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Failing the Wedding Dress Test

wedding dress test

I remember reading a blog post a while ago about the wedding dress test. I can’t for the life of me remember who wrote the post but it clearly struck a chord with me as I still remember it now.

The idea is to try your wedding dress on every now and again to see if it still fits. I guess when we get married most of us are at our ideal weight so if you want to maintain that, keep taking the wedding dress test…

Sounds simple, right?

I dug my wedding dress out recently and although I know I have gained weight I honestly thought I would still be able to squeeze into it. Well, I was wrong. Very wrong. There was about an inch gap between the zips so yeah, it nowhere near fitted and if I’m honest, I was gutted.

I know that in reality it’s been five years since our wedding day, I have had another baby and my weight has gone up and down over the years. I can’t blame it on having Evie though because I do remember trying my dress on about a year or so after the wedding and it still fitted.┬áThe truth is that over the past year or so I’ve been lazy and I have slowly been gaining weight. Clearly more than I thought.

As we get older and we have more children our bodies change, I know that and that’s fine. But this has definitely made me realise that I have been lazy recently and I need to do something about it.

I’ve wrote posts in the past about my struggles with my weight and how I plan to drop the pounds, and it never happens. But I feel like this time is different and I am determined to make changes. So I guess my plan is to start eating better and get more exercise and maybe give the wedding dress test another go in a few months time.

But when life is so busy how do you find the time to exercise and cook healthy meals? I’d love to hear your thoughts. How did you get your exercise mojo back?

Would you pass the wedding dress test?

Thanks for reading.



  1. October 28, 2017 / 6:19 pm

    I make slow cooker meals. I buy the veg and meat frozen e.g. Sweet potato chunks, butternut squash chunks, even frozen chopped onions and cubed stewing steak. Lob it in, in the morning with stock and it’s ready by dinner time. Also good for using up veg in the fridge so you get less waste. Cheap healthy easy!

    • Emma
      November 16, 2017 / 11:27 am

      I really need to dig my slow cooker out! x