Last weekend I was so honored to be a part of a wedding of some dear friends of mine.

Let me tell you, the venue was absolutely amazing.  And the bride was stunning.
        The Enchanted Barn

The Beautiful Couple


 It was in the middle of nowhere, Wisconsin.  Behind the person who took the picture of the barn was horses just roaming around that you could feed and pet.  And the top floor where the doors were open was where the altar was.  The name of the venue is called the Enchanted Barn, and I think that's the feeling that everyone had that night.

Straight out of pinterest: a rustic/barn theme with mismatched dresses.  Sort of overdone these days?  But beautiful regardless.

This picture is hilarious.. none of us were ready. Haha!
The day of was stressful, to say the least.  There were a few "diva" moments from the bride, for sure.  But once the ceremony was done and everyone was dancing and drinking, it was a nothing but a perfect day!  

Who needs a photo booth when you have a sweet prop?
Everyone took pictures by this bad boy all night!
The bridal party and close friends all rented cabins for the rest of the weekend..  Needless to say, it was a good time.  The whole weekend was a great big dance party!  Boozin and eating all weekend.. I ate more pizza and cheese curds than one should in a lifetime.. haha!  


The aftermath left me feeling a bit..  puffy.. we'll say!  My body is definitely feeling it.. So I've been getting right back on the track with what I've been doing the last few weeks getting ready for the weekend.   
I've been trying to hit the gym at least twice a week:

~A half hour doing intervals on the treadmill


~15 minutes on the elliptical


~TONS of stretches, because it feels so good!


~a series of ab workouts, which I change every day.

*V-ups*Mountain Climbers*Bicycle crunches*Leg raises*Variation of Planks

~Then I do arm weights



However, the weather in Minnesota has been absolutely beautiful.  So instead of hitting the gym, I've often just been going for runs in my neighborhood, and doing some videos at home.  

Currently, i've been in love with this fast video that turns my arms into jello. 

I try to follow that up with this Victoria's Secret Model Ab Routine.



If I only have a half hour, I try do Jillian Michaels Yoga Meltdown at least once a week. 



This week I have also cut out dairy and sugar.  

I've just been trying to pump my body full of veggies, fish, lean protein, green tea and Kombucha (which i'm obsessed with, btw)

It's amazing how you can work so hard, and then in one weekend you can feel completely different.  It feels so good to kick it into gear after those rough weekends!


7 comments:

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    Maybe follow each other on bloglovin?
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    Lovely greets Nessa

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    Follow you back on bloglovin and gfc,too.
    Do you also follow me on gfc?
    Lovely greets from germany ;-)

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  4. Nice post!! would you like to follow each other?
    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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    1. Yes Marcela, let's! You can follow me on Blogger and Bloglovin!

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  5. Thank you so much for your visit! I follow you with GFC and Bloglovin!
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