What Makes Me A Motivated Bride?

In my first post, I wrote a little about why I started this blog. But, I neglected to tell you what exactly I am motivated about, or for, or what that really has to do with anything. Since you know, it’s the title of the blog and all that, I figured I should give you a quick run down.

Getting Healthy: I was diagnosed with diabetes at age 22. I’ve lost about 40+ pounds since then and am stable but am working on living a healthier life. While yes, I’d like to lose quite a bit more weight (maybe about 20 pounds to go) most of my goals are fitness related. I’m sure I’ll write about them here.

DIY Projects: Okay, lets be blunt here. I am cheap. I don’t know why, but I am. I love pretty things just as much of the next person and love shopping… but I hate spending money. That’s my biggest motivator for getting crafty. If I make it myself,

Giveaways: About a month ago I randomly entered a giveaway on another wedding blog. And, I won. I’m one of those people that always said I never won anything. Well, the past month I’ve been making a conserted effort to enter at least a few giveaways everyday and guess what… I’ve been winning! From gift cards, to things for my wedding, and things to give away as gifts… I’ve been a lucky girl. It’s been helping with my budget because I have trouble spending money on the pretty extras. But if I can win them… why not? It’s a useful hobby that has been paying off so far.

Really, getting married and having that date in front of me JANUARY 11, 2014 (ohhh my six months to go!) has really been a wake up call for me. It’s shaking me into action. So much to do, and it makes me want to be the best me possible. That’s why I’m the motivated bride. I might be cheap, but I’m not lazy. 🙂

How about you, have you won any giveaways or done any DIY projects lately?

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Me– an Obsessive Bride? No way.

I was never one to dream about my wedding day. In fact, that is one of the very reasons I decided to have a destination wedding… to avoid the stress and craziness. (Other important reason to note, I’m very cheap. I do not want to spend tons of money on this. I thought having a DW would be cheaper which may or may not end up being true. I’ll get back to you on that one.)

Surprisingly, now that I’m planning it’s like I can’t… stop… thinking about wedding planning. Even a year ago if you asked me if I’d attempting to write a wedding blog and be this far into planning, I’d think you were crazy.

But, there is something about planning your wedding that gets to you. I don’t know what it is. I’ve rolled my eyes at way too many weddings and maybe I was determined to make mine different. Whatever the reason, I’m here. I love weddings. And, I love planning mine. Even though the stress/money aspect is always tempting me back to the other side, somehow I’m pressing on. I’ve got to say I’m proud of myself for that!