First off, I apologize for the lack of posts that I have had lately. If you have ever planned a wedding and decided to build a house at the same time, then you understand! I just got back from a week-long trip of wedding planning and shower having in Columbus, Ohio and have been really spent. My body is telling me to slow down before I launch into the six-week before our wedding/work your ass off workout/diet plan. So, here is my easy breezy last week of sweating.
Day 257: Saturday was the day of my bridal shower and I was STOKED! I went down to the trusty hotel gym treadmill and went to town. I ran four miles in 35 minutes (which is fast for this tortoise). I quickly went back to the room to prep for the family fun that was about to happen.
Day 258: Saturday night two of my bridesmaids went to the Counting Crows concert with me in downtown Columbus. We eventually met up with my cousins and stayed out until 2 a.m. It made me realize that I am so happy to be growing up and crossing over into the married world/leaving the bar world behind. Staying out late really took it out of me. After some sleeping in, my friend Sara and I walked around downtown for 30 minutes before heading back to the hotel. Next, my Mom and I went out for some retail therapy. We walked up and down Polaris Mall for an hour. I am counting these walks as my sweating. Totally acceptable after showers and concerts 🙂
Day 259: Monday afternoon I had my final dress fitting and met with the caterer/wedding coordinator to get all of our ducks in a row. After that, I came home and hit the treadmill for an hour. I walked/ran and talked on my phone. I tried to make it as enjoyable as possible since the heat outside was making it next to impossible to run outdoors.
Day 260: I got home in the late afternoon on Tuesday and setup my home yoga flow station. It was very much-needed.
Day 261: Yesterday I went for three different 30-45 minute walks while catching up on emails and work. I could feel my body telling me to relax and it’s the only thing that sounded okay.
Day 262: Today is the last day I am giving myself the permission to rest from intense workouts. Tomorrow the bridal ramp up is on! If you know of a great workout in Denver that I have not tried, please send it my way and I’ll try it out. So what did I do on my last day of easiness? I walked again for an hour. I truly believe that if you learn how to listen to your body, it will give you all the answers that you need. Craving protein? Eat eggs. Need a break? Take a walk. Listen, listen, listen. Your body will thank you and work better than ever.