10.21.2013

Sweating for the Wedding

As most of you know, I recently got engaged...woo! You also probably know that most (if not every) woman wants to look and feel her best on her & her husband's wedding day. Well I'm no different. So enter:



Every Monday, I'm going to post my workouts and meals from the previous week. I really think this will help keep me on track and hold me accountable. Plus, a lot of y'all ask what kind of things I eat and how I workout. Look at that...two birds with one stone! 

At the beginning of this year, I worked really hard and was on top of my eating 85-90% of the time. I had a goal - I wanted to look and feel a certain way by the time I received my personal trainer certification. Since then, I've started school and moved. And I'm going to be honest with y'all...my eating habits kind of took a back seat. I still workout 6 days a week, but I have not been making the time to prepare and eat healthy meals.

Life happens. I was busy moving, doing homework, and other life things (such as surgery, bachelorette parties, road trips, etc). I'm not making excuses. I just want y'all to know that I'm human, too. I don't always make the healthiest choices, and sometimes I do backslide. But you know what? That just means I get to work really hard again to get where I want to be! I have a new goal (looking hot for the wedding, duh) that I'm working toward. And I think that's really important to keep in mind. Having a goal really helps keep me on track and push myself harder.

More so than looks, I miss how I felt when I was eating a cleaner, more whole diet. I had more energy. I slept better. My skin was clearer. And I didn't feel...so soft to the touch. Hear me out. I know that I am still "fit" and I don't think by any means that I'm "fat." I just want to monitor what I'm putting in my body more consistently. I want to make healthy choices. I want my body to be the best that it can be so that I feel the best that I can feel. 

Here is my goal, and my current status:


Note that I don't have my weight on there. I honestly have NO idea how much I weigh and quite frankly, I don't care. I care about looking AND feeling fabulous. It just works better for me.

I don't think it will take me too long to look and feel how I did in June. But I want to start now (our wedding is in just under six months), because I want to feel good on the wedding day, not just look good. 

So every Monday look for:
- My workouts from the past week
- My meals from the past week
- An updated picture so y'all can see the progress I'm making toward my goal

Oh and how can I forget?! I bought a super cute tank to motivate me:


You can purchase the tank here

Here's to SWEATING FOR THE WEDDING :)

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7 comments:

  1. Of course, I think you look great how you are. But I 100% get it! If I didn't have to lose weight for medical reasons, I would be avoiding the scale like the plague. I just like looking and feeling healthy.

    You'll get into impeccable shape, don't worry! And then you'll go on your honeymoon and pig out (as you should) and then BABIES! :P Hehe

    <3
    carelessly graceful

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  2. Ive been sweating for the wedding too--it definitely keeps me motivated on the days I want to sit on my butt! haha

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  3. I really love that you said you are going by how you feel instead of the number on a scale. I don't even own a scale and totally go by how my body feels to me when I'm trying to gauge my level of health/fitness.

    Keep being awesome, Jessica!

    --Laura

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  4. I really love that you said you are going by how you feel instead of the number on a scale. I don't even own a scale and totally go by how my body feels to me when I'm trying to gauge my level of health/fitness.

    Keep being awesome, Jessica!

    --Laura

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  5. I love that you're blogging :) And I totally agree with just FEELING better when eating clean. I fell off the wagon. Maybe your wedding will be my motivation too :P

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  6. I am definitely looking forward to finding some workouts to incorporate into my own "sweating for the wedding" over the next year. :)

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