Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Buff Bride!

Now that I'm officially at the 6 week mark for the wedding, I had a little bit of a mini-meltdown about my fitness/toning level while we were on vacation. I've still been running pretty much every day and I have lost a bit of weight, but I really just want to look and feel my best for the wedding and honeymoon.

So, I bit the bullet and hired a personal trainer! EEEK! I have him for 12 sessions - 2 times a week every week until the wedding! His name is J.D. and he seriously kicks my butt! OMG! I had my first session with him on Monday morning and I literally still cannot walk...and I have to go back in today for my 2nd session!!! He did a "baseline" test with me on Monday, just to see my levels for everything. He said he was surprised by how in shape I am (which was a surprise to me too!), so that means he'll be able to push me even harder than he originally thought - GREAT!

He showed me proper form for all these exercises I've been apparently doing wrong - a real correct squat is SO hard...and I almost fell backwards on my butt while doing them because he makes me get down so low. And I never do any upper body stuff, so that was seriously intense...I wanted to cry at the end of it all.

But he promises that I will definitely see major results by the end of the 6 weeks and I will have toned arms and abs by the wedding. I'm willing to put in some hard work and sweat for the next 6 weeks if it means that I will be a buff bride!!
I'm sure I will be doing updates on my progress over the next few weeks - maybe I'll even do photo comparisons of before and after!

6 comments:

QueenBeeSwain said...

hysterical pic- you are going to love having a trainer to keep you pushing yourself hard to a fitter, more toned you- you're going to be so glad for years to come when you look at those wedding pics!

own it!

kHm

the future mrs Hinz said...

good luck! we can keep each other motivated! and i almost used that pic for my post today!

Belle said...

Good luck!!

Wila (aka Ali) said...

You go! The personal trainer is a REAL motivator. I think you'll do great. I love waking up and feeling sore all over; makes me proud :-) The trip looks like so much fun, glad you had a ball. Get so excited, the next few weeks will fly by! Yeah! Pump it!

***Positively Preppy in Pink*** said...

Yess! Good choice on hiring the personal trainer! I did the same thing before graduation -- to see if a trainer was really worth it for before the wedding or not....well it is SO WORTH IT! You will love the way you feel & look!! :)

KAC said...

Good luck!!

 
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