Shape Up for Your Wedding Day
Women will be women – we will never be completely satisfied with our bodies and we will never truly accept our imperfections (at least not until we are 50-ish). And when it comes to important occasions, such as our own wedding, there is just no room for imperfections. Everything, especially our appearance has to be absolutely perfect.
Nobody said that getting rid of your love handles will make you a better or a happier bride. However, it is going to boost your confidence and make a few of your cousins jealous. How? Well, when you get your heart rate up, work your muscles to their full capacity and eat clean, you will get your brain into the “I’m the biggest superstar in the world” mood. And let’s face it – it is one hell of a feeling when 300 eyes are staring at you and you know you look like a million bucks in every possible way.
Let me say this right away: slow down. A super-skinny bride that lost weight super-fast is not a happy nor healthy bride. Your main focus shouldn’t be achieving that dream number on your scale, but you becoming your healthiest self. In other words, it is crucial that you spend a significant amount of time educating yourself on fitness and weight loss. And no, you don’t necessarily need to read dozens of books and scroll through hundreds of internet articles, but rather talk to your nutritionist or personal trainer – just to get familiar with the basics. As you start your fitness journey, you will learn new things along the way.
Choosing the right exercises and diet plan is almost as difficult as deciding on the venue. However, there are some factors you should consider that will make choosing the best program a lot easier.
- Your desired dress style: shape, length and fabric (more about it in the next paragraph)
- Body assets and trouble spots of yours
- Your current abilities
And even though planning the wedding itself can already be quite overwhelming, you can still achieve your goal if you organize your time well. Do the research in advance, plan everything out and write down all of your workouts in your calendar. Finally, determine your timeline and accept the realistic result you can expect.
Exercise with your dress in mind
To forget about the world-wide bride worry known as the: “Will I fit into my dress”, you need to make sure you have a plan of action. First of all, you need to know what type of dress you’ll be wearing on your wedding day. Each type of dress accentuates different areas of the body. There are four basic types of dresses:
- If your dress is BACKLESS – your main areas of focus should be your shoulders and your upper back
- If your dress is a BALL GOWN – your main areas of focus should be your shoulders and arms
- If your dress is a MERMAID DRESS – your main areas of focus should be your glutes and your back
- If your dress is SHORT – your main areas of focus should be your quads and calves.
Consider ‘getting some work done’
Sometimes people don’t have simple concerns such as cellulite, love handles or double chin. Sometimes the problem is something that workouts cannot fix, such as facial lines or unattractive tuberous breasts, for example. Luckily, thanks to plastic surgery all of your flaws can be easily fixed with just one treatment. You are free to do whatever you want. However, make sure you give yourself at least two months to heal for optimal results.
You already know about calorie deficit as well as: avoid junk food, greasy food, blah blah blah, etc. However, there are a few food tricks that can lead you to your goal much easier. The first one is to avoid high glycemic index foods such as white rice, white pasta and bread, and replace them with sweet potatoes, quinoa and brown rice in order to balance your blood pressure.
Next, even though fruit is good, it can be negative as well when it comes to composition change. Limit yourself to one fruit juice after a workout per day. Also, you must cut the alcohol intake at all costs.
Stick to these tips and you will definitely wow everyone on your special day.