Getting fit for a wedding is no easy task.
It doesn’t matter if it’s your wedding or someone else’s, the pressure of looking good in your dress can be high.
However, it doesn’t have to be that way.
This blog post will offer 12 tips and tricks on how you can get ready for this big day with confidence.
Find an activity you enjoy and do it regularly.
This one should be a no-brainer.
If you know from the start that you hate running, then don’t force yourself to do it every day.
Find something that makes you happy and stick with it.
For example, if yoga is your thing, go at least once per week.
Not only will this keep things interesting throughout the process, but it also means you’re not forcing yourself into doing something complicated – which can lead to injury or just making the situation worse than before.
Keeping fit for a wedding doesn’t mean putting in 30 hours of work each week; instead, try keeping active for around an hour three times per week (which still counts as 20% of what most people are achieving).
Do the plank
The plank is a fantastic way to target the core and get that elusive six-pack.
If you’re not familiar with this move, then here are some instructions:
Lay down on your stomach with your elbows under your shoulders
Lift yourself, so only your forearms are touching the ground – hold for as long as possible!
A good starting goal would be thirty seconds, which can build over time until you achieve more extended periods holding it in place.
Remember though; don’t give up if you fall short initially because everyone has to start somewhere!
This exercise will help keep those abs tight during wedding season when all sorts of delicious food get passed around – avoiding them means less temptation to reach for these tasty treats!
Track your progress
Keep track of your efforts to get fit for your wedding.
If you’re anything like me, then writing things down will help keep yourself accountable.
Even if it’s simply keeping a note on your phone or in a diary for the next few weeks, this is an excellent way to see how far you’ve come and stay motivated along the way!
Avoid transitions when possible.
We all love saving time, but there are times where shortcuts can be detrimental – especially during wedding season.
Make sure that you take enough time to go through each exercise correctly so that your muscles get their much-needed rest.
There will inevitably be days when specific activities don’t work out (we call these “cheat days”) but aim not to rely too heavily on them because they’ll stop being effective over time.
If you’re looking to get fit for a wedding, then set yourself some goals and reward yourself when they’ve been met.
This way, it becomes more of a game than an arduous task because the rewards are so close at hand!
You could treat yourself to something nice from your local spa or even join that gym membership that’s been sitting in your wallet – whatever works best for you (within reason).
For more significant milestones like getting down to ten percent body fat, why not invite friends over? These can be great bonding experiences and will help keep you accountable as well-meaning no takeaways during movie night either!
Make sure there is variety within each workout session.
Variety is essential with exercise; otherwise, muscles become used to the same thing and stop being challenged.
The best way to combat this is by changing a few things up each day – whether the order of exercises, weight lifting, or distance run.
This keeps workouts interesting, so you don’t get bored quickly, which means that they’ll be more effective in the long run!
Don’t forget your foam roller.
This may seem unnecessary, but many people do not realise how vital their foam rollers are for post-workout recovery.
In simple terms, foam rolling helps “massage” muscles after an intense workout, helping them return to normal faster than if left alone.
It also allows you to spot potential problem areas before they become serious problems down the line (for example, tight hip flexors can affect your posture, leading to shoulder injuries).
Make sure that you foam roll at least once per week – it will help keep those muscles supple and ready for action!
Keep your curves
There’s nothing wrong with having curves.
Many people think that they are the epitome of femininity and should be celebrated!
If you’re looking to get fit for a wedding but still want to keep your curvy shape, feel free to do so – make sure that you don’t lose weight too quickly because it can lead to loss of muscle mass, which will only weaken your body over time.
A good rule of thumb is not losing more than two pounds per week while exercising at least three times per week.
Kick up the cardio
For those who have been following their workout routine religiously, kick things up a notch by adding some additional cardiovascular exercises into your routine (in addition to whatever else you may already do).
This will help burn off excess fat and keep your heart healthy.
Try to do at least one cardio session per week (so if you already workout three times a week, pick the day where you don’t work out).
Coffee is not an energy drink.
There are some days when it feels like I could run through walls!
That’s great, but it often leads to me skipping workouts because I think that caffeine should be enough to get me going.
While this may have been true in my twenties, now that I’m pushing thirty-five – things are very different indeed.
This means that on those days where coffee just isn’t doing anything for me anymore, then go ahead and add something else into the mix, such as creatine or amino acids.
This will help you power through even the toughest of workouts!
Make sure to warm up and cool down properly.
Warming up before any workout is essential as it allows your body to get ready for more intense exercise by increasing blood flow, oxygen levels in muscles, etcetera.
Cooling down after a workout is also imperative because it helps prevent muscle soreness (and injury) caused by simply walking around too soon afterwards – not giving those muscles time to readjust back into their normal state.
Try adding five minutes worth of cardio at the end of every gym session or ten minutes worth if you plan on doing some extra toning work during that same session.
Don’t forget about rest days.
We all know how easy it is to get caught up in the hype of a new workout plan and forget about everything else.
Make sure that you don’t neglect your rest days!
Your muscles need time to repair themselves after each session; otherwise, they won’t be able to adapt appropriately, which means that you’ll never see the results that you want from working out in the first place.
Instead, try not going more than two consecutive days without allowing yourself at least one day’s worth of relaxation – it will help keep those gains coming!
The great thing about getting fit is how it impacts every part of our lives.
By working out regularly, we are improving ourselves and the people around us because healthy bodies equal happy minds.
So whether you’re looking to get fit just before wedding season or all year round, these tips should serve as an excellent starting point towards achieving your goals!