I’m Not ‘Sweating For The Wedding,’ I’m Just A Bride-To-Be Who Exercises

Not everyone is working hard to look good for a wedding and Kate says it well

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I had just locked my locker and was reaching for my iPod when she said it. She must have caught a glimmer off my left hand because I’m not sure my post-workday, pre-workout glow radiated ‘engaged and in love.’ But she looked at me and smiled knowingly and asked, “So, are you sweating for the wedding?”

It took a great deal of personal restraint not to offer a snide retort. (“I don’t know. Are you sweating through a bitter divorce” came to mind.) Instead I smiled and laughed noncommittally, and she smiled and laughed like she’d uncovered this deep, personal secret, and then we set off to the free weights and cardio equipment to sweat for whatever it was that motivated us.

But I thought about what she said during my entire workout, not because she had revealed something about my motives that I wished to…

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