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.