Your wedding day is one that you will remember for the rest of your life. From the bachelorette party to the honeymoon, these are some great exercises to prioritize along with healthy eating regimes to help tone up your body.
5 Easy Exercise Tips for your Wedding Day
1. How long will it take for my body to get toned for a wedding?
A bride will need at least 6-12 weeks to get toned for a wedding depending on how much you already workout. If you want to drop multiple dress sizes more time will be needed to lose weight at a healthy pace. Think 1-2lbs should be lost per week. If you want to lose over 20lbs it could take 20 plus weeks. It also depends on how strict you are on your new healthy regime.
2. When focusing on the main body parts of a bride in her dress, what are some good exercises to help target these areas?
A lot of brides have dresses that show off their arms and accentuate their midsection and glutes. For the arms and back females will want to focus on doing an upper body weight lifting day once per week, and add in exercises such as: lateral raises, shoulder press, lat pull downs, bicep curls, and triceps extensions. The mid section cannot be specifically targeted by exercise alone so a combination of proper nutrition along with exercises such as lying leg raises, Russian twists, and decline sit ups will help the abs shape up. Glutes can be built with exercises such as hip thrusters, squats and deadlifts.
3. When training for a wedding, what type of exercises should a bride do?
I would recommend the bride to do a combination of circuit full cardio workouts along with weight lifting. Two days of circuit cardio to burn calories and also increase the heart rate. One day of lower body workouts with one day of upper body combined with HIIT cardio to start.
4. What would you advise the bride to do when they have their final dress fitting and do not want to have to get it resized from their bodies changing due to fitness?
Depending on when the final dress fitting is, we usually will work towards getting the bride to her ideal size by the last fitting. When the final fitting happens we will work at keeping her exercise similar and not increase activity or cardio. The nutrition will stay at the same calories and will not drop. The goal is to keep the body composition the same and have the toned look until the wedding.
5. What nutritional advice would you give a bride?
The biggest thing I see brides do to get to their ideal weight is they will stop eating or crash diet. This is a no-no because it can alter the weight loss goals and will lead to more mental frustration then physical results. It is important not to skip meals and to keep higher protein snack available. Portion control and choosing nutrient dense foods help replenish the body after workouts.
I work with many Denver Brides to get in shape for their weddings. A combination of both nutrition and exercise are key to that wedding dress body!