Brides say that no experience in the world can triumph the feeling you get when your guests first express their awe as they lay eyes on you in your wedding dress. On a day where all eyes are on the bride, it’s not a surprise that she’d like to look her best. Toning up or losing those extra kilos not only help our wedding aesthetic but also to our health.
It’s important to note that when it comes to exercise, males and females are drastically different- especially when it relates to a certain goal, such as wedding day weight loss. One of the biggest differences is the motivation that sits behind the goal. So, you want to look good for your wedding day, but what does that mean? According to Vincent Perez, director of sports therapy at Columbia University Medical Centre Eastside, men tend to have a blueprint on exactly what they want to achieve, as well as how they want to achieve this. For women, this picture tends to differ. It’s more of a sense of “looking good”, but not many know what that entails.
The first thing you must do is set a goal. Whether you want to drop a few dress sizes, or just tone up for your big day- the goal is up to you. Write it down, divide it into smaller goals, and set time out of your day to achieve these goals. The life of a modern woman is difficult enough as it is and adding wedding stress can send anyone into a frenzy. Make sure that you set out a clear plan as to when and what you will be exercising, as the key is to turn this into a habit and not a one-time thing. Read these trusted tips on how to stick to your goals and be the best you at your wedding.
Personal trainers are the best choice if you are looking to lose weight through exercise. They will be able to help design an exercise routine that’s perfect for your needs. Training with a personal trainer will also help you stick to a routine, focus your efforts, as well as deliver results quickly. They will be able to provide you with an exercise plan that fits into your wheel-house, as well as help you with any nutrition-based questions you might have. Each Motion Fitness branch has various trainers who specialize in providing you with the care and knowledge you need to get that dream honeymoon body. Before heading to your first training session, set yourself goals that you can share with your trainer. Make sure to revise these goals after each session, as this will help you find perspective and indicate if your achieving results or not.
Classes are great for you getting you into shape by having a blast. They are tough, a lot of fun, and you can meet like-minded fitness enthusiasts. Motion Fitness has various classes perfect for those who are looking for a selection of exercise routines. From step classes to water-based classes, you are spoiled for choice at our gyms. Finding the right class will help you find interesting activities that you can enjoy, with others there to motivate you. All classes at Motion Fitness are included in your gym membership- which means you don’t have to pay anything extra (which helps the bridal wallet!)
The truth is that your perfect body is made in the kitchen. Which means that most of your efforts will be null and void if you don’t regulate what you eat. Stick to a diet or eating plan that works the best for you. Whether it is eating three big meals a day, or rather dividing them into five smaller snack-like meals- choose the option that suits you best. Not all diets tend to work for everyone. The most important factor is that you find a diet that helps you lose pure weight, while still fuelling your body and supporting your exercise. If you want to learn more about the different diets, read our blog about the differences and benefits of some of the most popular diets.
Remember, exercise and diet can only take you as far in your journey. The key is to find the perfect balance between mental and physical well-being that will have you feeling your best on your wedding day.
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