How To Get In The Best Shape Of Your Life For That Big Day – Your Wedding

You’ve been waiting for this day for years. You’ll be planning for it for months. So why not spend some time and plan out your wedding fitness plan. Investing some time now will pay big dividends on that precious day.

How, you ask? If you want to look your absolute best on that precious day – start with your wedding fitness plan right now.

To get the most from your fitness plan you’ll need to combine 5 elements:

1. Supportive Nutrition

2. Resistance Training

3. Cardio Training

4. Mental Training

5. Social Support

1. Supportive Nutrition

Eating the right foods to support your weight loss and toning efforts. You don’t have to make a science out of it. Just eat 5 or 6 quality meals with lean proteins, fruits, vegetables and healthy grains here and there and you’ll quickly look your best for your Wedding.

2. Resistance Training

Any form of exercise that adds an external load on your muscles. That load can be your body in the form of squats, push-ups, sit-ups, or it can be dumbbells. A few times per week for half an hour is enough to get your body in better shape for that wedding dress.

3. Cardio Training

Any moderate activity that raises your heart rate for 20-30 minutes. Swimming, jogging, sports, hiking, or any other activity you enjoy. This will help condition your heart and burn extra calories helping to trim off body fat for you wedding.

4. Mental Training

A significant portion of wedding fitness is purely “mental”. Keeping yourself motivated to stay on track and continue to make progress no matter how discouraged you may get. Staying on track and making continual progress toward your goal, knowing that as long as you keep making progress you will reach your goal and look fabulous on your wedding day.

5. Social Support

Whether it’s from friends, family, a coach, church or your neighborhood women’s group, research shows that programs which include social support always have better outcomes than those without.

Why is social support so effective – one word, accountability. In one study participants in a fitness program were 22 times more likely to stick with it when held accountable through weekly contact.

When stress and other pressures of life are dragging you down, you can look to your social support members for that extra boost of motivation. If your family and friends aren’t there for you when you need it most, getting some help from a qualified fitness professional may be just what you need. A great friend of mine uses these 5 techniques to help fitness models and others achieve better bodies.

The most important thing you can know – you need to get going right away and use your time wisely. It may take you 10, 20 or even 30 weeks, depending on where you’re at right now.

Aim for 1-2 pounds of “fat loss” per week. Now mind you this isn’t “weight loss”. Nearly anyone can lose pounds on the scale (although this is not fat weight). That’s not what you’re after. That will just cause you to look like a skinnier fat version of yourself.

Losing fat will help reveal your shapely figure so you can look lean, toned and sexy in your wedding dress.

If your end goal is to drop 10-20 pounds then aim for between 5 and 10 weeks to allow plenty of time to safely drop that weight.

Remember, this is a once in a lifetime event – your Wedding. Just ask yourself, “how do you want to look on your wedding day”. Figure out that answer and do what it takes.

If you need help with your wedding fitness or nutrition plan, hiring a Fitness Coach or Personal Trainer can be just what you need to kick start your program and guarantee your fitness success.

Get started now and expect results! And when your wedding day comes you’ll jump with joy about how your body looks in your wedding dress.