The Bitter Bulge Battle
The part that every bride dreads is on, the quest to lose weight.
As I’ve mentioned previously, I’m on the path that most brides are in wedding planning – losing weight. I’ve set lofty weight and measurement goals, and I’ve got less than five months to meet them.
By the time June 18 rolls around, I want to be 30-35 pounds lighter and lose at least four inches. To put this into a better perspective, I plan to be around the same weight and size that I was as a college freshman almost six years ago.
Although, I have already ordered my dress, and it should be here in the next two months, I plan to have it taken in a few inches, four to be exact. More importantly, I want to be able to tolerate the way that I look in a swimsuit for our honeymoon in Mexico.
I have a lot of things going on to help me get down to my ideal wedding day weight, too. My mom and fiancé are working out with me, or we’re at least checking in with one another to make sure we do something every couple of days.
I’ve joined the Just Lose It Program through Christian Hospital, too. It’s a 12-week weight-loss program that follows your weight-loss progress. They also provide tips and places to attend aerobic classes or have equipment to work out. My fiancé, Robert, and my mom are doing the program with me, too.
This past week was my first weigh-in. Let’s just say that the number was pretty unfriendly. In order for me to meet my goal for the wedding, I need to lose at least 1-2 pounds each week for the next four months.
I have a plan to get to my goal, though. For nutrition and food, I’m going to eat healthier with salads, whole wheat bread and pasta, fruits and veggies. Truthfully, my problem isn’t usually eating the right thing; it’s staying away from the bad thing – the sweet stuff. I love chocolate and desserts, and if I can have it, I’ll eat it. I’m focused on making sure to lower the sugary stuff, though.
As far as working out, I plan to exercise at least four days of the week. It might be a little hectic with my work schedule as I cover a number of evening meetings and events, so it might require me to exercise in the morning or afternoon. I’m committed to making it work, though.
My plan is to continue running as I started recently at least a mile and a half every other day, and I’m also planning to take cardio kickboxing at The Boxing Gym on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If I can’t do either of those, I have my Nintendo Wii Fit to help me out.
I have plenty options available to me to make it happen; all I need now is the motivation to get there.