We all know that us girls tend to choose our sweet tooth over our figure occasionally, but yet we all want to look good (especially on our wedding day). So I have compiled some fun, fairly easy workouts and secrets that will help you look good on your special day even with a few slip-ups!
For starters, we should cover the eating part. I know it’s super hard to pass up sweets, so figure out what works best for you:
- Do you need to completely cut out sweets? 1 sweet a day? 1 splurge day?
- Try snacking on fruits and veggies versus chips and crackers.
- Don’t eat unless you are hungry.
- Try to drink more water and less sugary drinks.
Tips to stick to right before your wedding:
- Avoid salts.
- Avoids starches.
- If you slip up, eat a banana; the potassium will help pump out the sodium.
- Try to stick to smoothies and no-sodium soups.
This tips will keep you from bloating!
Although you maybe just want to lose weight so you can look really good; remember all the benefits that being healthy has! You want to grow old with your soon-to-be spouse, don’t ya? 😉
[check out this article for more information on secrets to avoiding the bloat]
Moving on to the fitness section, think out the main body parts you want to focus on. Is your dress strapless? Does it have a corset? Maybe you need to look good in a bikini for that honeymoon? Set a personal goal and stick to it. I recommend having a big goal and several small goals that will help you reach your big goal.
ABS: Pretty much every girl says that they want abs, but do you have what it takes to accomplish it? I think so! Here are some exercises to get you on your way. (You can youtube or google these exercises to find full instructions if you aren’t sure)
- Abdominal Hold (Hard)
- Side Crunch (Easy)
- The Hundred (Medium)
- Opposite Arm/Leg Raise (Easy)
- Prone Plank (Medium)
- Squat Thrust with Twist (Medium)
- Leg Climb (Easy-Medium-Hard; there are many modifications)
- Russian Twist (Hard)
- Single-Leg Stretch (Easy)
- In and Outs (Easy)
- Hip-Lift Progression (Easy)
- Toe Taps (Medium)
- Single-Leg Front Raises (Easy)
- Squat with Kick-Back (Medium)
- Single-Leg Squat (Hard)
- Dumbbell Squats (Medium)
- Explosive Lunges (Medium)
BACK: You don’t want that back fat hanging over your dress as everyone watches you walk down the isle! So try these easy, quick exercises!
- Superman (Easy)
- Plank (Medium)
- Good-Mornings (Medium)
- Back Extensions (Medium)
- Seated Row (Easy)
- Lateral Pull Down (Easy)
ARMS: Tone up those arms, they will most-likely be completely showing and you want them to look good!
- Triangle Push-Up (Hard)
- Bench Dip (Medium)
- Triceps Extension (Easy)
- Hammer Curls (Easy)
- Upright Row (Easy)
Good luck with getting your dream body! Just remember it’s all in your head 😉 That is what gets me through my runs! Pinterest has a ton of awesome exercises, healthy meals, and motivational quotes to help you reach your goal. I also recommend finding a buddy that will stick to it with you (maybe the fiance). Also, try not to go on a diet, but instead make better lifestyle choices. It will make it easier to stick to and not so hard. Once it becomes a habit, you won’t even have to think about it!
P.S. Please keep in mind that I am not a qualified dietician, however these things have worked well for me and I hope that they will work well for you as well. Please consult your doctor before making any serious changes in your diet and exercise.