Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Pre-Wedding Diet

I  can't believe it is almost May already!  My wedding is less than four months away.  There is still a lot to do, address and send the invitations, find shoes, select the menu, and finish booking our honeymoon.  But there is one thing that is not on my list... and that's the pre-wedding diet.


I know I have mentioned this in previous posts, but since I got engaged, I have been receiving a ton of mail and emails advertising all things bride.  One type of advertisement that is all too common makes my heart pause every time I see it.  I feel as though I constantly need to shield my eyes from these ads that tell me that I am not good enough to get married as I am now.  That I have to "tone up" and "get those arms" and "tighten up that waist" in order to be my best self on my wedding day.


I know the photos will last forever.  But I want to look like myself, like the person my fiance loves to come home to each night, like the person I am when I am not worried about calories.  I am so much more than the shape of my body. 


I have been asked a few times "what I am doing to get in shape."  The truth is, I am pretty much just living my typical routine.  If anything, I am eating more crap, drinking more cocktails, and exercising less.  Because these last few months leading up to the wedding are going to be filled with so much celebrating with loved ones, lots of wine and cocktails, and lots of love from friends and family.


Nothing is worth sacrificing any of that.

9 comments:

  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE. You seem like you are doing so well in your recovery and I am thrilled for you!

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    1. Thank you Julia! I do feel like I have made huge strides over the last few months. I really appreciate the kind words :)

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  3. I love your outlook! The period of time leading up to a wedding is meant for celebrating and I'm so happy you aren't depriving yourself of anything just to look a certain way on one day. You're going to be a gorgeous bride and you're going to look like YOU. YOU are beautiful, you don't need to look like anyone else or do something different to be beautiful. Why would you want to look back at pictures and see someone you don't recognize? Thanks for this post, it reminded me to stop being so nervous over the wedding I'm in this June.

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    1. Thanks Cait, you are so right. Your encouragement always means a ton to me. This day is not about how I look, it is about love :) Being in weddings can be just as tough, but there is no need to put unnecessary pressure on yourself to look a certain way. Your friends love you for you!

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  4. I love this! This is real and honest, and even though I'm not against wedding diets, it wouldn't help me. It would only become an obsession for me, and so yes I LOVE THIS!!! Thanks so much Lindsey. You look beautiful! I just found your blog through Julia's.

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    1. Thanks for your comment Emily! We are on the same page, this would be a bad, bad idea for me as someone who is trying to escape a restrictive mentality. I want to enjoy every minute of being engaged without worrying about my physical appearance on that day.

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  5. I so love this post! I wish more people thought that way.

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    1. Thanks Anna! Me too. I have to avoid weight loss advertisements everyday since I got engaged. I wish it was less about "beauty" on that day and more about the love you share with your partner.

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