Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Preparing for your big day can be exciting, but also stressful, as you want to look and feel your best. If you are looking to get in shape for your wedding, there are a few things you can do to make sure you are prepared and feeling confident on your big day.
Start prepping early
The earlier you start, the better. Depending on your fitness level and the goals you want to achieve, you should aim to start at least 3-6 months before your wedding day. This will give you enough time to see results and make any necessary adjustments to your training program.
Set realistic goals
When setting your fitness goals, it’s important to be realistic. Don’t expect to lose 20 pounds in a month or completely transform your body in a few weeks. Instead, focus on achievable goals, such as losing 1-2 pounds per week or increasing your strength and endurance over time.
Mix up your workouts
Variety is key when it comes to training for your wedding. Mixing up your workouts will not only keep things interesting but also challenge your body in different ways, which can lead to better results. Try incorporating a mix of cardio, strength training, and flexibility exercises into your routine.
Incorporate strength training
Strength training is a great way to build muscle, increase your metabolism, and tone your body. Incorporating exercises such as squats, lunges, push-ups, and planks can help you achieve a lean, sculpted look. For the ladies especially, having toned arms will compliment your tube dress perfectly. Aim to strength train 2-3 times per week, with a focus on full-body movements and progressive overload (gradually increasing weight or resistance).
Don’t neglect cardio
Cardio exercise is important for burning calories and improving your overall fitness. Whether you prefer running, cycling, swimming, or another form of cardio, aim to get at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise most days of the week. You can also mix up your cardio with high-intensity interval training (HIIT), which has been shown to be effective for weight loss and improving cardio health. Need motivation or a buddy to be accountable to? Consider our 12 or 24 session package that will equip you with a Personal Trainer who will help you be more disciplined throughout this process.
No matter how much you exercise, you can’t out-train a bad diet. To achieve your wedding fitness goals, it’s important to prioritize nutrition and be strict with it (It’s only for these few months!). Focus on eating a balanced diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and healthy fats. Avoid processed foods, sugary drinks, and excessive alcohol consumption, which can all contribute to weight gain and bloating. Overall, be conscious of what you’re eating, and keep all your options healthy to really see a huge improvement.
Drinking enough water is essential for overall health and can also help with weight loss and reducing bloating. Aim to drink at least 8-10 cups of water per day, and more if you are exercising or in a hot climate like here in Singapore. You can also try adding lemon, cucumber, or mint to your water for extra flavor and hydration. Try to avoid adding too many ingredients such as honey and tea bags as this may cause more harm than good ol’ hydration for your body to absorb. Honey has added sugar that doesn’t benefit your body, and tea may keep you up at night when you should be resting. If you’re craving for some flavour, green tea makes a good detoxing option – have this earlier in the day so that it doesn’t affect your sleep.
Get enough sleep
Getting enough sleep is important for recovery and overall health. Aim to get 7-8 hours of sleep per night, and prioritize a consistent sleep schedule leading up to your wedding. Lack of sleep can also contribute to stress and emotional eating, so it’s important to make sleep a priority. Sleeping at the optimal time window is also crucial, aim to shut your eyes by 10pm for the best recovery. If you’re suffering from insomnia, take melatonin pills an hour before your sleep, this will help ease your body into a state of gradual rest. If you still find it hard to sleep after taking melatonin, consult a doctor and get proper medication – this issue should be solved, wedding aside.
Wedding planning can be stressful, but it’s important to manage your stress levels to avoid emotional eating and other unhealthy habits. Try incorporating stress-management techniques such as meditation, yoga, or deep breathing into your routine. You can also prioritize self-care activities that are therapeutic to compose yourself in the midst of stressful moments.
Hire a personal trainer
If you’re not sure where to start or need extra motivation, hiring a personal trainer can be a great investment. A trainer can help you create a personalized workout program based on your goals, fitness level, and wedding timeline. They can also provide guidance on proper form and technique to prevent injury and maximize your results.
Excited to start your progressive journey with us? We’d love to help you through the next few weeks and months to get you ready for your amazing day. Our Personal Trainers are skilled to tailor a program that targets your problem areas that bothers you most when you’re in your tux or gown. Connect with us, and let’s plan it together, we’re just as thrilled to see you evolve into your best self on the most important day of your life.