~Our Renewals~ Hey my WBC family! I've been a little hush- hush lately. Our 14th wedding ann...
Well, like nearly every bride out there, I want to look amazing on the big day! I have five months to get in better shape, and I think if I blog about my progress, it will help to keep me on track. There are lots of other brides blogging about weight loss and fitness, so good luck to all of you- hopefully there is strength in numbers!
Food has always been my downfall; I loooove food, and I have a weakness for bread, cheese, chocolate... mmm! Just need to start eating "clean"-- Jillian Michaels says that "if it didn't come from the ground or have a mother, it's not real food". So, I think I need to have that tattooed on my hand so every time I pick up a fork I think about that! If I can get control of the food (emotional eating, eating because I'm bored..), then the weight loss will be so much easier. Of course, I have the wedding as motivation- the dress fits great, but I want to feel healthy- Jackie Warner (incredible trainer) says that you want to feel good first, then look good. I think for myself, feeling good is the goal- when I am out of shape (like right now), I feel a little depressed and grumpy; when I am working out regularly, I feel so amazing. I think if I keep thinking about that good feeling, I will be more motivated. It's really about so much more than "the dress"- it's a lifestyle change that will have life-long results!
My weight has fluxuated for many years; I've gone from a size 10 to a 4, and now I'm about a 6/7... I like to run and have finished 2 marathons and 4 half marathons, but finding the time to run is tough. But I am very determined, and I have a gym membership- I just need to use it! I need to get away from excuses and make myself a priority- committment to your man and to planning your wedding is important, but it's just as important to commit to youself and to being healthy.
So, I'm off to the gym, ladies- I'll keep ya posted!! ttyl