I’ve come the the realization that I, Maggie Kutschbach (soon-to-be Bailey!) am partaking in a “Bridal Binge”…As I mentioned in the last blog, I have been a huge slack-ass when it comes to dieting and exercise, well my streak has continued and you know what? I don’t like it. Not a single bit!
Every weekend I’m guilty of doing the same thing…I tell myself, this is my final weekend of freedom eating! I’m kinda embarrassed to admit this, but I’m totally guilty of binge eating to prepare for my diet to start on “Monday”. (I know I’m not the only one out there who has done this!!!) Gosh, I eat all of my favorite things, just over-indulge in them, anything my heart desires! Then comes Monday…Sometimes I have a strong Monday which leads to a good week, but often times I have a bad Monday and then the whole week is a goner…I need to leave this frame of mind!!! It’s terrible! I’m so guilty of making excuses and being just plain lazy.
Why am I telling you this? Well, because in a way it’s the ultimate wake up call to myself. I’m 90 days away from my wedding!! 3 months exactly from the day I’ve dreamed about since I knew what a wedding was! I’m marrying the man of my dreams who is in tip-top shape. I need to get myself in the same spot because he deserves that! We will look back on these wedding pictures forever and I don’t want to regret a thing.
So as I sit here eating the last of my Black Forest Gummy Bears (they are now gone and they were good! lol) – I’m making a vow to myself that I am getting serious!!! There is no more, “I’ll start on Monday” or “I’ll do it after the New Year” – I’m going to start now! At 8:00 pm on a Sunday night!
Now I want to let ya’ll know, I’m not fishing for compliments here, I don’t need ya’ll to say “but you look fine the way you are”. I know I look fine, but I don’t want to look just “fine” on my wedding day. I want to look stellar, wonderful, fit, amazing and beautiful all rolled into one! Basically I want to look the best I’ve ever looked! I know I’m fine the way I am and I know my fiance loves me just the way I am. I’m not getting serious about this for anyone other then me. I want to be able to look the mirror and know my hard work has paid off. So it begins now.
Tonight I vow (and I take all my vows seriously!!) to try to do all of the following…
- Drink no more pop…I’ve been so bad drinking Coke and Mountain Dew…unnecessary calories that are doing nothing for me!
- Not eat after 8:00 pm…eating after that is doing me no favors at all.
- Incorporate more natural foods into my diet like fruits and veggies instead of processed foods.
- Stop making excuses and do some sort of exercise every day – whether it’s crunches on my bedroom floor or a full-blown sweat-fest at the gym…no excuses!
- Start cooking for myself again…eating out isn’t what’s best for me. When I cook it I know what goes into it and I need to get back to this.
- Fight the temptations for cravings of certain foods. I need to get strict and start telling myself “No!”
This post has pumped me up!!! I’m refreshed and excited and ready to get healthy! Not tomorrow on Monday, not on January, 1st, 2011, but now, on December 19th, 2010! So I’m going to hit my bedroom floor with some crunches and squat kicks, I owe it to myself after my weekend of Chips and Guac, Cheesecake, Cheddar and Sour Cream Chips, Gummy Bears, Coke, Mountain Dew…Ugh! It’s not easy admitting all of that! From now on I’m going to think to myself, would I eat this in front of someone I was trying to impress? Would I chow down like this if I had others watching me do so? I know its not going to be easy, and I’m sure I’ll stumble at times, but tonight I’m vowing to try my hardest to make these crucial changes to better myself 🙂
So to wrap, here are some videos I used as an inspiration to myself…maybe they can help you as well! Enjoy and I’ll be in touch again soon!