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I am so exited about the upcoming months. I am in the process of planning my wedding for September.
But I thought you were already married?
After a two year engagement and still unable to come to terms with my mom”s demands requests for my wedding, my husband and I went to city hall last year and got married. No friends, no pictures, nothing. I do not even remember if we went out to dinner.
Each time I talked to my mom about the ever expanding guest lists, we would end up arguing. It got so bad that I did not talk or call my mom for entire month one time.
If you are paying for the wedding, why is your mom in your business?
If you are asking this question, then most likely you are a parent. No matter how old I am, my mom feels entitle to tell me what to do and how to do it.
But the background story is that she married my dad during the Vietnam war. They left the country without any wedding ceremony and always felt its lack. When my other aunts recounted stories from their own wedding day, my mom sat in silence. I guess in some ways, every woman wants to feel like a princess at least for one day. And being the eldest, she sees my wedding as an extension of the wedding she never had.
How do you tell someone that 20 well wishers are worth more than the 400 people that show up at a typical Chinese wedding?
What does my wedding have to do with my health blog?
After a year of marriage, I am starting to understand how my mom feels. Since I am such a low maintenance person, I would like an opportunity to get my nails done for the first time. I would like some pretty dressed up pictures instead of the shorts and t-shirts we typically wear in our photos. And so after some discussion with my husband, we decided to plan a wedding in September.
And like most brides-to-be, I want be in great shape for that day. I am not too interested in dropping my vanity pounds as I am in shrinking my dress size. Muscle mass is more compact than fat. So a person with more muscle would look slimmer than a person of the same weight with more fat. So I want to concentrate on building my muscle mass and exercising at the correct intensity for my cardio. No more moving just to go through the motion for me.
I am contemplating adding a page to my website listing my workout as I do them until the end of summer. I currently keep track of my workouts on my planner. But I am hoping that once I share them with everyone, it might prompt me to exercise at a higher intensity and get better results. Who knows – maybe it would inspire some of my readers into shape for summer.
I am starting a 10 week progressive training program tomorrow called Gilad”s Quick Fit System. It is a 12 weeks rotation, but I am skipping the first 2 weeks and start at Phase 3. The first 2 weeks (Phase 1 and Phase 2) is a gentle introductory to the progressively tougher cardio and strength training sessions. Beginners definitely should not skip this. But I exercise regularly so I feel that I can. Hopefully I am right. So in 10 weeks, let”s see how I do. If that does not work, then I would having to start dieting. Which would be a sorry sight, indeed since I love to eat.
Am I suddenly going to morph a wedding planning and beauty blogger?
Rest assure, my readers, that is not going to happen. My younger sister is more concern about my hair and makeup for my upcoming wedding than I am. However, future posts might reflect more of my interests in wedding and weight.
Until next time and thanks for stopping by Small Steps to Health.
Photos by: inoc.
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