Did you get engaged over the holidays? If so, congratulations! You may already be thinking about dresses and styles for your wedding. And, you may be thinking about getting into shape for the big day and the honeymoon to follow.
How Do I Get In Shape For My Wedding?
First, identify your goals, keeping them realistic. Don't fall into the trap of trying to starve yourself or workout until you drop to lose an unrealistic amount of weight. Wedding planning is exciting, but it can also be stressful, so you need to get lots of rest and take good care of yourself.
Fad dieting can wreak havoc on your health and your looks. What good is it to lose weight if your hair is dull and thinning and your skin looks awful? Get excellent nutrition, plenty of sleep and stay hydrated so you can look your best for the big day – and keep that look going for a lifetime.
Wedding Fitness Plans That Work
A good fitness plan includes smart eating and healthy exercise. If you’re trying to tone up problem areas, make sure you’re doing it right. For example, women often do a ton of crunches in order to flatten their tummy, but the reality is that crunches don't do all that much. You need to work your deep abdominal muscles to make a real difference. Planks are great for this, and work other parts of your body as well.
Another common concern is looking good in a strapless or halter-style dress. There are some great moves that can get rid of arm flab and give you beautifully toned shoulders, back and arms.
The basics are this: move everyday. You don't have to workout for hours on end in order to lose weight and get in shape. This belief often keeps people from working out at all. Even if you have 20 minutes, you can exercise.
Eat fresh vegetables, lean meats and proteins. Drink lots of water. Avoid sodas, refined sugars and processed foods.
Should I Hire A Personal Trainer?
There are many benefits to a personal trainer. If you’re trying to reach a specific fitness goal under a deadline, an experienced trainer is your best bet for getting there. Ralph Roberts has years of experience in fitness and nutrition and can design a workout plan that fits your goals, lifestyle and body type.
You can find Ralph Roberts at the Downtown Athletic Club in Amarillo. He has helped people just like you get lean, strong and fit, and can help keep you motivated to look your best on the big day.
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