You finally got the engagement ring you have been waiting so long for. What better way to motivate you to get back into the gym and lose those extra 5 pounds you have been trying to lose since freshman year! Don’t resort to quick fixes such as diet pills or extreme exercise plans. Many of us make this mistake and soon realize that there is no such thing as a miracle pill for losing weight. You have to put in the time and be patient.
Fall is here and us Fall Brides have to worry about the holiday weight gain and being able to hide behind big baggy sweatshirts and sweatpants doesn’t help. We sometimes forget we have to still fit into that perfect dress come Wedding Day.
What to do? Well, I have some solutions.
First, FOOD. Often people say “don’t eat”!- WRONG! Moderation is key. You can continue eating what you love, just don’t over indulge yourself. Limit your alcohol intake. Try tracking your food and keep a journal of what you are eating and drinking throughout the day. Start with a healthy breakfast to fire up your metabolism and make sure to drink plenty of water. Studies have shown “breakfast eaters tend to consume fewer total calories during the day than people who don’t eat a morning meal”.
Goal – Eat more healthy and become more aware of what you are putting into your body.
Second, FITNESS. People say, “just run, you will lose weight that way”!-WRONG AGAIN! In order to lose weight and burn that stubborn body fat you need to build muscle. Sometimes us women don’t like to hear that we need to lift weights, we think that we will start to look like a man. But its quite the opposite. Building muscle burns fat. Yeah, the scale might say we weigh more due to muscle weighing more than fat, but at the end of the day, you will be able to fit back into those freshman clothes. Make working out a priority. Treat it like an appointment. Your not going to miss your appointment with the wedding planner or cake decorator- so don’t miss the gym! You can’t let your workout routine fall by the wayside so make sure you have support from your fiance or get a workout partner so you can both motivate each other.
Goal-Challenge yourself with a fitness routine and stick with it till the wedding!
Thirdly, HAVE FUN. The wedding isn’t just about looking great for the pictures! Even though sometimes that’s all we can think about. It’s about feeling good about yourself and being excited about marrying your best friend. Make sure you are keeping yourself healthy by eating properly and working out so that you can enjoy and have energy for the road ahead of you!
Goal- Have your fiance work out with you- “A couple that sweats together- Stays together”