Monday, December 14, 2009

(Not So) Buff Bride

After the semester ended and the 12-week mark approached, I decided it was time to start back on the Buff Bride wagon. With finals and papers my workout train was pretty much derailed for the month of November and the debris spilled into the first half of December, and I got myself WAY out of shape. Like, hurt myself out of shape: as I pulled out my dumbbells from their hiding spot at home (I hate gyms) to start Day 1, I managed to pull my right hamstring, first thing, before I even started working out. Smooth move, ex-lax.

I suffered through the workout despite the injury (except the standing kickbacks—I'm determined, not a masochist), and I am so glad that I did because I already feel a million times better. In the flurry of life—wedding, school, work, family—the easiest (and worst!) person to neglect is yourself. Exercise has almost always been a big part of my life—it's meditative for me in a way that gets me out of my navel-gazing for a time—and it was silly of me to let it go for so long. After only an hour of work, I already feel healthier, physically and emotionally. Even though I'll be limping my way through the next few days. :)

What do you do to get your focus off the wedding?


  1. As I sit here licking cookie dough off my fingers, I applaud your workout efforts. Seriously, I need to be more like you and not let my gym routine go for (far more than) a month at a time.

  2. I bought this book recently and so far so good. I am only on week 3 but have noticed some changes here and there. Finding motivation to workout is not a strong point for me! Maybe we can have a support group!

  3. I'm proud of you for getting back on the fitness train. It's so easy to let other things get in the way of taking care of ourselves. It's not all about looking good for the wedding (though we probably all think that's important now). Like you, I had let fitness slip off the radar...which is why I had to drag myself to the gym to go running yesterday. I'm so glad I did.

  4. How briiliant are you to attempt this so near to Christmas, I'm seriously impressed!

  5. good for you! I am having a hard time getting motivated....I guess I could stop drinking this coke and wasting calories! I need to stop procrastinating and just do it!!Keep up the good work!!


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