Monday, December 17, 2012

Drink More Water!

Want to look your best on the big day?

Its the easiest thing to do to lose weight and often the most overlooked.


The best way to get started is to wake up and drink 2 large (16 oz) glasses of water.  You'll drink less coffee and spike your metabolism for the beginning of your day.

As a general rule, take your weight, divide by 2 and thats the amount of water in fluid ounces you need/ per day.  More if you are working out or you are outside on a hot day.
Say you weigh 150 lbs-

150/2= 75

you need 75 fluid oz of H2O/ day.

Carry a large bottle (32 oz) of water with you.  At your desk, in your purse, attached to your backpack....
If you woke up and had two large glasses, you would need to have about one and a half more large bottles (32 oz)  of water.
You will find that you are peeing...  A LOT.  Its normal and I promise, your body and your bladder will get used to the amount of water you are taking in.  Soon you will start to crave water and you will be happy to always have it with you.
You could lose up to 10 lbs with this one simple daily habit!
more facts about the importance of water

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Seattle Outdoor Wedding Venues

Last night with all the 10-year-old-sleepover madness, Emily and I entertained ourselves with outdoor-wedding-venue-dreaming:

Here is a collection of the top spots in and near the Seattle area-

A beautiful early 1900's Chapel with a garden and waterfront view-
fox island chapel

Willows Lodge in Woodinville-

Weherhaeuser Estate in Tacoma.  Beautiful views of Puget Sound:
(highly recommend Blue Ribbon Catering!  They did our wedding and did an AMAZING JOB!)

Olympic Sculpture Park.  Excellent mix of nature and modern art.
Beautiful Pics here-
eye shot photos
Website for the park-

Point Defiance Zoo.  Lots of choices indoors and out-

Woodland Park Zoo, in the heart of North Seattle-

Quaint litte chapel off I-90 in Issaquah-
pics of chapel

Carkeek Park. Best views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountain Range!

Get married on a boat!
Argosy Cruises

Last but not least, my personal fav, but then again I'm a little biased ;)

Pics by uyen photography

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Wedding Withdrawals!

     Its December 13th, the 2 month-aversery of my wedding day!  I cannot be more excited to be a newlywed, but I am having some post-nuptual withdrawal.

Leo and I met 3 years ago.  We met in the gym.  Being a mom of two little girls and a personal trainer, working in the gym and hanging out in the playground is all I was doing at the time.  Leo asked me out to dinner under the guise that I could help him choose heathy food when he was traveling for work.  On our first date laughed more than we ate, and realized we had much more in common than exercise.  I somersaulted head-over-heels in love!  Two years later he proposed and on October 13th, 2012 we were crazy-happily married!
This Christmas season two of my friends got engaged and I want to keep the crazy-manic-wedding-preparing-spirit alive so I decided to start this blog.

This blog will be all things weddings and fitness because I believe that for many newly-engaged couples the two go hand in hand.  I hope this blog helps with fitness tips, healthy food ideas, wedding fashion and new trends!  Lets GO!