I am going to start this post with a progress picture that I posted to Instagram yesterday for Transformation Tuesday. It makes me feel really happy to see it. It's always very motivating to try on clothes that used to not fit and have them be way big. So here we go:
When I first found this picture, and yes...I had to dig DEEP to locate it, I cringed. I was SO taken aback as to how it looks. I'm embarrassed and sad to see it. This was right before I started my weightloss journey, Dec 2010, and I was floating around my heaviest at 315lbs. I remember this night so well...I was at a wedding and I had nothing to wear because this dress was SO tight I couldn't zipper it. So in the end I ended up wearing it unzippered and having the cardigan hide the open zipper. Yikes. Yesterday I slipped the dress on without unzipping it and had room to spare, as you can see. Other differences are that the dress is not as short because it's too big so it now falls past my knees and the bust area is so baggy that my bra hangs out and looks awful. It's actually unflattering to wear now so I am probably going to have to donate it. Which....makes me kinda sad because this was always a cute go to dress when I needed something fancy to wear. I guess I get attached to clothes but it's always fun shopping to replace them. ;)
Ok soooo I know I promised I would write about the wedding I was in this weekend and show some pictures so here we go....
The wedding was wonderful. The whole weekend was fab. My friend has some damn good taste and everything turned out just perfect for her! I am so happy that I was a part of her special day. It's not really my place to go around posting pictures of her wedding so I will wait until the professional pictures come out to show you all of the amazingness. Let's just say that the wedding took place at a manor with surrounding fields and river views. Absolutely stunning. So let's start with what everyone keeps asking me about.....the bridesmaid dress.
The dress was super cute! It was a mint/teal color and was an infinity dress. Meaning it was a Marilyn Monroe dress that had super long straps that you could twist and wrap in a million different ways. It was really cute. Buttttt I was SO nervous about it. I'm a big girl and it made me nervous to have a dress that I couldn't try on before ordering, not to mention a dress where my arms were out and about. When the dress came in I tried it on and it looked awful on me. I was so sad. I didn't want to look bad in my friends wedding and ruin all of her pictures so I was worrying about this dress for the weeks/months leading up to the big day. Wearing this dress put me soooo out of my comfort zone. All the other bridesmaids looked great in them, and then there was me looking like a hot mess. The worst part was that I felt like you could see my giant roll at my belly the whole time...so I kept worrying and obsessing about that. I feel bad because I know the bride could tell I was uncomfortable and it was NOT her job to worry about that on her wedding day.
|I love fake eyelashes :)|
So now on to some workout things. Of course I drank and ate alot this weekend. I also never made it to the gym so
|Monday Zumba & Running|
Tuesday's workout was a strugggggle. It is the day I do my Body Pulse & Abs class with Trish. Knowing she was on vacation and we would have a sub made me not want to go. AT ALL. I had to seriously force myself to the gym.
Now you know why I titled my post "Yeahhhhhh BUDDY" hahaha! YouTube picks the most UNFLATTERING thumbnails for videos ever. I know you can change them but they are all super bad. What the hell YouTube...fix that shit! HA! Sike...I don't even care, I still posted this to Instagram. This video sums up my Tuesday gym motivation. HA! :)
Body Pulse & Abs class with sub instructor.
The remainder of the week looks like this:
Wednesday: Zumba & Kickboxing
Thursday: Free gym day. Maybe an outside walk or a treadmill run.
Friday: Possibly an afternoon gym workout or rest day.
You know...I gotta hit my workout 5x a week goal somehow!!! Gotta get it in! :)