I did exercise a bit last week and stayed active but nowhere where I am usually.
I went for a nice run yesterday and managed 4.8 miles followed with 100 squats. It was a fantastic run...once I managed to will myself to get out the door. Seriously, the hard part is getting started. Once I'm there, I commit.
One of the ways I've been controlling my portion sizes is eating out of smaller plates and bowls. I choose to eat out of a bowl or a salad plate therefore I eat less.
Another thing I've been good about the last few weeks is not eating after dinner. Our dinner is fairly early between 5:30 and 6:30 so I cut myself off afterwards. One way to do that has been to brush my teeth and floss immediately after. The mint in my mouth is a great deterrent from eating anything else (ever eat an orange after brushing your teeth?....blech)
What are some ways you have successfully controlled your portions?
This whole year so far I feel like I've been playing catch-up and trying to stay afloat. Then again with wedding planning, I think it's normal to always feel behind on something.
I know many brides-to-be put themselves on an extreme diet before the wedding. I'm being vigilant on my plan but not going to do anything drastic like starve myself. I do plan on going balls-to-the-walls (excuse my expression) the two months leading to the wedding but it'll probably be something like increased strength training, consistent running, controlled carbs, limited sweets and more beauty sleep.
I had the funniest conversation with my sister the other day post-Oscar viewing.
Me: "Why does X-celebrity always look so pissed in photos?"
My sister: "She's hungry."
The plan is to go easy in the holiday season by not making a huge Thanksgiving spread (I know....what?!) and not allowing Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas to snowball into a giant food-fest where I pay for it in January playing catch-up the months prior to the wedding.
I haven't gained a massive amount of holiday weight in the last few years (within 5-8 lbs) but it takes a long time to shed those pounds too if I'm not careful.
Did you put yourself on a wedding diet? What was it?
On that note, remember that post a few weeks ago where I posted one of our formal shots taken 3 winters ago?
I posted the un-photoshopped version and many of you commented that you don't see where they needed to photoshop (which was super sweet) but I'll show you what I meant by them over-photoshopping something.
I assure you, I made sure the final edit was NOT like that at all.
I saw the photos and said immediately, "This is abnormal. I don't like this at all."