Top Wedding Fitness Questions
As a Personal Trainer for
brides-to-be, I often get asked the same wedding fitness questions over and over
again. Brides (and grooms) usually are looking for simple and easy ways to get
in better shape for their special day.
While there arenít any
quick-fix overnight shape-up plans, armed with the right knowledge and
techniques anyone can improve their appearance in time for their wedding day.
Here are the most common questions along with answers to help you get more fit
in time for your nuptials.
My wedding is next month,
how can I drop 20 pounds? Bottom line Ė
you really canít. This answer doesnít get a lot of cheers, but itís the
realistic truth. In a monthís time the most you typically can expect to lose
is about 8 pounds. If you try unhealthy, starvation-type diets you possibly
might be able to lose more than that. But, the truth is that those extra pounds
probably wonít make you look a whole lot better. Thatís because if you lose
that much weight in such a short period of time then you just lose water and
muscle weight primarily Ė not fat! Youíd be better off losing the 8 pounds
in a healthy way that includes increasing muscle mass and decreasing fat. This
type of weight loss will actually improve your appearance. Plus, with the
drastic 20-pound loss, you are putting yourself at risk for illness not to
mention making yourself look sickly for your precious wedding photographs.
With all the wedding
planning, I donít have a single minute to workout. What can I do?
While wedding planning can make anyoneís life a little crazy, itís important
not to lose sight of the importance of regular exercise. Decreasing your usual
weekly fitness regimen is fine, but donít completely forgo it. Try to fit in
even just 20 minutes three times per week. And, donít feel limited to
traditional workouts. You can incorporate your wedding planning and workouts
together. For example, enroll your fiancť and yourself in weekly dance lessons.
Youíll wow your reception guests with your dance steps plus benefit from the
exercise you get during each lesson.
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