- 8 years ago
- Wedding: June 2010
Here comes the bride, big fat and wide.
That verse has been haunting me for weeks…one of the biggest stressors for me right now is my weight. Now I have always been on the curvier side, averaging a size 10 for most of my teen/adult life.
Since Mr. Pinot and I have shacked up (it has been about 2 years) I have gained about 20 pounds. I know-yikes. That was really hard to type. There are a few factors going here:
1.) My fiancé is a human garbage disposal. He eats anything and everything in a truly gluttonous fashion, and yet still maintains his college baseball body (no complaints here) with little to no exercise.
2.) I moved my entire life-about three hours away to live with him. I am extremely close to my family and friends, and the transition has proven to be more difficult than I anticipated. Now, instead of chatting with mom after a tough day, I have formed the habit of taking solace in a bag of pretzels, chips, or whatever is handy.
3.) I have a very high paced, stressful job. (I will admit that I am a workaholic and a perfectionist and often create the stress myself) On top of that, and a one hour commute each way, I have picked up an extra job nannying before work to help pay for the wedding. After a 14 hour day, the LAST thing on my mind is hopping on the treadmill. Lately, the only workout I am getting is in my biceps lifting my almost nightly glass of (you guessed it) pinot. I am exhausted, and literally, have no time to work out.
I refuse to let people take photos of me. I am just fitting into my gown. How can I salvage my body, and my confidence in just five months?
Yesterday, a miracle pulled up in a black pick up truck. One of our close friends Mr. G. gave us his elliptical. It is now located in my living room, right next to the tv so it is ALWAYS in sight, and can ALWAYS make me feel guilty for not using it. No more talking myself out of the gym because it’s too cold or too far-i have no excuse. I can do this-I WILL do this! Who is with me?