Hi guys! What a week. In just two days I head to the Berkshires for our wedding. I’ve been doing some extra weight training leading up to the big day. Here’s what went down:

Monday: 30-minute training session
Tuesday: nothing
Wednesday: 30-minute training session + 2 mile easy run
Thursday: Barry’s Bootcamp abs day at Chelsea.
Friday: 30-minute training session
Saturday: Refine Method
Sunday: Barry’s Bootcamp Upper East Side (Full Body!)

Before Matt and I tie the knot, I thought it would be fun to introduce you to the soon-to-be Mr. Cuckoolemon. I prepared a short interview with Matt. Read on.

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Let’s talk about the wedding industrial complex. Or since this is a fitness blog, let’s talk about the pressure women and men face to get in shape before they say, “I do.”

If you’re married, did you do anything special to slim down for your wedding? 

Matt and I are getting married in one month. (We got a marriage license last week!) For the last few months, anytime I didn’t devour a bread basket, I was likely to hear a comment related to bridal weight-loss. You know, “Are you not eating that because of your dress?” Or something like, “I noticed your awesome willpower. Your wedding is soon!” I’m not a shy person. And when it comes to food and fitness, I overshare (thanks for reading my blog, ya know?). So for the most part, I don’t mind the feedback or comments; I’m sure I provoke them to a degree. They’re also coming from well-meaning friends.

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My favorite post on the blogs of others is the occasional time they list of favorite things. I love finding new books, classes or a even just a cool sweater from someone’s recommendation. But I’ve been a taker and not a giver. So today that will change. I thought I’d share a few things I’m digging recently.

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APL Sneakers

I was overdue for a pair of sneakers. I haven’t purchased a pair of non-running sneakers in, I don’t know, 5 years? And I am obsessed with these. I barely take them off. I wear them for non-running workouts and just, in general, all of the time.

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There is some real absentee blogger shit happening here. 

Sorry guys. I had a crazy week. But I wanted to pop in to give a little update.
First, I lost my sneakers and with them my custom orthotics. I took an early morning class at the new Barry’s Bootcamp location (27th and Park). The class is hard but the real barbaric stuff happens in the locker room. After class, I raced to the locker room to shower.  I kicked off my shoes and put them under the sinks to quickly get in line for the showers (because there is always a line, even if it’s a brand new studio with 6 showers).

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