With the pressure on to look gorgeous and to fit into that perfect dress on the big day, many
brides opt to take on a get fit challenge in the run up to the wedding. With all eyes on you it’s
not surprising that you will want to look your best so follow these top tips to get fit in time for
your big day.
1. Don’t try to fit in a massive gym routine
While you are trying to plan a wedding the last thing you are going to be able to do is hit the
gym every day. You will be too busy running around looking at venues or dresses, or
flowers, on a daily basis and feeling exhausted, so don’t worry. Gyms are not the only
2. Don’t go on some crazy diet
We all know that crazy diets out there will just lead you to be hungry and cranky and the last
thing you want to be when planning your wedding is an angry bridezilla because your belly is
hungry! You don’t need to go on a crazy diet to look great on your wedding day.
3. Do cut the calories
All you need to do to drop around a pound per week is reduce your calories by 500 per week
and you will see results. See, no crazy diet needed, just a bit of sensible eating and planning
ahead so you don’t grab a chocolate bar when you are stressing.
4. Avoid a bloated belly
If you want to avoid a bloated belly in your wedding dress, try some simple food swaps to get
rid of that puffy feeling. Avoid apples, peaches and pears and go for a banana instead. Swop
alcohol and fizzy drinks for plain water, but if you must have alcohol avoid sugary cocktails
and go for vodka to beat the bloat.
5. Cleanse your system
Try giving your system a natural cleanse by opting for veggies which help to flush out your
system such as celery, cucumber and asparagus. Avoid veggies which can cause bloating,
including broccoli, peas and cauliflower
6. Focus on health, not weight loss
Don’t focus too much on losing weight but on being healthy and fit. Don’t get obsessed with
counting calories or waist measurements but aim to be the healthiest you can be so that you
are ready to start your new life from the best possible position.
7. Focus on problem areas
Focus on key things which you are worried about, perhaps one part of your body in particular
which makes you self-conscious, and focus on a plan to address that particular issue in the
run up to the wedding.
8. Have a fun fitness plan you can enjoy
Don’t go for a punishing, harsh regime in the run up to your wedding day; make it fun to get
fit. You want to be feeling good about yourself, not feeling frustrated and anxious that you
won’t reach unattainable goals or ideals.
9. Plan exercise into your routine
Plan your fitness routine as part of your wedding planning – set yourself time limits and goals
that are achievable within that time. Plan your meals in advance, fit your exercise in around
the daily activities and plans you have – jog to the reception venue, for example.
Be organised – keep healthy snacks in your purse so as you run around town choosing
flowers and napkins, you are not tempted by cakes and chocolates. Get your bridesmaids
working out with you to make it a real fun part of the wedding planning process.
Katie from Orlajames.com agreed “This one was a big one for me, to begin I found myself
out a lot planning the wedding and would go to the nearest café or food place and end up
eating some health disaster. Not only that it also saved me a lot of money taking food with
10. Make sure you plan relaxation time
It’s just as important to look after your mental health and emotions during the run up to a
wedding and with all the stress, family politics and arguments, it’s really important to take
time out for yourself.
You also need to have some healthy couple time, where you escape and spend time
enjoying each other’s company, away from anything wedding-related, to bring you back
down to earth.
Perhaps plan in some relaxing spa days or weekends away together throughout the wedding
planning time so that you can get away and put all of the wedding plans on hold for a while
and just be yourselves.
Hopefully these top 10 tips have helped you to realise that it’s not healthy to obsess over
your weight in the run up to the wedding but it’s easy to take some small changes to improve
your health and get fitter, without turning into a hunger-driven bridezilla!