Post # 1
I’m just curious how other brides are. I read TONS of threads about women wanting to lose pounds and inches for their wedding. But I’m curious; are you just worried about your wedding day or are you thinking you will keep it off for good? I know ideally the goal is to keep it off but do most people just stop the diet & excercise after the wedding? Or keep it up? Have any of you Newlyweds been able to keep up on your goals? What has helped to keep you motivated even AFTER your big day?I’m hoping to loose a few pounds and tone up in general; not nececarily just for the wedding… Please share secrets!
Post # 3
I wanted to get in shape for the wedding. I wasn’t able to keep working out the same after the wedding because I didn’t have a job and we moved across the country. So I’m starting again in my quest to get more toned. I am working out because I want to be healthier and stay hot for my husband!
Post # 4
I fully intend on keeping up with it after the wedding. The wedding just happens to be the short term goal. Its much easier to maintain so after the wedding, I won’t be working out as vigorously but at least I’ll be going. And I will always eat healthy. I agree, a lot of people think about the wedding, and the the way they’ll look. But just being healthy is equally (or should be) important.
Post # 5
I have been on a weight loss/get healthier kick since before engaged…then I slacked after the engagement…now 6 months until the wedding and the weather is getting nice again, and I quit smoking, I am back on my getting healthy for ME kick…
Post # 6
I have no plans to stop doing the current workout schedule. We have finally found a happy balance between work/exercise/together time etc. My FI has lost 3 pants sizes!
@jtsing I quit smoking too in Janurary and I have never felt better. I feel like I was never a smoker to start out with.
Post # 7
Ha! So, um, I definitely fall into the category of “totally gained tons of weight after the wedding.”
It wasn’t at all intentional, though. I was just literally exhausted. Our wedding took a lot out of me emotionally, mentally and physically, and when we got back from our honeymoon, I maybe hit the gym once or twice a week, and that was on a good week. All I wanted to do was sit around the couch and watch TV. Seriously. Our wedding was also late September, so shortly after, the holidays followed, and then the winter, and I developed a BAD case of SAD this winter, and almost never worked out. I’ve probably gained a good 10-15 pounds since the wedding.
Honestly, I understand why brides are “suddenly” motivated to lose weight for their wedding. They’re going to be photographed for eight hours that day at all kinds of angles, and probably spending quite a bit on a photographer. You don’t want it to go to waste! BUT, I would also think that brides would lose weight the healthy way, and not crash diet, because then it would be a lifestyle change they could continue after the wedding (if they need to keep losing the weight).
For me, even though I’ve gained weight, I’m in the process of getting back on track. I didn’t diet a ton before the wedding (just kind of restricted sweets the month before and tried to tone-up at the gym with weights instead of just running), but the lifestyle I practiced before the wedding was something I now know how to do, and it’s easy to get back on track when I need it.
Post # 8
@ MissAB: I agree; I guess I just think that I still want to be hot for my FI/Hubby even after the wedding. Even though i’ll admit; he doesn’t seem to care on his end….. he shakes his belly at me! lol But I still want to try for him 🙂
@jennifer: I intend to also; hopefully you can!!
@jtsing: Congrats!! That is a goal that many cannot achieve. My dad has tried to quit for years…… Did you use anything to help you quit?
@Ms.Caniche: WOW! That’s great for your FI! & Congrats also on successfully stopping smoking for 3 months now!!!
@MissChapstick: Good For you!! Good luck getting back on track. I agree; I do understand why brides want to lose and tone up (pictures; their day ect.) It just seems like i’ve read a lot lately about people who appear to be crash dieting to loose 40+ pounds in a short amount of time….. kinda scary. I hope they are all doing it healthy like you said and make if more of a lifestyle change then a crash thing.
edit ps: I hate winter months too. It’s soo easy to just sit and eat all holiday long….. It’s soo Good Though…..
Post # 9
I want to lose it for good. The wedding helped me get off the plateau.
Post # 10
I want to keep it off and keep it off!!!
Post # 11
I just started making an effort to lose weight last January and have lost about 20 pounds. I am happy with my progress because I have been doing it the old fashioned way – with diet and exercise. I have been a yo-yo with my weight my entire life and I would like to lose the weight for good by the wedding and keep it off. I have found it really helpful to get involved in group fitness classes whether it be a fun cardio class like Zumba or group personal training. Being with other people makes exercise fun and makes it feel more like a choice than an obligation. I am also hopeful that this approach will make it a lifelong habit instead of a pre-wedding push.
Post # 12
The wedding was the impetus for getting in shape, but I’m hoping to keep it off for good.
I’ve always been pretty thin and never had to watch what I ate or work out, but over the last 3-4 years my weight has been slowly but steadily creeping up. I’ve probably gained 20-25 lbs since I met FI in ’03. I’ve lost 12 lbs. over the last 5 months without making myself nuts. My ultimate goal is to get back to 130-135 (college weight!). I definitely won’t get there before the wedding, but I feel like I’ve made real life changes that will at the very least keep me healthier and a little lighter.
Post # 13
Definatly my goal too! To loose it and keep it off !
@Katie-Did: That’s my Nickname too!!! I’ll have to look into the group classes. I’m not a member of our YMCA but I know they have group classes you can sign up for. I need something different to mix things up.
@MissAd: i’m the same way; I probably gained about 20 pounds since I started dating FI but that was also in HighSchool when we met. I lost about 8 pounds last fall and have been successful in keeping it off! Now I need to kick it up to loose some more and tone up! I’m glad I’ve made some real life changes. I’ve basically just tried to really cut out all deep fried foods. Now of course I occasionally splurge and have it; but for the most part I don’t. It’s been amazing how different my body feels & responds to different foods.
Post # 14
I’m hoping to lose 10 pounds in the next couple of months, and then maintain that weight for the rest of my life! The wedding is motivation, but it’s not quite close enough to push me into panic mode just yet, lol.
Post # 15
the wedding was a motivation booster to get my butt in gear for a workout schedule that i’ve been trying to incorporate into my life as a whole.
i’m going on week 5 and i’ll def keep it up after the wedding.
now jsut to change my snacking/overeating habits! 🙁
Post # 16
I’ve been on a weight loss journey since before I got engaged.. I’ve been taking it off slowly. My dress fitting is in 2.5 weeks, so unforch I will not get to my goal before that date. So I fully plan on keeping up with my workouts until the wedding, with the goal of not losing more than 5 pounds in the last 2 months, and then start up again after we get back from the honeymoon.