On Sunday, May 20, 2012, I declared the following day to be the beginning of my self titled “Ultimate Bridesmaid 48 Day Workout Program.” Actually that would be the following Monday. Seems I miscounted and shaved off a week from bestie Jen’s wedding date. Good thing, because I didn’t start on May 21 anyway.
Jen’s Wedding Day: Sunday, July 15, 2012
Today’s Date: Friday, May 25, 2012
Days To Go: 51
I don’t consider myself to be obese or even fat. And my bridesmaid dress measurements were taken in early February – in the middle of winter when I had not been exercising at all. However, my pants have been feeling a little snug lately. And the photos taken on July 15 will be around for FOR-EH-VER. And I want to make my bestie proud. I want to look my best for her wedding. No, I’m not worried about showing up the bride. She is going to be the most stunning lady, even if I’m at my hottest.
The last time I was a bridesmaid was on July 22, 2006, at my sister’s wedding. I lived in Houston then, worked out a lot, and had a nice light tan. I was also six years younger. Something about the thirties just makes pudge stick to the belly.
After going down to Creston for Jen’s bridal shower and festivities last weekend, I decided I need to get on the ball. It’s crunch time. The wedding is less than two months away. And then panic set it. THE WEDDING IS LESS THAN TWO MONTHS AWAY!
Yet, I didn’t jump on the running trail as soon as I got back to Davenport. I looked at my to do lists each day during the five days since I came home from Creston and decided social butterfly activities and volunteer projects should fill my evenings. I skipped a few lattes this week in favor of plain black coffee, but that was about all I did to forge ahead with my plan.
Step 1: Add “work out” to my planner to do list. Must treat this as a real task.
Step 2: Give kudos to myself for drinking more black coffee. I like black coffee, just takes a larger amount to get me going in the morning since it’s not laden with espresso shots. Small steps make a difference.
Step 3: Be ready to literally hit the ground running on Monday, maybe before.
Step 4: If I hit said ground running prior to Monday, realize this does not give me a break on Monday.
Step 5: Enjoy my weekend without going too crazy on the calories.
Ultimate Bridesmaid 48 Day Workout Program preparations are complete! Ready to officially commence in three days!