Vienna and I went to Florida this past weekend to visit her parents. I haven't seen them since the filming of The Bachelor in November.
Her family is great! We really had a good time dodging paparazzi. Its a little strange being thrust into the spotlight all of the sudden.
This weekend Vienna's Family and I went out on a boat on the St. John river. Its kind of in the middle of nowhere. In the middle of the river there is a small isolated island where alligators sun themselves. I was looking for gators and saw up in a palmtree a guy with a telephoto lense taking pictures.
Two questions: 1. How did he get out there? 2. Did he make it back to shore in the gator infested waters....?
Oh... Its crazy. US Weekly interviewed my dry cleaners... LOL! Thats just great! Now all of America knows I like light starch.
Training for DWTS is a crazy life changing event.
My days consist of, getting up at 5:30am 7 days a week. I have a bit of quiet time and then grab an 800 clean calorie breakfast.
(Oatmeal, Eggs, Almond butter, Spark by advocare, Banana, Blueberries all blended together.)
I then stretch for 30mins, and work my core and lowerback. I spend minimum 45 mins every morning studying dance routines on youtube of pro ballroom and latin dance couples. Then off to the studio.
I feel myself mentally getting stronger, not to mention the dance routines are such a powerful core workout. I'm not a whoow-as-me type guy, and not pulling a sympathy card, but this dance stuff everyday is rough on your body. I don't know how Chelsie does it. I have 2 blisters on my feet. 3 pulled muscles in my back, and I don't sleep a whole lot thinking of the competition coming up. But when you get right down to it. Everyday we are in the studio for 5-6 hours, at least, there's been dramatic improvement everyday.
Chelsie is a pretty hardcore dance instructor and she knows her stuff cold! . I've really been having a great time. So far we have run through 5 of the possible dances for this season.
Its easy to overstress and lose sight of what this really all about. The most important thing is to have a blast. Probably the best advice Jillian Harris gave me before the Bachelor started filming. Even if I fall down night one and break my arm I'm going to have fun doing it.
My blogs will start to happen more frequently and will definetly get one written before the DWTS premier this Monday Night on ABC. Keep the facebook and twitters going! Im trying to answer all of the messages on there.