I was warned. I can’t even say I didn’t see it coming. I’m not all that surprised but darnit, it wasn’t gonna happen to me.
The dreaded Newlywed Nine. It’s a thing. It’s similar to the Freshman Fifteen. I may have made the name up. Annnd nine sounded better than ten, but it’s actually ten.
I had a good girlfriend tell me it would happen. I said (in my head, mind you) “psh, whatev. Not a real thing, but besiiiides, I’ve got a metabolism like GOLD. I’ll fight it!” To her I said “Oh whatever! You look fantastic!” And she does. That doesn’t change that I didn’t believe a word she said. She still looked hot, so her warning certainly heeded no truth, ya know?
Lucky – or not so – for me, our wedding happened right around the time I turned 26 which is also when my previously “golden” metabolism took a poop on me and up and walked right out the door. It was a series of unfortunate events. Getting married to my handsome, big-haired, wonderful man was great, obviously. The newlywed “let’s order pizza, eat lots of cookies and donuts, drink yummy wheat beer, and binge watch Netflix together” mentality and the newly missing metabolism – not so much.
Okay, we don’t ONLY watch Netflix. I’m exaggerating. We go on hikes and walks (most are initiated by Dave, he’d like me to point out) and I checked out the awesome fitness center that I have a free membership at.
Once. Seriously, Shanna? It’s not like I don’t have any time.
Guys, I have no excuse but I’m full of them. I’ve turned into a lazy bum who eats cookies for breakfast, and my favorite polka dot pants don’t fit.
SO, here and now, for my own well being and simply because I can’t afford to buy a new wardrobe, I vow these 6 things:
- To make cookies far less often and when I do, to not eat them for every meal until they are gone… two days later.
- To take advantage of the mountains, trails, and free gym membership and GET. MOVING!
- To make delicious smoothies for breakfast instead of cookies.
- To step awaaaay from the Netflix.
- To stop eating way more than my husband all the time.
- To actually look at my “stay healthy” Pinterest board. There’s some good stuff on there!
Wish me luck! Darnit, those polka dot pants are GOING to fit again.
PS. Don’t mind my awkward, no makeup, taken with the fancy camera and giant lens in the mirror, selfie. But that head wrap! SO CUTE, right? My friend, Molly, makes them and she’s great.