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Welcome Back Everyone!

Well I had quite the time a few weekends back. Well….Des and I had quite the weekend in NYC!!!

I am not sure if you knew this, but I went to NYC with Des for her new bridal line debut. What an amazing experience. I am so proud of her and what she has accomplished. She is literally living her dream right now as a designer. Very exciting! Have you ever been to a bridal fashion show? Let me tell you…different. All girls…well mostly. And EVERYONE seems to have the itch…! But, I had a really good time and will go back with Des when she has her next line debut for sure. The first thing we did for bridal fashion week was went to a fashion show Saturday morning where her line walked down the runway along with the other dresses that were debuting with Maggie Sottero. Then, lots of pictures and interviews for Des. You might be asking yourself, “where was Chris during the whole show?” Well, I was front and center. I didn’t join in for all of the interviews, but when asked, I spoke haha.

The next great thing were the parties we went to on Monday evening. We first stopped by the Martha Stewart party then headed on over to The Knot party where we stayed the rest of the night. Very glamourous and well put together. My favorite part of the night would have been getting to spend the time with Des in one of her biggest moments in life. I really enjoyed watching her do the interviews because she was glowing with excitement. Not only was I encouraging and supportive, but everyone else was as well! You could really feel the support around her.

I hope you were able to see some of the pictures we posted. If not, you can go to The Knot website, Martha Stewart website and Maggie Sottero site to see dresses and us. Overall, I give it an A+ for the time in NYC and am excited for the next time we get to go together.

Until next week, have a great weekend and Go Hawks!

Oh and we are very excited to get MARRIED in January!

-Chris

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When I think of my grandparents, I am reminded of the simplicity of life, of love and the joy found in the small things. The beauty of the 1950′s is hard to replicate in this modern day world but what is captured in these photos is pure nostalgia and brings to life the hope and wonder of true young love.

This styled shoot is more than a walk back in time. The dress worn by the bride was found by Bridal Stop Girl and belonged to her late grandmother which was worn on her wedding day. The most precious and timeless way to pay tribute is in a series of beautiful photos.

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Vendors:
Stylist & Coordinator:  www.bridalstopandevents.com // Photographer:  www.honestfilms.co // Venue:  www.lafayettehotelsd.com // Hair & Makeup:  www.thedollservice.com // Decor & Rentals:  www.badmadge.com // Barbershop:  www.misterbrowns.com // Desserts:  www.sweetasbliss.com // Flowers:  www.trendeeflowers.com // Models:   Monique Mikayla and Jordan Weeks

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And.. We are back with another week of Bridal Boot Camp! How are you coming a long so far?!? Feel free to hit the comments and let me know what you would like to see more of or how the workouts are going. This week we will be focusing on our legs and the hard to tone places of our thighs. While doing these leg workouts you will also be targeting your butt while getting a full body workout.

Here we go..

Repeat this sequence 3 times for a full leg and butt workout.

1.) Alternating Lunges. These babies will get you warmed up and are great for toning your legs and bum.

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1.) With weights in both hands, lunge forward with your left leg keeping your knee directly above your ankle. 2.) Push back up to standing position 3.) Alternate legs 4.) Repeat sequence 20 times, 10 times each leg.

2.) This is the BEST workout to get those hard to reach saddle bags. This works the side of your thighs and it is up to you if you would like to use a weight or not.

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Without a weight 1.) Laying on one side place arms onto mat and legs folded out in front 2.) Lift left leg while keeping heels together and toes out (as shown) 3.) Lift leg as high as you can go and feel the resistance happening on your outer thigh.

With weight * Follow steps above but add a 8 lb. weight resting on the side of your knee for added resistance.

Repeat 10 times then alternate sides.

3.) This workout not only targets the butt and legs but the motion also is toning your core due to the fluid motion and stability needed.

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1.) On a mat place a weight on the inside of your knee and hold it tightly with your calf pulled in. 2.) Pull leg with weight into your chest towards the center of your mat  3.) With a fluid motion push same leg back and up as high as you can keeping hips parallel to ground engaging your glutes for a tightening of the toosh. ;)

*Repeat motion 20 times

4.) Squats with a twist.

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1.) With weights resting on shoulders stand with feet slightly further than shoulder width apart with feet slightly facing outward. 2.) Squat down in one motion and return back to standing position 3.) squat back down into same low position, while in this position do 20 quick squats that don’t come up any higher than the squat position.  *Repeat steps 5 times

Now that you’re legs are toned and your butt is perking up, you will feel good to wear that fitted dress for the holidays or for your wedding day!

I’ll be back on Tuesday with workouts to tone the tummy!

See you then. ;)

 

Workout attire: Adidas

Gym/ Trainer: Dave at Elite Fitness

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