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  1. Carolyn
    July 24, 2019 @ 8:01 am

    When I got engaged, a few people mentioned that they thought I might start a really aggressive workout schedule like many women do. I would have loved to exercise more before the wedding to tone up, but I was SO overwhelmed about actually planning (my engagement was only nine months) that I didn’t have time.

    Also, an unforeseen consequence of getting really stressed about the wedding was that I lost seven pounds in the three weeks leading up to the big day. (I definitely did not feel healthy about this or do this intentionally at all! I just wasn’t making time to eat properly.) It’s been six weeks since I got married, and I’m happy to say those happy seven pounds are back. 😉

  2. Rachael
    July 24, 2019 @ 8:05 am

    Oh my gosh do I relate so hard to this article! I am getting married in 9 ish months and have found my dress. Now my starting my shredding for the wedding while still eating what I love some of the time. All about that balance!

  3. Sarah Lagen
    July 25, 2019 @ 5:22 am

    When I was engaged I didn’t go too workout crazy, I was worried that if I lost weight I wouldn’t look like ‘myself’ and regret it years late.

    And I’ve know so many girls that were so focused on losing weight for their wedding that they were fun to be around leading up to it or didn’t eat on their bachelorette party… I want all brides to look and feel great, but I agree with Adam! Your man proposed because he loves you for how you are ???

  4. Amanda
    July 31, 2019 @ 11:50 am

    Love your honesty about this topic and I felt similarly when I got married 2 years ago. Wanting to lose a couple of pounds and tone up my arms/back wasn’t about impressing my husband (he definitely does not care!) but it was all about feeling my best. I wanted to approach wedding weight loss in a healthy way. I ate cleaner and worked out more than normal and felt super healthy, strong and energized on my wedding day. It wasn’t about crash dieting or calorie counting. For me it was about feeling super confident and also wanting to feel great looking back at all the photos. I think as long as you do it in a healthy way and don’t get carried away, you’ll end up feeling like the strongest and most confident version of yourself by the big day!

  5. Julie C
    August 5, 2019 @ 4:04 pm

    I started a workout routine about a year before we got married and was going to classes at 6AM, which was way out of my comfort zone. After a year of doing this 3-4x a week, the biggest change was what I learned about myself. I learned I am a person who needs to do a workout class in order to push myself and that I can accomplish anything. Like you said, you don’t want to say no to pizza with your man and I also didn’t want to be the friend who wouldn’t eat at a dinner party because I was getting married. I wouldn’t say I lost 10 lbs or anything but I did tone, had more energy than ever, and felt good on the day of. I even did yoga in my bridal suite the morning of my wedding because I wanted those endorphins! Most importantly, enjoy the process because getting married is such a special time in your life you only do once.