How to get in shape before the wedding day

You’ve probably already been planning each detail of your wedding since you were a child. You have clear ideas concerning what kind of flowers you want, what kind of dress you will wear and, of course, how your groom will look like. However, there is one thing you can’t quite predict as a child, and it’s how you will look like at the age you get married. Many brides find their dreams shattered once they realize they’re not going to fit in their perfect wedding dress. A siren –shaped tight wedding gown is not the best option if you’re not satisfied with the width of your waist.

What can you do to avoid this? First of all, think of your wedding look as soon as you start planning the wedding. A year before the wedding is just the right time to start getting in shape, and here are some ways for you to achieve that wedding look you’ve always dreamed of.

Schedule an exercise routine

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If you’re not used to exercising regularly, keeping up with a strict exercise routine can be tough, but it’s a necessity if you wish to be in perfect shape for your wedding day. This is why starting off a year early gives you a head start and enough time to get used to the gym. If you have enough sunny days, try exercising outside as much as possible, because oxygen levels are higher and the sun provides you with most needed vitamin D that is essential for your skin and immune system.

When the cold, rainy days start, choose a gym that is close to your home, so that you won’t be tempted to make excuses not to go. Also, a good idea would be to exercise with your groom-to-be or with motivated friends. Exercising with friends helps you stay motivated and keep up with your schedule. If you need even stronger motivation, hiring a personal fitness trainer is a good idea or try something new and exciting with like archery.

Switch to a healthier diet

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There is a global trend of switching to healthier, nutrient-rich organic food, and there is no better motivation to do so than to prepare for your wedding day. Remember that you will go through your wedding pictures your whole life, so you want to make sure that you’ve done all there is to do in order to look healthy and fit.

When making dietary changes, always do a thorough research on the nature of different foods and how our mind sees the food we eat. In addition, don’t forget to take allergies into account. Changing too many things at once might result in an allergic reaction that you can’t find the source to. Implement new ingredients and groceries by finding replacements for the unhealthy food you’ve been eating, one by one.

Once you have your chosen list of balanced, healthy ingredients, it’s time to make a plan and stick to it. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with practicing new recipes due to other life obligations, but don’t be tempted to eat a pizza just because you don’t have time to prepare your food. There are services that provide you with quality healthy food delivered to your home, with hundreds of healthy, balanced and nutritionally rich meals for you to choose from. It’s just as easy as choosing a pizza, only better.

Practice stress management

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It’s becoming evident that stress is linked to more physical symptoms than we previously thought. Both cardiovascular diseases and cancer, the number one killers in the world, have been linked to psychological stress, and oxidant stress on a cellular level. Wedding planning is well known for the stressful experience it comes with, so make sure to be well prepared for what’s coming.

First of all, remember that whatever happens – everything is going to be okay. Planning such an event means taking into account far too many things, so it’s inevitable that something will go wrong eventually. The key is to stay calm and practice relaxation techniques to manage your stress levels more efficiently.

And whatever happens, don’t panic! If you are prone to panic attacks always keep a paper bag near in case of hyperventilation, as well as a person that’s good at calming you down. Remember that nothing can go wrong that you can’t fix. At the end, the most important thing is to have fun and make beautiful memories for a lifetime. By avoiding stress and embracing a healthy lifestyle, you are sure to have the wedding of your dreams.

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