How I Decorated My 2018 Planner

How I Decorate My 2018 Planner

This post shows pictures of how I decorated my 2018 planner by month. Please be careful if you’re using data as there are a lot of pictures.

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Last year I fell off the bandwagon for decorating, but this year I hope to keep up with decorating my 2018 planner as I prepare to switch over to Bullet Journaling for next year!

My 2018 Planner:
January

February

March

April

May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

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Pre- WeddingFitness Plan January

January Wedding Fitness Plan

For January, I did a 21 days of yoga challenge. As stated in my Pre-Wedding Fitness Plan post, I belong to Brett Larkin’s online yoga community called Uplifted. If you haven’t heard of Brett Larkin, you really have to check her out. She offers online classes on Youtube that are free, or you can join her in depth community with a bunch of perks!

This post goes into detail about the classes that I did for the challenge with links!

21 Days of Yoga Challenge

Check out the intro video first:

Day 1: 

Upper Body Yoga Workout (40 Min)

  • I loved this class so much! It made me feel centered, calm, and energized. This class also helped me discover my words of 2018: Freedom and Fluidity.
Day 2:

Beginner Total Body Stretch (30 Min)

  • I’m not a huge fan of kundalini, and the movements hurt my back, but I did them anyway. I love butterfly as it’s super comfy to wind my arms underneath my legs!
Day 3:

Yin and Yang Yoga Sequence (35 Min)

  • Yin was interesting, tough, but I like it! Not a huge fan of chanting “sat nam” the way it’s done here. Feels weird.
Day 4:

Flow into Wild Thing Pose | Heart Opening Vinyassa Flow (30 Min)

  • I like wild thing. It was easy for my right side, but my left side was more difficult!
Day 5:

Full Body Yoga Flow | Kundalini, Vinyassa, Yin (30 Min)

  • LOVED the vinyassa flow of the class. Goddess pose is AMAZING. Didn’t like the kundalini part though.
Day 6:

Yoga to Relieve Stress | Find Fluidity and Grace (20 Min)

  • Loved everything about this class! The movements flowed into the next so easily.
Day 7:

Yoga for Flexibility | Side Split “Middle Splits” Tutorial (45 Min)

  • Really liked this class as it helped open up my hips more. It was difficult, though. My legs were sore the next day.
Day 8: 

Reset Your Energy Gentle Vinyassa + Kundalini (20 Min)

  • Focuses more on kundalini than vinyassa. The one with arms over my head was really challenging and my arms were really tired and sore, but after the class I felt energized, and my headache went away.
Day 9:

Creative Hips + Hamstrings Yoga Flow | Yin and Vinyassa (40 Min)

  • LOVED this class. Anything with hips and hamstrings, I’m all over it. My hips are always tight, and I find that these classes really help open them up.
Day 10:

Gentle Yoga Vinyassa, Yin, and Breath Meditation (30 Min)

  • It was okay. Not enough movement for me. Lying back was difficult since I don’t have any bolsters to use and my pillows didn’t give enough support. The poses on the knees also REALLY made my knees sore the next day. Definitely recommend LOTS of padding if you have bad knees.
Day 11:

Crown Chakra Activation – Kundalini Yoga Kriya (35 Min)

  • Mostly kundalini in this one, so I wasn’t really into it. However, I tried the chanting of ‘ong namo guru dev namo’ and found that I REALLY love this chant. There’s something so relaxing and “freeing” about it compared to sat nam. The chant of ong namo guru dev namo means roughly “I bow to the divine inner teacher within me/my own creative consciousness.”
Day 12:

Lower Back Strengthening Vinyassa + Yin (40 Min)

  • Perfect for people with a weak low back like myself. This class is great for strengthening the lower back muscles and the stretches at the end are super “juicy!”
Day 13:

Balance Flow for Warrior III Yoga Pose (30 Min)

  • Warrior III was okay, but there was nothing particularly special or exciting about the class.
Day 14:

Kundalini Meditation for Stress + Fear | Reset Your Brain’s Electromagnetic Field (15 Min)

  • Since I’m not a huge fan of kundalini, I skipped this class altogether and just used Insight Timer for a 15 minute meditation: Source of Life – Guitar and String”
Day 15:

Yin Yoga for Hip Flexibility (25 Min)

  • LOVED this class. Only a few movements, but each of these movements really helped open up my hips and allowed me to slow down + meditation for 7 minutes on each side in pigeon. Beautiful!
Day 16:

Half Moon Sequence | Yoga Balancing Poses (30 Min)

  • I skipped this class and decided to do the “Find Your Style: Vinyassa” class instead. I really love vinyassa because of the dance like movements that are used from one pose into the next. It also allowed me to focus on breathing, which calmed me down and helped me to feel more relaxed and centered.
Day 17:

New Moon Flow – Vinyassa, Pranayama, and Meditation (25 Min)

  • The poses were interesting, but it really hurt me knees, espedially flowing from one lunge to the next pose.
Day 18:

Expand Your Lungs Kundalini Kriya (45 Minutes)

  • Supposed to do this class, but since it involved lots of breathing and I had a bad headache, I skipped it and did a 15 minute class for neck stretches: “Greatest Easy Stretches for Text Neck
Day 19:

Yoga for Your Lower Abs and Arms (35 Min)

Day 20:

Gentle Yoga Flow Vinyassa, Kundalini, Yin (35 Min)

  • Very relaxing and similar to an earlier class using yin in pigeon pose.
Day 21:

Long Sat Nams Mantra Meditation- Healing Meditation to Shift Your Mindset (15 Min)

  • I’m not a fan of sat nams, so I skipped this meditation and did my own meditation of 16 minutes using my Insight Timer.

I hope you enjoy the 21 days of yoga challenge as much as I did! Did you swap any classes like I did? Let me know in the comments!

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<<Next post: February Wedding Fitness Plan>>

Pre- WeddingFitness Plan

Pre-Wedding Fitness Plan

Welcome to my Pre-Wedding Fitness Plan!

Why My Wedding Fitness Plan is Different from Other Brides

While searching the internet for wedding fitness plans, I realized that most of the plans are designed for brides that want to focus on losing fat, toning muscles, and losing weight. All those things are great, but those aren’t things that I want to focus on for my own personal wedding fitness plan.

How My Wedding Fitness Plan is Different

My wedding fitness plan isn’t designed specifically for losing weight so much as it is designed for staying healthy and keeping off more weight. How is that possible, you ask? Well, read on! I got engaged at the end of August, and I’m getting married at the end of September this year, so I decided that January was a good time to start my wedding fitness plan!

My Plans by Month
January

January’s fitness plan consists only of 21 days of yoga followed by meditations every single day. I belong to Brett Larkin’s Uplifted Community where we are able to use any of her training plans. For January, she had the 21 days of yoga challenge, which I used for the entire month. Some days I did two classes together with rest days in between, which allowed me to finish the 21 days two days before the end of the month.

<<For a more detailed post check out: January Wedding Fitness Plan coming soon!>>

February

I joined a 100-day fitness challenge where I have to either do exercise every day or exercise, diet, and meditation. I wanted to do 100 days of exercise, but with how busy I am, it’s hard to do it, even if it’s only doing 15 squats! That’s when I decided to focus mostly on exercise, meditation, and diet for the next 100 days. My exercise consists of 45 minute walks with my dog on the days that I don’t do yoga.

<<More details: February Wedding Fitness Plan coming soon!>>

March