Let's talk about my Walking Challenge journey. Craig and I started out strong, then Craig started studying a lot more for boards, so I lost my walking buddy. This is my biggest struggle; I need accountability. Exercising by myself is one of my weaknesses, as I have very low motivation to exercise. I know you all expect me to tell you I walked everyday for 20 minutes and feel amazing and lost weight and blah blah blah, but that is not realistic as life happens. This is a main point that I want to drive into you guys, especially with the New Year approaching. No one is perfect, we all have excuses and struggles, and we all go through life. This being said, life can throw curveballs at us everyday, and some days we are exhausted, feel sick, don't get home until 9 pm and still have to make dinner. I understand, which is why I want to talk about proper goal making, and how this challenge was an UNREALISTIC challenge. When you make a challenge you need to make a S.M.A.R.T goal, one that is Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely. A S.M.A.R.T Walking Challenge would have been: Walk for 10-20 minutes at least 4-5 days a week while documenting each day you walked, for how long, and how you felt before and after. These S.M.A.R.T goals provide you with an attainable challenge while holding you accountable and allowing "life to happen." I have had days where I walked more than 20 minutes, I have had days where I didn't walk outside at all, I've had days where I walked with my boyfriend, and days where I have walked by myself. I felt much worse (mentally) about myself when I did not go on a walk, vs. when I did go on a walk especially when I got on a roll with hitting a certain number of days in a row of completing the challenge.
After the rehearsal at The Watson House, The rehearsal dinner was held at Caribsea and tasted delicious. They had a private room for us that was the perfect size for everyone to be able to see each other and socialize. After our delicious entrees and some wine we were served dessert! From here, there was a sectioned off welcome party on the rooftop bar!
All I have to say is this was a wedding we won't forget, but you will truly only understand how beautiful and how much fun and full of love this wedding was if you were there, so I will try and take you back a couple weeks to September 16th, but keep in mind my pictures won't do it justice!
The (beautiful) Watson House
If you are looking for a wedding venue near Emerald Isle or the water, I highly recommend The Watson House through Dream Makers Wedding Estates. The Watson's and their staff were some of the most genuine and generous individuals, who truly cared about us and wanted to make the day perfect for Alley and Torrey. Us girls got there early and they provided us with plenty of space to get ready, breakfast, snacks throughout the day, mimosas, lunch and many laughs. They were so welcoming, and truly made us feel as though their home was ours. We were even able to leave all of our stuff overnight to come get in the morning!
Miami Bachelorette Weekend
If you're still reading, I surprised Allie, the stunning Bride-to-be, at the time, for her Bachelorette weekend in Miami! I had been so up and down about going, only due to the fact of just having finished my dietetic internship and had been without a job for about a year, but I finally told myself you know what she's only going to get married one time, which means one amazing bachelorette weekend! This is also the day I truly realized that money is nothing but money and you can always make more of it, something Craig tried to teach me a long time ago. I would rather have the time of my life and make memories with the people I love the most than to regret not having those experiences only because I thought I needed to save money! That being said, I do not recommended blowing your money, but rather save it for future events that you do not have to miss out on! Having this realization, I think to myself how did I ever think about not going to Miami?? Check out the surprise video on my instagram @beautifullprofit, and look through the slideshow below for a sneak peek of our amazing weekend with amazing people, weather, and food!
Today is the day! I started this journey back in July, so I am extremely excited to see this finally come together! If you're unfamiliar with my recent adventures, feel free to explore my blog site to learn more about me and my Beautifull Profit!
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