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Measuring Success besides the Scale pt. 2

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

For situations like these, really puts things in prospective. For the next month or so, I'm not trusting the scale at all since it has been fluctuating from 131 lbs to 136 lbs. I have been working out regularly and even increased intensity, but due to stress of work and wedding it's been a little crazy. I had one session of emotional eating (something I haven't had in 6 months), and that didn't help. Wedding is less than three weeks away and it seems things are coming out of the woodwork.

Despite all the craziness, I'm not freaking out. I wanted to at least get to the 120s by the wedding, but that's ok if I don't (dress probably won't fit anyway haha). I look fabulous already, and even though I have 20 more pounds to lose before my goal weight, I'm going to flaunt off the hard work that I have done with my body and healthy habits on the honeymoon because I earned it, baby! Cruise is a different issue (food everywhere!!) but thank god they have a gym and fitness classes.

As for fitness, I think I am back to my highest fitness level that I was ten years ago (when I was 112 lbs!). The exercises are getting easier, and according to several fitness tests I'm in excellent shape (for women); only average for men, but I will be excellent in that categorey too someday (or I will at least aim for it). That alone makes me very happy :)

Overall, I really think that brides put way too much pressure on themselves to get to a certain weight before the big day, and honestly, there is too much going on to worry over that. If your risk is at health due to weight, then yes lose weight in a healthy manner (unless you're on the opposite end and need to gain weight; do that in a healthy way too), and same with losing just 5 lbs; lose it in a healthy way, and so what if you don't get to it by the Wedding Day? I know several brides going to extremes to lose 20 lbs in a month (and they are not fun to deal with right now since they are cranky). I'm not saying stop all your hard work and dedication and just let it go; you are beautiful the way you are, from the beginning to end of your journey (this really can be applied to anything, not just wedding stuff). Love yourself right now at this very second, treat it right, and it will love you back.
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