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A Low Key, Family-Filled Weekend

Hi, all! I am writing this in the bath, trying to get rid of whatever stomach issues I am having. I went to bed feeling okay, but when baby woke up to eat I had a bad sour stomach and it hasn’t gone away. Thankfully, my husband is being super dad and watching the little one! He has also been cleaning all day.

Anyway….our weekend has been great (minus me feeling bad).

Let’s recap:

FRIDAY NIGHT:

My girlfriend came over and we grabbed Whole Foods for dinner and ate at my house.

They have the yummiest salad bar!

We chatted a while, and hung out until my little one got so fussy that I put her down for bed.

SATURDAY:

The day started slow, with coffee and family time. Me and baby K’s swim suits came in, as well as her adorable new sleeper. I played dress up with her, that’s for sure!

Frappuccino sleeper and her adorable flamingo suit. Ahhh…that sweet, chubby baby is the best!

Later in the day, I went to the gym for a lifting class! It felt great.

Afterwards, I picked up Whole Foods for lunch, as well as getting us stuff for dinner.

When I got home, we took a family walk because the weather was so beautiful! It was wonderful spending time with just my husband and baby.

When we got back, we relaxed a bit before giving the baby a bath. She was absolutely exhausted, so bed time came early for her! Once I got her down, I took a shower and my husband cooked us dinner.

It was delicious!

We also rented the movie Bumblebee (I only slept through a little of it…haha).

SUNDAY:

The baby didn’t sleep as well as I would have hoped, plus my stomach has been a mess. Today, I planned on cleaning and grocery shopping, but all I’ve done is picked up the kitchen, snuggled my baby, and taken a bath. Hopefully I will get a second wind so I can feel accomplished before Game Of Thrones tonight!!

That’s about all for this recap. Have a great week!

With love,

Carly

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Weekend Wrap-Up (Food, Fitness, Family, And A Wedding)

Hello, all! We just got back from a wedding in Michigan and it is good to be home. It was a lot of fun, but boy am I tired! Bed time will come early tonight haha.

Anyway…let’s recap:

FRIDAY NIGHT:

Dinner was a turkey meatball sub and a salad kit. Yum!

We went to bed early because we had a big day ahead!

SATURDAY:

I woke up at 6 to do my hair, have some coffee, clean up, and get ready. We left our house at 8 for Michigan to celebrate our friend’s wedding!

We grabbed Starbucks for breakfast and ate on the road.

We grabbed a quick lunch when we got close to our hotel, checked in, ate super fast, changed, and made it to the church in time for the ceremony. The ceremony was quick, but lovely!

Family photo attempts haha..

Dear friends and family together again!

The reception took place at our hotel, which was so convenient! We headed to cocktail hour at 5 and enjoyed snacks until the reception began.

Once we were seated, the wedding party arrived and did speeches before dinner. I had the vegetarian option of cheese ravioli.

After dinner, I had banana bread with a decaf coffee. Soooo good.

Dancing seemed to start late, so we all hung out and talked until it did.

Me and the hubs!

They also had a photo booth which was super fun.

Later in the evening, they brought out late night food and snacks consisting of loaded fries, mini chili dogs, and donut holes with cider. Such a great idea!

The reception went until midnight and we chatted until close to 1 before heading to our room. We shared a room with Brad’s cousin and her two little girls (who decided not to sleep). Lots of crying = barely any sleep for us. Guess we have to get used to it! LOL!

SUNDAY:

I woke up pretty early, despite lack of sleep, and I was still exhausted. I had a coffee, then went into the workout room for a cardio session while everyone else was still sleeping.

Baby busting out….

After my workout and a shower, we had a huge breakfast put on by the bride and groom. It was delicious and I was so hungry!

Our friends own a local candy shop in town, so after breakfast we visited and gathered tons of goodies to bring home. Carmel apples, and tons of different chocolate items! We stocked up.

We headed home afterwards and I slept in the car most of the way. Oops! So much for offering to drive half of it haha!

I ran to Kroger and grabbed food for dinner. My husband cooked and it was delicious!

Steak, asparagus, mushrooms, onions, green beans, and a salad kit.

Now I am relaxing until bed!

I hope you all had a great weekend and have a wonderful upcoming week!

With love,

Carly

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Fit Friday And This Week Wrapped Up

Hey, all! I am finally feeling this baby growing like a weed. I have a belly for sure! It’s so cool, but now I’m running out of pants that fit.

I also got a UTI this week which has been MISERABLE. They are so painful! I haven’t had one in so long, but it’s been rough.

Working out has been different now that I’m getting bigger, but I’m trekking along.

MONDAY:

The day started well with an upper body workout class (modified to keep baby safe).

The work day was HOT. We had no AC and it was 90 degrees outside. Pregnancy and the heat do not mix.

Dinner was leftovers from our gender reveal party.

TUESDAY:

I woke up, taught and online class and did some cardio (arc trainer) before work.

After work, I started feeling my UTI come on. I should have gone to urgent care, but we had friends coming over and I had to cook.

Sliders, chicken, salad, and slaw! Yum!!

We had a great time, minus when I had to go get sick for a few minutes. Oh the joys of being pregnant! Lol!

WEDNESDAY:

I did not workout this day because I was tired and not feeling 100 percent.

I was able to spend the afternoon with my best friend who came to help me do my baby registry! We also had an early, delicious dinner at Northstar Cafe!

Best meal ever! Mago, peanut, and chicken salad with peanut lime dressing, rosemary bread, and fresh squeezed OJ.

It was a great time.

After dinner, my pain was getting worse so I went to urgent care. I was diagnosed with a UTI and put on antibiotics.

THURSDAY:

I taught an early class before doing a 30 minute cardio session.

The day was long, even after work. My kitty had a vet visit that went pretty late so we grabbed dinner on the way home.

A veggie pita and poppyseed slaw.

I fell asleep early!

FRIDAY:

I plan on doing a workout after work today and am picking up salmon and asparagus for dinner.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

With love,

Carly

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Fit Friday-This Week In Food And Fitness

Hello, all! It’s been a sunny Friday here and I’m so ready for a long weekend. My week felt so long and daunting. We are staying in town this weekend and I am looking forward to getting some extra sleep (if my internal clock lets me).

My other weekend plans include: time with friends, grilling, getting a base tan, prepping for teaching next week, and cleaning.

Anyway, this week has been full of good food and fitness. Here’s the recap:

MONDAY:

I woke up early and taught my online classes before work.

After work, I went to my regular Monday night workout class: the C9 Challenge. It is such a good full body workout.

For dinner, we made pizzas and they were so good! I found a whole wheat crust on sale, and used turkey pepperoni, ham, and mushrooms!! Yum!

TUESDAY:

I woke up early yet again to teach! I am loving my side job even though it calls for early hours.

After a long day day at work, I did a hiit style workout on the treadmill.

For dinner, we had a frozen PF Changs meal (beef and broccoli) and put it over rice. I had a salad with mine. It was so tasty!!

WEDNESDAY:

I didn’t teach that morning, so I decided to sleep in a bit. It was so nice!

After work, I did a short lifting session at my gym. It felt good, but I’ve been taking so many classes that I had to get back into the groove of lifting on my own.

Dinner was roast with potatoes and carrots!

THURSDAY:

I started the morning with a spin class! It was a good one!

I have been teaching most mornings, so it was such a treat to workout before work and get Starbucks!

After work, my favorite co-worker/work bestie and I went to Coopershawk winery and drank wine on the patio. It was delicious and much needed after a doozy of a day!

My mom met us there and we all talked for a while.

For dinner, my mom and I got Whole Foods to bring back to my place. I loaded up a salad with so many tasty things, including their delicious tofu.

After dinner, we watched Hollywood Game Night! It is such a fun show.

FRIDAY:

This morning started out with teaching an online class, followed by coffee with my mom before she headed home and I went to work.

We have 3 days left before summer break!!! Ahhh!!!! YAY!

After work, I went to the gym and did the stair climber and treadmill while listening to my current favorite podcast. It is called My Favorite Murder. I love all things crime and this does not disappoint.

Dinner was a veggie burger and sweet potato fries.

Now we are watching basketball (Go Cavs)!! The game will be on late, but I know I will fall asleep on the couch haha!

I hope you guys have a wonderful weekend!!

With love,

Carly

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Fit Friday (This Week In Food And Fitness), A Life Update, And Our Upcoming Weekend

Hello, everyone! How is your Friday treating you so far? Mine has been good, as we only have a few kiddos at school today. This is much needed after a long, crazy week.

Let me update you on what’s happening in my life..

1) We only have 8 more days with our students and I am so excited for summer. We have a few trips planned and I am ready to relax!

Lake days on the left, beach days on the right.

2) My new online teaching job is wonderful, but wearing me out. The extra early mornings are hard, but so worth it.

3) And so another round of fertility medications and ultrasounds begin. I am hopeful, but definitely struggling. I am SO thankful and blessed to have the most wonderful husband to go through it all with.

On another note, we have a busy weekend ahead! My mom and nephew are coming tonight to see Deadpool and stay the weekend. Tomorrow, my brother and his wife are going to a wedding near us so we get to watch my sweet niece. We will have the whole crew staying Saturday night. I am excited to spend time with my family.

This week has been crazy, but we made some tasty, healthy meals and I did some good workouts. Here’s the recap:

MONDAY:

I waited until after work to go to the gym and take the C9 Challenge. It left me so sore!

Dinner was pasta with cheese stuffed turkey meatballs! I also had an English muffin!!

TUESDAY:

I woke up early to teach before work.

After work, I did a 30 minute treadmill workout before heading home. Dinner was a taco salad with coconut oil fried plantains! It was delicious!

WEDNESDAY:

I woke up early and decided to do a short workout video at home. I didn’t have the energy to go to the gym.

After work, I prepped my classes for the next day.

Once my husband got home, he grilled chicken legs for us. We also had corn on the cob. Yum!

After dinner we watched the Netflix show we have gotten into called Safe! Guys…it’s SO good!!!

THURSDAY:

I woke up and taught two classes before work. After work, I took a spinning class at my gym. It felt so good!

Dinner was stir fry and brown rice!

After dinner, I spent some time cleaning before falling asleep on the couch.

FRIDAY:

I woke up and went to gluteus maxout at my gym.

My work bestie and I got to get Panera for lunch today. It was so tasty!

It has been a lovely Friday!!

I’m ready for the weekend!

Have a good one!

With love,

Carly