You don’t need to have a daily date with the treadmill or drag yourself to a group fitness class you don’t enjoy to look great for your wedding! Working out for your wedding can be AND should be fun! Here are eight ways to make exercising for your wedding more fun!
1. Slip into New Kicks
A new pair of gym shoes can make all the difference. Put a little pep in your step and burn calories in style and comfort. You may find yourself more inclined and excited to hit the gym in something new and brightly colored!
2. Round up Friends
Get your wedding party in shape too! Research shows that you’re more likely to lose weight in the company of friends also trying to lose weight (why do you think we’ve invited you to join the Fit Bride Tribe!?). Whether you schedule a weekly run, attend a group fitness class together, or strive to complete the 90-Day Bridal Body Bootcamp Workout Plan with one another, you’re sure to have more fun while tackling your exercise goal with friends.
3. Make The Gym Part of Date Night
Rather than gorging on copious calories and a few glasses of wine each Saturday night, instead turn to blasting some calories with your significant other instead. The sheer presence of your significant other by your side while working to look and feel your best on your special day will be quite motivating. Even more, you’ll both experience a rush of beta-endorphins (feel-good hormones) that will make date night even more enjoyable!
4. Gamify Your Walking
Have you ever tracked your steps? If you have, you know how fun it can be to try and beat your previous best. Start tracking your daily steps and set a minimum goal of 10,000 per day. Hit 20,000 n a day? Reward yourself with a mani. Invite your friends and significant other and make a fun competition out of it for most steps per week!
5. Mix up Your Music
Sometimes a reset is all you need to recharge your exercise batteries. One fun way to recharge those batteries is to revamp your workout playlist. Taylor Swift may have gotten the job done for you in 2017 but it may take a little something new (or completely old school – Brittany, anyone!?) to get you in the right mind to work your butt off. Take 15 minutes today to revitalize your workout playlist and we bet you’ll look forward to your next workout!
6. Invest in New Clothes
Whether you want to admit it or not, how you look has a direct impact on how you feel. If you want to feel good then buy something that makes you feel good! To get in the spirit of your wedding, consider purchasing a few bride-inspired tanks or tees to serve as an additional source of motivation when you’re working out.
7. Take Progress Photos and Measurements
The scale is not fun. It can be a rollercoaster of anxiety and emotion.
Seeing progress in the form of lost inches, old clothes no longer fitting, and a drastic change in your physique…
Now, that’s fun!
Take progress photos (the same outfit, lighting, and time of day) and measurements every 3 – 4 weeks. This will serve as further inspiration while also building excitement as you see your hard work continue to pay off. We recommend taking measurements in the following areas:
- Mid-upper right arm
- Mid-upper right thigh
8. Change It Up
If you’re a regular runner, your local neighborhood loop may be redundant. Change it up by swapping your run for yoga, swimming for weights, or weights for cycling and instantly feel reinvigorated. This change of pace can spark a new challenge, both mentally and physically, and stimulate a new type of feel-good that you’ve yet to experience!
At Fit In Your Dress – Brides, our mission is to provide you with the nutrition and exercise tools you need to look and feel your best on your special day! Shop our individualized nutrition plans and wedding-specific workouts plans today and save 10% when you use the discount code “blog10” (no quotes) at checkout!