Life is busy my friends. Either that, or, blogging just isn’t a high priority for me lately. Let’s go with busy. :)
Chris and I just got back from Florida to celebrate his best friends wedding. It was a fun and oh-so relaxing trip with my favorite. We caught up with old friends and made some new ones. However, I will say that I am glad that we are not getting married in summer. Sweating in a dress (and while you’re trying to look nice) is not my favorite. It took about three bottles of wine to cool me down. ;)
We have been go-go-go with wedding planning. It feels good to check things off the list; but it feels like it will never end. It probably won’t until a day before (or the day of! yikes.)… but it will all be worth it in the end. We just made our final pre-payment to our venue… Shit is getting real!
I have my first dress fitting in two weeks. Ah, I am so excited to put it on again. I want to wear it every day for the rest of my life…. Which brings me to the whole ‘honeymoon’ thing. I think honeymoons were designed to not only celebrate your new journey but to celebrate fitting into your wedding dress and not having to worry about extra wine and cake. Ya know? It’s like… ‘YAY! I no longer have to worry about dress fittings. Let’s eat all the cake and drink all the wine.’ You feel me?
We’re in the market for a new car. And by that I mean we already have it picked out. I want it now, but Chris is convincing me to wait a little bit until after all our big wedding payments are done with. It’s smart, and I am thankful he’s financially smart. But I just want to drive a new car right now. #FirstWorldProblems, I know.
Meatball was EXHAUSTED after his week long stay at Doggie Day Care. He LOVES it there. I think there’s always an adjustment period after we take him home because he misses all the other doggies. I want him to have another doggie to play with all the time. :( BTW, we got daily picture texts from his Day Care place and that idea is BRILLIANT. I felt so much better after seeing a pic of his happy mug.
Work is FINALLY slowing down a bit after our last big event. We have two more events in the next couple months (one the week before the wedding!!!)…. So no, I’m not stressed about that at all. Thanks for asking. ;)
I am SO excited for my bachelorette weekend in San Diego! Eeeek. All my favorite people in one place. It’s going to be the best.
So… this used to be a food and workout blog… so it makes sense that I should address both in my update… Let’s see… I am FLEXIBLE dieting which means tracking my macros (Carbs, Fat and Protein) with a coach. I love it. LOVE it. I have treats (and lots of carbs) every.single.day. And once a week, I have a High Carb Day (HCD) where I eat all the carbs including fro yo. I’ve lost a few LBS since starting but am just feeling healthy and happy.
Let’s take VACA for example…. I was constantly snacking and didn’t bring any ‘safe’ foods on the trip. I brought snacks that I love (quest bars, oatmeal for breakfasts, lots of trail mix (the kind with chocolate), popcorn, sweet potato chips, etc.) and had the perfect balance of trying to stick to my goals while definitely enjoying and indulging.
I weigh in every Thursday (so today was my weigh in) and didn’t gain anything. So I will definitely take that as a win because I have #noregrets because… vacation and just feel like I am in a good place.
Just around starting my ‘flexible dieting’, I was over-exercising but didn’t know it. I used to walk outside at lunch but then it got too hot out (hello AZ summer) so I started going to LA Fitness on my lunch breaks and doing a lot of cardio (in addition to CF in the morning) because #weddingfitness and I do really enjoy working out. I mostly thought of it as ‘getting my steps in’ but for the past few weeks, I have turned to walking instead and some weight lifting. I have two rest days a week and it’s glorious. Once I started walking, I think the scale has consistently dropped minus this past vacation week. I still go to CF 3-4 times a week because I LOVE it. Overall, my fitness routine outside of CF is pretty low-key and easy.
I bought a couple bathing suits from Victoria Secret during their 30% off sale, and didn’t even criticize myself while trying them on. I didn’t even dread trying them on… which is definitely a new feeling. I was just sort of indifferent, yet excited to get a new suit. It’s the little victories, people.
So this is already much longer than I planned, but there’s so much to catch up on!