…because real women sweat. Not perspire. Not glow. Sweat.

Wacky Wednesday

This is a new category in the weekly postings…I just have gotten lazy on Wednesdays and haven’t really felt like posting anything. It happens. So on Wednesdays, I’m going to blog about crazy things in the fitness/diet world. I think there are enough things out there to keep me posting for years, but I’ll keep it short. Of course, I’m going to add my two cents (that’s why you read this isn’t it?)

Today’s post is about this new (alright it came out about a month ago) craze for brides. A feeding tube. Really? A feeding tube? Are we really that shallow about fitting into a wedding dress that we are turning to a survival tool for nourishment to lose those extra 10 pounds? The article below interviews a girl who went on the “diet” because she wanted to lose an extra 10 pounds before June. She says, “I don’t have all of the time on the planet just to focus an hour and a half a day to exercise so I came to the doctor, I saw the diet, and I said, ‘You know what? Why not? Let me try it. So I decided to go ahead and give it a shot”  First of all, who says you have to work out for an hour and a half? I have 20 minute work outs that will have you sweating harder and burning more calories than you would even dream of in your “hour and a half” workout (that probably just consists of walking on the elliptical machine and half-assing some weights). I’m sorry, I’m getting a little judgy here. And it doesn’t seem like she did much research…how do you put your body through something like that without even having looked it up?

You only take in 800 calories a day on this thing. That is ridiculously low. I’m surprised these girls can even stand up at their weddings, let alone walk down the aisle. Its all protein and fat and no carbohydrates. Again, how do they have any energy?? “I was tired. I didn’t feel like exercising…I’m a very energetic person, but those days I was a little tired.” No kidding, lady, you weren’t eating anything!! As I’m writing and reading, I’m silently yelling at this woman (silently b/c Little Man is asleep and I don’t want to wake him with my tirade to irritating women.)

I get so mad at women who are out for a quick fix. Why is there a magic number for your wedding anyway? Once you lose weight like this, you put it right back on once you start actually eating, so you’ll go back to looking the same. Your fiance asked you to marry him looking like you do, so why start off the marriage with a lie? Is it so you can look back at your wedding pictures with your kids and say, “Look, honey! Mommy had to go 10 days looking like she belonged in a hospital so she could look “perfect” for one day.” Yeah, that’ll make them proud. Your fiance already thinks you’re perfect for him, otherwise he wouldn’t have asked you to marry him. Don’t get a dress size that’s already too small so you’ll have “motivation.” What if you don’t reach that goal? You’ll feel like a failure and your day is already ruined. Why don’t you get the size you are, exercise to be healthy, and take it in if you need it? That way, you’re not scrambling and hurting your body to fit into a dress you were never supposed to wear in the first place.

The point is, people, lose weight to be healthy and happy….not to fit into some dress you’ll only wear once, on a day that is only one day of your marriage.

Stay sweaty (and safe!), my friends.


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