May 5, 2014

Bridal Shower Discipline - Whole 30 Challenge - Day 8

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines discipline as a way of behaving that shows a willingness to obey rules or orders. This challenge doesn't have rules, though. It has guidelines. Suggestions. I could have a glass of wine, but then I'd lose a point. I could eat some chips and lose points, but I don't want to! This challenge has awaken my competitive beast. 

My beautiful friend's bridal shower was today. I am her bridesmaid, like she was mine, and I wanted the shower to be a special day for her. I think it went really well and that she felt loved. Her other friends added lovely touches and everyone looked like they were enjoying themselves.

I had a great time, despite being surrounded by weaknesses. Her shower was themed Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue. Her friend made a wonderful candy bar like the one below with all blue candies and guests created their own goody bags. I looked, but didn't partake. 

I ate a Lara bar in the car for "breakfast" on my way to the bridal shower. For lunch, I had the mother of the bride's delicious sausage and peppers and grilled vegetables. I snacked on almonds and cranberries while other guests had chips and salsa. In addition to the candy bar, my friend's sister-in-law made her chocolate cupcakes with vanilla icing in the shape of a wedding dress. It was so sweet of her and they looked divine along with the cannoli and cookies. I had fruit salad for dessert and felt satisfied. I had a frittata for dinner.

It was a busy morning, so all I had time for was this 20 Minute Upper Body Routine. I no longer do push-ups on my knees, in case you were wondering.

It didn't happen.

And although I lost my mobilizing points, I really should earn a bonus 1,000 points for discipline. I was surrounded by wine and only had water at the shower.

Again, I chose Game of Thrones and Mad Men over 8 hours of sleep. No points here.


  1. OMG You should get a million points for attending a party and not eating ANY OF THE GOOD STUFF!! I bow down. The average person would have called the day a wash before the party even started. You're a rock star!

    1. Can you please write me a note? Perhaps I should start a petition.

  2. This is quite helpful information on bridal shower party. Few months ago, I arranged my sister-in-law’s bridal shower party at one of lovely DC wedding venues. Hired an expert party caterer and he made delicious food for this event. Everyone enjoyed there a lot!