Wedding Planning

7 Tips for Staying on Track with Bridal Fitness

Most people want to get in shape for their wedding, but it can be difficult to make yourself work out when you’re so stressed and busy. Here are some realistic tips to help keep you on track:

  1. Start off slow. Don’t expect to work out six days a week when you’re starting from no workouts at all…allow yourself to be a beginner. Try 20 minute workouts three times a week to start, and gradually increase your time and days. Always leave at least one day per week as a rest day.
  2. Get a workout buddy. You’re much more likely to make yourself work out if you’re held accountable by another person, plus it makes working out way more fun.
  3. Find a workout that you like. Some people prefer hitting weights at the gym, some prefer to run or bike outside, some prefer workout classes such as yoga or pilates, and others prefer to play a sport. There is no “right way” to get or stay fit as long as you’re moving. Anything you enjoy you’ll be much more likely to stay on task with.
  4. Keep track of your workouts. Use a calendar to keep track of what days you worked out, how long, and what you did. It’ll help you see when you’ve been slacking, but it’ll also make you feel accomplished when you’re staying on track and increasing the intensity.
  5. Set realistic goals. If you’re trying to lose weight, don’t expect to lose it all right away and get frustrated with lack of progress. 1-2 lbs per week weight loss is healthy. Remember, slow and steady wins the race.
  6. Get back on the horse. It’s hard to start working out, but even harder to keep working out. If you miss a week (or more) because you’re busy or not feeling well, get right back on track the following week. Don’t let a few missed days lead you to give up.
  7. Reward yourself. Set a goal for yourself, and once you’ve reached that goal, show yourself some love for a job well done. Maybe it’s a new pair of jeans, maybe it’s a massage. Treat yourself to something you’ve earned with all of your hard work.

Remember that exercise is a healthy way to deal with stress, which is a perfect outlet for brides-to-be. Never give up- you’ll not only be happy with the results for your body, but for your mind as well. For additional realistic workout and nutrition tips, visit LauraKennett.com.

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