Getting Healthy for the Big Day

All brides want to look their best when they walk down the aisle. Whether you are a fitness enthusiast or not, here are some practical tips to help you feel your best on your wedding day.

Start early. If you have decided to begin a new diet or fitness routine, the earlier you dive in the better. While you may feel great initially, it may take a little time to see visible results. This is normal. Do plenty of research on the plan you choose and set realistic goals. Avoid overworking yourself and trying to reach a goal too quickly. You want to feel great AND take good care of yourself.

Have an accountability partner. Whether your fiancé or a good friend steps in as your cheerleader, have a trusted companion help track your goals, keep you motivated, and celebrate your victories. Someone by your side holding you accountable makes it easier to stay on track.

Do it in a healthy way. It is imperative that the diet and fitness plan you choose is good for your body and mind. Crash dieting is never a good idea. Even if you are seeing quick results, the last thing you want on your wedding day is a blood sugar crash down the aisle. If you choose a fad diet or starve yourself to lose weight quickly, you may find yourself in a worse place as your body starts to store fat and recover itself from lost calories.

If you have decided on a health/fitness plan to prepare for your wedding, congratulations! Just don’t stop there. Once you finally tie the knot, keep things going. The hard part is already done.