Post # 1
Anyone else really start picking apart their body as the wedding got closer?
Its getting progressively worse since the 6 months out mark. I am now freaking out about my weight, my skin, my hair, my arms, my chin fat.
Things I am generally pretty happy about are completely ugly to me at the moment.
I dont feel like I have the time to fix it…!
My arms are so weirdly shaped and droopy :'( and I went strapless so they are going to be what everyone is looking at!
Sorry just a small freak out ..
Post # 3
Do some things to make yourself feel better now, and keep it up untill the wedding,
- New exercise regime
- Fake tan – I recomend a do it yourself St Tropex
- Paint your finger and toe nails
- Get a hair cut and colour.
- Be vigilant with your skin routine
- Drink heaps of water
These things will make you look and feel better, keep doing this stuff untill your big day!
Post # 4
Very good ideas, I have already started a couple of those (new fitness regime, drinking water, hair cut and colour)
I just ordered some St Tropex, and I will try a detox this week!
I am starting P90X this week so hopefully that will help with chin and arm fats.
Its horrible to go from having relatively good self esteem and swinging into a massive low because of such a happy event. I am shy and the thouht of having everyone staring at me is causing a melt down!
Post # 5
Thats fantastic, I hope it helps and you can enjoy the rest of this happy time.
Post # 6
Definitely feeling the same way. Any recommendations on a detox?
Post # 7
Totally 100% agree with you, I could have written your post lol.
I am getting boudoir pictures done this weekend (oh lord) I have another 25 lbs to drop (26 down already) and I’m working my butt off. I think I may try one of the fake tanners too, sounds like a great idea!
But no matter what, we are ALWAYS our own worst critics, and what we see, is not what everyone else will see.
Post # 8
I definitely am picking myself apart, especially now that I am pregnant. I’m doing my boudoir shoot a couple of months after having the baby, to fit it in before the wedding, and there are days when thinking about it gives me a complete anxiety attack. I’m convinced I’m going to look awful in my dress, all lumpy and gross. I seriously don’t know how to make it better. I refuse to tan, and working out can only do so much. I have tons of stretch marks, everywhere and parts of my body that won’t lose the fat no matter how hard I try.
I’m also going strapless and panicking about what I call my “flappy bingo-grandma arms”. I can’t seem to tone them up, no matter what.
Post # 9
I am gald its not just me lol. But I am sorry other people are having the same down feelings.
I tried P90X Cardio yesterday, and it whipped my butt, so I am going to continue with that because Zumba is same old same old to me these days, P90X had me collapsing on my bed.
I am hoping it has some positive effect on my weight and also on my toning..
Also I am going to pick up some small weights and do arm excersizes I remember from my Gym days. I dont want to fork out the money for a 1 year gym member ship so I am trying to get some good results at home.
I have been trying to drink less coffee and more water but its difficult with such a caffine culture at work. So I am just going for more water (which has me on the loo every hour!)