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Countdown to a skin-tight dress

You know that girl who spends a faithful three hours a day checking items off her wedding to-do list? I'm so not that girl. It took me six months to book a wedding location, I chose a florist because she called me back, and even though I swore I'd
get myself into the best shape of my life for my wedding, it's now one month away and I've done little. Don't get me wrong: The mini workouts I've been doing every day have kept my weight in check (and my heart healthy), but they haven't toned my arms or flattened the little pooch around my middle.


So this is it,'s crunch time, and I've got some work to do. (And hopefully writing about it here will motivate me even more to do it!)


My goal By October 12, I want to have a firmer belly, better posture, and the sculpted arms that my fiancée Dave used to call my 'girl guns.'

My workout I'll do this four times a week:

  • Warm up for 5 minutes on a cardio machine
  • Do an upper- or lower-body strength workout (I'll do each one twice a week)
  • Walk, do the elliptical, ride the bike—or some mix of all three&—for 30 to 45 minutes of cardio
  • Do foam roller releases (I'll show you a few next week) and stretch for 5 to 10 minutes


My schedule If you've been reading this blog, you know that I've been saying I don't have time to exercise. So to reach my goals in just four weeks, I'm going to have to do
something radical. I'm talking about...wait for it...working out in the morning. (FYI: I was once nicknamed 'sunshine' by a facetious co-worker because of my less-than-sunny morning demeanor.) But if I just get up one hour earlier I can check 'work out' off my to-do list before I even have my coffee. So every night, I'm going to look at my schedule for the next day and figure out when I can fit in my workout. If it's
looking crazy-busy, I'm going to hit the gym in the morning. Are there any fellow night owls who successfully made the switch to morning workouts? Please tell me some tricks that helped you do it. And wish me luck...



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