Wedding Fitness and Wellness
Always check with your doctor before starting any exercise or diet program. Exercise plays an important role in achieving good health. Starting and sticking with regular, quality exercise will only help you by the time your big day rolls around.
We suggest you choose an exercise plan that works best for you and your lifestyle. The ultimate goal is to feel and look your best! Here are some wedding exercise tips to get you started.
- Make a plan to feel strong and healthy when you begin planning your wedding…way in advance!
- Every plan includes one main element, Water!! Always stay hydrated!
- A good combination is to incorporate Strength, Cardio and Flexibility!
- Some people do best with taking classes. The choices are endless!
- Schedule your workouts every day. You’ll be more likely to stick to it.
- Grab a partner to workout with you. It makes it easier and more fun.
- Set weekly goals.
- You don’t have to join a gym to get results.
- Check out exercise videos online as a guide.
- Sneak in exercise wherever you can by parking farther away at the store or super charging your housework.
- Don’t drive when you can walk.
- Get up and move during TV commercials.
- Find something you like to do like playing tennis or swimming. Playing makes exercise fun.
- Consider weight training. It builds muscle and speeds up metabolism. You can even just use items?around the house as your weights, like cans and water jugs.
- Mix up your routine. It keeps you from getting bored and quitting.
Always check with your doctor before beginning a diet. Check out a variety of diets to see which is best suited for you. Here’s some excellent diet advice to get you started.
Wedding Diet Tips:
- Decide on the amount of weight you would like to lose. (1-2 pounds per week is a reasonable goal)
- Take before and after photos.
- Your goal is to lose fat…not muscle tissue so try to stick to a balanced diet.
- Make getting in shape a priority and make time each day for your program.
- Pick a good start date and take a few days to prepare yourself.
- Track your progress and keep a food diary.
- Use a smaller plate for meals.
- Drink water! Plenty of water!
- Add fruits and vegetables and good protein daily. .
- Order kids meals at a restaurant.
- Eat foods that are in season. They pack more nutrients.
- Don’t use food to deal with stress. Replace stress eating with fun activities like doing your nails, going for a walk or calling a friend.
- Slow down when you’re eating, and truly enjoy your food.
- Learn to read food labels carefully.
Keep your eye on the prize. Imagine yourself walking down the aisle feeling healthy and fit.