Every woman dreams about her wedding day. Some do it when they are just little girls who like to play around the house wearing their mother’s veil, others let their imagination run wild when they already have a ring on their finger and that perfect man by their side. If you are just like any other bride in the world, you want your special day to be absolutely amazing and, since all eyes will be on you, you want to look your best. In case you have already found THE dress, you might have discovered that it would fit you much better if you would just lose a couple of pounds. No problem! With these strategies, you will look like a princess on your wedding photos and rock that dress like a true diva.
Be careful what you eat and when
In order to fit into their dress, a lot of brides skip their meals and starve themselves as much as possible. However, this is the worst thing you could do. To boost your metabolism you will need to eat every four hours, but that doesn’t mean you should have a burger every time you are hungry. Instead, opt for healthy snacks such as apple slices with almond butter or bell peppers with hummus. Your breakfast, lunch, and dinner should also consist of lean proteins, whole grains, fruits, and veggies.
Work out at home
Organizing a wedding can cost quite a bit, and if you are already going over your budget, the last thing you need is to spend more money on classes or personal trainers. Luckily, with all those free tutorials and YouTube videos, doing yoga, Pilates or even CrossFit at home is a piece of cake. Of course, you will need to stick to a strict regime and not make excuses, but if you are persistent all those push-ups, limb raises, sit-ups, planks, crunches, squat jumps, and lunges can really help you tone your muscles and look picture perfect on your big day.
Compete with yourself
It is quite possible that you are not even aware of how sedentary your lifestyle has become. However, if you get a fitness tracker that you will wear on your wrist at all times, you will be able to see just how many daily steps you are taking, and then do your best to beat your yesterday’s score every day. Walking is a great way to burn calories and lose weight, and having a constant reminder that you need to keep moving might motivate you to rack up those steps.
Become a yogi
Everyone knows that planning a wedding can be extremely stressful. Is the band going to mess up your favorite song? Will everyone arrive on time? What if it rains on your big day? Have all the guests RSVPed? There are so many details you need to pay attention to and so many other ones that are completely out of your control that it is easy to feel stressed out and overwhelmed at times. To prevent stress from causing insomnia and an increased appetite, try to do yoga several times a week. Not only will your waist thank you, but you will also be able to alleviate all that tension.
Take dance lessons
Whether you have a special choreography planned for your first dance or you just don’t want to look like you have two left feet on the dance floor, taking dance lessons before the big day is a great option. Did you know that you can burn about 500 calories per hour during your lessons? With these classes, you will be able to lose those extra pounds and dazzle everyone at the wedding with your mad skills.
With proper nutrition and some exercises, you will look radiant in your dress and one again knock your man off his feet.