Operation Wedding- 2.5 months to go!
Wednesday, June 06, 2012
May has been a great month! I know I said that about March and April too, but I really feel like May has been the best month yet!
First of all, my trip to Israel was a lot of fun! I got to meet my new baby niece, Noam, and she is so cute! She's only 3 months old but she's such a beautiful baby and so calm and happy. I had so much fun spending time with her! And here's a picture of us so that you can see for yourself how gorgeous she is
Of course it was also great to see all my friends and the rest of my family! It's hard being away from my family and friends and I'm really lucky that I get to see them as often as I do. I also spent some time looking for a venue to have my wedding there (we're having two wedding, one in Texas and one in Israel so that all of our friends and family will be able to celebrate with us). The official wedding is going to be here in Texas, but we'll still have some sort of celebration there. My mom is going to be the one doing most of the planning for the wedding there so it'll be a little less stressful for me!
I'm really proud of myself for sticking to my program while in Israel. I brought my Insanity DVDs with me and every morning I would rearrange the living room and workout. Whatever my plans were for the day, I made sure I got my workout in. And eating healthy was easy because my mom had just joined Weight Watchers so she was eating healthy and more importantly, cooking healthy (she's always been really supportive of my weight loss efforts and is an expert in making yummy, healthy food)! Even when I went out I made healthy choices and avoided temptations. So how did it all pay off?
Well the scale in Israel is in kilograms and I think it tends to be about 1kg (2.2 lbs) lower than my scale at home (it also rounds to the nearest 0.5 kg which is about 1lb so that's a lot in lbs). But according to that scale I had lost 2.5 kgs in 3 weeks (which is about 5.5 lbs)! Yay me! Of course now that I'm home my scale isn't being as nice... I currently weigh 151.6 (even though according to my scale in Israel I weighed 147.7 when I left). So I don't know what that's about but honestly, I'm not too worried about the number on the scale, because.......
I finally fit into my wedding dress!! Woohoo!!! I tried it on before I left for Israel and it still didn't zip all the way up. The first thing I did when I came back was try on my dress (since my pants were all too big I figured there was a good chance my dress would fit) and it zipped up! It's still a little tight, but it zips! I was so happy!! All my hard work is definitely paying off!
So now I have 2.5 months left until the wedding and I am determined to make these next months as great as May was! I am continuing with Insanity (started the second month this week and it's kicking my butt!) and am continuing with my eating plan. I am increasing my caloric intake and protein intake (following the Insanity nutrition guide) in hopes of losing more fat while keeping the lean muscle. We'll see how it goes
Have a great month!