We’ve all seen it. That chick you know from wherever gets engaged, and the next thing you know, she’s #SweatingForTheWedding. You can even get shirts and other items that declare you’re “Sweating for the Wedding” status to anyone in the gym…
Or wherever you wear your activewear…
But my point is – why do all that work for ONE day (granted, our wedding days could be considered the most important days of our lives) when you are going to be someone’s wife for life?
I could make social commentary about how in our current “disposable society,” more focus, money, attention, and energy is put toward the one day the bride feels like a princess versus the actual MARRIAGE, which SHOULD be much more important, but I will save that for another blog – or another blogger!
I won’t go as far as Eva Mendes to say that we shouldn’t even wear sweatpants to keep a marriage hot (um, hello? The above video is MY LIFE… Well, not the smoking part – haha), but shouldn’t we try to look great forever?
[Tweet “I’m not #SweatingfortheWedding – I’ll be a #FitWifeForLife! via @Mandelicious”]
I won’t lie and say that I don’t want to look good for my wedding, or that I haven’t had to remind myself that the most important thing is NOT that the venues I don’t want to have are hounding me and the venues I am interested in are non-communicative, but that at the end of that day, I get to marry the most amazing man alive… But it is more than a wedding, it’s a marriage and a life together!
And let’s take it a step further – how about the fact that the only purpose of fitness isn’t just to LOOK good, but a multitude of other benefits, too! How about some of these from an old video?
Stress? Who is planning their wedding and has stress? 😂 Wait, is “sweating for the wedding” actually about the stress part, hence the hashtag?
Anyway, right after we got engaged, I made this video…
There have been a few updates since, like I finished 22-Minute Hard Corps, and the contests in the video are over, while new contests are on the way (stay tuned!)!
But, the plan remains the same! I have made a group… And, as of today, I have a little prize for those who participate! Anyone else not sweating for the wedding, but wanting to be a fit wife for life?
And check out these prizes – haha! Try to ignore the RIDICULOUS comments that were being left!
— Mandie Mutchie (@Mandelicious) August 9, 2016
And for the winners of the first two weeks – how about some Secret, as mentioned in the last video above? Finally, something to REALLY stop people from Sweating for the Wedding! 😂
Silly, yes, but also possibly helpful! Let’s start a movement. No need for #SweatingForTheWedding when you can be a #FitWifeForLife! If you know anyone who’s engaged, please share this with them! 💜 Maybe if the group catches on as well as I hope, we can make a better prize – how about some “#FitWifeForLife” tanks, instead of those that say “Sweating for the Wedding?”
Single or already married? No need to worry, because I have a group that goes continuously called “Too Fit to Quit” for fitness and nutrition accountability, and we have several other groups coming up!
Starting 8/15/16, we have a 30-day group for fitness, nutrition, and extra tips on time management!
A 5-day Meal Prep Group starts 9/29, and there’s another 30-Day group coming September 5th with an amazing financial prize!
Were or are you sweating for the wedding? If so, did you keep up your good habits afterward? Any tips on planning? Comment below!
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