Yes friends, after a year of complaining about gaining the freshman fifteen, and saying, “Look, honey! I have a ginormous belly!” I have begun a workout routine which will hopefully get me back to my former high school glory by the time I get married, so my husband won’t vomit at the sight of my naked wobbly bits.
When I was in high school, I had a nice body. The fast metabolism of youth + minimal exercise afforded by colorguard = nice bod. The only thing (okay, two things) I had going against me: small boobs, and bad acne. Because of these two things, I hated my body and the way I looked. I never really thought I was fat (thank GOD) but as soon as I got of out HS and relished all the time I had to sit around and eat, as opposed to having to go to colorguard practice and SWEAT (ew!) I began to gain weight. And gain I did.
And now, looking back on HS, I WISH I had the body I loathed then. All my weight gain has enlarged my boobs (hooray!!) but has also enlarged uh… everything else. Most of my clothes don’t fit properly anymore, and even pants I bought 6 months ago no longer fit my ever-enlarging frame. I was still in denial, though, I thought that I could stand being a little overweight, and besides, anything is better than working out! Why work out when you can sit on the couch and watch TV, that’s my motto.
However, all of that was radically changed this past November when Mike and I went to Disneyland and he took this picture:
Granted, I’m wearing two jackets and that thickens my figure, and I’m wearing a hat that makes me look like a troll, but this looks NOTHING like me! I have a double CHIN, I look like I should be pregnant or something! No, this is wrong wrong wrong, and I have to do something about it. Apparently colorguard did a lot more for my thin figure than I gave it credit for, and for that I am SORRY, I AM SO SORRY.
So I decided that after the holidays and gorging on turkey was over, I would work out. I didn’t want to end up overweight like my parents, I wanted to be a skinny bride that everyone said was so beautiful, I wanted to wear a bikini without feeling self-conscious about my cheesecake thighs, I wanted to have NO cheesecake in my thighs.
So I made up an exercise regimen. Mondays I would spin rifle for 20 minutes (to regain the lovely biceps I had when I graduated), Wednesdays I would use the stationary bike-type thing in our garage to work my legs and make them not so wobbly, and Fridays I would do sit ups and other abdomen-type exercises for 20 minutes. I figure it’s a good start, maybe if I feel like I’m not making enough progress I’ll increase the amount of time and/or days.
So pray for me to stop eating so much crap, to stick to my regimen, and to lose some pounds by summer.