I've always been really self concious about my weight. I remember my freshman year of high school, thinking I was 'so fat' and almost crying when I tried on homecoming dresses. What did I look like then?
A heck of a lot skinnier than I am now! There have been multiple times that I've looked at a picture and remembered how badly I felt about my body back then, when in reality, I was a perfectly healthy weight. However, now, I can't say I'm at a healthy weight, and I want to be. Of course I want to feel and look better than I ever have for our wedding (and our honeymoon!), but most importantly, I want to be healthy. I want to make healthier habits regarding what I eat and how often I work out, which in turn, will make me feel better about my body and how I'm treating it. Now that we're under the 5 month mark (ahh!) it's definitely time to do something about it!
David is in this with me, and we're both setting goals for ourselves. I told him last night that I was going to blog about this so that you guys could help hold me accountable, but what he didn't know was that I'm going to blog about his progress too!
We started yesterday (well, Wednesday night for him) and it's gone well so far! He's planning on changing his diet and going to the gym at least 5 times a week in order to achieve the results he wants. He's at 210 lbs now, and his goal is 185 by May 1st, and then add 10 lbs of muscle by our wedding day (June 12th). While he admits 185 might be a little optimistic, he's going to try! He's had two good workouts so far, and he went grocery shopping for healthier meal options so he's not tempted by fast food. I'm changing my diet as well (no more fast food, pop only once a week, and lots more fresh fruits and vegetables) and am planning on doing some type of cardio every day combined with either an ab workout or push ups as part of the 100 push up training program. I don't have a scale (I'm buying one today, though, and I'll be sure to weigh myself) so I'm not sure of my starting weight, but I did run yesterday and did the initial test for the push up program. I ran just over a mile and did 22 consecutive push ups, so I've got a ways to go!
I figure if we don't keep up with it now, we never will. There's nothing like a wedding a honeymoon in Cancun to motivate you, huh? I'll try to update you on our progress (more for my sake than yours, probably!) and feel free to give me a hard time if you haven't heard anything! It will be good to have several people holding me accountable. :)
Here's one of the most recent pictures of us. I'll post a picture of us each month - hopefully we'll be able to tell a difference soon!
Has the wedding served as motivation for you (or your fiance!) to get in shape? What healthy habits are you starting?