Does anyone else remember the term "got beef?" Well there are a few things that have been bugging me lately that I've "got beef" with and because I am a type A over-sharer, I figured I'd write about it on my blog. Because why not.
I've got beef with the phrase that's seemed to take over the hearts, minds, souls, and instagram feeds of countless brides-to-be. Sweating for the wedding. There's just something about that phrase that rubs me the wrong way. Don't get me wrong, I think wanting to get in shape for one of the biggest days of your life is a great thing. But what about after the wedding? What is it about your wedding day that makes it more special that it's the only thing you're willing to get healthy for? Shouldn't the prase be something more like "sweating to be healthy" or "sweating for the rest of my life because I want to live past 50."
I don't know if I'm seeing more of it because of this little blogging community or if it's just because I'm at "that age" where all my friends are getting married, but it's EVERYWHERE. I can't help it but I just get so irrationally angry every time I see it.
What are you going to do after you're done "sweating for the wedding?" Are you going to go back to the life you led before you got engaged and suddenly realized you were going to be the center of attention for a good 24 hours and you realized you didn't want bat wings in all of your pictures? Or are you going to continue the "sweating?" If the latter is true, then why do you plaster that phrase everywhere?
Every time I see it, my mind instantly jumps to the conclusion that you don't care about anything but looking good in your dress, while all eyes are on you. Don't think I'm throwing this assumption out all willy-nilly here, because if I'm being honest, I know several ladies that were in excellent shape on their wedding day and have let it all go to pot since then. My only assumption here is that because they weren't sweating for anything anymore, that they just quit. They didn't have a reason to work out and look good, so they gave up.
Shouldn't you WANT to sweat (aka be healthy) for the rest of your life? Shouldn't you want to look good in a bikini (or other swimwear of choice) forever, instead of just on your honeymoon? Shouldn't you want to be able to run, laugh, and play with your future children or even grandchildren, instead of getting short of breath after only a few minutes?
I don't doubt that when I get engaged that I will want to shed just a few extra pounds, because I do agree that I will want to look my absolute best on the day I join my husband in matrimony. But I don't think you'll ever catch me using the phrase "sweating for the wedding" because that's not my end goal.