Thursday, July 12, 2012

Fitness Tips for Brides To Be

Getting ready to shed the pounds to look good in your gown? If you are one of the many brides-to-be preparing to walk down the aisle this season, put these fitness tips at the top of your bridal list as you get ready for your big day!

Pick a plan you can keep
If you have never been much of a stickler about exercising, do not expect that you will suddenly find the motivation to hit the gym on a daily basis -- especially since all of that planning for your big day will keep you as busy as ever. Select a workout that suits your schedule.

Plan your fitness like you plan your wedding
Wedding planning takes a long time, so don't expect to get fit quick, either. Give yourself as much time as possible to get ready for your wedding day. Fitness trainers say that the biggest mistakes brides make is overtraining too close to their wedding day, which can easily lead to injury or unnecessary stress. Be realistic: Give yourself at least two months to whip yourself into shape, and shoot to shed about a pound per week.

Let your dress dictate your workouts
Aside from the cake, your wedding dress will be the most delicious confection at the reception. So highlight all of its beautiful features by structuring your workout routines around your wedding gown. Let your dress decide your workouts.

Perfect your posture
You are inevitably bound to look beautiful on your wedding day. But you will be an even more stunning bride when you are standing tall. Pilates is a simple way to get a taut torso and ramrod straight spine. Regular Pilates workouts will result in you walking tall and gracefully with your shoulders down and back and your tummy tight. Check to see if your gym offers Pilates, or check your local listings to find a studio near you.

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