1.) Get in shape with your fiance!!
Having a workout buddy is crucial. They will motivate you, challenge you, make it fun, keep you accountable and right on track leading up to your wedding, afterwards for your honeymoon and for all the years to come!
2.) Set attainable “SMART” goals and reward yourself.
When setting a goal for yourself make sure that it is “Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic & Timely.” Once you set a goal, make a plan of action and stick to it! Give yourself a healthy reward to work towards, such as a massage, day at the spa or a new article of clothing.
3.) Think of exercise as your new stress reliever.
I always say, “when in doubt, sweat it out!” There is no better stress release than getting a good sweat in. You’ll burn calories & sweat out whatever it is that you’re worked up about. Chances are you’ll feel much better afterwards.
4.) Do something different and make it fun.
If you are a runner, try a spin class. If you like spin classes, try TRX. If you are a gym goer, try an outdoor workout or bootcamp. Whatever you do, constantly mix it up and keep it fun!
5.) Visualize yourself in your wedding dress.
How do you want to look and feel not only while walking down the aisle, but for the day that starts a new chapter in your life?
6.) Challenge yourself
“If you’re not challenging yourself, you’re not changing yourself.”
7.) Make a food & fitness journal.
Write everything down!! When you write it down, it becomes real. You can see what and when your healthy and unhealthy habits are occurring during the day.
8.) Clean your kitchen of all tempting foods.
A great way to reduce temptation of unhealthy foods is simply not to buy them. If there are only healthy options in your pantry, the likelihood that you’ll stick to a healthy diet increase dramatically.
9.) When in doubt, work it out!!
When was the last time you regretted a workout? Probably never. Exercise releases endorphins which give you a great “high on life” feeling. Nothing beats it.
10.) Yesterday, you said you’d start tomorrow.
Stop making excuses and start working hard. When you “cheat” with your nutrition or skip a workout, keep in mind, you’re only cheating yourself.