Engaged, I’m pretty excited. I’m not going to lie, the idea of throwing on a white dress, walking down the aisle towards my man, surrounded by family and friends makes me excited. And kind of nervous. Not because of David, but because I don’t love to have all eyes on me like that.
We’ve said this so many times as Miss Fits, having a healthy lifestyle is for more than being able to lift heavy weights. It’s for more than looking good in a bikini or in front of the mirror, it goes deeper than that.
As someone who has wrestled with self esteem and self worth most of my life, a healthy lifestyle that I’ve adopted means I didn’t start to panic the minute I decided to have a short engagement.
“How will I ever fit into a wedding dress? And look good in it?!”. “What about my wedding night, will my husband find me attractive??”. “There’s the whole honeymoon thing on the beach, I need to drop ten pounds to feel even remotely comfortable!”.
These are thoughts that just haven’t crossed my mind like they may have a five years ago. It’s not because I think I have what the media would consider a perfect body. It’s not because I’m a gym addict or nutrition junkie. It’s because I’ve found a balance in my diet, exercise and body. There’s a lot of freedom in that, especially if you’ve battled hating the person you look at in the mirror.
I’m excited to get married, and I’m excited that the person standing in the wedding dress is happy with her body, proud of her body, grateful for her body. She’s strong. She’s imperfect. She’s had her ups and downs. And she’s probably had a cupcake or two leading up to that moment that she doesn’t feel guilty about.
I hope you’ll join me over the next three months as I train with my Miss Fits for their meet and my wedding. Some of you may be surprised to find that our training doesn’t look that different. Thursday, I’ll share some nutrition things I’ve been sticking to and some a little about the training I’ll be maintaining as I get ready for June 7th!