How to Get Fit For Your Wedding
As the bride to be, there are so many things to think about before the big day.
All the preparations, your dress, your hair, your make-up. But what’s the first thing every woman thinks about when they start to plan their wedding? Simple. How am I going to get fit by the time I get married?
Being the center of attention for a whole day and having hundreds of photos being taken that will become memories for the rest of your life serve as brutal motivation to get in shape. This is the moment you want to look your best and most beautiful, and we’ll help you figure out how.
Here are five basic ideas to get you started:
1. Plan Ahead. Wanting to get in shape for your wedding is a great idea, but make sure you have a plan in place before you begin. If time is on your side, try looking way down the line and start right away. That way you’re not driving yourself mad, and possibly making yourself sick by going to the gym 3 times a day two weeks before the wedding. Create a schedule and regimen that you can build up over time.
2. Aerobic Exercise. For the brides out there looking to lose weight, cardio exercise is the best place to start. These include swimming, running, cycling, or hiking. And to make things interesting, try switching up different exercises each week. This way you target different muscles while also staying interested.
3. Resistance Training. Some soon to be brides don’t need to lose weight, but would rather tone their body. Adding in resistance training with your cardio is the best way to get your pre-wedding body sculpted to perfection. Although women don’t naturally bulk up anyway, the best way to avoid gaining too much muscle is by using low weights and high numbers of reps.
4. Eating Right. For those brides-to-be that are already pretty health conscious, this seems like an obvious one. But it is a point that can be overlooked. Working out is fantastic, but that must be combined with a sensible diet to lose weight and create a lean, toned figure. Remember: Formula for weight loss = Calories burned > calories consumed.
5. Last But Not Least – Get Fit In A Way That Fits You. There are a million and one ways to diet and exercise these days, all guaranteeing you will lose X amount of weight in X amount of days. But remember that you and your body are unique. Research and develop a plan that is right for you. Getting fit for your wedding might just be the best way to end up staying fit for life!
This is a guest post: Wedding Planning Advice is a blog for brides created to help them stress less by providing honest and unbiased wedding advice, ideas, and tips. Topics we focus on include wedding planning, wedding invitations, wedding dresses, wedding flowers, weddings on a budget, and of course the bride and groom.