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Day 176

Friday, December 2, 2016

Temperature: High 42° / Low 33°


What Kind of Day Did I Have & Why?

Today was a good day! No new lipstick, but still a good day. I received great news about my Invisalign journey, meet some new ladies, and got to learn a little bit of step dancing today (check out my video below). I’d call it a Fri-yay for sure!


Workout Time & Duration?

I worked out later in the evening, and it was a pretty straightforward Chest & Shoulders Day, but my shoulders were on fire because I hadn't thought about the fact that I did Arms & Shoulders the day before. See, this is why I need to get back to followin gmy plan. Without it I'm lost and do stupid things like work the same body group 2 days in a row. SMDHAMDS - That's Shaking my damn head at my damn self ( I mighta made that one up)... Anyway, My workout partner wasn’t feeling good so I was on my own today. I also made plans to go see some live music with a girlfriend and her friends, so I was trying to get outta there as soon as possible. It was about an hour - including changing in and out of my winter layers.  Not to shabby

How Do I Feel? Health/Lupie Status?

Well, since I had entirely too many drinks last night at the holiday party, I woke up not feeling too hot. But it was fun and totally worth it. My pain was the same as yesterday (about a 3), only today I was in need of a toxins flush. I told myself I would only drink water all day, but that didn’t work out as planned. I really have been disrespecting my Workout Plan because not only was my workout schedule wack as hell, I also haven’t kept to my "3 drinks per week" rule. I may need to alter that a bit.

Destination Wedding Task Tackled:

I think my introduction to step dancing should count as a task today. It was inadvertent, but still can be filed as a task. I’m thinking I want to take lessons with Che and do it on our wedding day...and pretty much any other time we go out, I’m sure. He hates the idea of us doing a choreographed dance, but it doesn’t have to be for our First Dance, I just want to do it in general. It was fun! I sucked ass at it...but it was still fun! I gotta work on him with this one.

Definitely not the smoothest out there, but I had a great time!


Any Old Destination Wedding Tasks Making a Comeback?

My teeth are a project that I have been working on for this wedding. They’re not terrible, but there is a little crowding in the front that I have always been self-conscious about, so I wanted to fix it before the wedding. I started Invisalign back in July and the plan was for it to be almost completed by the time of the wedding. The standard plan is to change the trays every 2 weeks, but because my case isn’t as intensive, I change my trays every 10 days and have a monthly check in with my Ortho, Dr. Mara. Well, today was my halfway mark check-in day and I found out that I’m progressing well (which I already knew because they’re looking great!) AND just last week Dr. Mara received news from Invisalign that new research has shown that the new standard for changing trays should be 7 days! This means I will have straight teeth BEFORE the destination wedding! I'm going to do a trial month where I change my trays every 7 days. Fingers crossed!!!  

Loving Black Love Moment?

Ridiculously excited about my new dental news, I called Che all hype and he was sure to acknowledge how great the news is, but also let me know that he will not get too hung up on the idea of being finished before the wedding.

Wait, what??? There was definitely a PAUSE...but then I had to think about it:  

One of the many things I love about my fiance is that he is a realist. He is so different from me in this way, but it keeps me grounded. I get so excited at the idea of something and them I’m so heartbroken if it doesn’t work out. He knows that if I get all worked up about having perfect teeth for the wedding and then it doesn’t work out for whatever reason, I’ll be a mess. I used to think he was letting the wind out of my sails, but I’m learning that he’s protecting me and my feelings because he loves me. Annnddd he probably doesn’t wanna have to deal with the mess in the end either. But I know, it’s the love!

Black Destination Wedding Bride - Dreamer Realist






What am I happy for?

I’m happy to be a dreamer that is madly in love and gets to spend the rest of my life with a realist.


What could I have done better?

I need to check in on my bestie...It’s been a while.


What am I doing tomorrow?

I’ll also start weighing myself and keeping track of my measurements and body goals. Crunch time is almost here!