I’m back!!! And so is my blog (which was deleted by mistake)

Hi friends! With all the summer craziness coming to an end, I thought I should pop back on to the blog to let you know how I’m doing and what’s coming up next now that our wedding has come and gone…

Except, my blog had disappeared.

Since we hosted the wedding at our house, we had a ton of work to do to get everything ready in the six months leading up the day. I was in full wedding planning mode in July and August and missed the emails from my website host, GoDaddy, saying that it was time to renew my managed WordPress site. I guess it expired in early August, and Run. Lift. Yoga. has been offline for almost a month. Whoops!

When I went to log in to write a post, my blog was gone. I called GoDaddy and they wanted just over $300 for me to get my site back up and running again. I briefly thought about just letting it go, but I would have lost four years worth of content. I do want to rebrand next year, but for now Run. Lift. Yoga. stays put. I’m working on a super awesome exciting new side project with my talented bestie Janine that we’re hoping to launch in January, so stay tuned for that!

But back to the wedding πŸ™‚

It was amazing and beautiful and everything that I hoped it would be. Everyone kept telling me to be present and in the moment as it goes by so fast. I think because I tried to be as present as possible I truly did enjoy the day, and when it was all over felt nothing but pure bliss. From getting ready in the morning with my girls and riding in a 1940s police car to meet Matt on the bridge in Beacon Hill park for our first look and to read private vows to one another, to my mom and dad walking me down the aisle, getting serenaded at dinner with Broadway show tunes and Disney songs and dancing the night away with everyone I love, it was perfection. Thank you to everyone who made the day so perfect – you know who you are!

The venue (our front yard)

First look photos

My bestie Janine and I after the first look photos

Mom and dad walking me down the aisle

Honeymoon number 1 in Disneyland!

With no more wedding decor to source and assemble, no more wedding-related appointments to make, and no more preparing for guests to arrive, my weekends are freed up again and I can get back to working on everything I put on hold since basically February. Here’s what I’m focusing on this fall/winter:

Finishing yoga teacher training. Last fall I started a yoga teacher training program at MokSana Yoga and still need to complete one more observation, class shadowing and teach my certification class. I’m planning to finish it by early November, so my main focus right now is to plan a class and practice, practice, practice! I only did yoga once a week this year as I was following a strength training program to get wedding-ready, but now that that’s complete I can get back to a more gentle exercise program. Speaking of which…

Ease up on exercise and eat more food. In my last blog post I explained why I had to stop running. I’ve been on thyroid medication for five months now, and have been feeling better overall but have yet to have a normal cycle. The next step is to cut back on intense exercise and eat a bit more, so I’ve joined back up with Studio Tone It Up which I LOVE (the workouts aren’t as intense I find and I’ve really enjoyed not having to plan my own workouts) and have added in more calories and healthy fats to my diet. We’re hoping to start a family by early next year so I’m sure I’ll be blogging about those trials and tribulations as they come (another reason why I didn’t want to lose my blog – I’ll need an outlet!)

Start a new business. While Koru Personal Training still exists, I only have two clients and feel like I need to change up what I do in terms of helping people with health and well-being. It’s still something I’m passionate about, but will be changing up the business model and adding in some things I think are missing from current fitness and health programs — more like combining a few things in a way I think will truly help people. As I mentioned above, I’ll be joining forces with my bestie to create something I think you will love. So stay tuned for more about this in the coming months!

So that’s what’s going on with me! I’m sure I will be blogging more again so if there is anything you want to know or would like me to write about, don’t hesitate to ask πŸ™‚

Bri