It seems like almost all brides have a goal to 'look their best for the wedding' and I am no different. Here are just a couple of things that I am doing so I will feel my best in my wedding dress (I am a poet and I didn't even know it).
I am fortunate enough that Mr. LP would like to join me in this little weight loss adventure. How is this fortunate you wonder? Well I love a good competition! Mr. LP and I have decided to make a little wager on our fitness goals. We are embarking on our own biggest loser competition. Each Thursday night we 'weigh-in'. To keep some of the magic alive we don't reveal our actual weight. For instance if my weight was 163.2 (which it is not) then I would write on the 'weigh-in' sheet 1*3.2. So my weight can be tracked but only I know that mysterious middle number. Even when we are married I am not sure I want Mr. LP to know my true weight.
Whoever has the largest percentage of weight loss for the week (lbs lost/last weeks weight) gets a prize for the week. We could do a big prize at the end but we are more instant gratification people. The first week I won. Go me, go me! And the prize I picked was Mr. LP had to take me to any movie I selected. Of course I picked the girliest romantic comedy I could find just to make the victory a little sweeter. Mr. LP won this week and is thinking his prize will be that I have to take him to go hit golf balls.
So what am I doing to ensure my victory each week? Well I have started running again so I hope to do that consistently. Just this morning I did the Bethany Frankel yoga video that I found on-demand (for free!) with my cable package. I am going to try to do yoga a couple of times a week so my arms will look Michelle-Obama-good in my dress! And for meals I am trying to use my weight watchers cookbook and eating healthier/smaller meals.
This is only our second week of the competition but it is already going well. I am down 2.6 and Mr. LP is down 4.3. We will just have to see if we can keep it up.
Any tips for kicking Mr. LP's ass? Are you on a new fitness plan for the wedding?