Originally Posted on CheekyChicago.com on 6/11 by Erica Bethe Levin

There are a lot of really fun things about being engaged. I mean, a lot. The congratulations, the celebrating, the parties, the presents, the friendships, the unity…not least of all is the opportunity to get into the best shape of your life. This could mean physically and mentally. Mentally, we start to prepare for the combining of two different lives, two different families, the possibility of children and of buying a home. There’s a lot of mental preparation. Physically, you might want to lose a few pounds, tone up your arms, work on your tush, get your skin in flawless shape, lengthen your lashes…the list goes on and on.