A Bride's Story - New Goals

Hi guys!  I can’t believe that we are getting so close to Amber’s wedding.  The countdown has begun and with that, today's blog deals with goals that a lot of people have, whether they are getting married or not



Week 19

Hello, friends!! Sorry for the brief hiatus, but a sinus and double ear infection had me down for the count last week! I am finally starting to feel better though and wanted to jump right back in! Here we are, eight months out from the big day and the biggest worry I have right now is one that most brides have…weight loss!

Every bride imagines herself at her ideal weight, with her hair and makeup flawless, the dress falling perfectly, and every photo looking like something out of a magazine. Every woman, at least deep down, knows that this will not likely happen. I am fully aware that I will probably wake up with a massive zit the size of Mt. Vesuvius on my chin and will have to rely on my bridesmaids to cover that ick up! However, there are plenty of things that I can start now to avoid some of those problems. With eight months, I figure that is more than enough time to work off the spare tire that comes from a fiancé that cooks far too well for me to be able to say no to a second helping!!

I figure if I put my goals out here in public than I have all of you to hold me accountable! I don’t have unrealistic goals, just the usual, about ten pounds and some muscle tone. My plan is to cut out soda (which for those of you that know me well, you know that is a massive undertaking), drink more water, and start by walking in the mornings and evenings. This brings me to my second (and frankly most important goal) to quit smoking. I know that I won’t be able to build up any stamina if I keep up my disgusting habit and know that Dan is more than ready for me to quit smoking! I have tried and failed to quit smoking more times than I can count, but I can’t think of any better reason to make it stick than starting my new life with Dan as a non-smoker.

I have hemmed and hawed about whether to share specifics of the progress and am still unsure if I will be doing that. Every woman has her own body issues, weight goals, etc. and I don’t want to make anyone (myself included) feel poorly for not losing what we think we should. One of my blogs each month will have some sort of recap of my progress, even if it’s just an overall breakdown of what I have been doing, not doing, or even struggling with. If anyone has any words of wisdom about either quitting smoking or losing a few pounds at home, I welcome any and all advice! I will point out that any regime I begin will have to be at home because all money right now is going to the wedding and I do not have a spare penny for a gym membership or a trainer!

Until next time, my friends!


As Amber mentioned, please leave your words of wisdom in the comments.  They will be helpful not only to Amber but most of us. Tomorrow's blog is a guest blog by Adam Leyton, Director of Top Table Planner.  Top Table Planner is one of the wedding apps from our blog the other week.  And in next week's vendor spotlight, we will talk to Charlotte Limo.

Until next time, enjoy some sun and be sure to share your love on Facebook! Laurie