14 Week Wedding Series Vlog

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Hello, dear friends! One of my goals for 2015 was to start vlogging more. I tried doing a couple vlog sessions last year for “Quick Tip Tuesdays”, but that only lasted 2 Tuesdays. I quickly lost momentum. But, NOT THIS YEAR! I have something to keep me accountable…. my wedding in 14 weeks. πŸ™‚

I will be doing a 14 week wedding series vlog.Β (The first one is up top in case you didn’t want to read any words today.)Β And the point of it all?! To set health goals and be kept accountable. And hopefully other peeps will be inspired to set health goals too. We are all in this together! (For some reason, I had High School Musical in my head after I wrote that last part.. is that a song title?!)

Anyway, I hope you enjoy. This is my first time really doing a vlog series so I am hoping it just gets better and better. I will check in each week and provide feedback along the way… barriers, tips, tricks, reshaping goals, etc.

For my kick-off vlog post, I created an overarching mission for the 14 weeks leading up to the wedding. It is to have a happy and healthy frame of mind throughout the planning process and for the wedding itself. When I set my 3 health goals, I kept this overarching mission in mind.

My 3 goals for this week (and until I make them habits!) are:

  1. Reduce Sugar Intake: No more cookies, cakes, and candy for me unless it is a special occasion. I have been overdoing it in the sweets department lately and I am almost certain sugar has been contributing to headaches and stress. No bueno! So bye bye sweets. The only sweeteners I will use are honey and pure maple syrup if I need them atop anything.
  2. Reduce Caffeine Intake: Lately, I have been getting a TON of caffeine in the form of regular coffee, black tea, and green tea. Too much! So, I will be switching over to decaf coffee and black teas. I will also drink more herbal teas (especially Mint.. so good for digestion!) and warm water with lemon (it is an all day fave). Too much caffeine can also contribute to stress and headaches, which I don’t want (who does?!).
  3. 200 Miles by the Wedding: This is a goal set by the Tone It Up bridal edition and I totally dig it. My main forms of activity will be yoga and walking outdoors. But, to switch it up regularly, I will also add in PIYO, Insanity Max 30, and TIU toning workouts. Yoga and walking are my two cores because they double as a stress reliever and physical activity.

Since this video blogging is new for me, please feel free to share anything you would like to see in a future vlog post! I am ALL EARS. (or eyes, technically, since I would be reading it).

Have a happy, healthy Monday!

  • Meghan

    Best of luck! I bet the 14 weeks will fly by! How do you like the TIU programs? I’ve started following some Instagram accounts and now I’m super curious!

    • Thanks! And I love TIU.. the workouts on YouTube and their blog are all fabulous. And they do fun challenges every so often. Right now the Love Your Body series is going on and in the summer they do a Beach Babe series. Lots of good stuff!

  • Cindy Huggins RDN LD

    Yay, what an awesome idea and congrats!!. I think you should video some of your meals and I’d love to see some barre technique moves for…..saddle bags πŸ™ I have stopped eating sweets since the holidays either!! I’m really going to need you to be my daily motivation! I told myself no “cartoon cereals” until I reach the beach in June! Oh, and share some wedding planning details!!! I love planning (is that a dietitian thing??) πŸ˜‰

    • Great ideas, thank you for sharing! I will definitely incorporate some meals and barre technique moves. You will LOVE pretzel! It is the best move for that area.. and fetal! And yes, planning details too. I actually am not the best at the little details so am using Pinterest A LOT! πŸ™‚

  • Cindy Huggins RDN LD

    Correction: I HAVENT stopped eating sweats…

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