Monday, May 26, 2008

My Best Friend's Wedding!!!

Well I started this blog almost two weeks ago but never finished it. Now that I am making time...here goes nothing!

Today is a wonderful day!!! My best friend Lacy is now engaged to a wonderful man named Dusty! I'm soooooo excited and couldn't be happier for them! They are talking about having the wedding in September so we will have to plan quickly. She has decided to have a wedding in Bronte instead of on a cruise ship. I think she will be really happy she did since more people will be able to attend. She also wants us accompany them on a cruise this fall but I probably won't be able to take off of work.

Lacy's wedding is actually one of the main things that helped me jump start my healthier lifestyle. I refuse to ruin her wedding by looking the way I do now. I wish I would have started sooner so that I could be lighter by the time her wedding hits but I guess I will just do as much as I can until then. Kevin and I joined Weight Watchers and Gold's gym where Lacy is a member. My mother joined Weight Watchers with us. I have to keep myself motivated because Kevin loses so quickly even though we eat the same things. I'm lucky to have family that will join with me and support me like that. We have been working out and I'm really pleased with myself so far. The first day she made me try an elipical machine and I almost died after 10 minutes. Since that first day I have been gradually working up. The other day I felt so good that I completed 46 minutes (3.5 miles) before I got off. I don't go very fast but I'm moving and my knees and feet don't hurt. I've been following up the elipitical with weight machines. I usually do 6 sets of 10 on five different machines. One stomach, one back, one leg , and two arm machines. It has been really difficult getting to the gym w/ working but I'm making myself do it. I am torn because I do not feel like my job is getting the attention it needs for me to be my best but I guess something has to give. Lacy keeps telling me that all the money, education, or any job in the world won't matter if you are not around to enjoy it. She is completely right. I'm slowly, quietly killing myself living with all this weight so I have to do something. She really is the best friend a girl could ask for. I'm very blessed to have her in my life.

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