As I have mentioned, my sister Kristin will be getting married in less than 50 days from now (super exciting!) Kristin has really been generous in sharing her insights and ideas for her wedding on her new blog (which all of my friends say they absolutely love from reading her updates on Facebook). She has documented all of her planning for the big event – keep up the great work, sis!
However, my role of the maid of honor has been to 1) make sure that the bachelorette party goes well (we are planning on doing something fab in Orlando or around Epcot – in the planning stage) 2) get a bridesmaid dress (check – and matching shoes from Gianni Bini – my favorite shoe designer!) and 3) training.
You are probably asking yourself – training? What does that entail exactly? It is more like conditioning and being in the best shape possible in preparation for Kristin’s wedding. With two weeks on the road with conferences in Phoenix, Milan, and Morgantown between now and the wedding, I want to make sure I have a plan in place so I can do workouts on the road as well. In addition, based on Kristin’s discussion of all of the fabulous foodie items we are going to have for her wedding, I have to make sure I am ready and good on Jenny Craig until then!
Here are some of the exercises I have been preparing during my “Maid-of-Honor Training”:
- Kettlebell Workouts: These exercises so remind me of my track and field days – especially when I was throwing the weight at the University of Florida. It is a great cardio and weightlifting workout since you can do exercises that tone your muscles while also giving you a cardio workout. Since our dresses have spaghetti straps, I wanted to make sure that I did some extra upper body workouts.
- Spinning: I have really enjoyed taking spin classes here in Louisville at the LAC – I started taking classes when I was at the University of Tennessee. Great cardio workout and you really get some great results with toning as well. Overall, if you only have an hour each day to workout – this is a great exercise to do! Check out your local gyms to see if they have any stationary bike classes for you to take.
- Running: For being a former thrower, I have had to embrace running – but not at the marathon level some of my friends and sister are at! With social media apps like Nike+, I am able to calculate how much I am running and whether or not I have improved my time and distance. Here are some other social media resources that will help maintain fitness as well.
So, these are just a few things I have been doing to be ready for Kristin and Scott’s big day in just a few weeks. I am really looking forward to it and I am super happy for my sister! Hope you all are having a great day!