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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

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This Week In Food, Fitness, Pregnancy, Birthdays, And Our Upcoming Trip

Hello and happy Friday, all! I can’t sleep in anymore because I am so excited for our getaway. My husband turned 30 yesterday, so we are taking a trip to Chicago just for fun. We are celebrating that, our anniversary, and calling it our babymoon. I planned some things to do, so it should be fun.

Anyway, I am officially 25 weeks pregnant! Baby girl is laying directly on my bladder, I swear! Haha! This picture is from last week, but shows that belly off!

BUMPDATE:

CRAVINGS: All of the cheese!!

CHALLENGES:

*Acne-I am just doing my best to keep it under control.

*Back pain- with a growing belly, it is doing a number on my back. Thank goodness I have a great chiropractor.

*Snoring- I’m keeping my poor husband up lol!

*Bladder pressure

*Exhaustion

JOYS:

*Feeling her sweet little kicks

*Embracing the bump. How amazing that a little human is growing inside of me?!

*Eating a little extra and not feeling guilty haha!

FITNESS:

I’m feeling okay during my workouts! This week’s workouts:

*Pure barre videos

*Cardio (not as much running anymore)

*Spinning

FOOD:

Meatloaf and sides

Kabobs

Beef and potatoes

HUBS BDAY DINNER-Fish tacos from J Alexander’s. YUMMM!!!

For Brad’s birthday, I woke up early, got Starbucks and put balloons out (of course the cats had fun playing with them).

After work, his whole family and my mom came over and we all went to a nice dinner before coming to our house for cake.

He is so handsome!

Us with Brad’s siblings! How nice for everyone to drive to spend time with us.

Now it is time for a quick workout before we leave for Chicago!

Have a great weekend, all!

With love,

Carly

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Food, Fitness, Pregnancy, And Our Anniversary

Hello, all! Yesterday marked 24 weeks in my pregnancy. I can’t believe on Thanksgiving day I will officially be in the 3rd trimester. Ahhh!!!

I am starting to get some bad pains in my back and exhaustion is no joke. Not to mention the bladder that ALWAYS feels full! Lol!!! BUT….I love feeling my little bean kicking and seeing my belly grow. Pregnancy really is amazing.

I had a really great week of food and fitness, so here is the recap…

MONDAY:

The day started with an upper body workout class at my gym. It is hard to get motivated to take classes, but I am always happy when I go.

Dinner was chicken legs in the air fryer! If you don’t have an air fryer, they are awesome. Food cooks so fast and is always delicious. We also had asparagus and some chips.

TUESDAY:

The weather was so nice so I went for a jog after work. The pressure on my bladder is pretty bad at this point, so I only did a mile. I also did some other cardio exercises after the jog.

Dinner was pasta with ground turkey. YUMMMM!!!

WEDNESDAY:

Not only was it Halloween, but it was our 3 year wedding anniversary! Just a couple favorites from our wedding!

After work, I did a short barre workout before my husband came home early from work. We exchanged gifts before heading out to dinner. My pretty flowers!

We went to Cheesecake Factory for dinner and enjoyed spending the evening chatting.

I love their bread.

I had shrimp tacos.

After dinner, we came home and watched Netflix until bed.

THURSDAY:

The day started with a spin class. I haven’t been to one in so long and only stayed half the class, but it felt so good!!

Dinner was leftovers thrown together because I worked late and wanted something easy when I got home.

I ate while watching This Is Us.

FRIDAY:

The day started with a gluteus maxout class at my gym. It felt great, especially since I haven’t taken this class in so long.

I grabbed Starbucks and they have their holiday cups out now! Yay! So festive.

After work, my husband and I going to make pizzas and just relax. My nephew is coming tomorrow and spending the night! I can’t wait to see him.

Have a great weekend, everyone! With love,

Carly

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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