure barre workout video at home and it left me so sore!

The day consisted of housework until it was time for baby to have a bath.

Dinner was amazing. I made a kielbasa and sweet potato hash! Yum!!

WEDNESDAY:

I put baby in her mammaroo while I did a fitness blender workout video. It was quick and sweaty!

I took baby K to meet all of my work friends that day! It was so fun to show her off.

For dinner, I made buffalo ranch chicken in the crockpot. I had mine on an English muffin!

THURSDAY:

My mom came over to spend time with us. She watched baby K while I went to a tabata class at the gym. It was so fun.

When I got home, my mom and I took the little one on a stroller walk. I love having her to walk with!

For dinner, we got Northstar Cafe and it did not disappoint!

FRIDAY:

I taught online this morning before having coffee with my husband. When he left for work, I got the baby down for a nap and started organizing!

When baby woke up, we played, then she sat in her swing while I did the elliptical.

I have sausage and bean soup in the crockpot for dinner.

Now…off to relax a bit before the little one wakes up!

Have a great weekend!

With love,

Carly

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Foodie Friday And Pregnancy Pains (End Of The 2nd Trimester)

Hi, all! Well, I’m less than a week away from my 3rd trimester, which is crazy! It is officially a struggle due to some terrible back pain. I tried on the dress for my baby shower today and just can’t believe how much my belly is growing.

STRUGGLES:

*Baby girl is potentially laying on a nerve and it hurts to even walk. This makes work tough, but I have my amazing work bestie who helps me out all the time.

*Leg cramps: they come in the middle of the night and are excruciating.

*Continued acne and redness on my face.

*Hungry ALL the time….like so hungry haha

Pregnancy is hard as it is beautiful. I do love my growing belly and have SO much to be greatful for.

THANKFULNESS:

*Baby kicks: they literally are amazing.

*A healthy, growing baby girl.

*A husband that rubs out cramps in the middle of the night and helps me put my shoes on in the morning.

THIS WEEK IN FOOD:

Pasta, turkey meatballs, and toast.

Taco salad with coconut oil fried plantain.

Veggie burger (I had 2) and corn.

My hash/stew that was delicious! It had chunks of turkey, coconut oil fried sweet potatoes, onions, mushrooms, and a can of cream of mushroom soup. YUMMMM!

My bowl with toast. I love healthier comfort food!

THIS WEEK IN FITNESS:

I have done super low impact this week due to my back pain. I want to stay active and healthy, yet listen to my body and take it easy.

MONDAY: I took an upper body workout class at my gym. I avoided the cardio they did, but still lifted a little.

TUESDAY: I went for a swim which felt good to get cardio without impact.

WEDNESDAY: Pure barre video

THURSDAY: I did the stationary bike, then stretched out.

FRIDAY: A short pure barre video

This upcoming weekend will be busy, but I’m excited for it!!! Tomorrow, we are heading to Cincinnati for my niece’s first birthday party. It is about a 2 hour drive each way so we will be gone most of the day.

Sunday is my baby shower!! Yay!

I hope you all have a great weekend! With love,

Carly