- Wedding: November 2014 - Mauritius
Mistress_K: I feel your pain, I ordered my dress in January for my November wedding, we only got enagaged in October. I ordered the right size dress with the thinking that it can be taken in, but I didn’t want to risk not being able to for one reason or another and my dress/day being ruined because I couldn’t fit into it or was uncomfortable.
My dress came in last week and I only really started my weight loss plan a few weeks back (I had some stress with my job, starting a new job, an injury and being in the wrong head space suffering from a bit of anxiety and depression) and I started to panic and think ‘if only I had started this when I was meant to’.
All you can do right now is start, don’t go absolutly crazy and crash diet or kill yourself in the gym, but start getting active, join the gym if you haven’t already or join some local classes, if that’s not your thing go for walks, swimming or if a friend/partner wants to look into some other sports and activities you can do together. Schedual it in, it may not always work out due to work commitments, holidays, special occasions etc but if 90% of the time you can stick to the same days and times it will help so much, it becomes something that you just do. I set my alarm early every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and get everything ready the night before, get up and go, it’s just habit. With the diet, everyone is different and different things work for different people so you have to see what feels right for you, for me I am doing the 5:2 diet and clean eating as much as I can on the non-fasting days (500cals fasting and around 1400 non fasting). It’s tough but I feel so much better in general, not bloated or lathargic, I have dropped 6lbs in 2 weeks and am feeling great. Now I am not so terrified to go see my dress again for the fear it won’t fit, or that I promised myself the last time I tried it on it would be too big, not tighter!
One massive help for me is to take pictures, these are private and soley just for me. It can be so disheartening to step on the scales and not see what you want, and when you are starting to incorporate more excercise the muscle gain can skew things and squash your motivation, by measuring or taking pictures you can easliy see your progress and this keeps you going.
Remember, motivation comes from doing. The first step is the hardest, the rest is easy x