All people, with no known exception, like to look their best on their wedding day. They wear the best clothes, best shoes, best jewelry and the list goes on. There are also some other sensible people who want to be in top physical condition as well. This means they like to get their body in perfect shape. If you are one of those people, then here are some tips to assist you for for your wedding day.
Set a Goal
The very first thing you need to do is set some goals. Do you want to lose a certain amount of pounds? Do you want to have defined arms to look good in your wedding dress? If you think you would need to lose 30 pounds to look your absolute best, then you should set your goals early so you are not going to extremes to reach your fitness goals 6 weeks from your wedding. This will keep you focused and determined to reach your fitness goals.
A good rule of thumb is to start three to six months before your planned wedding day, so that you don’t have to put undue pressure on yourself.
Get Your Nutrition Plan Figured Out Right Away
Nutrition is 80% of the equation when it comes to achieving your fitness goals. Start picking foods that help you to remain healthy. Try to maintain a balance and don’t choose a diet that you won’t be able to stick to for long. It is best to avoid sugary foods, fried foods and refined carbohydrates. Stay as close to nature as possible, when it comes to food. Keep your portions sensible. Also, cut out all sweetened carbonated drinks and keep alcohol consumption to a minimum. Empty calories from these beverages will add up and derail your goals.
It is also essential that you keep a record of the number of calories you are eating every day. This way, it will be easier for you to determine where the majority of your calories come from. You can then decide on eliminating that foods that have a high or reducing the intake.
Take up a Simple Exercise Program
The next most important thing to do is to include an exercise regime in your daily routine. This doesn’t need to be an extremely difficult routine, but what is important is that you follow it religiously. Ideally, the exercise program should include some kind of strength that will tone your muscles and some such as interval training. Some bodyweight exercises such as chin-ups, push-ups, dips and squats can also prove to be very effective. Exercising with moderate intensity for 3 or 4 days a week for around one hour will also help you meet your goals.
Dennis Blair is a Fort Collins Personal Trainer and is the owner of Core Fitness and Nutrition a personal fitness training company. His business offers Personal Training in Fort Collins.