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Getting in Shape for Your Wedding


When it comes to getting in shape for your wedding, it is best to tailor your workouts to match the kind of lifestyle you lead. Will you have enough time to meet with a professional trainer during the week to work out your glutes? Can you stay motivated and make the commitment to hit the treadmill every morning? What will help you stay focused when it comes to toning your body? The answers to these questions will help you determine the best approach towards getting in shape for your wedding.

Make Goals

If you plan on getting in shape for your wedding within a timely manner, creating realistic goals is a must. Losing 30 pounds in one month is not only unrealistic, but also unhealthy. Allow yourself enough time to shed weight and tone your body without starving, skipping meals, or resorting to questionable diet fads. Don’t worry – there are plenty of different approaches towards getting in shape for your wedding that can easily fit into a variety of schedules, including:

• Getting in Shape for Your Wedding: At-Home: Toning your body within the comforts of your own home is one of the best things you can do when you wish to lose weight and look your best for your wedding day. Choosing exercises that focus on toning muscles will also bring faster results than other traditional methods of getting in shape for your wedding. I suggest adding resistance to an aerobic regimen, such as resistance walking with ankle or wrist weights. Circuit training using resistance bands can also provide a 30-minute workout that tones all muscle groups.

• Getting in Shape for Your Wedding: Hit the Gym: Perhaps you don’t want to bother with the hassle of at-home workouts when getting in shape for your wedding and wish to leave the details to the professionals. Gyms offer the services of certified personal trainers that can create a program that caters just to your fitness level, exercise history, medical history, age, and personal goals. You will also maximize getting in shape for your wedding when your workout is designed to meet your specific needs. Most local gyms (like Bally's and LA Fitness) offer personal trainer sessions with a paid membership.

• Getting in Shape for Your Wedding: Online Help: For the on-the-go bride, a host of personalized online fitness opportunities can provide workout plans that can help you squeeze into a form-fitting wedding dress in no time. From weekly emails to daily words of encouragement, plenty of interactive options are available to you when schedule flexibility is an important part of getting in shape for your wedding.

Last Updated: August 3, 2013 at 11:22 pm
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