If you’re like most people, then your wedding day will be the most important day of your life, an auspicious day that takes a lot of planning and preparation. By hiring great planners and helpful resources, you can escape most of the stress involved, but this does leave you with the part that only you alone can handle; your body.
If you’re going to fit into that beautiful bridal gown, this may be a good time to take on weight-loss or exercise goals that you’ve been avoiding. And since you’ve (hopefully) hired someone to plan that wedding for you, you have no excuse not to hit the gym! But don’t worry, we’ve some tips to help you fit into that dress!
As soon as you start planning for the big day, figure out what your fitness goals are and start working toward them! This is a debt you owe not your husband, but you yourself. And as we all know, it’s always easier to repay a debt over a longer period of time.
Have a plan and stick to it
Next on the agenda for your wedding weight loss is making (and sticking to) a schedule. Create a plan to reach your desired fitness goal, one that incorporates exercise routines, healthy diet plans, and stress management. Make sure it’s a plan that is feasible. Don’t be afraid to reach out and seek advice if you have to.
Don’t keep it to yourself. Tell your close friends and family about your fitness plan. But don’t stop there! Ask them to help you stay on the right track. In addition, it’s advisable that you enroll in a fitness program, which we offer here. You can also book custom programs that fit your specific needs, too.
Now that you’re on track in your weight loss challenge, don’t quit after the first lap! Get some extra muscle, invite your special someone to join you in the sessions and take your workouts seriously. Don’t miss your sessions. Avoid distractions. Keep your eyes on the prize—always!
Your diet is very important when it comes to your workout routine. Follow a strict diet, as it plays a huge role in any weight-loss program. Dr. Mercola recommends a diet rich in healthy fats, and avoid sugar and carbs. Go for lean proteins, whole grains, fresh fruit, and veggies, and be sure to drink lots of water and avoid alcohol. The effects of alcohol can inhibit your resolve toward your wedding weight-loss challenge.
It is important to be aware of bad eating habits, such as impulse eating and binging. Your meal times are equally important. It’s better to have many smaller meals spread throughout the day than a large meal all at once. Be sure to also know how many calories you are consuming And don’t skip breakfast!
Watch your stress levels
The time leading up to your wedding day can be quite demanding. It comes with a lot of stress, stress you certainly don’t need. So, always make sure to find ways to de-stress. Exercise, meditation, and relaxation are all good ways to unwind after a long day of sending out wedding invitations and talking with in-laws. And don’t forget to rest. Get about 7-8 hours of sleep every night. Take care of your mind. The state of your mind reflects that of your body. Luke Meessmann from Ten Pilates suggests that you don’t compare yourself with others and don’t get obsessed with the numbers. There is so much more to it than just the wedding weight.
You certainly won’t see any changes overnight (avoid the programs or personal trainers who say otherwise), but as you stay focused on your wedding weight-loss challenge, you will make steady progress and be in the best shape of your life come wedding day!