There’s one snippy comment I’m tired of hearing. You all know what I’m talking about. It can be worded several different ways, and it usually comes up at mealtimes, especially if you spring for a second helping of your absolute favorite Godiva chocolate cheesecake. It typically sounds something like this:
“Don’t you have a wedding dress to fit into?”
At first, I just laughed it off. As time went on, I found it less amusing and more offensive. Why shouldn’t I treat myself to the decadent deliciousness that is Godiva? With all the stress of planning my own wedding, changing jobs, house-hunting, and keeping up with classes, I felt I deserved a tasty reward if I wanted it. My dress fit to perfection when I bought it. How could a single slice of chocolatey heaven affect that?
I was convinced my haphazard, unstructured, twice-monthly workouts would keep me in decent enough shape.
Well, ladies and gents…
I was wrong. Dead wrong. Incredibly, horribly, shockingly wrong.
I just tried my wedding dress on for giggles, and let me tell you that the experience did not leave me giggling. IT’S TIGHT!!! I can’t breathe in the darn thing. It zips all the way up, but just barely and with much gut-sucking.
This is my wake-up call. Starting tomorrow, I am in full health-kick mode. I am starting by pouring all our soda down the drain, giving away my last box of Thin Mints, and hitting the gym hardcore tomorrow. I will spend what’s left of my paycheck on fruits and veggies, and I will thoroughly research healthy recipes to incorporate into my diet. I will learn how to pronounce and cook quinoa.
And whenever I feel my motivation flagging? Well, I’ll just try on my wedding dress.
Anyone else going on a pre-wedding fitness kick? Any tips from anyone already on a health kick? Anyone know how to pronounce the word quinoa?