Know what you’re getting into
Getting to a healthier you isn’t about starving yourself to get skinny for your wedding. You need to educate yourself with the basics of staying in shape: cardiovascular exercise, good nutrition, stretching and strength training. If you’ve researched what works, you have a better chance at success once you start your exercise regimen.
Grab a buddy
It’s always easier going through a tough workout with a friend. You could even pick a member of your bridal party to work hard alongside you and be your cheerleader the whole way. If you have someone who joins you in working out, you’re less likely to skip exercise because you’re tired, or just don’t want to. Both you and your partner will always be held accountable.
Put an emphasis on back, arms and shoulders
While getting your whole body in shape is ideal, brides often put a special focus on their back, arms and shoulders because these are often the areas that are bare in their wedding dress. This will help you to feel even more confident in your bridal ensemble. Looking at your gown will help you determine which areas of your body you would like to focus on the most.
Schedule your workouts
The first step to getting in shape is actually planning for it. Grab a calendar and write down the set days and times you’re going to workout. For an even more in-depth plan, designate days to certain areas of the body. For example, Monday will be arms, Tuesday will be abdominals, Wednesday will be back, and so on.
Set realistic goals
If you’re not a runner, completing a marathon within just two months is a bit of a lofty goal. Know your fitness level and your limits when it comes to exercise. Instead, start with a light jogging routine and increase the intensity from there. The same goes for strength training.
Do you have any workout tips of your own to share with other brides-to-be? Share your thoughts with us!