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A Little Update, Today’s Workout, And My Baked Oatmeal Recipe

Hello, hello!! Happy Friday! I have struggled to keep a consistent writing schedule, but that’s mom life I guess. We are currently in the car on our way to North Carolina for vacation. The Outer Banks is my favorite vacation spot, and we have been going since I was little. I am SO excited to be there. We have 8 hours of driving today, and right around 3 tomorrow. What a perfect time to write!

Anyway…let’s start with life lately. Last weekend, we went to Boo At The Zoo. They did a great job keeping it covid friendly and safe all around!

I love this little teddy bear SO much.

Also, in honor of the season, we have been enjoying our porch decorations.

K placed and colored most of the pumpkins and gords. Haha. I love the orange lights in the dark!

We get the keys to our new home the weekend before Thanksgiving! We are thrilled. The build is going so well, and it has been so fun watching the progress! Ahhh!!! Other than that, K has been enjoying gymnastics, and I got to have a much needed and long overdue wine date with one of my best friends!

Moving on…Today’s Treadmill Workout

I woke up early to sneak in a quick workout before our long drive. I like to get my blood flowing before sitting all day! I do this often, especially when I need a quick, yet efficient workout. *Please note that I only post workouts that work for me and my fitness level!

*1 mile jog, building pace. Then do a minute walk before getting into the main part of the workout. *6 rounds: 1 minute jog, 1 minute run, 1 minute walk. *Cool down and stretch

That’s it! Quick and to the point.

Moving on again….Let’s Bake

BAKED OATMEAL RECIPE:

Items Needed: 2 cups of oats, 1 cup of almond flour, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup of almond milk, 1/2 cup of almond butter, 1/2 cup of honey or maple syrup, 1 tsp of baking powder, 1 tsp vanilla, pinch of salt, dark chocolate chips

Mix everything well, and bake in an 8×8 dish for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F. I think next time I would add a banana to make it a bit more moist. It was a bit dense, but I enjoyed it a lot! It was also toddler approved!

Yum! I topped mine with melted almond butter.

I know this was all over the place, but I hope you enjoyed! I’m off to catch up on my reader. Have a wonderful weekend!

With love,

Carly

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Weekend Wrap-Up-A Treadmill Workout, Healthy Food, And An Evening With Friends

Hi there, everyone! I hope you had a lovely weekend. I sure did! I can’t belive I go back to work tomorrow after 2 weeks off. Here’s hoping the kids aren’t too crazy haha!

Here’s a little wrap-up of the weekend!

FRIDAY NIGHT:

My husband and I had friends over for dinner. They recently got back from their honeymoon in Hawaii and had some great stories! Lots of laughs and tasty food is good for the soul. 

For dinner, I made a chili pasta and cornbread muffins. My friend brought a poppyseed salad to go with it! We also had some wine and champagne. Yum! 

SATURDAY:

I woke up and had coffee with my husband before heading to the gym. I decided to do a 30 minute treadmill workout that I came up with on the spot. I liked it a lot and will do it again for sure!

Here’s what I did: I started at an easy jog pace. I sped up the pace every minute until I reached 5 minutes. Next, I walked a minute before repeating the 5 minute build. This went on until I hit 30 minutes. It kept my heart rate up and I left super sweaty. 

*note that I am not a personal trainer and only post workouts that work for me and my body! 

After the gym, shower, and a quick lunch, my husband and I met his mom to pick up some tools to work on our house. We spent the rest of the day  (and into the evening) working on trim and stairs. Our house is becoming so homey with each new thing we do and I love it!!

We finally chilled out, made dinner and watched a movie before bed. 

Chicken sausage, sweet potato fries, and an english muffin. Quick and tasty!

SUNDAY:

Today is a tough day for me. My dad passed away 6 years ago today. He was such an amazing man and I miss him dearly. 

One of my favorite family photos! My whole family on the day I was born.

We have kept busy today which helps! This morning, I made coffee and relaxed until my husband woke up. We decided to go out to brunch at a place called Scramblers. I love their breakfast food! 

My plate of scrambled eggs, turkey sausage, an english muffin, and fruit!

After we ate, we went to Lowe’s to get some things for the house. I dropped my husband off at home and headed to the grocery store. 

Once I got home and unloaded everything, I picked up the house.

By the time I finished I was hungry and made dinner.

A large salad with chicken and coconut oil fried plantain! 

Now I am watching Shark Tank while my husband continues to work on the house. He is the best! 

I’m off to check on him…

Have a great one, friends!

With love,

Carly 

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Fit Friday-30 Minute Treadmill Workout 

Hello and happy Friday! We made it!! My weekend is busy. My husband’s cousin is in a band, so we are going to their concert tonight. Tomorrow will be filled with cleaning, house work, and hopefully some fun. On Sunday, my mom and I are throwing a duck themed baby shower for my sister in law. 

Yesterday after work I was SO tired. I forced myself to go to the gym, but my motivation was lacking. I got on the treadmill and came up with a new workout on the spot. It was kind of tough to get through, but it felt great once I finished. Here is is:

30 Minute Treadmill Workout 

*Start with a warmup (5 to 10 minutes). I included this in my workout by starting with a jog and working up to my run

  1. Do 1 mile as a build (I increased my pace every minute)
  2. Do 2 minutes at a steady pace, 1 minute walk, 1 minute sprint, 1 minute walk 
  3. Repeat step 2 for a total of 4 times  (that will be 20 minutes)

Warm down.

This workout took me right around 30 minutes and I did about 3 miles.

My stats.

*Please note that I am not a personal trainer and only post workouts that work for me and my body. What works for me might not work for you! 

After my workout, I stopped by Trader Joe’s to pick up something easy for dinner.

A pre made salad (which I added peas to), toast, and butternut squash. Sooooo good!!

I hope you guys enjoy the workout and have a wonderful weekend!

With love, 

Carly

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Incline/Decline Treadmill Workout, Packing, And Pizza

Happy hump day, friends! How is your week treating you so far!? Mine has been busy, but great. 

MONDAY:

The morning started with a 5:45 a.m. spin class and a drive to my home town.  It poured rain the whole hour and a half drive. I picked up Starbucks when I got to town and stopped by my best friend’s house for a short visit. 

Once I left her house and had a small lunch, I went to my mom’s place. She is moving on Saturday so we spent a few hours going through her things and packing. After packing, we were hungry so we met my best friend at Spinozas. It is the BEST pizza I have ever had! 

I had a greek salad and split their Margarita pizza with my mom! So good!!

After dinner, we watched the finale of the Bachelorette, then called it a night.

TUESDAY:

The morning started with Starbucks, because obviously it’s a necessity. Haha! Joking…kind of. After coffee and food, it was time to workout. I did one of my favorite treadmill workouts, which I am excited to share!

INCLINE/DECLINE TREADMILL WORKOUT

Start with a warmup and a mile build (I included my warmup in my 1 mile build)

After a mile, turn your incline up to 15. Once you get there, you will jog .20 of a mile, then take your incline to a 14 and walk .10 of a mile. Next, take the incline to 13 and jog .20, then down to 12 and walk .10. Repeat this until you get to an incline of 3.

The whole workout is 3 miles (not including warm-up and cool down).


Notes: 

*if the incline is too much, start at one you are comfortable at.

*you can always speed walk instead of jog.

*listen to your body! Incline workouts are hard and only do what you can.

*I am not a personal trainer and only post workouts that work for me and my body! Only do what works for you!! 

The workout was sweaty and went by quickly! Always a great way to start the day! 

Afterwards was some more packing and lunch before heading home.

That’s all for today! Have a great one!

With love, 

Carly 

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Stair Climber To Treadmill Workout 

Hello all you lovely people!! Happy Friday! Do you have any fun plans for the weekend? Other than house work, we haven’t made any plans. Buckeye Country Superfest is right by our house, but we don’t know if we want to spend the money to go, even though I love country music. SO. MUCH. We shall see.

Yesterday, I woke up early and went to the gym for some cardio. After our Nashville trip, I knew I wanted a hard, sweaty workout and that is just what I got!! This only took 30 minutes, but I promise it was intense. 

First, start off at the stair climber. 

Do 5 minutes of building each minute, starting from an easy walk all the way to a very fast walk or jog. Repeat this 4 times. At this point you will be at 20 minutes. 

Hop off and head to a treadmill.

On the treadmill, do one minute walk or jog, one minute sprint. Do this until you hit a mile. 

Cool down as long as you need. 

There you have it! A super intense 30 minute workout! The stairs and I have a love/hate relationship haha. They are so hard, but have some great benefits.

*please note that I am not a personal trainer and only post workouts that work for me and my body. Talk to a professional before starting a new workout routine. *

After my workout,  I drove to my home town (about an hour and a half from where I live now) to see my best friend and her two wonderful kiddos. We got to have a Starbucks date and just hang out. I sure do miss living close to her!

While I was in town,  I met my mom for lunch at Panera, then did some shopping before hitting the road back to my place.

I love Panera. So healthy and tasty!!

Well, friends, I hope you have an awesome Friday!! I look forward to reading what you have been up to. Talk soon!

With love, 

Carly