Just Married! Congrats to Amy Moore Childress

I knew my wedding pictures would be something I would cherish for the rest of my life and I didn’t want to have any regrets about the way I looked!

I said to myself, no more excuses! Time to buckle down and get into shape so I can look great in my dream dress.

I have zero self-control when it comes to sweets. My solution was to remove everything from my kitchen that I knew I shouldn’t be eating, i.e. chocolate, chips, crackers, etc.) so it wouldn’t even be an option if I was having a moment of weakness.

I can get some pretty intense food cravings. One trick I figured out to get rid of those cravings was to brush my teeth. Nothing sounds tasty anymore when your mouth is minty fresh! A stick of gum helps too.

I kept a food journal of how many calories I ate throughout the day. This helped me to stay within my target intake most days and also allowed me to plan ahead for my “cheat” meals. The days where I skipped logging my calories would often be higher than I wanted, so this was an important part of my weight loss.

The sooner you start, the better you’ll look on your wedding day! Go home and throw away all of the junk in your kitchen. Then go to the gym or pop in a Bridalicious DVD. Stop by the grocery store on your way home from your workout and stock up on lean meats, fresh fruits, veggies, egg whites, yogurt, cottage cheese, almonds and whole grains. Weight loss is calories in vs. calories out.

During my bridal fitness journey I lost 22 lbs and went from a size 10 to a size 4. I gained a lot of self-confidence about the way my body looks and also a lot of confidence about my fitness abilities.