DAY 1: ✨LET’S “I Do” THIS!! ✨ Spending the day with @hoste_events setting up our venue for the BIG day! Thanks to everyone who has offered to help us today as we coffee up & rally through a daunting load of tasks, to make the weekend festivities EXTRA magical for all who attend... and of course the real magic is happening in this ☝🏼laughter :) #Love #Joansing2BeMartin
Day 3 & 2: GO INWARD... 3 days til ‘I do!’ And i am doing ALL of the things that help me feel centered and grounded... starting and finishing with mindful meditation 🙏🏻. Waking up in gratitude and taking TIME to enjoy each moment of each day this week (and forever)! 🥂✨Also, I have THE most AMAZING friends who have surprised me & pampered me all week with Korean Spa treatments, massage, facials, Whole Foods drop offs, spontaneous wine and champagne visits, check-ins, errand running, and SO much more than i could have ever imagined. ✨🥂Thankyou to EVERYONE who has made me feel so loved and so special this week (and always). 3 days Baby!!!!! #TooManyToTag . photo by @officiallish
Day 4: B E ✨L I G H T. . . “To shine your brightest light is to be who you truly are.” ~ Roy T. Bennett. When your soul finds the one who brightens your very being... #BeTrue . 4 days @mrnolanmartin!!! I can’t wait to be your WIFE! photo: @lindseychilds #Joansing2BeMartin
L I V E ❤️ S T R O N G. . . That is all 🙏🏻.
Day 5: ✨E N E R G Y✨. . . With just a few DAYS to go.... I am working on keeping my energy on what really matters: my almost HUSBAND, and The presence of so many loved ones who are coming from all over the 🌎 to celebrate with us. I have done this 100 day countdown on my practice to show up powerfully for my Wedding & Marriage... and in the home stretch it’s about relaxing, taking it all IN, & enjoying every moment. I am going to gravitate toward rest, water, healthy foods, and those who check-in with help & excitement for this BIG week! Most of my life & career involves sending energy out... but for ONE week, I am allowed to put my ‘giving away’ on hold, and accept the beautiful and present energy of all the happy & supportive people around me. I am SO excited to welcome in all my family and friends who begin arriving!!! Let’s do this!!! #YAYLove !!!
DAY 6: WEDDING🎉PARTY... Our wedding will be about laughter, & family & friends who make us happy!! it will be about love, & Celebration, & unbridled joyfulness. It will be about the trust of today, and the promise of every tomorrow. It will be about dancing the night away with those we love the most... who truly believe in us and want us to thrive 💕! I am beginning the Celebration right now by surrendering attachments to anything other than how ✨I✨ show up! I have laid the groundwork for everyone to feel wanted and loved... and i release any expectations... my own, or those of others. I am ready to graciously enjoy receiving love, and returning it full force to everyone who offers it. 💕I💕 am feeling grounded, loving, open, thankful, committed, and supremely happy 🙏🏻... and I invite anyone who wants to, to join me 🥂.
Day 7: F R E E D O M... Honoring all our Veterans today. *i even got to spend the morning with one of my favorites ;). “Home of the Free, because of the #Brave ”. Even commitment is the freedom to choose- each an every day- to love our partner the best way we can ❤️. We are truly thankful for all the Heroes who risk & sacrifice so much, so that we can be Free 🇺🇸. Let’s honor them by being a truly strong & compassionate #Union .. (just like marriage) #GodBlessAmerica
Day 8: THE FUTURE IS FEMALE.. Today I am reminded of my own strength, through the incredible women I get to call colleagues and friends. @ssaunders40 & @jessbeegood are the ultimate magic makers & change creators at @beachbody and @livestrong_com. They inspire me daily to continue to live in passion and purpose✨. I strive to do everything in my life #powerfully ... whether it’s on set, in relationships, or at the altar 👰🏼. To do so, I surround myself with strong women DOING epic things ✨. Actions are everything. We can’t just talk about our goals, we must work for them. Speaking well intentioned words is not enough. Neither is speaking beautiful vows. Both must be strongly fueled by #Action . So today.... Be powerful ✨ photo AND makeup by @ivicevic
Day 9: REACH & SURRENDER.. As the countdown proceeds quickly toward the big day, I am reminded that life is a balance. With the help of my indispensable bridal team (@hoste_events and @chataignestylebrides), We have created a simple yet beautiful vision for our vows and celebrations. We have reached for the stars to create a positive and joyful experience for us and all our guests.... and now it is time to breathe and surrender the outcome 🙏🏻. There is no point in getting attached to external circumstances, b/c they are beyond our control. How others show up (or don’t), or things that won’t live up to our imagination cannot affect our happiness. Releasing expectations is a wonderful way to set yourself up for peace and presence 🙏🏻 so once we set the foundation... we must release attachment to the outcome. That is what I am thinking in this image of my @beachbody warmup, so beautifully captured by the eye of photographer @ivicevic. it is also part of the meditation I created for my new Beachbody on Demand programming. let’s set the intention of happiness together 🙏🏻. So excited to head back to set today for more fun with some of my favorites!
DAY 10! MOST WONDERFUL TIME.. People are always tell you when it’s ‘appropriate’ to celebrate the Holidays, or listen to Christmas music 🎶🎄. They’re also always telling you what you ‘should’ or ‘could’ be doing differently. But the real beauty is.... WE get to decide!! I LOVE the holidays and I will pull out my Charlie Brown mug whenever I darn well please! And that’s today!!! So as the countdown marches on... i remember that whether it’s my wedding, my career, my workout plans or my eating choices... i am the creator of my experience🥂. So do YOU, and love every moment of the life YOU create! ❤️🙏🏻💋🎄
DAY 11: KISS💋&💋TELL. . . Love is grand! But it isn’t all ☀️& 🌈. It takes hard work and effective communication... particularly during times of great responsibility (weddings, moving, jobs shifts etc). We are having SUCH a blast planning our wedding celebrations (small backyard vows, then a festive Wedding Reception with loved ones)... but in these last 2 weeks we are hit with hourly curveballs & new deliverables from all angles that we have to dodge and adjust to. It can cause stress & high emotions as we try to work together as a team. Like all of us, i do my best.. but when i get exhausted & overwhelmed i am not always the best at calm, collected communication. I have to breathe through my initial tendency toward being reactionary and fiery (hello scorpio🦂). But at the end of the day... love reminds us that difficulties happen.. and then they get resolved. And my wedding coordinator @hoste_events Reminds me that the marriage is THE thing... and everything else is “extra”. So today... don’t sweat the “extra”. Choose ☀️, 🌈, 🥂 and a 💋 instead 🙏🏻. Photo by: @lindseychilds
B E E T S M E. . . Healthy, clean, local, & sustainably sourced never looked (or tasted so good!). Gluten Free seed toast with beet marinated wild caught salmon, local veggies and egg whites with a side of oat milk cappuccino & coconut yogurt with fresh organic berries & banana. *in case you were wondering, i didn’t eat this ALL myself! (I mean, i could have, but i didn’t).
DAY 12: IT TAKES A VILLAGE.. At this point on the countdown there are ALL kinds of emotions swirling around!!... and the presence and support of all the special people in our life means EVERYTHING. as a bride, i am especially thankful for the many, many friends and family who are EXCITED for us, and so helpful and joyful in these last few DAYS (!!) leading up to the Wedding! It’s the homestretch and i am filled with gratitude for everyone with me on the final drive to “I Do!”. The help, joy and love i am receiving from so many, is a great reminder that our energy is very palpable, and affects the people and the world around us! When WE are joyful, we send out that contagious energy! As a bride... all i want is for EVERYONE leading up to our big day to be happy! Presents are great... but uplifting “presence” is the greatest gift of all 🙏🏻! Let’s do this!!
DAY 13: HOME STRETCH... Less than 2 weeks to go! I couldn’t be more excited to marry this man❤️... though there is LOTS to get done in the meantime!! This can cause emotions to run high (I’m really feeling this!) and it’s important not to get overwhelmed🙏🏻. Getting everything set up has been a TON of work & planning... and i thank GOD every day for the people who are making this possible... our friends @kingjosiah54 and Erinn who are opening their home, my Godsend/Lifesaver coordinator @hoste_events.. and each friend & family member who has offered selfless help & support. It truly takes a village, and we are thankful for ours 🙏🏻. #TooManytoTag #LuckiestCouple