Posts tagged ‘Wedding’

March 7th, 2012

Wedding Update – The Colour Reveal

I cannot believe the weather today! I know we’ve been experiencing a mild winter this year but it was 15C today!!! I can’t wait until this is a normal thing again!

Breakfast was some Red River Cereal with half a banana, chia seeds and one tablespoon of peanut butter!

(By the way, I left my camera at my parents so you’ll have to put up with my iPhone for a few weeks!)

Today was a busy one so instead of doing both a cardio and a strength session I just did Push Circuit 2 from ChaLEAN Extreme in between coaching calls. Although I’ve been using heavier weights these last few weeks I do wish I had a wider choice in weights but I’ll have to make due until after the wedding I think!

Lunch was a black bean burger with feta, mustard and BBQ sauce with some baby carrots and a slice of bread with p.b.

This afternoon saw me hunched over the laptop until my eyes were buggy and I couldn’t take it anymore so around 3pm I took a break to have a boiled egg and Alan and I went out to enjoy the fantastic weather with a walk to Starbucks for a grande skinny caramel macchiato (holy cow, say that five times fast!).

Dinner almost didn’t happen. I wasn’t in the mood to cook but I remembered that there were perfectly good veggies in the fridge that needed to be used so I whipped up this super yummy veggie bowl!

It contained:

  • 1c cooked quinoa
  • 1c edamame
  • 1/2 yellow pepper
  • 1 shallot
  • 2 small heads of broccoli
  • 2tbsp julienned sun dried tomatoes
  • 2tbsp light feta

I cooked the quinoa separately and cooked everything but the feta in 2tsp of coconut oil, adding the quinoa in at the end. It was really quite tasty and filled me!


Wedding Update

So it’s been a while since I talked about the wedding, hasn’t it? I can’t believe it but I realized the other day that I only have 7 months left! Holy shmoly! Where the hell did the time go?! I promise to give weekly updates from now on. I won’t give everything away (we have a few tricks up our sleeve) but I will fill you in on the fun stuff!

So far we have the location for both the ceremony and reception chosen (it’s the same place), our caterer has been chosen as well as a possible menu, we have our florist and photographer (both using amazing deals on a deal-of-the-day site) and we bought our rings already! We went in just to look but walked out buying them so they’re tucked away in a safe place but I have to admit, I’ve already worn it twice… I can’t help it! It’s sooo beautiful!

So after all that talk, I know I should leave you on a wedding high note. The colours!!! We’re having a slight movie theme to the wedding and want to utilize those white and red old fashioned popcorn boxes but we don’t want to make it look cheesy so I’ve decided on this colour palate:

We have a Tiffany blue, light aqua, white and red! I love the boldness of it! The red is really going to be a slight accent colour with the Tiffany Blue and white being the main colours.

Our goal for March is to book our officiant and find a bakery to do our cupcakes (we’ve decided on cupcakes instead of a traditional cake).

These next 7 months are going to absolutely fly by!


January 10th, 2012

2012 Goals

I’m so late with this, I know but, well, whatever! Ha!

I’m not much of a resolutions maker but I am a huge fan of goals as I’m always looking to stretch myself and improve. I want to see just what I’m capable of and I’m nothing if not a life-long learner!

So, without further ado, here are my goals for 2012 (in no particular order):


Get Certified As A Personal Trainer


I am super stoked about this! My goal is to write my exam at the end of June so that I can add a new dimension to my coaching services! I already have the textbook, study guide and other aides as I’m not very good with facts (but great with concepts) so I’m starting to study now so that I’ll be good and ready for June!


Blog Regularly


I miss blogging a lot! It provides me with a great creative outlet but having the business has been throwing me through a loop so I really want to make an effort to keep at this as it’s something I do for myself! It’s also going to be essential in my sanity over the year and I love connecting with all of my readers and other bloggers out there so my goal is to get back to blogging three times a week at least (and that starts today!)


Participate Actively In Elevate


Elevate is a new online training program hosted by business mentor Ali Brown and small business marketing coach, James Roche. It’s a year long program designed to help small business owners and entrepreneurs leverage their businesses. I am an introvert at heart so my goal in enrolling in this program is to force me out of my comfort zone so that I can fully leverage my coaching business to be the success I know it can be! My goal is to participate fully and implement the lessons given, even if it scares the begeezus out of me!


Have A Relatively Stress-Free Wedding


Weddings are stressful, there’s no doubt about it but my goal is to make it as stress-free as possible. Now that it’s less than a pregnancy term away things are going to start moving fast and if I’m not prepared I know I will get overwhelmed and just crawl into a corner, sucking my thumb! To do this I’m doing my best to keep everyone up-to-date and trying to communicate as much as possible. It also means that I need to be direct in that I am impossible if you throw a bunch of options my way at once so it’s best to do it slowly or keep the options and suggestions to a minimum. It also means that I will have to put my foot down over certain things. I want this to be a wedding that reflects Alan and I as a couple and not some circus where we try and please everyone.


Get To My Feel-Great Weight


With a wedding coming up, getting my personal training certification and possibly some top-secret, fun, blog-related shenanigans later this spring, I am more determined than ever to finally get to my Feel Great Weight. I have never (wait for the double-negative) not been overweight as an adult so I actually have no idea what my “ideal” weight is so my goal is to get to a point where I’m satisfied. I’m thinking it’s another 30lbs but we’ll see what happens! I’ve lost about 10lbs since before Christmas by paying more attention to what I’m eating again and I’ve really upped the ante on my workouts! I’ve been incorporating more interval training throughout my week so I will continue to do that and add some strength training. My workout plan, as it stands, is to start the TurboFire/ChaLean Extreme hybrid training program once I finish my training with TurboFire. This combines the best HIIT intervals and cardio workouts from TurboFire and the best strength workouts from ChaLean Extreme! I know this is going to be a killer combination and I plan to blog about it extensively!

So that’s the plan for this year. I’m really focusing more on my business and the wedding this year (obviously) and everything else is directly related or compliments those goals nicely.

What are your goals for the year?