You’ve found the right man, the incredible dress, and the perfect venue to make your wedding fantasy a reality. You will now be stepping onto the wild and crazy merry-go-round that is wedding planning. Buckle up for a ride that is guaranteed to be amazing, stressful, fun, emotional, and overwhelming—sometimes all at once.
The key to surviving the madness? Wedding fitness. And that does not mean simply starving yourself to the point of depletion. That does mean creating a comprehensive wedding workout that keeps you calm, centered, and stress-free while shaping, sculpting and toning you into the bride you’ve always dreamt you would be.
Squeezing your own personal bridal bootcamp into your busy schedule will require planning and commitment but putting aside those few moments a day to sweat it out and clear your head will be well worth the effort.
Say yes to these basic wedding workout suggestions and float down the aisle looking and feeling like a million bucks.
Wake Up and Workout
When it comes to working out, “later” can easily become “never.” With so much on your plate it’s wise to make your wedding workout your first activity of the day, before you get distracted by other meetings and decision making. A high intensity interval training (HIIT) workout or class will jump start your metabolism and keep you feeling great all day.
Eat, Drink and Get Married
When pre-wedding life becomes chaotic, it’s easy to forget to eat or hydrate. Hunger and dehydration are not a bride-to-be’s friend. Skipping a meal and not drinking enough water will have a negative impact on your skin, your energy levels and your metabolism. Take a moment at night to set aside some fruit and protein for a breakfast smoothie and pack up some healthy leftovers for an on-the-go lunch. It’s important to plan your workouts ahead as well. Put them on the calendar and treat them as you would any other essential appointment.
Become a Lean, Clean Bridal Machine
Part of your bridal bootcamp involves saying goodbye to fake sugars that cause fatigue, hunger, bloating and cellulite. Stick with clean, non-processed foods, plenty of greens and fresh fruits and your healthy brain, joints, liver and beautiful skin will thank you.
Make Wedding Fitness a Bridal Party
Why not include your bridesmaids in your fitness journey? Grab a friend for yoga, or weight training, or the cardiac class of your choice. A support system is a great resource for sticking to the plan and reaching goals. You will be accountable to others which makes it harder to skip a workout. And of course, it’s also a great opportunity to spend quality time with the friends you’ve asked to join you on your adventure down the aisle.
Take a Moment to Relax
Every good fitness program requires periods of rest. Your wedding workout is no different. Don’t forget to take a time out and reward all of your hard work with a massage, bubble bath, or a good book and glass of wine. Both your mind and body will need a moment to decompress and refocus.
Stick to the wedding workout and enjoy every moment of the planning process. When the big day finally arrives, you will be toned, terrific and shining with that special bridal glow.