what is it about weddings that drives us to attain an unreasonable level of perfection? like when our teeny-tiny size-two tianna proclaims she needs to shed in order to wed before she walks down that aisle (like tomorrow!!!). i mean this girl is fit to a T(ianna) and even she wants to feel her absolute best on her big day!
the truth is, we all want to feel fabulous - especially when special events like weddings are looming. but let's be real, when those “something old” dresses no longer slip right over your hips, feeling your best is a pretty tall order.
we know how it feels, trust us. that feeling of frantically trying everything you can to whittle that waist in record time - cutting carbs, counting calories, doubling up on daily workouts, investing in quite a collection of spanx. all so you can squeeze yourself into the dress. if you can juuuuuuust look amazing in the dress, then all will be right with the world. sound familiar?
your first mistake: tying your vision of looking amazing to the number on the scale. when you feel your best, you radiate amazingness, regardless of the size stitched into the label. and there are so many other ways to feel your best outside of weight loss. glowing skin, a family that loves you, crushing your workout, finding the perfect shoes, the list goes on and on. let's acknowledge the things we love about ourselves and our strong bodies, no matter their size. let's appreciate the gifts that God has given us that have nothing whatsoever to do with fitting into a dress. let's celebrate how far we've come, the goals we've crushed, the milestones we've reached.
so ditch the "something old" belief that your dress size defines you. instead, we’ve got the something new, something borrowed + something blue that will have you feeling like a million bucks come wedding season - whether you’re the bride-to-be or always the bridesmaid, like our chief fitlosopher (wink wink, single guys).
it’s all about the mindset. shedding for the wedding? that’s so “something old”. we prefer sweating for the wedding. after all, a daily sweat sesh is good for so much more than just weight loss. it helps reduce stress + anxiety, helps you get your beauty sleep, and can even help relieve + prevent seasonal allergy symptoms (it'll be a lot easier to pick up that cute groomsman if you're not sneezing all night)! yes, we know it's easier said than done to shift a well-ingrained, self-deprecating attitude into positive-energy-attracting gratitude for all that you do have to be thankful for (have we mentioned you're having a killer hair day?), but here's an insider tip. jotting down a couple things you're grateful for each day can easily turn your outlook from "i'm so blah" to "hip hip hurrah!". (psssst, our fitspiration journal makes a fairly fab shower gift to keep the bridezilla at bay.)
three words, ladies: rent. the. runway. ever dreamed of having a huge closetful of designer clothes? yeah, this is like that, but without the commitment (or the dry cleaning bill). no one wants to spend major bucks on a dress that'll only be worn once (especially if you're not exactly at your goal weight right now). this is a fantastic option to not only save you money, but also help you feel like a complete + utter rockstar when you strut into that reception dressed to the nines. scroll through all the beautiful options, pick your favorite, and they'll ship it right out just in time for your event. best part: they send 2 sizes so you're sure to have a perfect fit. our chief fitlosopher is a major fan of RTR + already has a short little red dress en route for tianna's nuptials!
ok, so it's not a dainty little garter, but fitbook lite is a pint-sized must-have for any bride-to-be (or future wedding guest) to really help you focus in on healthy habits that can not only help you shed a few pounds, but more importantly, help you feel amazing in just six weeks (just in time for wedding season!). things like upping your water intake, fitting in your workouts, dialing in your nutrition + getting more sleep. think about how incredible you feel when you know you're killing it in the gym, or when your skin looks amazing, or when you just feel accomplished and proud of yourself. best part: this little something blue delivers best results when used in tandem.
are you sweating for wedding season? let us know how you're getting ready for the big day in the comments. join us in wishing our sweet T congrats as she walks down the aisle as a beautiful, glowing bride to say "i do!"