Getting Fit For Your Wedding DaySix Tips for Getting Fit For Your Wedding
All brides want to feel and look their best on their wedding day. However, instead of starving yourself weeks before your special day or training ultra-hard at the gym, you can save yourself the struggle and start a few months ahead of schedule.
Here are six (6) tips on getting fit for your wedding day.
Small is good
If exercising or eating healthy hasn’t always been your thing, starting small can help encourage you to stay the course. You need to take it easy on yourself, especially when you’re first starting. Keep in mind that the journey towards better health and fitness isn’t just a physical struggle — there’s also a ton of mental that goes into the mix.
Start with a simple 10-minute workout every day. Once you get used to that activity, slowly increase it until you finally have the strength and endurance for 1-hour or 2-hour sessions. Meanwhile, if you’re struggling to eat healthily, that’s fine too. What you can do is slowly introduce yourself to healthier options. For instance, consider eating a salad for lunch instead of your typical sandwich.
Vary your workouts
The diamond can be the only looker you show off on your wedding day. Show off a nice and healthy figure by developing different parts of your body with exercise — especially your upper back and arms.
A well-rounded workout routine should consist of both cardio and strength training. You can mix these two types of exercises up to make your regimen more interesting. However, keep in mind that you should have a specific day for when you do each type of exercise. Combining them won’t be as effective, especially if you’re trying to improve one aspect of your health more than the other.
Make time for your goals
It’s not enough to wish you had time to exercise or eat healthy — make time for it. It may be tempting to spend all your days obsessing over flower arrangements and seating placements. However, if you want to lose a certain amount of weight within a specific period of time, then you need to squeeze those workouts into your schedule. Don’t let your “busyness” get in the way of your health and fitness goals.
Write your workout schedule down on the same calendar you have everything else written on. This forces you to look at your workouts as something that’s simply part of your day. There’s no time for excuses if you want to get fit!
Get your future hubby in on it
Grooms want to look fantastic on their wedding days, too! If exercising alone doesn’t sound appealing to you, enlist your husband-to-be to exercise with you. This type of arrangement opens you up to an entirely new world of fitness. Now, not only do you have someone to keep you accountable, but you also have someone who can join you for couples classes like dancing, couples yoga, and other group exercises.
To make your workouts more effective, consider setting individual goals before going into a workout. This can serve as your guide toward the right direction. Having goals also helps you monitor your progress much more easily than without.
Breaks are important
You just got off your tenth call today, looking for the right wedding DJ. You’re bound to feel a little disgruntled and tired after all that phone time. While exercise and physical activity are important to staying fit, so are relaxation and taking breaks. Stress manifests itself in different ways in different people. This is why you see some people burst into tears in the middle of an argument. It’s also why some people gain weight after experiencing a stressful event.
When you’re feeling particularly overwhelmed by the activity going on around you, pause. Take a breath and step back from whatever it is you’re doing. This is your body telling you that you need to slow down, otherwise you’re going to burst. And you don’t want that, especially with your special day being so close by.
Rest when you need it.
Make it fun
The last thing anyone wants to do is spend a huge chunk of their day doing something boring or draining. Not that we’re encouraging you to chase after excitement; however, it would be great if you try to find ways to make your workout routines more enjoyable for you.
Give yourself something to look forward to by joining exercises classes that you’re interested in. Perhaps there’s a podcast that you’ve been wanting to get to for weeks now but haven’t found the time to do it. You can listen to that while you’re doing laps in the gym.
Find ways to make physical activity fun!
Getting fit for your wedding day doesn’t have to be a blood bath. Hopefully, the tips that we’ve given you today helps you achieve your health and fitness goals before the wedding bells chime. Good luck!