Getting Fit Before Your Wedding: 5 Tips and Tricks
Every bride wants to look her best on her wedding day, but, take it from someone who’s been there, you don’t want to add losing a bunch of weight and getting buff to your long list of “To Do’s” before the wedding. Still, you want to be healthy, fit, and confident on your wedding day, so what’s a girl to do?
1. For Starters, Set Your Goal
Set a fitness goal that not only makes sense to you, but makes sense to your body. Don’t kill yourself by setting unrealistic weight loss goals. Instead, consider using a calorie counter application or reading a great weight loss book like “How to Have Your Cake And Your Skinny Jeans Too.”
2. Make Water Your New Maid of Honor
Okay, don’t kick your main chick off the team, but seriously, water should be one of your best friends when it comes to weight loss. A good rule of thumb is to drink half your weight in ounces of water a day. So, if you weight 150 pounds, 75 ounces of water is just right for you. While water isn’t some magical fat burner, it does help avoid overeating and eating because you’re tired. If you’re not sure if you are full after a meal, drink a glass of water and ask yourself about five minutes later if you are really still hungry. Often, the answer is no.
3. Get a Workout Routine and Stick to It
There are all sorts of research out there about how long it takes to form a new habit, but many fitness coaches live by the 21-day rule. I like this because it’s a three week, tangible way to start a fitness routine that doesn’t seem too overwhelming. To get active you can go for a daily long walk, start weightlifting at the gym, or, when you’re really serious, hire a personal trainer to help walk you through your goals.
4. Eat Whole Foods
Whole foods are simply foods that have been processed as little as possible and contain little to no additives. This means you are getting the food as nature intended it: rich in healthy fats, free of sodium, and vitamin dense. Whole Foods Market has an excellent 28-Day Whole Foods Challenge that might just be the perfect starting place when it comes to your diet.
Purchasing your dress might very well have been the first thing that you did after getting engaged. It is, after all, the ultimate centerpiece to your upcoming nuptials. Once you’ve picked out your dress and set a realistic weight loss goal, discuss this with your seamstress. Lastly, always make sure to have a final fitting the week before your wedding-just in case.
That’s all for now! Do you think we left and tips and tricks out?
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