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Fit Friday-Mom Edition #8

Hi, all! Happy Friday! I am up before the crew, having coffee, and taking a few minutes to myself before I online teach. Do you have any fun weekend plans? Today, my sweet girl has her 6 month checkup. I can’t believe she is 6 months already.

I adore this little sweetie! She is just a blast. She is so happy (minus when her teeth hurt), loves her feet, chews on everything, eats like a champ, and loves taking in her surroundings. She is so chubby, and this mamma stays fit carrying her around all day haha! I honestly can’t believe that I get to be her mommy. God sure has blessed us.

Keeping up with a healthy lifestyle is so important to me. It can be a bit trickier these days, as I have little time to myself, but I sure do try!

FOOD THIS WEEK:

Chicken, corn, and sweet potato fries.

Chickpea pasta with veggie “meatballs” and a salad. This was my first time trying chickpea pasta and I really enjoyed it. It has a distinct taste, though!

Whole Foods salad bar with my mamma and little one. We love having her visit!!

A citrus crunch salad from Northstar Cafe! Baby K and I met with my friend for lunch. It was so fun! She has not seen her since she was 2 weeks old. This salad is amazing and has chicken, peanuts, and mangos. Plus, the peanut dressing is mouthwatering! Yum!!

Those were my favorites from the week. Some days we just throw an easy meal together, but we try to cook and eat as a family most of the time.

FITNESS THIS WEEK:

*HIIT workout video via Fitnessblender on YouTube. Guys, I can’t recommend this YouTube channel enough. They have tons of free videos and they are SO good. They are challenging, and range in level and time. I am sore days later haha!

*Barre workout video

*Elliptical

*Upper body lift at the gym (my mom babysat so I could sneak out)

*Today, I plan on going out for a run because my husband is staying home until baby K’s dr. appointment

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

With love,

Carly

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Our Weekend Of Food, Fitness, Family, And Wine

Hello, hello, all! I am currently sitting on our deck with my sweet girl in my lap. We luck out having a huge tree to keep us shaded. Baby K loves looking around and listening to the sounds of nature.

Anyway, this past weekend was so nice, as we got to spend some quality family time together. Here’s the recap:

FRIDAY NIGHT:

After getting the baby down, I put together a quick meal. I stuffed a white sweet potato with chicken, bbq sauce, and cheese. I also had some veggies and ranch. It was easy and tasty!

After dinner, my husband and I rented The Upside. I thought it was such a well done movie!

SATURDAY:

I woke up early and snuck in a 3 mile run outside while the baby and husband were still sleeping.

Afterwards, we got all ready and headed to our favorite winery by my mom’s house. The drive is near 2 hours, but the baby did awesome! We had a lot of family meeting us there for lunch and to meet our sweet girl.

I love seeing these sweet cousins together!

Yum!

We all caught up and hung out for a couple hours and had the best time!

Once all the littles were getting fussy and tired we knew it was time to go.

Once we got home, I fed the baby and played with her until bedtime.

That evening, we just relaxed, as we were tired from our day!

SUNDAY:

My work bestie came over with Starbucks that morning! We caught up while my husband worked on her car.

We ended up heading to my husband’s shop because he needed extra tools. I loved it because it meant more time with my favorite girlfriend!!

When he finished up, we grabbed Jersey Mike’s on the way home for lunch.

I got the baby down for a nap and went grocery shopping.

Once I got home, I played with my girl until she was ready to eat and have a bath.

She made quite the mess with her green beans!

Once we got her down, my husband made salmon in the crockpot. It was delicious!

We watched some tv before heading to bed fairly early.

That’s about all I have for this recap!

Have a wonderful week, everyone!

With love,

Carly

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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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Food, Fitness, Family Time, And A Baby Update

Hello and happy Sunday, all! I have struggled keeping a consistent writing schedule because I am non-stop with my sweet girl.

Speaking of baby K, she is getting more fun by the day! Today, we had a family pool day and she had a blast. She was splashing and kicking like crazy. She does this in the bath, too!

She has started some solids and it is awesome seeing her try new things. She loves avacados, bananas, and sweet potatoes. She does not like butternut squash and peas. Haha!

She loves mom and dad, and grabs everything in sight.

She is still super chubby and I love it so much. I can’t wait to see what she weighs at her 6 month appointment!

As far as myself, I am doing well! I spend my days giving all my attention to baby K, and when she is sleeping I clean or workout. My mom visits often, and we love seeing her. She even brought my nephew this past Monday, which was so fun!

Lets talk FOOD….

Some of my favorites from this past week include:

My favorite salad from Northstar Cafe.

Lean beef and vegetables!

A big salad with veggie “meatballs.”

Chinese for movie night with my husband!

FITNESS:

*Monday-Pure Barre Video

*Tuesday-3 mile run

*Wednesday-Spin Class

*Thursday-Elliptical

*Friday-3 mile run and barre legs

*Saturday-An upper body lifting class

*Sunday-off

That’s about all for this update! I can’t wait to catch up on all of your posts!! Have a wonderful week, everyone!

With love,

Carly

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Food, Fitness, And Fro-yo

Hi, all!! I am just now getting around to posting a little weekend wrap-up. Baby certainly keeps me busy, and most days get away from me.

Anyway, we had such a nice weekend! Here’s the recap…

SATURDAY:

The day started with coffee and family time. I love mornings where we can just relax and be together.

A little later, I went to the gym for an upper body workout class and it felt so good.

After my workout, I came home and got the baby down for a nap. I utilized that time to clean, and my husband worked outside.

When baby woke up, I went shopping with her. She loves looking all around different stores and is just so stinking cute.

Later, we all went to Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt and it was so tasty!!

By the time we got home, it was just about bedtime for baby K. We gave her a bath, read her some books, fed her, then put her down.

Dinner was absolutely delicious! We had salmon, rice, veggies, and salad.

After dinner, we finished the current season of Stranger Things. Guys, this season was amazing! Does anyone else love that show!?

We crashed hard that night.

SUNDAY:

We woke up, had coffee, then got straight to cleaning our living room. Our cats shed a lot, and we were ready to deep clean. It felt so good getting it done.

After cleaning, I got my hair cut. It was nice to get out. Plus, I had a giftcard!

When I got home, we played with the baby. She just found her feet and always plays with them now. It is too stinking cute!

Once I got her down for a nap, I went for a 3 mile run in the 90 degree heat. Yikes! Talk about sweaty!!

I took a shower, got baby up, and took her to the grocery with me.

When we got home, we sat outside until it rained. Baby had sweet potatoes and a bottle before going down for bed.

We ordered Chinese for dinner because we didn’t feel like cooking.

We watched some TV before bed.

That’s all for this update! Have a great rest of you week!

With love,

Carly