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Post Wedding Blah

I wasn’t sure if I should mention this on the blog, but I decided to just lay it all out.  I want my blog to be a happy encouraging place and not a depressing place to go to.  However, I also want this to be a place where we can help each other.  Let’s just get on with it…

Since we got back from our wedding 3 weeks ago, I’ve been feeling a little blah.  I’m not sad or happy, just blah.  I was told that this was going to happen from one of my bridesmaids, and I believed her, but I didn’t.  You know what I mean?  She said that I would feel depressed after planning my wedding for over a year, and now it’s over with.  I guess after putting so much time and effort into this thing for a year leaves people feeling a little empty afterwards?

Coming back to this cold weather too right after the wedding has me craving comfort foods instead of salads.  Plus, the fact that it gets light out around 7:45am and dark around 5pm sucks!!  My pinto beans and green chili stew are healthy, but mac and cheese practically everyday for lunch isn’t.  The salad that I had last Friday tasted so good, but the next day I think that I went back to the mac.  In addition to eating really crappy meals, I’ve been devouring every dessert in my path.  I’ve started working out a lot more now than I was on vacation, but my caloric intake has still been way over what I’ve been burning.  I just feel tired and not really excited to do anything.

I’m so glad that I have friends around me that keep me busy!  It was so comforting to talk to Renee during our 7 mile yesterday.  She said that it was totally normal, and I just needed some time!  Then, she promised to give me some soothing soup recipes so I can still get my veggies in!  You will be seeing a lot more soups on the blog so get ready.

I decided to do a little research online about this whole issue of after wedding weirdness.  Here is what I found:

If you think that you might have post wedding blues, take this test.  It said that I was still in the Honeymoon stage.  I don’t think that I have the blues, it is more of a blah.  I guess this happens to one out of ten brides.

Here are some symptoms of post wedding blues:

  • not wanting to be social
  • anxiousness
  • irritability
  • sadness

Ways to handle the post wedding blues:

  • Make yourself be social!
  • Talk to your spouse!
  • Relax…
  • Plan other things to look forward to!

I’m really trying to use these methods to handle my post wedding blah.  We’ve booked a cruise, and I have talked with my husband about how I’ve been feeling.  And to be honest, I kinda think he is going through the same thing as well.  Every since we got back into town, he has not wanted to work out at all.  If you knew my hubby, you would think this was utterly bizarre.  We completely support each other, and we have been patient with each other since we got back.  Everything is good with us as far as our relationship goes!  This wedding took everything out of us!  Anyway, I hope these tips can help some of you and myself in the meantime! 🙂

My lack of veggies lately had me really wanting to pile them in today.  I decided to try a Green Monster.  Finally, right??!!DSC03742

It contained:

  • 2 cups of raw spinach
  • 1 tablespoon of flax
  • 1 cup of vanilla soy milk
  • a splash of cherry pom juice (I’m sure that it would taste good without this, but I had to get rid of the last bit of mine)
  • 1 banana
  • ice

Blend all ingredients except the ice.  Add the ice last, blend.  Enjoy!DSC03744

This was actually really good.  I don’t know why it took me so long to try it.  For those of you who think this is gross looking, trust me, you will feel so much better after you drink it, and it tastes a lot better than it looks.  Personally, I think that it looks pretty cool, but I also pick up tarantulas and snakes with my bare hands…

Has anyone else had the post wedding blues?  What did you do about it??

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  • Rachel November 16, 2009, 8:29 pm

    Totally normal. You shouldn’t be afraid of being honest on your blog! True life isn’t all roses! But, yeah, after any big event, we all get a little down, be it post-wedding blues, post-Ironman blues, or post-baby blues. Normal. Having future plans helps. Also, congratulations! I just went though a bad break-up and am on my own and kind of lonely. So take stock in how blessed you are.

    PS–I used the old training bible for my plan. I don’t think I will buy the new one. The old one is good enough for me!

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    • Nicole November 16, 2009, 8:40 pm

      Thanks, Rachel!! 🙂

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  • Erica November 17, 2009, 7:08 am

    I totally felt some blah after our wedding was done. I think it was mostly a feeling of- what do I do with all my time now? I used the opportunity to get myself more involved in group fitness! Glad you liked the monster! The banana is the key to the yum factor 😉

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  • Marisa November 17, 2009, 9:19 am

    The green monster looks great! I think this will help with breakfast on the go 😉
    I will have to try it. BTW: if you ever need someone to talk to, give me a holler! you were there for me when I felt blah about running and I’m here for you too 🙂

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  • Charisa November 18, 2009, 1:58 am

    Ohhhh the green monster looks really gross. I believe you that it was good, but it does not look good 🙂 Feel better soon!!

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  • Graze With Me November 18, 2009, 6:28 pm

    I don’t think the GM looks that gross at all. I love them!!

    After my wedding I struggled a lot with my workouts. Having a wedding dress to fit into is just the best motivation! Anything after that is just…meh. I’m one of those people who needs a goal to work towards and setting my own little goals just isn’t cutting it. I’m thinking a trip to somewhere tropical is in order, then I can have some bikini motivation!

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  • holly November 18, 2009, 6:28 pm

    girl, i totally feel you! every couple months i get like this. i’ve found just accepting the blah, realizing it will pass and keeping on is the best way to deal. sometimes a workout break and some extra dessert can serve as a great motivator 🙂

    love you girl – let me know if you need to chat!!!

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