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Sore Booty

by Meghann on January 12, 2012

Umm…. apparently yesterday’s New Rules of Lifting for Women Stage 6A workout was no joke.


I could feel it in both my arms and legs this morning. Especially my booty. Who knew lunges with a barbell across your shoulder could be so effective?

My sore booty was not feeling my run this morning. It was probably the slowest 5 miler I’ve had in a while – my legs just did not want to be pushed. Still, i went out, I ran it, and tomorrow is another day. Let’s just hope my booty is recovered before then!



  • 1/2 cup Cinnamon Life Cereal
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Wheat
  • Plain Chobani
  • Strawberries
  • Cacao nibs


I don’t think cacao nibs have a ton of flavor, but they are a nice way to add a little extra crunch to any bowl of cereal of oatmeal.



I’ve already spent 45 minutes this morning pinning wedding stuff on Pinterest. Does that officially make me a bride-to-be yet?

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You can follow me at and, if you can’t tell, my heart is set on a rustic, winter wonderland wedding with lots of twinkle lights and snowflakes.

We’re thinking sometime in January 2013 for possible wedding dates, but nothing is set in stone. Since so many places book up over a year in advance, I’ve already started emailing a few of my favorite venues. We’re looking for a beautiful rustic atmosphere anywhere in the Central Florida area. I’m mainly looking at farms or gorgeous lakeside properties that rent space out for special events. We’re not traditional, so this won’t be a traditional wedding. It will be small and it will be perfect. πŸ™‚

Let the planning begin!

Did your wedding have a theme? What was it? Or do you have one in mind?

1 Amanda January 12, 2012 at 10:20 am

We did a rustic DIY fall wedding in a barn. It was perfect, but I never want to plan a wedding again πŸ˜‰ Good luck with wedding planning!
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2 Cat @Breakfast to Bed January 12, 2012 at 10:30 am

I freaking love your pinterest profile picture. Also? I love that theme. Imagine all the white manzanita branches you could have>!>!!
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3 Aly January 12, 2012 at 10:30 am

You’ll have to bring in a snow machine for at least a few “real” snowflakes!
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4 christine @ BookishlyB January 12, 2012 at 10:30 am

Wedding planning is so fun… and challenging. I loved every minute of it! We didn’t have a “theme” but tried to put in many personal touches. Ours was a fall wedding in an old renovated mitten factory (steel beams, brick, wood, etc..). We had a great photo book made with blank pages for our guest book, my garter had a patch from my husband’s favorite hockey team, and our first dance was to a slow Metallica song. Now I’m getting nostalgic πŸ˜‰

5 Madeline - Greens and Jeans January 12, 2012 at 10:30 am

Picking a location has turned out to be WAY harder than I thought! Like you, we are keeping it non-traditional and small and really want all of our guests to have fun!
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6 Jen @ Whittle My Middle January 12, 2012 at 10:31 am

We were going for a springtime wedding in the mountains but it ended up snowing on our wedding day. The pictures ended up being amazing with the snow and umbrellas. I love your idea of the rustic winter wonderland theme. Can’t wait to see how it all goes!

7 Krystina (Organically Me) January 12, 2012 at 10:32 am

I don’t think my wedding will have a theme, but I definitely want a color scheme/overall feel. I just don’t want it to be, say, butterfly themed or luau themed or something. I want something really classy, romantic, and beautiful in a simple and clean way.

I have my heart set on a location in Winter Park, but I’ll most likely be getting married in the NY area. Boo!
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8 Kristy @ KristyRuns January 12, 2012 at 10:39 am

The theme of our wedding was to spend as little money as possible on the ceremony/reception and use the cash for Hawaii! We had a small (20 person) outdoor wedding, which was perfect!
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9 christine @ BookishlyB January 12, 2012 at 10:41 am


10 Jana @ Newly Wife Healthy Life January 12, 2012 at 10:42 am

Sounds beautiful! I am jealous how weddings can still be outside in January in Florida! πŸ™‚ I live in Ohio and mine was this past Oct. 8th and I was nervous about my date! I was very lucky though and had temps in the high 70’s with a 0% chance of rain the day of my rehearsal and wedding. It was amazing! I had an autumn themed wedding and used the changing colors of the trees as my outdoor ceremony decor and had ivory and champagne linens with embroidered leaves on my table. I love winter weddings too though, makes me think of soft whites and sparkling twinkle lights.
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11 Lindsey January 12, 2012 at 10:43 am

Not sure we had a theme, but we had a fall wedding so I used dark brown and a brighter apple green as our colors versus the normal fall colors. I wanted our wedding to be “us”, so it was nothing fancy, but had a a lot of smaller personal details that made it all come together.
I only wish Pinterest was around when I was wedding planning, such a great way to get ideas. Happy planning!
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12 Rachel January 12, 2012 at 10:43 am

Nautical & preppy since we’re getting married on a yacht!

13 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen January 12, 2012 at 10:45 am

I love the rustic idea. We did a more non traditional venue too in an old Greek mansion. We were the only ones of our friends to not get married in a “factory wedding” kind of place and I loved it πŸ™‚
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14 Kari January 12, 2012 at 10:50 am

I’m following your snowflake board now – so pretty!

Mine’s more of a rustic summer, we’re getting married in August. Still so much to figure out, but the pinning is one of my favorite parts.
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15 Sneakers2Sandals January 12, 2012 at 10:52 am

Best Wedding website of ALL TIME and they have so much rustic inspiration:

The story behind the creator is really great too if you get a chance to read it.
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16 Anna Portman January 12, 2012 at 10:54 am

My husband and I “sort of” eloped and it was perfect. We knew we didn’t want a traditional wedding and we couldn’t afford a big wedding. We ended up running away with our closest friends and family to North Carolina and rented a gazebo on a gorgeous undeveloped beach. Minimal decorations with a red, black & white theme, personalized music played on a CD player and a small reception at the house we rented for our honeymoon. It was so us, intimate and private and perfect. πŸ™‚

Good luck, planning the wedding is the best part…next to actually getting married. Enjoy every second!

17 NJ January 12, 2012 at 10:56 am


Check out Wild Acres if you haven’t already :

Went to a wedding there and it was truly amazing, by Deland FL not far from O-ville.

Casa Feliz (Winter Park) will always be my fave since I got married there, but it is definitely not rustic, more elegant/historical.

18 Hillary January 12, 2012 at 10:57 am

Um, I’m not even engaged yet, and I’ve already pinned my entire wedding on Pinterest. Yup, I am absolutely “that girl.”
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19 Laura @ My Pink Thumb January 12, 2012 at 10:59 am

The theme of my wedding was “Relax and let them take care of it!” LOL .. hubby and I were married at a resort in Jamaica last April and it was perfect. Aside from making some beachy-themed DIY stuff for our guests, the resort took care of everything!! πŸ™‚

20 Tami January 12, 2012 at 10:59 am

I thought for sure you might have a destation wedding

21 SkinnyRunner January 12, 2012 at 11:04 am

we had a beach theme: beach balls, coozies, g strings, coolers filled sunkist and beer.
just kidding. but we did have a beach theme and were married on the beach in san diego.

22 Jessica @ Sushi and Sit-Ups January 12, 2012 at 11:17 am

I’ve been loving all your pinning! I did the full venue search in Orlando for my wedding, so feel free to reach out if you need any scoop on anything Orlando-wedding related. We’re getting married on Dec. 1, 2012, so right before you two! While I was looking, I really liked Cypress Grove Estate House, which sounds like it could be similar to what you’re looking for. Also, take a look at Winter Park Farmer’s Market!
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23 Aleyta January 12, 2012 at 11:21 am

I love the idea of a farm wedding!
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24 Chelsea January 12, 2012 at 11:23 am

I want my wedding in a barn as well =D Actually I want to walk down the aisle outside to like a gazebo, and then I want the reception in a beautiful glass barn I’ve seen in Austin. Dream wedding right there <3 So much money to rent that place out though!

25 Chelsea January 12, 2012 at 11:28 am

I saw this on one of my many, many, many wedding blogs on my Google Reader, and thought, “Hrm, offbeat and snow-themed, where did I just read about that?” πŸ˜‰

And I too am following your wedding Pinterest board. I’m going with rustic, too, and am getting married this October in a barn in upstate New York. Barn/farm weddings have gotten to be SUPER popular, for whatever reason, and book up quick apparently!

26 Mellissa January 12, 2012 at 11:29 am

I am in the middle of planning for an August wedding and we are doing an outdoor wedding with a wine theme. As a food and wine blogger that is really important to me! I am having pretty much everyone I know save corks πŸ™‚
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27 Kristine January 12, 2012 at 11:36 am

We had 22 guests for our fall 2011 wedding. The ceremony was overlooking a beautiful waterfall. It was perfect! πŸ™‚

P.S. I recommend checking out the blog A Practical Wedding! The APW community served as my gurus, my co-coordinators and my support system during the planning process. And they just published a bestselling book – I have a copy and it rocks!

28 Emily January 12, 2012 at 11:46 am

Yes. A wedding ideas board on pinterest DEFINITELY makes you official. Lol. I wish I was on pinterest (or that it existed) when I was planning MY wedding. The problem with it now is that you’re looking a stuff and you’re like “oh, I love that, I wish I had it” and your day is already over. πŸ™

But my wedding was perfect.

Enjoy every single moment.
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29 Laura January 12, 2012 at 11:53 am

I’ve been married for 3 years, and I want to go back and recreate my dream wedding on Pinterest. Our actual wedding was very traditional and classically beautiful. Many of the choices were affected by time – we got engaged in January and needed to get married in June due to training exercises and deployment. Not like June is a popular month or anything. Colors were black and white with red accents and any metal was gold. Needed to match the dress blues πŸ™‚
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30 Cait's Plate January 12, 2012 at 11:55 am

SO exciting!!! I can’t wait to see what you end up with! So you, your little brother and your sister will all be getting married in succession??? Your parents must be through the roof!
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31 Lindsay, Chobani January 12, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Yum, what a tasty breakfast! We’re OBSESSED with Pinterest at Chobani, and gotta start following your boards. Perfect for wedding planning, or so we’ve heard πŸ™‚
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32 Maren @ Maren's Morsels January 12, 2012 at 12:15 pm

I’d pick a rustic wedding too! I told my mom a year ago that I wanted to get married in a barn. She laughed at me….

33 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning January 12, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Ohh cereal + strawberries sounds so good! Are they in season in Florida right now? I’m flying into Tampa tomorrow to visit my in-laws for the weekend!
I got married at a vineyard in Northern Virginia last summer. Our “theme” was really “local farm” stuff. And sunflowers. Almost all of the food the caterer was from local farms and farmers’ markets, including a bunch of sunflowers. Our location really didn’t need much decoration because it was already so beautiful. Any decorations that we did have were DIY (which reminds me- I need to go share them on!)
Our wedding was awesome- but if I were to do it again- I’d elope in Colorado!
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34 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife January 12, 2012 at 12:25 pm

What a fun theme! I just wanted COLOR. ANd lots of it. Our colors were pink, orange, sun yellow, and lime green –end of April wedding. LOVED it. THe pics turned out awesome! I also had a pink ribbon that tied my dress- pink is my fav color. It was all very us and it was perfect!

Have fun planning!
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35 Allison January 12, 2012 at 12:43 pm

We started planning ours in September but had to put it on hold because of financial reasons- things add up so quickly! I really like the down-to-earth, rustic look too, but mixed with a little glamour and glitz… If only My Fair Wedding would come to DC πŸ˜›
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36 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats January 12, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Your wedding idea sounds lovely! Haha I actually have zero ideas for my nonexistent wedding, other than I want an evening reception… Yep, that’s as far as I’ve gotten
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37 Laura S January 12, 2012 at 1:00 pm

You posted awhile ago about training your dog to ring bells on a door to alert you when she wants to go outside. We just got a puppy and are thinking of training her to do this. Are you still using the bells and if so, does the process work well now?

Congrats on the engagement!!!!!!!!!!! πŸ™‚

38 jena January 12, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Hmm, snowflakes in Florida.. interesting. I’m sure you’ll turn it into something fabulous.

We got married on the beach @ Sand Key Park, then drove back to Clermont & had our reception at the Citrus Tower. Our decor was beach themed. Sand/Shells, bright colors. It was very low key, nothing fancy, which was just the way I wanted it.

39 Sara January 12, 2012 at 1:18 pm

I really wish I had pinterest a year ago when I was starting planning. It’s so much fun! and the planning process – it’s one giant art project (and a great motivation to stay in shape!)
Our wedding went through many themes in the very beginning when we were looking at venues, from wine vineyards, to nautical, to spring time, etc.
I would say our theme is “Hey we’re getting married and want to have a super fun party”
We have a few little baseball (Phillies!) elements thrown in, and a spring-y green, yellow, orange color palette but I wouldn’t say it had a defining theme.
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40 Angela @ Happy Fit Mama January 12, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Sounds beautiful! I love the snowflake candle jars.

I can’t wait to see all it all pans out!
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41 January 12, 2012 at 1:39 pm

We had bought a house the month before the wedding so we just kept the wedding as low key as possible. I didn’t go for a wedding dress as I couldn’t see spending that much so I got a bridesmaids dress in white in the same style as the wedding dress I had eyeballed. We paid for everything ourselves so we had to keep it low key.

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42 Sarah January 12, 2012 at 1:56 pm

We didn’t have a theme, but did green and navy blue accents πŸ™‚

My sister in law and her now ex-husband did a “winter wonderland” theme – twinkle lights, branch arbor, snowflakes, etc. It was a little (or a lot) over the top for my taste, but it did look pretty!
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43 Morgan January 12, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Congrats again on your engagement!
I recently got engaged myself and went on our first venue scouting adventure last weekend. So far no theme, unless easy and simple counts, hahaha.
Enjoy the process….and yes you’re now a officially a b2b.
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44 Leanne @ The Skinny Architect January 12, 2012 at 2:30 pm

I love vintage things so I am planning on having an art deco wedding. I found a really great venue, but I think it might be a little bit big for what we want. I think when the time comes we are planning on having a pretty reasonably sized wedding with family and friends.
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45 Nagore January 12, 2012 at 3:02 pm

I guess you must have hundres of people giving ideas but… I would just like to recommend you this website (its not mine, its not publicity), I got some good ideas from it! And congratulations!

46 Abbey January 12, 2012 at 4:10 pm

I got married in January as well and my theme was Snowflakes/winter. I loved it and now I’m totally obsessed with snowflakes! lol

47 Alaina January 12, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Your wedding will be lovely I’m sure!

I had kind of a country-ish wedding. We got married in an old farmhouse but the decorating was pretty simple. We were only engaged for 7 months so planning was quick! But we were blessed with beautiful weather since we got married at the end of October in Massachusetts. πŸ™‚

48 Suzanna January 12, 2012 at 7:09 pm

I was married at Cypress Grove Park in Orlando. I highly recommend. Beautiful lakefront property (my parents live on the lake too, which made it even more special to me!). Gorgeous cypress trees draped with moss, lovely estate home, and reasonably priced.

49 Army Amy* January 12, 2012 at 7:45 pm

I’m so excited to follow your wedding planning! I love the snowflake idea since you’ve mentioned your love for snowflakes (and your snowflake tattoo)! My wedding was theme-less. Ha! But there was still a lot of love, just not a lot of decor.*
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50 Nikole January 12, 2012 at 8:14 pm

We got married outside in my family’s vineyard. We set up tents for the reception and it was very rustic but beautiful. Unfortunately we did have the coldest October in fifty years here in Kansas but it was still gorgeous. I love the idea of snowflakes, beautiful!

51 kirsten January 12, 2012 at 10:41 pm

My wedding theme was music. We used smaller records (45’s) as the table numbers and named each table after bands we like, and we had a record player on our invites, menus, place cards, thank you cards. To kind of match with the theme the bridesmaids wore black dresses and all the bridesmaids and groomsman wore converse πŸ™‚
Wedding planning is so much fun, have a great time with it!! πŸ™‚

52 Joy January 13, 2012 at 9:39 am

My wedding was a fairy tale which was perfect since I married a storyteller
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53 sarah January 13, 2012 at 10:18 pm

cant wait to see all your wedding PINS.. best website ever for brides to be πŸ™‚
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54 Nicole January 14, 2012 at 9:24 pm

I didn’t have a theme for my wedding at all. It was small (45 people) and absolutely perfect because we decided on everything together. I’d love to do it again – to the same man, of course! πŸ™‚
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