- 5 years ago
So, my background is that while I don’t have much of a history of disordered eating/excercising, it’s always been a bit of a phobia for me because it’s just SO PREVALENT among women, we’re under so much pressure, and I try so hard to resist that…but I don’t want to go in the other direction either and not be at my healthiest or look as good as I could either.
Not knowing much about “how to be a bride” until after I got engaged, I read up on it with enthusiasm…and came across all these articles about how brides were exercising and starving thesmelves half to death to fit into dresses they had intentionally ordered in sizes so small they hadn’t been that in years. And then I remembered that some of my friends HAD dropped a lot of weight before their wedding. Thinking of this really horrified me.
Meanwhile, I’m not very heavy or out of shape right now, but I am a little more of both than I ideally want to be, so the combination of natural desire to get back to that point, + looking my best as a bride, should be lots of motivation… but it isn’t… because I’ve been fearing becoming that stereotypical bride who is passing out from lack of eating etc… So I ‘ve been doing nothing toward my weightloss/fitness efforts, except think about my goal.
Anyway, partly thanks to a bee posting her before/afters on here the other day (And she looked great, healthy-thin not sickly-thin)…apologies for forgetting her username… I’ve started to BREAK THROUGH my phobia!! 🙂 I got on the elliptical today after letting it sit there for almost a month… and I had a great time on it again! I stopped when I was tired and nothing felt weird about it at all… just like normal, healthy exercising… I loved it! In fact, I think I’m going to do some arm weights later today too. Just because it’s “bridal” weight loss doesn’t mean there has to be anything unhealthy about it!
I think I can do this, ladies! 🙂