Hello!

posted 3 months ago in Waiting
Post # 2
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70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2017 - Californos

I’ve been focusing a lot on self care, which seems to help. I’ve picked up some writing activities that I haven’t done in years, I’ve been training for several races that’ll happen before AND after we will get engaged. Really I’ve just thought about what things I’ve always said I should do, and I’m working on some of those activities! Find a craft to build for your home (didn’t know I could built a table, but now I do 😂) or whatever you are passionate about exploring! Waiting is often spun in such a negative light, but that only makes it worse. Bask in this time and use it to explore new things or improve upon current passions! Best of luck!

Post # 4
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147 posts
Blushing bee

I’ve been doing crafts, cooking and lots of working out.  My city has recreational sports teams and workout class things, so I mostly go to those a few nights a week.  Some days I will also cook or bake things that involve effort.  Or, if I have time on the weekends, I like to hunt for beat up old furniture and restore it, make things to decorate my house, etc.  I’ve found that if I try to distract myself either books or tv too much my mind tends to wander. 

Ive also been keeping little notes for myself, anytime I get some helpful advice from someone, reading budgeting and etiquette advice or if I see something that I like.  I don’t actually like, plan anything, just kinda compile information for myself so I have kind of a starting point and don’t spaz out as soon as I actually have to start doing it. 

Post # 5
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70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2017 - Californos

ilyik :  Rec leagues have been my jam since I moved to a new city a year ago. I’ve played with a combination of people I know and new people, it’s been a great way to stay active, connect with friends, and make new friends. I constantly look forward to seeing my team and having a good time in the evening!

Post # 6
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479 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I think we might get engaged in the next six months or so, but I am trying to use a fitness goal to help keep my mind off it! I am hoping to lose weight before we get engaged so I can feel good and confident for our engagement and wedding photos! That makes me not worry about it being a way’s away because the longer it is, then the farther I can get with my goal before he pops the question! 😛

Post # 9
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856 posts
Busy bee

work out like crazy!!!! When my friends ask me why I hit the gym so hard, I tell them it’s because I want to be the bride that looks awesome from engagement to honeymoons end. Not the bride that gets fitter during the process.

It’s excellent motivation 😉

Post # 11
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856 posts
Busy bee

sparklyoctopus :  Seem to be having a hard time posting the link I want to send you

Check out “Physical Kitchness” for great workouts! I love her stuff. Also I’m big into running, but getting out for a 30-60 minute walk every day is good too! get your heart pumping

Post # 13
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147 posts
Blushing bee

mamabdw :  Yeah, the making friends aspect of it is really what keeps me going!  I moved to my city withing the past couple of years and it has been a big help to be able to have other people around here to talk to, as most of my friends are like an hour or more away.  

lmo013 :  Totally gonna check that out!

nordiclight :  Good point!!!  Haha I have been working on trying to lose some weight ever since we started discussing getting married (I gained a bit of weight after starting an office job a couple years ago and want to get back to “normal”).  It has been a slow process (maybe -20lbs since January), but I figured since there’s time, I might as well just do it by training myself to have better eating habits and exercise consistently as opposed to just trying to lose it quick in a way that’s too hard to maintain.   

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

sparklyoctopus :  PPs have had great suggestions. Do you enjoy cooking? It’s a great time of year to take advantage of the bounty at the local farmers markets and make tomato sauce, pesto, or whatever floats your boat to stock your freezer for the winter. 

I freeze pesto in ice cube trays so I have access to as little or as much as I’d like. 

A favorite fresh tomato sauce recipe: http://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1017650-quick-fresh-tomato-sauce (it definitely takes a while longer to reduce)

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