Wedding jitters… even for those of us not getting married!

So many details to worry about… but i knew the one thing that would clear my mind and put me on the right track.

I am 100% a morning workout, on a fasted-stomach kind of girl. So the fact that we went to a breakfast buffet almost sent me into an excuse-making, lazy zone of allowing myself to skip. I mean, after all, I did make it the day before right?

…This is the point when I remind myself how happy I will be after-the-fact and that outweighs the little devil on my shoulder trying to chime in where he’s not wanted!

I allowed my stomach to digest by delaying my workout with a CVS outing, but once we got back it was Game On and even better? boyfriend came too! 🙂

With no set plan in mind, but determined to sweat, I improvised…

Elliptical Warm up and then just a set or two of each exercise:

Total body cable machine…  curls, upright rows, dead lifts, squats, rows bent over with straight bar, etc

Free weights: alternating bicep curls, alternating hammer curls, shoulder press, monkey curls, lying flys, etc

Body weighted exercises: straight leg raise/jack knife on bench, push ups with feet elevated, + pull-ups (bf assisted)

In between it all, my boyfriend’s Mom & nieces popped in to say ‘hello’.

Getting Dolled Up in the Bridal Suite

Getting Dolled Up in the Bridal Suite

At first I wasn’t sure how to handle this… What would you do? I had three choices, I could: 1. stop 2. tone it down or 3. keep chugging- I managed a combo of all three. We said hello, had a little fun, and then got back into our rhythm.

Initially, I felt bad continuing on with my workout but then I remembered something I recently heard a mother sayone of the many reasons she works out is to be a healthy role model for her children. She essentially practices what she preaches.

Don’t get me wrong, these girls do not need to get on the treadmill for a 10 mile run or the smith machine for a set of sumo squats, but I felt it couldn’t hurt for them to see me in action… something that makes me happy, how it wakes me up, gives me energy, and makes me feel ready to take on the dayno matter what day it is or where we are.

Danny's nieces & I at the wedding.

Danny’s nieces & I at the wedding.

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(Brad’s Raw Foods) Sugar Detox – But do I really want to give it up?

(Brad’s Raw Foods) Sugar Detox – But do I really want to give it up?

Ok party people- a long time debate of mine is sugar… I swear when my macros of sugar increase, so does my body weight. Even when it comes to fruit, especially when it comes to alcohol and of course, what girl can’t help but cave to a dessert craving here and there? Okay, so now I sound like a sugar fiend.

The truth is I probably am one, which is why I need to consider this sugar detox program. I have seen the kale chips before in Shop Rite, so I have at least heard of the brand’s name before.

I spend copious amounts of time trying to buy foods that are low or no sugar, googling recipes, and usually even keeping fruit to a minimum (so sad). Sometimes I just want the good tasting stuff (regardless of nutrition) too and we all know once you take that plunge it could be a matter of minutes before you’re knuckles deep in a pint of ben & jerrys. Sugar is not just in desserts though. It seems like it is in EVERYTHING. And of course there is the debate about the ever-growing market of substitutes.

SoOo the $22 I thought I’d get to put towards a new shirt this week, might just have to go to Groupon & Brad’s! I’d love to “…Learn what foods to incorporate more into your diet, which to avoid, and what to limit.” The whys are just as important to me bc that is how you can take information and decide what is best for yourself. In the grand scheme of my goals (I try to always keep long-term goals in mind when making short-term decisions), this ranks higher up on the list and I think I just talked myself into it. Let me know if you will be joining me!