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Fit Friday And A Mom/Baby Update

Hello, all! Happy Friday!! Do you have any fun weekend plans? We are visiting my family at my absolute favorite winery ever tomorrow. Many of them have not met the baby, and I am so excited for them to finally hold her!

Speaking of my sweet girl, she will be 6 months old a week from today. Time is absolutely flying!

She has gained SO many skills, and I adore watching her grow and show off her sweet personality. She laughs and smiles so big. I could not love this little one more. We spend our days playing, singing, reading, walking, and sitting outside (thank goodness we have had a few cooler days). I am so excited for fall, and constant cooler weather so we can get out even more.

As far as myself, I have been sneaking out to the gym when I can, which helps me be a better mom. I do wish I had more mom friends around because I crave adult conversation at times. I joined a mommy and me class that meets twice a week starting later this month, so that should help!

Now, let’s talk food and fitness…

FOOD:

My mom and I met some friends at BJs Brewhouse on Tuesday for lunch (baby had a hard time unfortunately), but the food was delicious! This salad was from their enlightened menu and it was filling and tasty!

A pad thai kit with rotisserie chicken over brown rice.

Salmon, sweet potato fries, and a salad!

Those are just a few favorites from this week!

FITNESS:

I made it to the gym a few times this week for some classes.

A 45 minute upper body strength class.

A cycle sculpt class.

I have also done hiit workout videos, jogged with baby, and pure barre videos!

That’s about all for this recap! I am off to clean a bit and hopefully sneak a workout in before the baby gets up from her nap!

Have a wonderful weekend!

With love,

Carly

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Fit Friday-Mom Edition #7

Hello all, and happy Friday! I am sitting outside, feeding my sweet girl, covered in vomit and drool, while she snuggles and stares at the trees. Today hasn’t been easy, as my sweetie has had some belly issues, but these little moments where she holds my fingers and takes in the world around her are the absolute best.

Staying busy as a mamma isn’t hard, but staying fit and healthy can be. I try my best to eat healthy and squeeze in some good workouts, too.

Let’s recap my food and fitness from this past week…

FOOD:

Blueberry and jalepeno brats over spinach! This was delicious!!

Whole wheat spaghetti with veggie “meatballs” and a salad.

Whole Foods salad bar with my mamma after mommy and me gym class with baby K! I love when my mom visits!!

Grilled chicken legs and a salad!

Chinese takeout! Yum! I love the Chinese place by us because they offer steamed meals and brown rice. It is delicious.

FITNESS:

MONDAY: I did a hiit workout video after warming up on the elliptical.

TUESDAY: Pure barre video

WEDNESDAY: A hiit treadmill workout at the gym (Thanks for babysitting mom)

THURSDAY: A baby and mom workout video and 20 minutes on the elliptical

FRIDAY: This morning, I did a 45 minute legs intensive pure barre video

Well, now that it has taken me most of the day to write this during baby naps and down time, I am off to play with my little until her bedtime.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

With love,

Carly

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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