getting wedding ready: exercise edition.
in the months that followed my october 2011 engagement, i had freak out session after
freak out session about how i was going to lose the weight & get in wedding shape.
i toyed with different diet approaches, some healthy, some not. because honestly, in the past,
i've gone both ways, with results. it wasn't until i moved to kinston that i really started to
get things right. and by get things right, i mean eat healthfully & heartily,
while working out on a consistent & daily basis. and for me, that's what's working.
i'm not going to lie, i had a mini panic attack when i moved back to shreveport
for the months leading up to the wedding - will i still adhere to my workout plan?
will i gain all the weight back? will i lose all the muscle tone i've worked so hard to achieve?
the happy answer is that i'm now working out more here in shreveport than i was
there in kinston. i work in my dad's physical therapy clinic, which means i'm on
my feet constantly. sometimes i supplement this seemingly effortless workout of sorts
by donning ankle weights. seems like no big deal, right? wrong. i can't even tell you how
much it has worked my legs, just by adding four pounds to each. and luckily for me,
my dad's clinic has a rainbow of weights, in all different sizes.
we have also taken to doing p90x & various other calisthenics. to say i'm sore is an understatement.
and on top of all of that, a friend & i have been getting together for runs this week.
don't get me wrong. as the wedding date clock ticks on & on, & as the date draws ever
nearer, things will obviously be kicked up into overdrive. inordinate amounts of fruit
& veggies will be consumed. water by the gallon will be drunk per day. sweets will
be shunned. but there's a big comfort in knowing that a lot of the weight that i will
have dropped, all the muscle tone i will have added, all the extra me i've been carrying
around that i will have gotten rid of, will be the result of hard work & treating
myself the way you should always treat yourself - right, & with respect.
i think what i'm ultimately trying to say here is that the key to getting in shape is consistency.
well, that & eating right. but we'll save that for next time...
read other posts in the getting wedding ready series:
photo: dad's clinic \ instagram
link-up: wedding wednesday \ something charming