“FriYay the 13th” Amy’s Edition

Hey everyone!!

Today is Friday the 13th, 2010….otherwise known as, “The day Amy is getting married!!”  Just think how far she has come since first starting Boot Camp.  Two years ago on Friday the 13th, she would have been jumping on a motorcycle heading down to Port Diver, eatin’ sausages and drinking beer.  (She was not the same as she is now).

Today….she will be walking down the aisle, marrying the man of her dreams and eating veggies with champagne.
Show Love
Never ever let love diminish from your lives. So what if you are busy with work and handling three jobs at a time? You are married to your beloved, not your work. Often people feel neglected as they feel their partner does not love them the way they used to. Even if it means saying a simple “I love you” with quick peck, make you sure you do it everyday. It works wonders and keeps you together even through the toughest times.

Don’t Nag
You have to understand that every person has a limit of tolerance. Once you push the person beyond that level, trouble occurs. Don’t keep nagging your partner to do things the way you like to. Just because you are married to them does not mean they can’t think or do things their way. Just say what you have in mind and wait for your partner to respond. You will be surprised to see the results.

Respect your Partner
Need we really explain this one? You give respect, you get respect. Don’t forget he/she still has an individual identity, despite the fact that you are a couple. Respect your partner’s feelings and you will have much more years of happiness in your life.

Resolve Fights
Never ever leave fights or bitter arguments for the next time. Resolve your arguments and fights then and there. Do not be hesitant to say “sorry” if it is your mistake. You will see how easy it is to resolve fights and forgive each other and truly forget it. Do not bring up old issues, as it will unnecessarily complicate an already delicate situation. It is better to forgive and forget than fret forever!!

Talk to each other as much as you can. It helps to bring two people closer and you get to understand each other better. Look at it this way. Some of the most amazing conversations you can think of have taken place with the one you love.

Be Faithful
In order to keep a relation alive, you have to have faith and trust in your beloved. No one is perfect and you have to accept the other person just as he/she accepts you, with the positives and negatives. There is a very thin line of difference between trust and faith and it is very important to trust your partner and have faith in yourself to keep the relationship going.

Everyone is required to make compromises at some point in life. It is not possible to have everything that you desire for, at the expense of someone else. You have to adjust to make yourself and your partner happy. Rest assured that when time comes, he/she would go out of way to make you comfortable.

Take a Break
Allot one day in a week that you will devote just for the two of you. It could be every Sunday and it need not be anything extravagant or too mushy. Just be with him/her for an entire day even if it means helping her with the dishes or watching a game with him.

Special Days
Whatever you do, do not forget important dates. Remember birthdays and anniversaries. They are special days and every year they add another milestone to your relationship, reminding you that there are many more happy days to come.

Do Not Underestimate
Whatever your partner does to make you happy should be valued. Never underestimate the value or effort of your partner. It gives a bad face-off to your relationship. Just make your partner feel important and special, and you would be sailing on the ship of a happy marriage all your life!!

Always Go To Boot Camp

No explanation necessary!!




  1. Love your post Carrie!
    Congrats to Amy!
    Marriage is indeed one of life’s greatest blessings. You are to cherish it and never forget the love that has brought you together today.
    Have some champagne for me 🙂

  2. Nicely said Carrie! Some great advice for Amy as she moves onto the next phase in her life. She has worked so hard and this is her time.
    Enjoy every minute Amy! You deserve it!

  3. What wise words of wisdom from such a cute little pixie. 🙂 Amy enjoy this day its all about you!
    P.S. Dont forget to drink your water….

  4. Congratulations Amy,
    I hope your day is filled with joy and happiness. Remember every moment of today and how lucky you both are to have found eachother.

  5. Great Blog Carrie. I have to remind myself of those once in awhile.
    Amy, I wish you all the best!! So happy for you!!
    If you follow Carrie’s advice you will have a very happy marriage.
    Enjoy your day!!

  6. Congratulations Amy! Have a wonderful day and all the best for many, many, many years to come. Cheers!
    Carrie, can we see a Bootcamp Blog Wedding Photo Post?
    Have a great weekend everyone.

  7. The old rules sure come handy don’t they. Well said Carrie.
    Congratulations Amy. All the best to your new ventures and a new journey. May all the dreams come through for you and your partner. A new chapter of your book of life is starting. All the best to you Amy and your partner.

  8. Thx Everyone. And thank you Carrie!! It was the best Friday the 13th since you were born!! We will do our best to follow your advice. I got lots of that yesterday. My sister told me – a relationship is not 50/50, you both have to give 100 percent!!

    And even better…. Go to Boot Camp TOGETHER!!! 🙂

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