The Birth of the DIY Bride
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
So this has been a crazy good weekend. I got engaged yesterday! now the fun of planning a wedding begins. We plan on getting married almost exactly a year from now in February 2013.
I was totally shocked he took me to one of our favorite places Oakland Nursery. He took me to the greenhouse and got on one knee and popped the question. I was so shocked. I am still so shocked!
We are working with a pretty tight budget for our wedding. Lucky for me I can work as much overtime as I want at my job. I’m going to attempt working 4 12 hour shifts every week. I’ll have 3 days off so hopefully it won’t be too stressful. I have bills that I want to pay off before we get married and I want to pay for our wedding and honeymoon. I really don’t want to start our marriage in deep debt but I don’t want to have a cheesy wedding either.
To cut down on cost I’m thinking about doing all my invitations/printable materials, favors,and centerpieces myself. The biggest thing that has me worried right now is catering cost, and flowers. I want the decorations to be pretty but I can’t justify spending tons of money on flowers that are just going to die. I’m on the hunt for super cute flower alternatives.
I planned to lose weight this year but now the pressure is on. I lost 140 lbs a few years ago but gained back 67. Now I want to lose around 100 pounds before next February. I never reached my goal weight during my first weight lose attempt but I plan to this time. Working so many hours and planning a wedding is going to make it super hard to cook and keep up with a workout schedule. Last time I lost weight my life wasn’t very busy so that was my primary focus. This time it’s just one of many things that I have on my plate. This week I started a system of cooking some meals ahead so that I can just take my dinner to work or just reheat it if I’m at home. So far its working out very well.
For my workout plan I’m going to do 90 days of Revabs with some additional workouts included. Today I did my first workout and it was super hard. I am so out of shape. This program last 90 days and it is perfect for my fitness level right now. I’ve also been doing wii workouts lately. I really like Gold’s gym cardio. The boxing routines are super fun and challenging. I managed to do one a boxing workout this afternoon even though I was worn out from Revabs Power Intervals.
The program is 90 days and I expect that mid way through its not going to challenging for any more even though you change workouts to increase intensity. I plan to start doing Kettleworx along with Revabs once it starts getting easy for me. Kettleworx is the perfect add on workout program because its only 20 minutes and you do 3x a week.