My love/hate relationship with ‘Shredding for the Wedding’

He liked it so much he put a ring on it. That is right I am a fiancée, at least for another three weeks. The moment we got engaged I started looking at venues, dresses, oh and I finally got a gym membership because I had to start “Shredding for the Wedding.”

I had heard that term before used in magazines and by other friends that have gotten married and would always joke about it but now it was my turn and I was determined to shred some pounds for the big day.

I started hitting up the gym at least five times a week, combining my favourite SoulCycle classes, Kondi HIIT classes, F45, you name it I was trying it all, doing it all, and sweating it all out.

On top of upping my fitness game, I was also paying more attention to the food I was eating. Cutting out carbs and sugars and eating smaller more nutritional portions and meals.

In just a matter of weeks I was starting to see the pounds fall off but I also started to notice other changes. I had more energy, my skin was clearer than every before, I was in a happier mood, and feeling more confident about myself overall.

It was in that moment that I didn’t need to shred anything for the wedding, I needed to start living a healthier lifestyle in general for my own well being and personal relationships.

After quitting tennis, I had always been a bit of a yoyo dieter and had always struggled with self image and confidence because I wasn’t the athlete I used to be. However when the wedding came up, I had real motivation to stick to a plan and to better myself.

I am not going to lie, I was disappointed that it took a proposal to motivate me, I should of wanted to do this for myself but at the end of the day at least I got the push I needed and can start this journey back to a healthier me.

The best part about it all, is it has been relatively easy. Sure I wish I could drink an extra glass of wine or indulge in another scoop of ice cream but I haven’t done any actual dieting. I have let myself have cheat days, eat chocolate, drink wine but just in smaller portions. I also enjoy working out but would always make excuses if I got to busy. Since I got engaged I have stopped making excuses and have been making time.

Now the last thing I want anything to do while reading this is think that you need to lose weight if you are getting married, or need to lose weight period. What I want people to realize is that life can get busy and we can get distracted and lose sense of ourselves and that is ok. What is not ok is if we don’t check in every once in a while and reconnect with ourselves and make sure we are taking care of ourselves and if we aren’t well then it is time to make the changes. For me that change was leading a healthier and more active lifestyle and that might not be the same change for you but no matter what it is important to be aware.

I am three weeks away from my wedding and I have lost 20 pounds and am back down to a healthy weight. But besides the pounds I lost I have gained energy, confidence, and overall happiness. So while I don’t necessarily agree with shredding for the wedding, I do agree about shredding for yourself, or really anything for yourself if it is going to improve yourself.

xo

Mia

Product Love: Lean Joe Bean

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My days are Busy with a capital B. I wake up in the mornings and start editing content, head out for interviews, film on camera segments and then when the day shift ends I head into Sportsnet to host the sports updates on the radio. That is just Monday through Friday. On Saturday’s you can catch me in the hockey arena or lacrosse field where I am hosting the games, interviewing players, and reporter live on the event. As I said, Busy.

Since I don’t really have time for a break during the day, I need to make sure the food I eat is fast, and that there is constantly coffee in my mug to keep me awake for my 9-5 and by that I mean 9-midnight shift.

I found myself spending way too much money on coffee and started looking for products that I can take with me on the run. That is when I came across Lean Joe Bean. Not only is it a great tasting instant coffee that dissolves in hot or cold liquids, but it also improves body composition helping you lose body weight, body fat, and improve energy overall. Could it get any better? A coffee that can keep up and also make me feel less guilty when I have to skip leg day because of a deadline.

Lean Joe Bean is honestly like no other supplement. It has taken seven years to develop this delicious coffee mix that is both safe and effective. What I love most is it is simple and quick to prepare and it really is tasty unlike other instant coffee mixes.

Lean Joe Bean’s secret weapon comes from its unique ingredients which includes dark roast coffee, green coffee bean, addolean, garcinia cambogia, green tea extracts, ginseng extracts and carnitine.

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Finally a coffee that can be ready on the go for those of us that are always on the go.

Xo

Mia

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