For the last few years (since I got a desk job and started steadily losing my girlish figure), I have been pretty much avoiding bathing suits. But, now I have Aruba to look forward to in October and I really want to run around in a bikini and not feel self conscious. So, in addition to the working out, I'm also on the lookout for cute bathing suits! Unfortunately, most stores already have their stock on clearance and I am not really ready to be buying yet, but I might just have to take the plunge and purchase a few. I'll hang them up in everyday view to be reminded of where I need to be soon. Below are a few Victoria's Secret options that I like. What do you think?
I'm sure you're all getting sick of reading me write about working out (if anyone actually still reads this) but I just wanted to say that I started P90x last night. If you haven't heard of it or seen one of the 5,000 infomercials, it's a 90 day program based off of 12 dvds and a nutrition plan. It's supposed to really work, but we'll see. I can say that last night I really was feeling the pain and I think tomorrow I'll be feeling it even more! I'm really hoping this works! I have to get a pull up bar, they do a lot of pull ups!
For my birthday, about a month ago, I got a Polar FT60 heart rate monitor watch. I'd been looking for a HR monitor for awhile and was planning to get a Polar when I had the money. So, when I received an Ipod Touch from both my mother and fiance I took one back and got the HR monitor! I was originally planning to get a lower priced model, but since I using the money from a return essentially I was able to get a better model! The FT60 is like a personal trainer on your wrist. When you first get it, you perform a fitness test, which is really just your resting HR, then you decide whether your goal is to maintain your fitness level, improve or lose weight. Once you decide the watch tells you based on your fitness test, weight, height and age how many hours you need to workout in a week and how many calories you need to burn and what HR zone you should be in for the hours you workout. At the end of the week it gives you feedback on the week (I keep getting "train more this week"), tells you to weigh yourself again and your goals for the upcoming week. If you do everything your supposed to and reach your goals, a little trophy flashes on the screen!
I have yet to receive this trophy. I am obviously not working out as much as I should be. My problem is, as soon as I take a day off, it turns into three days off! This is a problem as my wedding dress still does not fit! I tried it on a few weeks ago and while it's closer to fitting, it still does not and the minute I put it on, I start to sweat. This really does not excite me. I'm starting to not like my dress, which is probably due to it not fitting, but still that doesn't make me feel any better about it! I can't seem to get and stay below 126 lbs. I weighed myself last week and I was at 125 but this morning I was back to 126.6! I'm trying not to, but I'm starting to get discouraged. And I asked about getting a larger dress and apparently to do that I'd have to pay for a whole new dress, which is NOT in the budget! Ugh. My goal is to get that friggin trophy come Monday morning when I wake up, but tomorrow is Sunday and I have 800 more calories to burn this week! Guess I'll be on my Spin bike for 3 hrs. tomorrow!
Do any of you have any tips for getting rid of side fat? My whole problem is my belly, especially those love handles! Help me!
I first saw this dress(es) on the Martha Stewart show I think sometime last year. I thought it would be the perfect option for my bridesmaids, unfortunately it was a little out of the price range I was willing to ask them to spend, but it's still a fabulous idea! Twobirds Bridesmaid was at the NY Magazine event, so I took a few photos to show all you ladies. It's one dress that can be worn in over 10 different ways (the woman at the table told me 16 I believe)! It fits size 0-16 and they now offer a plus sized option as well! Trying to get all the different styles created makes me nervous though, I have a blanket/poncho that folds into a bag and it takes me a half hour to figure it out every time! But that's just me! What do you think?
Last week I attended NY Magazine's Bridal Event with my mother. We walked 25 blocks to get there (we live in NJ right outside of Philadelphia and took the train from Secaucus) for some reason we thought this was a good idea, it was not. By the time we got there our feet were killing us! We learned though, when we left we took the subway back to the bus station, our aching feet and 20 lb. gift bags helped make that decision for us!
Speaking of the gift bags, they were really nice! Two hardback books, 2 magazines, two bars of dark chocolate, a water bottle, a wedding day survival kit, Korres sunblock and Redken straightening spray as well as a bunch of other stuff!
It's taking me some time to get all the photos sorted and ready to post, so I'll start with Victoria's Secret Bridal that I took some photos of. I'm a fan of the ruffled panties, super cute!