Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Working out

Is there anyone in the world who in the months leading up to their wedding says to his or more likely, herself, "I look really good, I don't need to do anything to look better for the wedding"? If there is, I want to meet them and check them out for myself. I don't know how their bodies look, but their egos must be healthy at least.

Weddings bring out your vanity. You have to look good for this day. That is a simple must, no ifs ands or buts about it. At least in your own head. Everyone attending will think you look beautiful probably no matter what, but in your mind you have to look absolutely fabulous. More fabulous than normal.

This means working out and/or dieting. To a level you would never think about if it wasn't for the fact that there's this really expensive dress that you are supposed to wear and so-help-me-god, I will fit into a smaller size. I can't be the only one out there who has delayed dress shopping until they have lost a few pounds. Can I?

So, for the first time in around 18 months, I went to a gym today. I used to belong to one here in Munich, but found myself not going and paying a lot of money for the privilege of owning an unused gym card. So I quit and was happy with that decision. However, I now realise I actually did enjoy going to the gym, but that it worked much better when I had motivation. My previous motivation was to be fit enough to referee the soccer (football) games I had committed to without keeling over from exhaustion and to qualify to ref the next level. Now my motivation is not to have flabby arms and a big butt coming Zee Big Day. Let's see if I keep motivated...

3 comments:

Kathie said...

Tell me about it. I want to look at a few dresses when I'm in the UK in April, but am still carrying the Winterspeck around with me...
BTW is my manic clicking helping the wedding fund at all? ;o)

Ruth said...

I can honestly say that I did not try to lose anything before I got married. That is not to say that I am a size 4, quite the contrary. But I figured I was working 2 jobs, attending college, and raising 2 kids- I was not going to give up the one thing I enjoyed (eating) and did not have the time for a gym. I do try to go now, usually when I am out of school for the summer. I didn't need one more thing to worry about before the wedding. Good luck!

Bee said...

hell. expand that. Is there any woman out there who actually says, "I look good. I don't need to lose any weight." Aren't we all just 5-10 pounds away from perfect on a good day?