There is one adjective that is associated with brides more than anything else: beautiful. So much of the wedding planning is actually the bridal look, from the dress to all the accessories, and of course, the makeup and hair. However, no matter how much planning you put in the look, it’s what’s underneath that counts, and that goes for both your personality and your body. You have a long time to plan your wedding, and why not also use that time to get your body to the perfect shape you want? Here are some ways to do it:
You want to learn the steps for your first dance, but why not use this time to actually sign up for regular dance classes and get your groove on. Many dance schools offer mixed packages of ballroom dances, so you will get both the standard dances such as the waltz and quickstep, but also Latin dances like samba, cha-cha, rumba, and a host of Brazilian dances like salsa and bachata. These won’t just make you be the best dancer on the floor that night – they will make you get your sweat on and get toned. Plus, with all the planning, couples often lose touch a bit, so this is a great, dedicated way to spend time together.
Not all shapes can be achieved through diet and exercising alone because there are parts of the body where fat is naturally supposed to be and the body will not let you take those fat reserves away.
Or, perhaps you don’t want to give up your curves, but you just want to shave down a bit of your waist or arms. There are methods like professional coolsculpting which can help you get the perfect shape while being completely non-invasive, meaning you will not see a scalpel in sight. Technology today has given us so many options for shaping our bodies and what better time to treat yourself than your wedding day.
A healthy, balanced diet
In between all the cake tastings and visits to the catering service, you might want to take a second to think about all the food you’re eating. Of course, you should still eat intuitively and not go on any crazy diets or “cleanses”, but you might want to take a look at your fridge and choose the best options. Not only will this help keep your weight under control – because you definitely don’t want to gain or drop a size before your last dress fitting – but eating whole foods will help brighten your skin and give you more energy for the big day ahead of you.
Yes, you read that right. Why boxing? Well, first of all, it’s a great workout and will help you build up both muscle and stamina. But more importantly, every bride-to-be is filled almost to the brink with stress and anxiety over the wedding and punching something as hard as you can a few times per week is a great way to get rid of all of that stress and tension. Do it with someone you love, like a maid of honor, so you can vent verbally while also venting physically.
More importantly than getting in shape, you need to fall in love with it the way your body is because if you say you will be unhappy with anything but that perfect body you have in your head, you will very likely be an unhappy bride walking down the aisle. So, love all the things your spouse-to-be loves about you and work on your body because you love it, not because you hate it.