Since my last entry in November, my diet completely failed and I went back to my old habits of eating large, unhealthy portions. It wasn't until a little over a month ago that I really decided that I needed to change my ways. I started going to a personal trainer and generally go to him twice a week. He is super nice, and he kicks my ass. He works muscles that I didn't even know I had. We do mostly strength training, but it also contains cardio because there is no stopping between workouts. I also got a gym membership where I try to go 2-3 times each week for at least an hour. Because I haven't run since the fifth grade and I basically have no endurance, I will run on and off on a treadmill for the first half hour. After, I will work on strength training, mainly consisting of arms, core, and fully body exercises. I just learned that I have an unusually high resting heart rate (anywhere between 90bpm and 110bpm) so it's something I have to pay attention to. I am hoping that the better shape I get into, it will go down. If not, I will have to go to the doctors in order to figure out if I have another issue. For dieting, I am not really on any specific diet, but just trying to watch what I eat and make better choices. It hasn't been going as good as I would like to say it has, but it's still a lot better than it was before. After a month, I have only lost a pound, and although I don't see much of a change in my body yet, I have dropped 3.3% in body fat. Even though I'm not seeing big results yet, I can see that I am making progress, and I can only imagine that I will see the results in time. Unfortunately, I am not sure if I will see big results for my wedding, but I won't quit. It's not only a fact of looking and feeling better, it's a matter of my health and well-being. It's time to change, and there is no better time than now.
In 99 days, I will be getting married! Ben and I got engaged almost 2 years before our wedding date, and the first and a half went by so slowly. But now, everything is coming so quickly and I am almost in a panic. We still have a ton of stuff to do - make the invitations, order the accessories for my dress, make/buy decorations for centerpieces and other reception decorations, purchase wedding favors and wedding party gifts, etc. However, we have a lot of stuff completed as well. Since I last updated, we picked out the bridesmaid dresses, picked our florist, chose our Reverend, ordered our wedding cake, made our meal selections, picked out the tuxedos, and booked our honeymoon! I love planning the wedding, but I hate paying for it. It's been hard trying to figure out what to cut, because we are definitely on a budget. It is getting very stressful and very exciting. In the end, I am just happy to marry my best friend!