7 Fitness Tips for Brides
Every bride wants to look and feel their best and be toned and sculpted on their wedding day! I know I did on my big day. But there is no makeup, hairstyle, manicure or tan that can give you the look of sculpted shoulders and a lean body that exercise can bring.
As a certified personal trainer, mother of four and owner of Tara’s Boot Camp. I have helped many brides drop dress sizes, sculpt and tone so that they can walk down the aisle with confidence. You can start your life with your partner healthier and happier. I will share my tips with you!
Follow these suggestions and you will be sure to meet your goals and feel your best on one of the most important days of your life.
Keep Track of What You Eat
Utilizing a food diary to help you focus on your wedding day weight loss goal will not only help you become aware of everything you eat each day but it can help you lose weight.
By writing down your food intake you will be more accountable and will be more likely to focus on healthy eating.
Let’s face it: no one wants to write five cookies and two bowls of ice cream down in a food diary, so tracking your food does make a difference in the choices that you make. I have found this to be enlightening since many of my clients never realized how much mindless snacking they had done throughout the day. There is a term for this behavior and it is food amnesia, you can forget your mindless noshing. So, keep track for incredible results!
Eliminate Workout Boredom
Tired of working out on the treadmill? I get it, some of my clients call this the “dreadmill” because they literally dread this piece of machinery. No worries, you can still achieve great results. Just vary up your workouts. Join fitness classes that focus on cardio and strength exercises or perform free at home workouts. There is a sea of endless workout possibilities to help you sculpt and tone for your wedding day.
Have Some Tea With Me
Did you know if you substitute your daily latte or hot chocolate for a cup of instant coffee or tea that you can save between 150 and 500 calories a day? Over the three-month countdown to your wedding day, that’s a savings of up to 21,000 calories—equivalent to six pounds of body fat! The best part about this is that it’s a simple trick to add to your day!
Brides, H20 is the Way To Go
People tend to drink more water in warmer weather, thinking it’s when you need it most. However, having your centrally heated home at a higher temperature can lead to dehydration.
Research shows that thirst is often confused with hunger, so being dehydrated could actually cause you to eat more too. To avoid that happening, drink at least eight to ten glasses of water a day.
Slim down With Soup
According to a recent Penn University study, “Eating a small bowl soup before your main meal can save up to 700 calories a week.” Subjects who ate soup before lunch consumed 100 fewer calories at that meal. Be sure to have a broth-based soup, rather than a cream-based, which would be high in fat.
Go ahead have some soup and slim down to look leaner in your wedding gown!
Get to Bed, Sleepy Head!
With all your wedding planning you will need plenty of sleep because the process can be tiresome! According to a Case Western Reserve University study, women who sleep for five or fewer hours a night are 32% more likely to gain weight and 15% more likely to become obese than women who sleep for seven or more hours. It is believed that lack of sleep may slow metabolism or decrease the calories burned by spontaneous activities such as fidgeting. What better reason could there be to get some extra shut eye?
Keep Weight Loss Fun
As you count down the days until you get married, keep your weight loss journey fun and exciting by trying new healthy recipes, having fun in your fitness programs and rewarding yourself with motivating non-food-related items such as a massage or a facial. Train to get out for the next 5K and motivate and inspire people around you to begin their weight loss journey too!
Remember: believe and you will achieve all of your wedding day fitness goals! I hope after reading this article you will feel more motivated to start your healthy wellthy journey.