How to Keep Calm & Bride on!
Planning a wedding isn't easy, even if you've been planning your wedding since age 5. 😂 The biggest challenge is compromising with the groom, and of course, the parents. As much as I believe the bride get's what the bride wants, the reality is that I can't get everything. Instead of freaking out when things don't go my way, I've come up with a few tricks to help me keep the Bridezilla at bay. BTW, don't ever call a bride a bridezilla... or do, it's your funeral. 👰🏼
1. Take a Deep Breath and Remember the Four Agreements.
My fiance introduced me to The Four Agreements a few years ago when I was feeling down job searching post-college. It's an incredible story that reminds you to live in the moment and appreciate what's important to you. I try to repeat each of the four agreements when I'm feeling upset or something doesn't go my way. Practicing them, along with daily mindfulness has really helped me reach a higher self and acceptance towards situations and appreciation for my life.
The Four Agreements are...
Be Impeccable with your Word: Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the Word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your Word in the direction of truth and love.
Don’t Take Anything Personally: Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.
Don’t Make Assumptions: Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.
Always Do Your Best: Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret.
2. Spice up Your Fitness Routine with a New Workout Class.
I recently bought a membership to ClassPass, which I'm loving so far. It keeps working out exciting and new, plus I can reserve a class literally right before it starts.
These are my favorites so far....
Pulse Fitness Studio
Location: 14396 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
I took a 5x5 class that kicked my ass! It included 5 sets of two, repeated 5 times each for 25 seconds... that sounds confusing but the movement between made the class go pretty fast. The lights are trippy, so that helped too. They also have classes that include the treadmill, which I hope to try next!
Location: 1756 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035
This class was so fun! It was also my first time trying the bicep rope exercise... and I had to do it along the sidewalk! We did 10 different circuits 3 times, ranging from skateboard ab rollers to TRX pulls. Never boring for sure!
Location: 12406 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604
A few of my coworkers and I went to a Pop Sculpt class, which is basically your typical BAR, but more chic. It was almost a little too bougie, like a weird ballet glam session. My legs were shaking the entire time, but I did get a little bored at times and could have used more cardio. Not sure if I'll go back to their Pop Sculpt class, but I'll try another!
3. Enjoy Some Guilt-Free Food!
It's now been a whole month of vegan, and I'm loving it! There are so many dairy alternatives out there! These are my favorites so far!