One of the most precious things we get from a wedding is memories. When we look back at photographs, we want to relive those wonderful moments, the exchanged vows and we want to remember the friends and family that made it out to attend that magical event.
And that’s exactly why many brides want to look their absolute best before their big day!
Everyone wants to look back and see themselves looking their best. Radiant skin, a toned body and not a trace of excess fat showing. Unfortunately, getting there can be difficult without the right assistance, which is why we’re going to give you 12 fantastic tips to help you look your best on your wedding day.
1. Be Realistic
If you’re getting married in a week then there’s very little you can do to look your best besides ensuring adequate amunt of sleep, gut-friendly food and balanced meals.
If you are planning well in advance and you have big body composition goals to hit, you need to be just as disciplined with your fitness routine as with your other wedding plannng tasks.
If you have about 10-20lbs to lose, provided there is no underlying issue that would stop you from losing weight, a 3-4 month period of focused exercise and nutrition plan should take you there. The longer you allow yourself, the better your chances are and if you'd like to lose more weight, you will need longer.
As long as you set yourself realistic goals and expectations, you will feel amazing on your big day.
2. Focus on Key Areas
Spot reduction of fat is a myth, but toning key areas isn’t so long you know what you are doing. Focus on areas that you want to improve such as your upper arms, shoulders, triceps and biceps and back.
It will depend on your choice of dress how important your abs will be, but keeping up with your cre exercises can only do good for you on the long run.
3. Choose Your Workouts Accordingly
For upper body, focus on exercises like chest presses which target more than one muscle group. For the shoulders, lateral raises and front raises will target the entire shoulder area. For your lower body, hip thrusters are perfect for targeting glutes.
These are only examples and there is a whole science behind bodybuilding style training that will make your muscles pop and give them the sexy round look.
4. Utilize HIIT
High-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts are great for burning calories efficiently in less time than any steady cardio which fill aid fat loss. It’s one of the many secrets of getting that perfect wedding body and doesn’t take long to do.
5. Squeeze in Exercise When and Where Possible
Another reason for doing HIIT is that it doesn’t take long and you can do it anywhere with bodyweight exercises. As little as 5 minutes of interval training can add up very quickly so forget excuses of being to busy, take a short break and pump out squats and press-ups wherever you are.
6. Prioritize Hard Workouts
In other word don't settle for low effort. Whatever you do, give it your best, whether that's swimming, cycling, running or a gym session. Ensure that by the end of the workout you feel pleasurably tired and have achieved your workout goals for the day.
7. Keep It Consistent
Have you achieved your wedding dress goal too early? Great, nice work! Just make sure you stay on top of your workouts and nutrition all the way to your wedding day.
Once you’ve fit into your wedding dress, you’ll want to maintain that weight instead of overdoing it or getting lazy. If you don't need to lose weight, calculate how much you should eat to maintain that weight and complete your workouts to further sculpt your body but also make sure you allow enough time for recovery.
8. Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle
It’s understandable that you want to enjoy your time and let yourself go, especially on your honeymoon. As long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle by being more active and keeping your diet in check, you can keep your wedding body even after the big day.
9. Use Boxing for Cardio
Boxing is not only fantastic form of cardio that also doubles as a stress reliever, hen done right with a qualified trainer it will also give your core muscles an amazing workout. You'll know your boxing session went well when you feel it everywhere around your torso.
10. Use Cheat Days
Cheat days are fine, but don’t turn it into two or three in a single week or a full cheat weekend if you can help it. Plan events (such as your hen party) on your cheat days.
Even if you fall off the track for a day or two, get back on it as soon as you realise and work on how to keep your focus. 1-2 days won't make a huge difference unless you let it become weeks or months.
11. Remember to Eat
Far too many brides think that not eating will help them lose weight. This just makes losing weight harder because you’re more likely to binge. How do I know that?
It's just years of experience of working with women of all ages who share the same struggles. I coach my clients to find a plan that is not too restrictive but equally is designed with the end goal in mind.
12. Find an Expert
If you’re serious about weight loss for your wedding, then a personal trainer or online coach can not only give you tailored advice, but also motivate you to keep going and help you reach your goals more easily.
HAve you got your wedding scheduled for 2019 and you are trying to get ahead by starting to work on your dream body now? That's the best decision you could make and I am more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Feel free to get in touch.
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