Tuesday, August 26, 2008

shred - level 2 - i'm crazy

oh wow. i'm in a new world of pain today....my lower back. level 2 of the shred is basically lot's of core exercises and plank workouts. i had to do the modified version as my shoes were slipping and i am not that far advanced by any means. i think i had my ass too high in the air and put too much stress on my back. uuggh.

i did level 2 this morning, so it's not a good thing to be in this kinda pain so soon. i may move back to level 1 tomorrow....or tough it out and try level 2 again. i've also decided not to shred everyday. i seem to do better when i work out 3-5 times a week.

i plan on going running with nory next week in the mornings. no more time to slack off! i have 39 days until the wedding. that's a little over a month for you slower ones.

can you believe it? i think we are pretty much done with the majority of planning. matt still hasn't ordered his tux, or encouraged the boys to get their measurements. i am not pleased with this one bit, but that's his job to deal with, not mine. the rings are coming in tomorrow. the favors are all here. the only thing left is to make payments. boooooo.

if you have received an invitation my dear 4 readers, please send out your rsvp. i know the due date is not for a few weeks but it IRKS me to no end when people don't send out those self-addressed envelopes, waiting to be put in the mail. we have seen a few come in every day, so that has been a weight off my shoulder. yesterday was the first day to not have any rsvp's in the mail. i hope it's not a sign of things to come.

ok, enough wedding talk. it's so boring, i know.

there is this little wonderful cupcake bakery that opened up on my street. i have been DYING to stop in and grab a single cupcake, but i must resist the urge. right? one single cupcake will screw my diet...right? no, must remain strong!!!

Friday, August 22, 2008

check this out!

my wedding photographer, sarah, is featured on this amazing blog. and i am happy to see our photos picked out as some of her favorites!

http://www.dontboxusin.com/ - august 10th post.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Almost home!

Sitting in Charlotte, waiting to board my Austin flight. Almost
missed my flight due to an hour overlay in New Wark. But all is
good. I cannot WAIT to be back home. I wish I had more time in the
gift section today. That's my favorite location. But I'm sure Judith
picked up 100 catalogs for us to go thru. But it's always better to
see things in person. I'll survive my disappointment.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

my last night in new york...

well i did have exciting plans to spend the night by myself, checking out all new york has to offer. i walked to the apartment, dropped my bag, and promptly fell asleep. alas.

all packed up for my flight back tomorrow afternoon. it's somewhat bittersweet. i really love this place, i love all the shops and how different life is. but i miss austin. i miss matt and our house. i can't wait to step foot in austin and throw myself into our bed.

so i bid my 4 readers goodnight.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Meatpacking district

Gonna go eat and go to a sex club.

Day 3

Yikes another exhausting day has come to an end. Too tired to party
or drink in New York. What is wrong with me?

I think I found my bridesmaids some cool jewelry. I'm excited. Hooray!

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Saturday, August 16, 2008

New York Day 2

Today is jewelry. Lots and lots to browse and buy. Taking a quick
lunch break on the roof. That's the Hudson river in the picture. Ok
back to buying.


Friday, August 15, 2008

Hellooooo New York!

Too tired to blog. Been clothing shopping all day with Trey. I love
H&M with all my heart. I bought this amazing, sexy black dress. It
rained all day, flash flooding. Fun stuff. Bye!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

bye bye austin, hello new york!

i'm leaving tomorrow morning for new york. it's work-related so i won't be having a ton of fun, but i will manage. shopping for 5 days straight isn't the easiest thing to do, but i will try my best.

anyways i like the new york gift show. it's my favorite show to buy at. lots and lots of vendors. miles and miles of fabulous products to make our store pretty. i will miss 5 days of working out, but at least i will be putting in a few miles a day at the javits center.

superficial comments ahead: i received quite a few compliments on my recent weight loss today. i hate to be so vain about it, but it made me feel FANTASTIC. i'm going to try my hardest to avoid the coffee, italian food and alcohol that i love so much. blarg.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


in my quest to finish my invitations as quickly as possible, i totally fucked up big time. i sealed the majority of my RSVP cards. yep, i am an idiot.

so i google solutions on how to unseal an envelope and salvage my stamps. there are a few suggestions out there, especially popular is the "freezing the envelopes for two hours." guess what? it doesn't work. i left them in the freezer all night. so now i have to go to paper place and pray they have a similar envelope and pay MORE money because i wasn't thinking properly.

at least i was able to mail off some completed invitations today. but i still feel like a moron.

Monday, August 11, 2008

shred day 4 - complete!

i cannot believe how fast i can see results with this work-out dvd. talk about a self-esteem boost! i can feel muscles i have never felt before and see my upper body tightening up. and i'm only on day 4!! what will i look like on day 20?

regardless i am feeling 100% better than i have in quite some time. even though i am sore every day, it's so worth it.

Friday, August 08, 2008

shred day 2 - done!

so my second day of the shred actually went better than expected. i was still sore but i pushed thru and completed the workout. hooray for me!!

our invitations have just been mailed off this morning so they should arrive monday. then i can get started addressing them and send them off. another big check off my wedding list.

i have a makeup trial tomorrow. i am a tad bit worried since the artist is an old, old friend of mine from burnet. he does beauty pageant work, hence the worry i feel about him doing my bridal makeup. plus i rarely wear the stuff so i don't want to look like a whore. it should be interesting, nonetheless!

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

1st day of the shred

my muscles are complete jello. i cannot believe how 20 minutes kicked my ass. i hope i can move by tomorrow because if i am in pain now, thursday will be a nightmare. thank goodness for my lunch massage tomorrow.

per my wii fit, i gained 3.5 pounds at surfside this weekend. luckily i have lost them after a few days of crying and semi-working out. but i can't wait to keep up on the 30 day shred and the wii fit.


yesterday matt and i went to the driskill to taste the menu we selected and pick our cake flavors/design. needless to say, i am SO EXCITED now. after work today we met with our dj and ring designer. things are happening so quickly. i can't believe we will be married in less than 2 months.


Saturday, August 02, 2008

burned to a crisp

yes i am taking a break from the sun and surf to read some work email and relax in the AC. i really kept applying sunblock yesterday but i am red!!! it hurts.

but i am right back on the beach on day 2. that's dedication. or druken stupidity.

Friday, August 01, 2008


This will be our new home for 3 days.