One Week


I’m officially one week away from my brother-in-law’s wedding.

That means I’m officially one week away from wearing my bridesmaid’s dress, which wouldn’t zip the last 1/2 inch when I tried it on two weeks ago.

I wish I could say I’ve been sticking to a diet and exercise plan over the past two weeks, but I most certainly have NOT. Between moving into our new place and celebrating our wedding anniversary a couple of weeks ago, my husband and I have been eating horribly. I’m terrified at the thought of trying on the dress tonight, as I’m fearful it might be tighter instead of looser.

I have a game plan.

  • Starting tonight, I’m going to do 60-90 minutes of cardio every day. Without fail.
  • In addition, I’m going to try and spend about 10-15 mins in the gym’s sauna to shed any excess water weight I’m clinging to, which I doubt is much, but it’s worth a shot.
  • I’m going to stick to coffee and fruit for breakfast this whole week, a salad for lunch, and just a lean protein with green veggies for dinner. Normally I aim to be more balanced, but desperate times call for desperate measures.
  • If, by Thursday, the dress is still tight – I’ll have a body wrap scheduled for Saturday. I normally avoid these because they are expensive and only provide short term [approx 6 weeks] results, but they do work to shed inches, quickly, so I can squeeze in the dress. I actually did this before my best friend’s wedding last spring and my dress went from being SUPER snug to comfortable and loose after just one wrap.

So, here goes. I’m surprisingly good at staying on track when I have a VERY tight deadline to meet, so let’s see how much damage I can UNDO over the course of this week. Otherwise, I might be out shopping for a replacement bridesmaid’s dress the night before the wedding.


Bon appetit, my friends!

~ Tori


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