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Days 365 to 371 – And They Lived Happily Ever After

Days 365 to 371 – 5K’s, 2K’s, Yoga and Running to the Chapel to Get Married

This week was full of little last minute things to do before the wedding. This didn’t mean that I got to skip out exercising. My sister motivated me to go out running with her early in the mornings. It was nice because I got to A. Share some time with her, and B. Talk to her while exercising. I snuck a little meditation yoga at the end of the week for good measure.

During that whole week, I was more stressed out about forgeting something at home, making sure everyone had their hotel info and knew how to get to the church. The day of the wedding was amazing. My sister and I got up at 4am. Not because we set the alarm at that time, but because we just couldn’t sleep any more. It was more of an exciting feeling. We had a nice relaxing breakfast, took our time getting ready (she did my “Adele inspired” chignon bun), I did my make-up and slipped into the dress; which fit perfectly.

The weather was grey and cloudy most of the afternoon and we did have some rain, but that didn’t stop us. I actually adore the rain, so I was thinking “bring on the rain!!!”. I’m sure everyone else was running for cover 🙂 One thing I will always remember about my great grandma was that whenever somebody said “Oh no, it’s raining!”, she would smack them across the head and then said “Just because it’s raining doesn’t mean it’s not a beautiful day!” So true. It was the most beautiful fall day in all of October in my eyes.

I still haven’t taken my “after” pictures, but I will soon…very soon. I’m just a bit sicky poo right now.

This is not a complete goodbye, more of a see you later everyone.

I’ll post my “after” pictures and most likely keep coming back to blog once in a while to keep me motivated.

I don’t intend on doing a 365 days count down (in my case 371 days), just a journal entry whenever I need to share info, vent, or simply write down an experience.

For now, just enjoying being married to the man of my dreams.

Love,

Millie


Days 358 to 364 – Thanks!

Days 358 to 364 – Yoga, 5K and Power Yoga

Even when I force myself to go to sleep as early as possible I’m still not getting enough sleep…hence the yoga rescue. I needed more of a stretch and meditation yoga early in the week. I felt a bit calmer after it, especially with all the running around. Then the weather was so gorgeous that I couldn’t pass up a chance to go running outside. The Port Union Village Common Park was just perfect. The fall leaves were so beautiful. On purpose I ran to the pile of leaves. CRUNCH! CRUNCH! CRUNCH! It put a smile on my face.

Saturday morning I went to Power Yoga at my gym. My instructor noticed I hadn’t been around in a while. He made sure to remind me. He came by after he saw me shaking like crazy trying to hold a pose. He smiled and said: “It’s harder coming back.” Thanks Connor! It’s ok, I’ll just add that to my “Things to be Thankful for” list. Thanksgiving this year is extra special because of the wedding. I’m so very thankful for my fiance, family, friends, my health, work, happiness, love, and the fact that by next week I’ll be a Mrs.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!

Millie


Days 307 to 357 – Where did September go?

Days 307 to 357 – Three Weeks Off, Weights, Bootcamp, 5K’s, CardioX, Cardio-Funk, Plyometrics, Yoga and Fitwall

I took three glorious weeks off because I wanted to. I decided not too let it bother me. So what I wasn’t going to the gym! I needed a little time off. My fiance thought something was wrong with me. He kept on reading motivational workout quotes to get me to go to the gym. Like a little 2 year old having a temper tantrum, I stormed out of the room shouting, “NO MORE MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES!!!”

I enjoyed my time off. Then on week 4 I decided to come back from my hibernation. I had a lot of cardio this month. I’m doing it on purpose to make sure I fit into that darn dress. Did I mention that my dress boutique ordered me one size smaller??? Yeap. Way to make me want to keep the weight off.

Here is my workout for all weeks:

Week 4: weights, bootcamp and 5K

Week 5: weights and more weights

Week 6: cardioX, 5K, cardio-funk and plyometrics

Week 7: weights, yoga and FitWall

I’m on my last leg of the 1 year workout…yippieee!!!

For some weird reason when I add it all up, the day before the wedding is “Day 369”. I must have counted my days wrong. Anyhow, you get the point. I started working out last year on exactly October 13, 2011. My goal of working out for a year to live healthier, become stronger and better is coming to a “wordpress end”. The next two weeks before the weeding are going to be nutso. I know this by the way my calendar already looks. Meetings here and there, flowers, cakes, last dress fitting/alterations, hair, etc, etc, etc. I think my workouts will become my de-stresser.

Good night!

Millie


Days 216 to 222 – My Outdoorsy Days

Days 216 to 222 – 5K, Weights and Hills/Stairs Training

If you didn’t spend at least 1 day outside this whole week, you need to kick yourself in the tush right now. I’m serious!!! It was the best weather to run, walk, play, exercise and just plain HAVE FUN outside. On Wednesday I decided to run a 5K right after work. It de-stresses me every single time. I forget about any little problems and I have new perspective too. Friday night was my indoors day – AKA weight lifting day. I’m slowly going back to lifting my heavier weights. I felt pretty strong, so this encourages me. I did a 20 minute cardio climb, followed by a 1 hour weight lifting session.

Since I spent the weekend at a friend’s house, she and I went for a little jog to the park near her place. When we got there we hit the hills and stairs and focused on doing as many as we could. I found it very difficult to catch my breath. I’m having some sinus issues recently. My fiance thinks I might have allergies. Phhsssss…yeah right! I have never, EVER, had allergies in my life…please don’t tell me I’ll start now! That doesn’t sound like fun. Right after our run we took turns coming up with ab workouts. Time really flew by because by the time we got home an hour had passed by.

Enjoy the weather people! Get out there and have fun.

Millie


Days 202 to 208 – Garage Sale Season

Days 202 to 208 – Yoga, 5K and a Walk in the Park

What a relaxing week! I did a super stress relieving yoga session. I was so relaxed that I fell asleep like a baby. Saturday morning started of with a healthy breakfast, followed by a nice 5K run around my place. I probably passed by at least 5 garage sales. I made sure to make a mental note of their locations. As soon as i got back home, I jumped in my car and headed for some shopping with extra coins in my purse. I scored some amazing finds. I got one gorg vintage cake stand, a serving plate, an old Canada Dry wooden crate and some retro pyrex bowls. Yippeee! I’m starting to collect all the items to help us decorate for our wedding. I have a vision and I know I can make it happen and stick to out budget at the same time. Today, with the weather being incredibly sunny and clear, we headed out for a day at the park. Walking with my other half and enjoying some quality time with our friends. We spotted baby geese by the water. So cute!

Millie


Days 190 to 194 – Short Week

Days 190 to 194 – 5K Walk, Weights and Cardio

The reason this is a “short week” is because I’m including my workouts from Wednesday on. I already talked about the rest of the week in my past post. When the weather was amazing on Wednesday I called my mamacita and asked her to go for a brisk walk with me. We decided to go around a different area in our neighbourhood and ended up finding a nice lookout point. Saturday was my weights day. I’m still using what I learned from Bang Fitness and mixing that into my workouts. I felt it was a challenge since I hadn’t done this in over 3 weeks. Today (Sunday), was my cardio day. I did a 10k elliptical interval training session. My legs are feeling a bit tired tonight, but I’m glad I did it. I feel like I’m getting back to prioritizing my workouts.

Millie


Days 175 to 189 – Aprilmania

Days 175 to 189 – Cardio Circuit, Yoga, 5K runs, Stepper and Weights

I really can’t believe I haven’t written a blog entry in 15 days! April is bananas!!! I’m now working 10 hour shifts at the school. I also started an AQ course at York University that is taking up 2 hours of my day every other day. Add to that planning a wedding and let me see…oh yeah…sleeping, eating, etc. I feel like April is one of the busiest months so far. That aside I must admit that I haven’t been working out as much as I would like to.

In total I worked out 3-4 days a week. I managed to do:

2- Cardio Circuit classes

1- Yoga class

2- 5K runs

1- Stepping session

1- Weight lifting session

I know I have to prioritize my workouts more…honestly though…I feel like I might be going through some gym blah’s. I need to feel excited about working out again. I’m probably just itching for more guidance. I need some serious motivation. Because of this, I’ve been thinking about shopping around for a new gym. I need a gym to offer more than just Zumba for women. I should be able to lift some weights and feel that the equipment is accessible to me at all times. At the moment I don’t feel this at my gym. I’ve even requested a black foam roller and have yet to see it. We have a soft white one that just doesn’t cut it. I’m sure if you read my past blogs you’ll know how much in love I am with these bad boys. Since April is so busy and this will probably continue to be crazy until school ends in June, I’ve decided to write a blog every week. The every day blog is nice, but at this point I can’t juggle it. I’ll do a blog every Sunday and talk about that week’s workout schedule and any news.

Millie