Saturday, December 17, 2011

1st Wedding Shower

Today was my wedding shower (one of two) and these are just some of the great gifts I received...we received so much more but I don't want to bore you with all the pics. It feels crazy to be getting all these gifts for just loving someone and getting married to them. Not that I don't enjoy the gifts, it just feels a little weird. Craig and I are defiantly excited to try out some of our new things!!
My shower this weekend was in Craig's hometown, Columbus NE. My future Mother In Law had it at a Bed and Breakfast. It was perfect! Around 20 people showed up (all women) and the guys walked down the street for pizza and beers. My batteries died in my camera at the shower, so my Mom took all the pics on her camera so I don't have any to share.
The shower turned out to be a great day. It was one of those days that just reminded me that there is more to life then working out and fitness. I am getting married to a wonderful guy in 63 days, Christmas is right around the corner, and we are looking at houses to buy as we speak. No only that, I go back to school this summer and I am applying for a new teaching position come Feb. so I can work closer to home. Sometimes I can just get so wrapped up in me me me, that I tend to forget all the things that are going on around me.
I can officially say my eye has stopped twitching, all about the positives here! I have continued to eat, eat, eat...and oh my goodness I am not gaining weight! Three weeks ago I was working out for an hour and a half and day and eating less than I am now. I have always enjoyed my eating, but I have always thought that I needed the workouts to maintain my weight with such eating. This is such a pleasing feeling to know that I might just be able to eat my 2,000 calories a day and not kill myself at the gym. Not that I plan on stopping to work out, just nice to know that once I go back to the gym, I can even add more calories to my diet. I have managed to put in some activity this it is:
Monday: Elliptical 20 min. bike 15 min. light weights 20 min (way too much, felt it afterwords)
Wednesday: 20 min. walk on tm (4.0) 10 min. cycle no resistance followed by 10 min of upper body light weights various machines
Friday: 20 min walk 4.0 tm 10 min. cycle 15 min. light weight and two sets of 12 lunges
Sat: Walk Cooper
So as you can see I am taking it VERY easy. Some might say I need complete rest, but I have to do something to get myself moving, the endorphins just clear my head. Walking it is :) Tomorrow I am going for another walk at the gym followed by some stretching. I will continue this next week...if it takes another month to get me stronger, so be it. I would rather come back stronger then go hard to soon and fall back at the start.
If you had a wedding shower, what would be your top three gifts?


  1. I'm happy to hear things are getting better!! :))

    Ummm top three gifts.... I guess it'd prob depend on what I had at the time but right now would be...

    a really nice knife set
    a crockpot
    toaster oven


    soooo exciting! you're getting married! hooray :D

  2. I'm really STUCK at 17-1800 calories. It is ridiculous and I have to get over this hump (I want to increase to near 2500). Would LOVE to know how you get to 2000 because I'm falling into a binge-restrict mode and can't stand being like this anymore.

  3. Look at all that awesome stuff you got!!!!