My dress arrived earlier than expected and my parents were able to go see it with me… I tried it on and brought it home, as I’m doing my alterations at a local seamstress that came highly recommended.
The good: The dress is as gorgeous as I remember. LOVE IT. No doubts about it! And it definitely shows off my waist.
The bad: OMG, I look huge, HUGE in the pictures. HUGE. (No one said white was slimming…) My arms are like tree trunks, my back has too much fat. I even got slight back cleavage (ew) after the woman tied the corset up. So I DEFINITELY need to lose 10lbs before the wedding, and better get started on those arm exercises yesterday. Ugh.
Also, the veil I got is a completely different shade. I bought it from a wonderful Etsy seller, and already exchanged it once when I changed my mind from a waist-length to a chapel-length veil… The dress is much more ivory-ish than the veil. Will she let me exchange it again? We’ll see, I’m still waiting for her reply… She will probably think I’m nuts!
I don’t want to post the picture of me with the dress, at least not yet, but I’ll leave you with this sneak peek… (Ugh, I don’t have arms, I have wings!!! They might not look so bad on the picture below, but remember, I’m doing the “make your arms look slimmer” pose!)
I’m thinking of starting the Jillian Michaels 30-day shred DVD tonight, and hopefully I’m able to do it3 times a week (doing it everyday will be impossible with my schedule). I have a little over 3 months to get my arms in better shape.
What has worked for you (or someone you know) in order to get more toned arms? Am I ridiculous hoping that can be achieved in 3 months?
And now that 10lb weight-loss goal is also more urgent than ever. My family leaves town this week, so there’s a lot less eating out plans on the schedule, and Karl and I can get back to our salad for dinner routine… Hopefully, that will help.