This is definitely going to be one of those posts where I toot my own horn, mostly because I don’t do it enough. Therefore if you don’t want to ride this party train, I suggest you don’t buy a ticket.
About two months ago I found my wedding dress. It’s absolutely perfect and I adore it more and more every time I put it on. Shout out to David’s Bridal and my consultant, Paul, for making my experience effortless and memorable. Paul was so patient with us… for the entire seven hours we spent there. He put me in a size eight dress and when I decided that this was THE dress, he snapped his fingers and said, “Bingo! Let’s order you size six.”
Six?! I’ve never been a size six. I instantly had visions of the seamstress laughing at me as I try to squeeze into it and having to buy more fabric to let out this coveted size six. However, when I went in to have my first fitting a week ago, we buttoned up that sucker and it fit like a glove!
I wanted to cry.
Three years ago, I was tipping the scales at 170 pounds and spiraling out of control. This was not a good look for my 5’6″ frame. Before I go further, I understand that this weight was not considered morbidly obese however, I was not comfortable or confident in my body. I hid behind wit and sarcasm because I figured it was the easiest way to win people over. Two years ago, happily dating the love of my life, I decided to make a change.
It was right around the time my man left for Officer Training School. 90 days to give him that “Wow, what have you been doing?!” moment. Looking back, it was a superficial reason to begin a program, but hey, it got my booty in gear. 90 days later he was proposing and I was the happiest I had ever been!
From then on, the fitness was a way of life. I continued to monitor my eating habits, drink plenty of water, sleep, and get in some sort of workout at least five days a week. I started seeing results and I’ve been able to keep the weight off. When eating out, I plan ahead so I don’t even have to open the menu. I’m so confident I can keep that weight from creeping back up that I have finally gotten rid of the clothes that are too big for me.
Let me reiterate that this was a process and it is now a lifestyle. There was no “dieting” or starving myself. I simply started making better choices for myself. I still treat myself occasionally, but this healthy lifestyle is now what my body craves. It’s something that I want to continue with my husband and future kids.
Because I will never forget that feeling when IT FIT!