A few weeks ago I shared Stephanie and Braden’s engagement session. These two are super funny, but they are also super fit. Stephanie was a volleyball player in college and Braden is a physical therapist. I know we all want to look good, especially for our wedding, but these two don’t have to worry about that. For most brides, though, they want to get in a little better shape before the big day. I thought I’d share my opinion on the best wedding workout plan for those of you getting married soon or anyone that just wants to get in shape.
Best Wedding Workout Plan
Alright, so first I have to say the best wedding workout plan is really going to be different for each person. We are all different people, so there’s not one workout that is going to be good for everyone. With that said, I will give some advice to help you find the best wedding workout plan for YOU!
1. Do what you like
Most people quit a workout plan because they don’t like it. Now, I’m not saying it should be all smiles because a workout should be hard, but don’t pick something you hate. If you don’t like lifting weights, don’t pick a plan that’s just weights. If you hate dancing (me), don’t do a dance workout.
The good news is that there are so many options out there. You can find a program that fits your needs and who you are. Do you like competition? Try Crossfit. Do you like dancing? Try Zumba.
2. Find a complete workout plan
So many people fail on losing weight because they don’t have a real plan. I’ve seen people that just walk into a gym and randomly walk around and do things. That’s not a good idea! You need a structured plan to really be successful.
A good plan will tell you exactly what you need to do. That means it will tell you what to do on each day, what exercises, how many sets, and how many reps.
3. Find a nutrition plan
A really good wedding workout plan will also include a nutrition plan. I know we all despise diets, but truthfully, if you want to get in better shape for your wedding, you need to control what you eat.
There are a few things to look for on these nutrition plans. One, you shouldn’t be starving. I know it sounds like a good idea to not eat anything, but this actually hurts your progress. A good nutrition plan should aim for roughly 1400-2000 calories, not cut out major energy sources (protein, carbs, and fats), and tell you what to eat.
4. Find an Accountability Partner
It’s easy to cheat when you’re alone. It’s hard to give up, though, if you have someone watching you. Find someone to keep you accountable. This can be someone that just checks in on you, or even better, someone to do the work with you. I know I do a lot better when I have someone there right beside me.
My Personal Suggestion for a wedding workout plan
Health has been a large part of my life for the past 9 years or so. I’ve been consistently exercising and focusing on my nutrition (at least trying to). I’ve tried several different things, but I’ve had the most success with Beachbody.
Beachbody provides tons of workouts that have everything you need. It’s a complete plan. They tell you exactly what to do, when to do it, and what to eat. My favorite thing is that these are videos. That means I can see what I should be doing, keep on pace, and do it anywhere (mainly at home!).
Beachbody use to just be DVDs but now they are a streaming program. For less than $100, you can stream any of their programs. There’s like 40 of them, so you can try out different ones and see what you like. As soon as you’re done with one workout program, you can start another one!
Get Started on your best wedding workout plan
Information is great, but action is what matters. I’ve given you some tips on finding your best wedding workout plan, but now it’s up to you. Go out there and find something you enjoy, make sure it’s a good plan, and find a partner. I promise you, you can do this! If you want to get in better shape for your wedding, now is the time! Good luck!