Friday, October 25, 2013
Just two weeks to the big day. Of course I fell in love with a dress that was only available one size too small. Yikes! I just got down one size in eight weeks! Time to speed this process up. The wedding's in fourteen days. I need to work hard the next two weeks to fit into that dress. Time for wedding boot camp!
First, I am going to eat as many fruits and vegetables as possible. I brought in a cooler for the overflow of fruits and veggies that will not fit into the frig. I am going to pick my meals for the next two weeks today and I'm sticking to the plan like glue. No halfway attempts for me.
Next I am making exercise my main priority. This is my biggest challenge because I hate to work out!... Wait! but I need to stop telling myself that... Okay, I can't wait to go on my walk right after this blog. I have been doing it for almost a week now. I love getting out in the crisp air and sunshine (hopefully). It's a novelty still, but I plan to make this a big part of who I am as I am becoming Mrs. Nichols. I am a diligent exerciser, and I am learning to love it. So that's the last time am allowing myself to say I hate... anything to do with exercise. I believe that I can learn to love it, and so far I am right. I really love the high it gives me throughout the day.
I am going to target my gut and my arms. my dress is sleeveless. I looked in the mirror a lot to see my squishy arms. I don't expect perfect arms in two weeks, but i think they can look leaner and more muscular. It won't be a dramatic difference, but it will make me feel better that They won't be as bad as they are now.
So that's the plan. Nothing earthshaking. It's simple just like my wedding. I just don't want to remember how tight my wedding dress was on me the rest of my life, I want to remember my baby's beautiful eyes telling me that he loves me and wants to be with me forever!
I have been to weddings where the bride bought a dress that was too tight, and that's the biggest thing that I remember. I always planned on not doing that to myself, but I am on a very tight budget. What would you do if you found "the dress" and it was a steal of a bargain, only you had to diet to make it fit? It's a win-win right? You get healthy and beautiful all at once.
I look at this wedding as a new start to my new life. I am going to continue the weight loss journey and be one of those people who can say that I did that! The new me that I am becoming in the days ahead can't wait to be a lighter, healthy and happy bride. I love my man, I love my son, I love my life, I want more babies and the future is bright! I can do this!
I am so glad that I have Sparkpeople. I don't know what I would do without it. Things are crazy enough around here without having to get myself organized and spend tons of time planning and figuring calories from a diet work-book. I need things to be simple, motivational, and cheap! So Yeah! for Sparkpeople. You are my people :)