Pre Wedding Weight loss

Hi lovely ladies … and gentleman (in case there are some reading this blog). I hope you are all well  and healthy and still enjoying your wedding preparation journey.

Today I tackle weighty issue of losing weight. Firstly I need to confess that I’m no expert on this topic .  I have been overweight for most of my life and its something that I really struggle with.

Firstly there is no such thing as a quick fix, losing the weight and keeping it off is a mind change and a lifestyle change. You cannot expect to eat what you want and stay skinny. Yes there are all these wonderful tablets and gadgets you get to help you on your journey but once you reach your goal weight you will still have to continue eating as you did or you will just pack all the weight back on.

When it comes to weight loss here are some of the things that have worked for me in the past.

1. Eat smaller portions more frequently – So instead of eating 3 big meals eat 6 little ones.  I did the Patrick Holford diet for a while and believe it or not It was not a lot of food that you ate but you actually felt quite full.

2. Exercise is important – do the Math! Even if you are the healthiest person alive you need to exercise. You need to burn of the excess energy you obtained from the food you ate otherwise your body turns it into fat.

I definitely do not want to preach to anyone. I know how it feels when tell that you are fat and you need to make a plan.

So that is what I did . Firstly I bought myself and anti burst exercise ball. You can find them at any Game, Makro, Mr Price Sport or Sport store. There are different sizes for your height. I’m not that tall so I only needed a 55cm ball. The one I bought is the Trojan brand. They have several programs on their website that you can download for free. I also found a really cool program on Prevention.com —–> here’s the link http://www.prevention.com/fitness/strength-training/2-week-belly-flattening-routine?page=3

I also adjusted my diet. I cut out bread , sugar and fizzy drinks and I’m drinking LOTS of water as well. I know I wont be skinny but I do want to lose a bit of weight before my wedding day.

Id  like to hear your tips as well and to all of you that have lost the weight congratulations keep up the good work!

Until next time…..

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14 Stages Every Bride Goes Through

Hi Everyone

I hope you are still sane. I’ve only have 5 more months to go and have lost most of my marbles already. As its Friday and we getting ready for the weekend I thought I’d share this funny post I found on wedbook.com. This really made me smile and made my day.

Wedding planning can drive you crazy but in the end its all worth it. I’m getting excited for my big day and I hope you are too…

14 Stages Every Bride Goes Through via totallyloveit.com

When He Proposed

 

When You Told Your Friends You Were Engaged

When You Said Yes To The Dress

When You Found Out Your Dream Venue Was Already Booked

When You Tried To Talk To Your Fiancé About Invitation Motifs

When You Started Your Wedding Workouts

When Your Bridesmaid Told You She Didn’t Like The Dress You Picked For Her

When You Were Trying To Stay Within Budget

When You Were Getting Ready For Your Bachelorette Party

When You Had A Meltdown Over Entree Options

When Your Dad Saw You In Your Gown

When An Uninvited Guest Showed Up

What You Thought Your Wedding Night Would Be Like…

What It Was Actually Like…

When It Finally Hit You — You’re Married!