Sunday, June 16, 2013
For any of you bride-to-be's out there, you know how uncomfortable stripping down in front of a complete stranger may be. I get it, these bridal consultants do this every single day and they are professionals. Still, I felt really uncomfortable and because of that, I think the one appointment I DID go to went downhill, fast.
I have decided that that all needs to change. I want to look back at my wedding pictures and say that I was healthy, glowing and shape. I don't want to look back and see how tired and out of shape I was at only 25 years of age. That's why...It All Starts Today.
My fiance and I have decided to do a really grueling fitness challenge for the next 8-weeks. I shouldn't say grueling, but it will be extremely difficult as you must completely cut out alcohol, artificial sweeteners and sugars, no grains or starchy carbs, no dairy, no processed foods, no artificial ingredients. Which means....No glass of wine after a long day of work. No buffalo chicken wrap (which are my favorite). No diet coke as a mid-day pick me up. This is going to exactly what they say it is, a challenge.
During that time, I am going to try to improve my running endurance. At one point, I could run up to 10 miles almost effortlessly. Now, running more than 3 is painful and exhausting. I will get there, slowly but surely!
While this is about weight loss, it's also about a lot of other things as well. This is a huge test of my determination. I know 8 weeks doesn't seem like much, but I know it will be a struggle. So...here's to a crazy next 8 weeks!