The wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton is less than 24 hours away! My alarm is set for 3 am and the DVR is set to BBC America for commercial free, uninterrupted, live coverage of the events. I have even designed a mini-workout so I won’t be tempted to doze off since 4 am is a little early for me, I don’t want to miss a thing and I don’t want to turn into a couch potato! My phone will be charged and by my side in case I need to compare notes with a kindred spirit.
I am sharing my workout with you so we can all get our day started shaking things up and not gluing our butts to the sofa for the wedding marathon!
Items you will need:
Water (bottled or otherwise) … LOTS of it!
Sneakers or shoes suitable for movement!
Lets get started! When the coverage begins, or when you begin watching, you can start the workout right away. Find a comfy seat with lots of room around you and you are ready!
Every time the host says ‘Prince William’ you must take a drink of water. It is important to stay hydrated so you can stay focused and not be tempted to curl up and doze off.
Every time they say ‘Catherine Middleton’ (or any variation of her name prior to the nuptials) you must stand up, bend over and touch your toes. This reminds you that you must bow before the queen. They will be saying this a lot BEFORE the wedding but, not much after since she will have been bestowed a title by the time the affair takes place.
Every time they mention the ‘late Princess Diana’, stand up. With your feet planted shoulder width, stretch your arms up into the air five times.
When the Queen arrives, stand up and do ten jumping jacks. If she is wearing purple, do 20 more jumping jacks. I am actually excited to see what she will wear. She is known for her love of weddings and extreme love for her grandchildren, so I would bet this is probably the happiest day of her life, so far. She may be an aging monarch but she is still a woman so, I would be willing to bet she is pulling out all the stops. Jewelry? Yes, please …..and lots of it!
When the bride’s parents arrive, stand and bring one knee at a time up to your chest. Do this five times for each leg.
When Prince Charles arrives, do five lunges. First on the left side and then the right. This is just to remind us all not to rush into anything no matter how good of an idea it seems at the time.
When Camilla arrives, run in place until she is seated.
When Prince Harry is shown, stand one one foot, balancing for five seconds and then do the same with the other foot. If you can do this without picturing him in that unfortunate NAZI Halloween costume, you get an extra slice of wedding cake.
When Catherine’s car arrives, stand up once again. You are now in the presence of a future queen. Remain standing until she is at the altar.
When William and Catherine emerge from the church, stand up again. Run in place, stretch, jog or whatever you wish. After the couple enters the carriage and begin their journey to Buckingham Palace, you can sit down.
The wedding day will more than likely begin around 2:30 am Central Standard Time so any time after that when you join, you can start right away. You can also add your own touches. I just wanted a way to get energized that early in the am without killing myself!
For me – there is really no place I would rather be than watching this lovely couple exchange vows ….. even at that ungodly hour and from thousands of miles away!!
Since television around the world will be fixed on this wedding , so I encourage everyone to raise their glass to toast the happy couple!
Cheers! Mazel Tov! Slainte! Prost! Salute! Skaal! L’Chaim! Kampai! Sante’!
-Penny Frulla for Bridal Expo Chicago