631 Days to Wedding Day – The Wedding Weight Loss

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Wow…that’s a lot of days. But with my mind racing and the excitement building for what I’m hoping is the best day of my life, there are a few things that need to get done so time to get down to business. First and foremost, the wedding weight loss.

I’ve struggled with my weight my whole life – chubby child, insecure teen, and extreme crash dieter in my early adult years. I’ve tried it all. But over the past year I’ve truly fallen in love with working out and killing it in the gym. But, of course, it’s not all about working out. Weight loss heavily depends on your diet and what you’re eating. Without a doubt this is where I struggle. As any of my family and friends can attest, I love food and lots of it. So this journey is never an easy one. Although I seem to know what needs to be done, the follow through is not my strong suit.

My weight has changed over the past year. The number on the scale has remained the same, yet with my workouts and more active lifestyle the weight has really shifted itself around making it seem as though I’ve lost weight. Of course we all know muscle weighs more than fat, so maybe its true I’ve lost some inches. But when my pants are just as tight as they were before it’s incredibly discouraging. I get caught in bad habits: skipping meals, eating well all day only to binge at night, eating twice the amount in one sitting than someone twice my size should, etc. And after each and every meal I berate myself and get moody, wondering why I’ve caught myself up in this horrible vicious cycle once again. So with 631 days until the wedding (that’s approximately 20 months and 21 days) it’s time to get down to business.

So this is where I could certainly use some help. I’ve got the workout and the gym stuff covered! Thanks to my good friend Cynthia at Cynergy Fitness I’ve really learned how to optimize my time in the gym and crush it! But when it comes to a meal plan, a diet, just simple everyday eating I could use all the help I can get. I know what I should eat but maybe it’s just a case of motivation and sticking with it? What works for you?

I just want to feel as beautiful as I can on my wedding day and love my body. I want to do this for myself. For those of you who have had successful weight loss journeys, what’s your secret?

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5 comments

  1. The only way I can successfully cut anything out (shopping, sugar, wheat, etc) is to cut it out completely. Having no option for something is the only thing that has worked for me. Yes or no is easier than maybe just today or later. Good luck! You’ll be a beautiful, strong, glowing bride!

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  2. 21 day fix is a great option as it doesn’t require a full cut and shows the importance of portion control. Keeping sweets out of the house is also a good step, you are less likely to hop in the car to get a treat vs opening a bag at home.

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  3. Planning is key. For me this involves prepping my meals ahead of time but if that isn’t something that’d work for you you can always just write it down. I find it’s helpful to have 4-5 main dishes for the week and then you can flip them around depending on what you’re in the mood for. Plus, writing everything down keeps you accountable to yourself. Also, I find it helps to try and make foods you love in a healthier manner (switching noodles for squash or making your own sauces instead of using the bottled stuff that is full of sugar). Hope this helps! Best of luck!

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