I was bummed I wasn't able to work out consistently before our wedding. It was the busiest year of my life - living out of suitcases, sleeping in hospital on-call rooms for weeks at a time, and not having a gym. I ate a lot of Panera Bread (double whammy of free internet and rockin' food), hospital food, and more than the occasional drive through cuisine. I got chubby. My skin even went really wacky because of all the travel and poor diet. It made me sad.
A few weeks before the wedding I got Jullian Michael's 30 day shred. It was insane...and awesome...and she totally kicked my ass. I would pop it into my laptop and would do it on the floor in my lil hotel room spaces. I picked up a couple 10 lb weights and started squeezing in the short workouts everyday. I didn't loose weight, but I could tell that I toned my arms up a little bit.
Of course, I didn't change my body in the short couple of weeks. My lil belly pooch was there...and I still had my double chin. However, on my wedding day...I didn't feel any weird body insecurities. I felt loved...and that made me feel beautiful. Thank goodness!