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49 Days to Go!

It’s 49 days to go ’til the big day. There are still some minor and a couple of major things we have to accomplish. I’m still not too worried yet (I’m not sure when I would be), but there are some pressing matters that we have to attend to IMMEDIATELY.

On top of everything, I will have to intensify my training and if possible come into the gym 5-6 days a week from now. Weight training is still of primary importance to me, but I have to make sure that I am also doing lots and lots of cardio. The hardest thing is to eat clean. EATING CLEAN, during the holiday season is IMPOSSIBLE. I will have to try my best to filter out what I eat whenever we go out with friends too. I think I have to follow a strict “21-days to break a bad habit” approach on this one.

I think I also need to do yoga again. My sleeping pattern is weird again.

Please please please wish me luck.

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THINGS TO DO (the ones I can remember):

By end of December

  1. Distribute fabric to our PS – Fabric on hand, for distribution
  2. Hire a choir – Deciding on a supplier
  3. Print misalettes
  4. Submit ML
  5. Give go signal to invitation printer
  6. Backgrounds for photo booth
  7. Finalize rings
  8. Finalize AVP
  9. Buy bearer’s outfit – Getting from my couturier
  10. Finalize bridal jewelry – Saw something I liked
  11. Finalize FOG suit and BM suit
  12. Print table numbers/stickers – Design finished, for printing
  13. Finalize bridal car flower and offertory flowers
  14. Inform offerors and readers of their duty
  15. Gift registry

By January

  1. Buy gifts for PS
  2. Buy gifts for suppliers
  3. Buy shoes (for me)
  4. Buy cuff links for Rodney
  5. Buy prep dress
  6. Buy barong for FOB
  7. Buy neckties for male SS
  8. Buy bible
  9. Buy misc stuff (cork board, permanent markers, post its, stickers etc.)
  10. Finalize wedding car
  11. Rent car for my relatives from the province
  12. Taiwan visa
  13. Honeymoon accommodations
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Gold’s Gym Glorietta Group Exercises Schedule for November

I love attending the Zumba classes at Gold’s Gym. I also want to try the other GGX they offer, so I got this schedule from the reception.

The Motivated Bride - Gold's Gym Group Exercises Schedule

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Some of the classes they offer are: zumba, pilates, tapless step, gold’s mix, yogilates, yogafit, definitions, core attack, cardio martial arts, bellydance, streetdance,  core attack, jukari, spinning etc.

Schedules, classes and instructors are subject to change without prior notice. By the way, I don’t have any affiliations with Gold’s Gym. Just someone who goes there regularly. 🙂

Straight from my evening jog

So sweaty!

Tonight’s routine:

  • 1min walk, steady 15min jog, 2 sets – I have never ran consistently like this before. It was slow but I didn’t dare stop to walk until my 15 minutes are up. It was a personal achievement for me.
  • Modified agility ladder drills (Used the patios at the garden of our condo complex. They are perfect replacements for an actual agility ladder!) – Fast Feet, Lateral Fast Feet (left and right), In and Out – This was tiring. And quite an ingenious exercise routine if I would say so myself.
  • 2 sets 10 reps of squats and 2 sets of step ups

I loved this routine and I should try this again.

Xbox Kinect as Fitness Tool

Gone are the days when console gaming means just sitting down and exercising your thumbs. Since the Wii was launched, console gaming has never been the same. From Wii, Playstation and Xbox followed suit.

We were lucky to have gotten an Xbox with Kinect and as promised it has helped me greatly with my fitness routine. What I like about Kinect is that there’s no need to hold anything to be able to play (unlike Wii and Playstation Move). It just makes you look silly sometimes, but it’s all in good fun! Here’s a list of the few games we have.

1. Kinect Adventures – This is included in the package. It’s a fun party game and Reflex Ridge will really get you moving.

2. Dance Central – I love this! I used to dance when I was younger, but when I turned into a blob, I’m ashamed to move my body. This is coming from someone who used to go to bars and actually dance (in our younger days)! I downloaded the trial version of Dance Central first to see how it would be like, and I loved it! The movements are divided into 3 levels, you can go Easy, Medium or Hard. The good thing about this is that the game actually teaches you the movements and its names so you can do it properly. The trial version has 3 songs and the first dance I learned was Pitbull’s I Know You Want Me. But the first dance I memorized was Poison by Bell Biv Devoe. It was such a fun song to dance to! We finally bought the actual game and now have countless songs to dance to! The hardest one I tried so far was Crank That by Souljah Boy!

3. Kinect Sports Season 1 – games include boxing, bowling, table tennis, soccer, beach volleyball, track and field and some mini-games. Bowling is a good party game, I think up to 6 players can play. Boxing is like shadow boxing, but will still exercise your arms. Volleyball will burn you a lot of calories since there are moves where you have to jump. While table tennis is pretty laid back. Soccer and track and field will target your legs.

Trial Versions

1. Zumba – I really like this. The trial version has 2 songs, but if you dance each song 5 times each, you will really really sweat!

2. Hole in the Wall – This is a pretty steady game and will test your balancing skills.

As a whole, I really enjoy Xbox Kinect! I hope they develop more games for it that is enjoyable and at the same time will keep your butt off the couch!

Cardio Day

Today’s workout was intense! It was not planned like this, but I ended up with:

  • 30 minutes speed interval on the treadmill (2mins inclined walk, 5mins run for each set)
  • boxing: boxer’s warm-up, 6 rounds sparring, 3 rounds on bags, abs
  • Zumba (1.5 hours of non-stop dancing)

I feel amazing!!!