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Just about 5 weeks away from wedding!!!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Hey everyone!

I thought I'd write a blog just with updates and I hadn't written anything that could be considered real productive in a while.

Wedding planning is going along awesome. This week we set up our programs and I'm currently waiting on the proof for that. And next week is my final dress fitting. Ryan and I are both getting really excited. I can't believe it's only 37 days away!

August was not my best month and although September is going better than August I feel like I've lost all sense of goals and maybe I have. I did a number to my big toe like 2 weeks ago. I cut the front of it and the nail was split so I've been nursing that. And I have been dealing with the on-going heel issue. I got a script for Prednesone and it is helping but that is a drug that if I never have to take it again I will be very happy. It makes you feel sick and makes your emotions wacko! But hopefully after all of this I will have a normal heel and it will all be worth it. I'm down to the lower dosing now anyways which I'm happy about. I can actually feel where the inflammation has left my heel. There is no bump anymore. So I find that good news. I'm going to maybe go back to step class. That would make me really happy!

Onto other news..this Saturday is the last big thing I have to do before I can focus totally on my wedding. What would that be like right? My friend Laura who I adore is getting married and I am a bridesmaid. She's been a good bride but it's still alot of things you have to do for a wedding. And our calendar has been booked since June. I would have been more focused on losing weight but I already had to have it altered to be smaller and then I tried it on and it fit but it was pretty loose. So I didn't want to lose more weight b/c it is strapless and those things are sometimes hard to hold up. Luckily mine comes w/ straps that I will be putting on to make me feel more "secure." I am so looking forward to Sundays with nothing scheduled! That will make life easier. I haven't been grocery shopping with like a list and planned out meals in over a month which is weird for me but I didn't have time to go on the weekends so I had to go during the week and grab enough to last for that week.

As of this weekend the wedding will be 5 weeks away. I will have 23 working days left and I really just want to have a consistent exercsie schedule before the wedding. I'm not going to put a number of minutes to accomplish but I just want to do something almost everyday even if it is just a dog walk. My focus is my arms b/c I want to have nice arms in my wedding dress and I think with 5 weeks still to go I can do that. I have 2 weeks of lean circuit on the schedule for right before the wedding. I will also be doing Jillian Michaels dvd's Ripped in 30, 6w6p, killer buns/thighs and will throw in some turbofire. I am hoping if my heel stays well I can do Insanity month 2 workouts.

I have started to think about exercise "after the wedding" and I think my main focus is going to be cardio. I think if my heel is ok and I hit the cardio hard I should be able to tone up and drop about 10 lbs. I have so many pairs of pants that I need to wear for winter that are to "snug" to wear and be comfortable to work but I don't want to buy new pants! And I know insanity doesn't have "strength training" per se but it is pushups and squats..etc. Then at the beginning of 2013 if I wanted to I could do P90X2 (yes..that got put on hold with all the wedding stuff). I even thought about doing P90X2 M 1 and 3 but putting chalean extreme in the middle. Not real fond of p90x2 month 2. I don't find it necessary to do pushups on 4 medicine balls. I'm happy if I don't have "batwing" arms. But I love the total body, core and balance and power workouts. They are awesome.

I just know when we get back from honeymoon it's almost Thankgiving and the rest of the year is going to go by in a flash so I'd better have some sort of a plan going into that madness :)

I will post pictures of the wedding this Saturday when I get some. Even though I am going to feel like a big purple plum. The dress is pretty but kind of plain. But it is what she wanted and we are very different personalities.

I think I will start posting weekly updates like this so I can look back and recall things if I want :)

Have a great Thursday..2 more hours and I'm outta here!
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    I can't wait to see your wedding pictures, especially after the 100-day Countdown Challenge :D
    1912 days ago
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    Wow, Andrea, I can't believe that your wedding is so close. I can understand why you and Ryan are both getting excited. I hope you will post pictures of your wedding when it happens too. I look forward to seeing pictures of you as the big purple plum. I am sure you will look beautiful, I think you are doing great staying on track with how busy you have been. I am hoping your heel (and toe) will be totally heeled when the wedding is over and you are ready to re-focus on exercise. emoticon emoticon
    1912 days ago
    Heel pain and now your toe! What a bummer. Definitely hope it's all better by your wedding day. I don't know how you'd find time to exercise with all the planning for your wedding AND your friends. At least once you get married you'll never have to say "Always a bridesmaid emoticon , never a bride emoticon ".
    That's great that you're losing weight emoticon but can understand not wanting to lose too much more and your dress not fitting.
    That's good that you have time off before the wedding.
    1913 days ago
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