GETTING FIT AND HEALTHY BEFORE YOUR WEDDING
Marriage is a big moment in anyone’s life. There’s a lot of planning involved. Venue? Guest list? Qualified Marriage Celebrant? Food?
But what about yourself? Are you remembering to care for your own health and wellbeing?
It’s not unnatural to want to look and feel your best on your big day. However, with all the planning and preparation that goes into a wedding, it’s easy to neglect your own health and fitness.
Maybe you’ve tested one too many wedding cakes or hors d’oeuvres.
If you’re looking to get as fit and as healthy as possible before your wedding, we’ve got a few tips to help you get there. This is written of course for the beginner to intermediate or perhaps those who have been in tip top shape before but have perhaps lost their way a little.
How much time have you got? If it’s a “shotgun” wedding there’s not a lot we can do about that but if you have a little time, (6 months plus is ideal) then let’s get this Zumba party started.
The long and short of it is – the earlier you start your fitness journey, the more time you’ll have to achieve your goals.
Set Realistic Goals
It’s important to set realistic fitness goals for yourself. Take note of where your starting point is and move forward off that point. Focus on small, achievable goals like going for a walk every day or doing 20 pushups in a row. As you achieve these goals, you’ll gain confidence and momentum to keep going.
Create a Plan
Once you have your goals in mind, create a plan to achieve them. This might include working out at a gym or at home, following a workout program, or hiring a personal trainer. Include nutrition in your plan. Honestly, the jury is back on how much nutrition affects our health and fitness goals and there is no argument. Eating healthy is essential. Start by cutting out junk food, especially the high-calorie drinks which send sugar into the bloodstream before you can say “I don’t”. Try little things to get started like reducing your portion sizes.
Consistency is key when it comes to getting in shape. Don’t confuse that with constancy which is never taking a break. Recovery is a massive part of progression. Aim to exercise at least three to four times a week, and, while I don’t mean to beat a dead horse with a breadstick I have to say it again, make sure you’re sticking to your nutrition plan. If you miss a workout or have a bad day of eating, that’s okay. Just avoid turning 1 day into 2 into 3…
Getting in shape can be challenging, so don’t be afraid to ask for help. Enlist the support of your partner, family, and friends, or join a fitness community online or in-person. You could also find a good personal trainer, who can provide guidance and accountability.
Focus on Self-Care
I mentioned recovery earlier and I’ll underline it here. Make sure you’re getting enough rest, managing stress, and prioritising your mental health. This might include practising mindfulness, taking a relaxing bath, enjoying nature, going for a massage…
Know Your Why
This could have been the first tip but I thought it would allow me to share some appropriate and hopefully motivational parting thoughts.
Before you start any new program, journey, task etc. it is important to know your reason. This will help you stick to it when things get tough – which they will. Know your why – write it down. Then find 4 more reasons. Write those down. That way, when you lose one of the reasons or stop caring about it, you’ll have 4 more to fall back on.
Getting in shape before your wedding can be a great way to improve your health and boost your confidence. By starting early, setting realistic goals, creating a plan, staying consistent, getting support, focusing on self-care and knowing your “why” you can achieve your fitness goals and look and feel your best on your big day.
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