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Whole30 Update And Life Lately

Hello, everyone! My goodness, I haven’t updated in a while. We have been incredibly busy, as we move next Wednesday into an apartment while our home is being built.

Anyway…I am close to the end of Whole30 and wanted to updated you all.

I feel SO good. I hit a slump about halfway through and almost quit, but that quickly changed.

WHY I HAVE LOVED IT:

*I have more energy throughout the day.

*I don’t miss sugar or bread at all.

*I am in love with bulletproof coffee, and will keep having it in the mornings.

*My skin feels awesome.

*I have fallen back in love with cooking.

*I am not bloated.

*Cauliflower rice is my new favorite addition to my meals.

Here are a few yummy meals I have made.

Overall, I have loved the experience and am so glad I started and pushed through!

OKAY, moving on…

LIFE LATELY:

As I said at the beginning, moving has kept us busy, but my excitement is building so much as we get to watch our home go up. I also am excited to live with my mom for a couple months while we are in limbo until the house is ready!

K and I have been having so much fun meeting friends at the park, going to gymnastics, taking walks, and reading all of the books. Her language is increasing, and I am trying to encourage more words throughout the day.

I am so excited for fall! Picking apples and pumpkins, cool weather, and and Halloween (which will be our 5 year wedding anniversary)!

We are traveling this year for weddings and vacation. I am pumped!!

Anyway, that is all for my update. I can’t wait to catch up with all of your posts tonight!

Have a wonderful rest of the week.

With love,

Carly

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Weekend Wrap-Up And My First Week Of Whole30

Hello! Happy Monday, all. I hope you had a great weekend. We sure did!

SATURDAY:

The day started with coffee, a strength and jog workout, then doing some shopping with my sister-in-law. K spent time with daddy while I was busy!

The afternoon was full of stroller walks and playtime with my girl.

Once she went to bed, we finished house work and cleaned before a quick (late) dinner and some Mindhunter.

SUNDAY:

My sister-in-law and I separated and planted herbs! K had fun playing in the leaves while we worked.

My mom came into town and we took K to the sunflower field! The season is about over so the blooms were dying, but we still had so much fun!

That evening, I went to dinner with a girlfriend of mine! We had fun catching up, and I had a yummy Whole30 approved dinner. Northstar Cafe is the best!

Speaking of Whole30, I have officially finished my first week! Here are my thoughts so far:

The first couple of days were the hardest, as I had some headaches and cravings, but I pushed through and things are getting SO much better.

I am WAY less bloated than typical, and have found myself enjoying prepping and cooking. I miss my easy snacks, but have been enjoying fresh fruit, nuts, and vegetables.

Dates and almond butter have been a lifesaver when I need some quick, healthy energy!

So far I am loving it, and am excited to see how I feel as I continue!

I will keep updating each week.

Well, that’s about all for today. Have a great week!

With love,

Carly

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Fit Friday-Mom Edition (Plus A Life Catch-Up)

Hello and happy Friday, all! I am currently drinking my nitro cold brew from Starbucks and relaxing while my daughter naps. Now that our house is sold, things have settled down a bit, and we have had more time to relax and enjoy life.

WHAT WE HAVE BEEN UP TO:

Family beach day! K had a ball, and my husband took us out on the jetskis.

I went to Coopershawk winery with one of my best friends and we each got a flight. It was so fun relaxing. I always love catching up with her!

My mother-in-law and I took K to the zoo and we had a great time!

My husband and I had an at home date night! He cooked dinner, then we played board games. It was so fun!

My mom is here today and we are going to take K to the park.

FITNESS:

I have been missing the gym quite a bit lately, but am doing my best to switch up my workouts and have fun doing them at home.

*Stroller barre and runs

*YouTube videos (my favorite is FitnessBlender and Gymra)

*Full body kettlebell workouts

*Yoga (I have been trying to do this more because it feels SO good, plus it helps a lot with my anxiety)

FOOD:

Acai bowl! Yum!!!

I went to my soon to be sister-in-law’s bridal shower and it was at a local pizza place. They had the tastiest cauliflower crust pizza!!!

Garlic chicken and noodles.

Salmon, sweet potato fries, and a kale salad kit! My husband made this for us! Delicious!!!

That is all for this update. Have a wonderful weekend!

With love,

Carly

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Food, Fitness, Family, And Selling Our House

Hello! A lot has happened since I last posted. For starters, our house is in contract! It went quick, and we are so thankful. My mom was kind enough to take our cats while we were doing showings.

Our new place is going up fast, and we cannot wait to make memories there. It has been so much fun watching the progress!

FAMILY:

Last weekend, K and I went to visit my brother and his family, as well as my mom. K had an absolute blast with her cousin! They are about a year apart in age. We don’t see them nearly as often as we’d like. The weekend was full of playing, and so many giggles! We fished in the pond, went to the park, made s’mores, had dance parties, and so much more. This mamma heart was full!

This week, K and I went to the zoo, visited my husband at work, and spent more time with grandma! My girl is getting so big!

FOOD FAVORITES:

This salad was from a Mediterranean place by my brother’s house. It was so fresh and delicious!!

Stir fry!

This meal was SO good! It was by my mom’s house and I have been wanting to try it for quite sometime. The place is called Fruttabowl. I had avacado toast with goat cheese and sriracha, plus a tasty smoothie bowl!

FITNESS:

*Outside runs with K

*Stroller barre

*Hiit workout videos

*Yoga (I have been using the downward dog app and love it)

OTHER:

*My mom brought my cats home and I had missed them so much! K did, too! She was excited to see them. The house felt so empty without them. Although, not having to clean up hair constantly was nice haha.

That’s about all for today! I am very far behind in reading posts on my reader. I am looking forward to catching up with all of you!

Have a wonderful rest of the weekend!

With love,

Carly

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Foodie Friday-Easy Chicken Sausage Skillet

Hello and happy Friday! Today I thought I’d share a quick recipe. This is a favorite around here! It is easy to make, but does require some chopping.CHICKEN SAUSAGE SKILLET:INGREDIENTS:*4 chicken sausages-fully cooked (Mine was a cracked pepper flavor)*1 large sweet potato*Frozen vegetables*1/2 an onion*Olive or coconut oil*Garlic to taste*Any herbs you like*Salt, pepper, and seasonings to tasteI finally picked some herbs from my little herb garden to add in this recipe.TO MAKE:1) Chop the sweet potato, and cook on medium in a little olive or coconut oil.2) Chop the onion. Once the sweet potato has cooked a bit, add the onion and stir.3) Meanwhile, cook as many frozen vegetables as you like.4) Chop up the chicken sausages and add to the skillet. Heat until warm all the way through.5) Add vegetables, garlic, herbs and seasonings. Stir well.6) Serve as is or over rice.I hope you enjoy this recipe! Have a great weekend.With love,Carly