This is real. No, Really. For brides doing the Raw diet (that sounds really hard).

I don’t know what it is about upcoming events that make me want to lose the love handles and tone up my glutes. It’s not like I couldn’t have started when there wasn’t a looming deadline. Then I would be done by now. But no – there always has to be a deadline to get myself off the couch and stop having Egg McMuffins for breakfast. No meat, but I’m sure that processed cheese isn’t super for my metabolism.

It’s not that I need to lose weight for the wedding, per se, but I want to tone certain parts so I feel completely stellar in that wedding dress. It’s more getting off the couch and feeling healthier in general.

What am I NOT Doing? Dieting – because that doesn’t work for me. I tried the South Beach Diet a few years ago. In the first 2 weeks I lost 7 pounds. Woo! Then it says to “add carbs slowly” back into your diet. By this time my body was craving carbs so badly I ate an entire medium pizza in one sitting. And for a 5 foot tall person, that’s no easy feat.

For me it’s all about calories in, calories out and getting more exercise. Tonight I’m getting back into the groove with 20 minutes of INSANITY! Cardio Abs. And tomorrow I’m trying Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred again. I can’t help but think that if I had kept up when I started (about 30 days ago) I would be done the routine and on my way to better abs. Sigh.

On March 26th I go hunting for that one perfect dress for me. I’m not expecting a world of difference, but I’d like some improvement by then. And I’d like to not be so tired in the morning – that would be swell.

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