REDCARPET RAGING

The brownlow, the night of nights in the AFL world is now a time where we get to see the beautiful WAGS and who is wearing what, sure I believe we are entitled to our own opinion’s – if I don’t like something I’d turn to Matt and tell him ‘Oh I don’t like that!’ – I think it happens naturally to observe and form an opinion on what was observed.

What I don’t believe is okay is the 100’s of photos and comments I saw on social media criticising these girls for their outfit choices – sure have an opinion like I said above but don’t take it to the world of social media and bully someone who thinks they look a million bucks – it’s just f*cking wrong.

Using myself as an example but I’m sure many of you can relate at some point of your life – my wedding day I felt SO beautiful, I loved everything about the way I looked, the style of my dress, the way my body looked in it, my hair and make up (even tho it melted off) – similar to the red carpet I was the centre of attention.

Imagine logging onto social media the next day having comments left on my photos like ‘You look to skinny, that dress is ugly, what were you thinking?’

Do you think that would be a thing nice to see? Do you think it would affect me?

Why does it give anyone the right to bully/judge someone from behind the computer screen?

IT DOESN’T.

I tell you what these girls on the red carpet must have some thick skin so kudos to them – again for loving themselves in a world that’s constantly telling them not to.

It just really rubs me up the wrong way.

Stay Strong & Stretch,
Tel X (AKA disgruntled bridey)

10k Wedding Budget Breakdown

If you thought this blog might be about how to make your wedding under 10k it most certainly IS NOT!

As you know I LOVEEEE Pintrest and I saw a pin that had a breakdown for weddings titled – ‘The 10k Wedding Budget Breakdown’

I clicked on it – not because I want my wedding to be under 10k (ppffttt times that by 4 and we are nearly there) but because I was fascinated on how the hell it is even possible??!!?

The link listed each category with a limit you should spend if you were to have a wedding for 10K

Brides Attire: $1000 – With this budget it’s a second hand pair of Manolo Blahniks and a birthday suit. (alternations not included)

Rings: $200 – Pretty sure this is just the petrol money and parking to go around looking at rings right?!

Photo&Video: $1000 – I just can’t even.

Catering $1,500 – okay so I have 50 people lets do the Maths – 1,500 divided by 50 = 30 Per Head – Welcome to my wedding – entree is water, main is a bread roll and dessert is a slither of ice cream cake.

This was only some of the ridiculous list and it started to make me angry – this isn’t real life!! No wonder new brides-to-be are always shocked when it comes to weddings because they are misguided on costs.

I know everyone’s financial situation is different, I know people don’t want to spend a lot of money on weddings, I understand this and there is 100% ways to cut cost by doing a lot of DIY’s such as arch’s, sign boards, centre pieces ect…. BUT those above figures are a load of poppy cock.

TIPS NEW BRIDES-TO-BE

-Know what you want: I don’t just mean sort of, kind of ,have a rough idea of what you want, narrow that shit down before locking a place in. Where, when and all the usual yes but also what type of chairs, tables, colours, signage, flowers, decorations – the more you know the better so you can ask what will be included with your venue and what will be extra. I didn’t do this and I have a dumb amount of extra that I just assumed would of been included.

-Don’t budget: I know it sounds ridic but not as ridic as trying to stick to a 10k wedding and stressing out! Don’t rush the wedding – figure out what you want – save for it then do it that way you aren’t putting yourself under financial strain. Don’t go spending big on things that wont matter at the end of the day, but you don’t want to look back thinking damn I wish I spend that extra few thousand on a videographer. After all you only get one wedding right!?!

-Trust your gut: I’ve had to question a few things in the process and it has saved me over 1K simply by speaking up.

-Pintrest: Perfect for inspiration but just like all form of social media can be filled with rubbish like how to have a 10k wedding.

Anywho that is what I’ve found so far – less then two month away and I’m starting to feel like a wedding guru!

Stay Strong & Stretch,
Tel X

4 Months out MY Wedding routine

Some soon-to-be brides like to pre-pamper themselves leading the big day others don’t give a f*ck.

I thought I’d be one of the IDGAF brides and I’ve soon discovered well, I’m not!

So 4 months until the big day so what else have I done besides spend a lot of money?

#1 Naturopath: You all read about my visit to Nat the Naturopath in my last post..

Nat’s put me on:

Metagenics Lymphatox: This is a lymph node detox – to clear all the build up of crap in my body basically.

BioCeuticals Ultra Muscleze (Magnsium): To help stress, improve sleep, muscle soreness, cramping – what doesn’t magnesium do!!!

BioCeuticals Alpha EFA: My body is really dry – drier then it should be for a 25 year old who drinks 2-3L of water a day. So this is an indication my cells may not be holding fluid – like a dried up sultana really! These will help blood circulation and improve my skin.

I’m also taking:

7.2 Greens powder or caps: To compliment my green leafy veggie intake – I always just feel good after a greens drink knowing I’m getting in some more nutrients.

#2 Oxy Facials: Cailin from CAS beauty is my homegirl on this one – Using Intrceuticals.

Oxygen facial is a treatment used to infuse serums rich in vitamins and antioxidants deep into the skin – it’ll hydrate, plump and rid any fine lines.

One oxygen facial a month for now but this will be amped up leading into the wedding – so stay tuned.

#3 Skin Check: One of my lovely besties works at a day spa – Indera – in which a Dr comes out once a month to do skin checks and mole removal – I thought pre wedding would be a good time because a) Matt told me I have to, b) its been 10 years since I’ve last had them checked and c) if anything needs removing it has 4 months to heal. (I get this done tomorrow and I’m slightly nervous!)

#4 Water Intake: I was slack with this the last couple of months – only getting 2L average in a day – seems like a lot to some but I usually get in minimum 3L *stops to take skull water…. I find having pop top lids helps a ridiculous amount as does needing to get in my magnesium (which is a powder mixed with water) so I’m now back averaging 3L minimum a day.

#5 Pintrest: If you are getting married and haven’t discovered this yet – you’re welcome. Mate you don’t even need to be getting married – renovations, recipes, kids rooms, cocktails – you name it Pintrest has it. If my actual wedding turns out half as good as my Pintrest album it’s going to be bloody brilliant!

#6 Training routine: 3 times a week – main focuses on posture and staying lean by doing x1 lower body sesh, x1 upper body sesh and x1 full body sesh – each with strength focus, core and yoga at the end – maybe a little #hardio if I don’t talk myself out of it! One piece of advice here brides to be – DO PILATES AND LIFT HEAVY.

#7 Eating: Yeah this hasn’t change much yet – I was due for my period yesterday and ate 3 Freddo’s (one after breakfast, lunch then dinner) I also had a bag of Malteasers for lunch on Sunday – Judge me I don’t care. When I’m on I’m on but for now I’m wallowing in self-pity. #human

Things I’ve discovered about weddings:

-Destination Weddings aren’t cheap like they are made out to be.

-Whatever you want tell Matt it cost 50% of that price and buy it anyways.
#girlsrule

-I’m already getting upset that Bane and Austin can’t come.

-People are opinionated and unfiltered when it comes to weddings – never take it to heart!

Stay Strong & Stretch,
Tel X