How to look your best, on the best day of your life…sweating for your wedding!
We all want to be the bride that makes our spouse’s jaw drop, tear up, and smile with pride from ear to ear as we walk down the aisle. I think we can also agree that we want to look better than we ever have on this day. The perfect dress, hair, and makeup are all factors, but maybe the most important is our health! When we eat healthy and exercise, our body and body language reflects it!
So, what should you do to prepare for your big wedding day? Your journey definitely depends on what your goal is. If you have a sleeveless dress, let’s show off those arms. If you have a high slit, focus on leaning out and defining your legs. It’s not all about lifting heavy weights or running miles on end. The true keys to getting in shape, whether that’s losing weight, adding muscle or becoming healthy overall, are balance and discipline. Make sure that whatever your goal is toward getting your body ready for your wedding day, it is achievable both physically, and emotionally.
Your diet is going to play a huge role in how successful you are in this process. You can work for hours in the gym, but if you’re not also eating well, you will more than likely not get the results you desire. This does not mean you should only eat carrots and protein shakes, in fact, quite the opposite. The best results come from eating a balanced diet, which looks a little different for everyone. Figure out what foods you like, that are also highly nutritious, that will get help you get to your goal body for your wedding day! If weight loss is your goal, the most basic and easy to follow tip is this, expend more calories than you take in. It really is that simple, just be sure to talk with your doctor or nutritionist about the healthiest ways to do this for your body!
As far as the workouts themselves go, you can try to spot train all you want, but at the end of the day it goes back to balance. Even if you’re focusing heavily on leaning out your arms or legs or getting a flat stomach, you’ll still want to look proportional and feminine in your dress. This means you have to build lean muscle in order to help your body burn fat more easily. Gaining muscle does not have to mean getting “bulky” either, you can do cardio, HIIT (high intensity interval training), and weight lift a few times a week to gain long, lean, feminine muscles.
It is important to remember your goals every time you go to the gym and in meal planning. Remember to have balance and patience in this whole process. Nothing is going to happen overnight, and it is not supposed to! It’s okay to stray from your diet plan or to skip a workout here or there, just try to stick to the plan 80% of the time and you’ll be in good shape 😉
If you’re interested in one on one training, or getting your bridesmaids/family together for group workouts in preparation for your big day, I would be honored to work alongside you in this journey! You can contact me on Instagram @lexnutrifit or by email, email@example.com