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5 Tips on How to Get in Shape for Your Wedding Day

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5 Tips on How to Get in Shape for Your Wedding Day

Are you super excited about your wedding but your body doesn’t really want to cooperate and shed those pesky few kilos that are preventing you from looking truly magical in your dress? If yes, then it’s time to take action and really pay attention to your workout plan and diet. But, how can you do that when there are so many other things to take care of before the wedding? Here are five tips on getting in shape for your wedding day that will not take up your entire day. 

Melt fat with HIIT exercises

High-Intensity Interval Training is an amazing technique for weight loss. This method uses bursts of high-intensity exercises with rest. This dynamic way of working out encourages the body to burn a lot of fat, repair cells and make muscles lean and strong. If you don’t have much time before your wedding, this is certainly the best way to get in shape in the shortest time possible. HIIT can use both cardio and body-weight exercises and it’s best to combine them. Cardio will burn your stored fat while strength exercises will allow you to put on lean and sexy muscles! Pro tip: HIIT exercises put a lot of stress on the muscles which allow them to grow. So, after your workout, make sure to have a meal full of protein to help the body recover. 

 

Tone your upper body

You definitely don’t want to flap that loose arm skin on your wedding dress! So, make sure not to ignore your upper body, but work on your arms. One of the best exercises for banishing bingo wings is tricep dips. They can be done anywhere and anytime as long as you have a step or a piece of (sturdy) furniture. Sit on the edge, bend your knees a little and place your hands on either side of the edge of the step or chair. Now start lifting your bum and straightening your elbows. You can even try a tricep dip version on the floor! Push-ups are also very good for your triceps (and your entire body since they target everything from your shoulders to your abs.)

 

Eat clean and well

Your diet is probably much more important than your workout plan, so make sure to eat clean and healthy. If you’re not much of a cook or if you’re too busy throughout the day, you can always have your healthy meals delivered. There are excellent delivery systems that will bring delicious, nutritious and fresh meals to your doorstep and allow you to concentrate on your weight loss instead of cooking. You can also choose from different meal plans and calorie values, depending on how much weight you’re trying to lose. These meal deliveries really take a lot of pressure off of you and you never have to think what you’re going to eat next—it’s really convenient. 

 

Make it fun and dynamic

If you’re a person that thrives on excitement and fun, make sure to vary your workouts every few weeks. This will ensure your body and mind are challenged every day. For instance, you can add a new activity like swimming or boxing or spice up your regular routine with variations on exercises

 

Keep track of your progress

It’s very important to follow your progress and keep track of your diet and your workouts. Firstly, your logs will allow you to tweak your diet and workouts. Secondly, seeing how much you progressed will serve as an amazing motivation that will encourage you to push even harder. If you’re lazy with exercise, put each workout in your wedding planner and treat it like an appointment that can’t be missed. 

If you just stay true to your diet and your workout program, you’ll definitely look amazing on your wedding day. And you’ll not feel constricted by your dress even while you dance and party with your friends and family!

Brigitte Evans is a Lifestyle Consultant and a writer from Australia, with a sweet tooth for makeup and everything sparkly. When she is not drooling over the next big thing in the beauty industry, she reads mystery novels and makes plans for her next trip. She is the proud aunt of Sophie, age 4, who has rounded her Chanel lipstick, but she loves her anyway

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