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Day 175

Saturday, December 3, 2016


Temperature: High 40° / Low 31°
We had snow flurries today...Light, but still flurries
It's officially Winter [sadface]


How Do I Feel? Health/Lupie Status?

I feel good! Make that great! I did a lot of dancing (and drinking) last night so I was expecting to wake up sore. Instead, I had no body aches at all - or at least I don’t remember any. Mini-hangover? Yes. Lupie Aches? Nope. I did get a little achy during the weights portion of my workout, but not too much. I’d say today was very low...like a 1.5/2! I gotta keep this going for a while!

What Kind  of Day Did I Have & Why?

Today was kind of an appraisal day.
I performed a lot of mini-assessments... body goals, workout plan, business plans, diet, wedding reception lighting, life...I was all over the place today.  



What am I happy for?

I’m happy to report that Bridefriends LLC is officially registered and I am now a small-business owner!

This is huge and I am so proud of myself today! I also had some friends agree to be my first supporters, so that feels great as well. I have lots to be happy about, but this is at the top of my list today!


Workout Time & Duration?

Since I had the bright idea to workout slightly hungover, Booty Day was kind of weak. I didn’t even remember to do my jumping squats in between the drills until I was halfway finished with the workout. We got through it, but it was a "Struggle Workout" fo’ sho’! Thanks to my workout partner, I did the cardio because I was 100% onboard with skipping it today. THAT is why everyone needs a workout partner!

After today’s workout, I recorded my weight and body measurements so that I can start keeping track - this will be a bi-weekly occurrence from now on. Hopefully, my measurements will add to my motivation because these days are ticking away quickly. I’m also going to start back logging my calories on my LifeSum App...that’ll begin on Monday since tomorrow is Steelers & Nachos Day.  

Oh, and I know we were in the gym for a long time, so just how long were we in there??? Well, we were supposed to start at 9, but I woke up AT 9, so that was a fail...I’d say 10a-12:30p...but that included the measurements & weight check. Workout time was about 2 hours. Whew! That’s what happens when you workout hungover. I’d say “Never Again”, but I’d be lying.


Destination Wedding Task Tackled:

I started working on my lighting “presentation” for Che today. This consisted of scouring past emails exchanges with Joyce and organizing them so that I can put the pricing quotes next to the appropriate pictures. I pulled together the emails, but haven’t matched the prices with the pictures yet. I’m working on it! It’s just going to take longer than I expected. There are a few different elements to the lighting at Blue Venado (our venue), since it is a private beach club that is completely outdoors. The DJ includes dance floor lighting as a part of their package, but if we don’t add more lights, we’ll be in the dark looking for flashlights. So far, we know that we do want string lighting above the dinner tables (possibly with alternating lanterns), luminaries scattered throughout (I love this company called Candle Boutique Mexico), and I’m loving the idea of wrapping some lights around a few trees too. I’ll match them up with some numbers and get my presentation together by end of week.


Any Old Destination Wedding Tasks Making a Comeback?

No, but I realized that I want to go over all of the things we have left to do and think about. I’m feeling a checkpoint time coming up.

Loving Black Love Moment?

In the midst of all of my assessments, I was able to take a break and get some quality time in with Che tonight. While eating dinner we decided to watch our first Christmas movie of the year together. It was funny because we usually save the movies for Christmas Eve and I felt a little naughty for watching them early. We watched a movie I had never seen before called Four Christmases, and got our Christmas started early this year! The only thing missing was the Egg Nog! And our Christmas tree...we're getting that this weekend. 


What could I have done better?

I could have let myself feel more emotions today. I held back but I’m sure it will come out one way or another. Back on day 185, I spoke about a special friend who passed away. Well, today was her funeral. I am sad that I didn’t get to make it to Atlanta to pay my respects and I also felt a little guilty for being so happy today. I should have given myself time to deal with those emotions, I could have done better there. 



What am I doing tomorrow?
A lot of preparation for the week. But I’m pretty sure a workout isn’t going to happen though.