So you’ve been trying to balance physical and mental wellness and fitness while planning a wedding with your hectic schedule for a while now.
You see others do it. And it seems like everyone makes it look so easy.
But for some reason, success keeps eluding you. Every time you get close to balancing work life integration of sticking to your wedding planning timeline, workout regime, and sticking to the promise you made to yourself about keeping your sanity, something happens and you end up back where you started.
Not this time. Because this time you’re going to be armed with the same tips, tricks and secrets that the fitness experts know. So give these tips a try and see if they don’t work for you too…
Tip 1: Never set unrealistic expectations.
WARNING: When someone sets unrealistic expectations regarding health and fitness prior to their wedding, they are easily discouraged when those goals are not met. For example, you cannot decide two weeks before the wedding to implement a workout routine that is not attainable. Ideally, 12 weeks is needed for a diet and training plan to be effective and see results.
Tip 2: Avoid assuming you need to set aside hours out of your day for an impactful workout. Thirty minutes a day is an efficient time to fit in a workout of HIIT workouts with compound exercises.
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Tip 3: Be sure to choose alcoholic beverages wisely, some are better than others regarding calories.
Bonus Tip: The lowest drink in calories is a vodka soda or water with lime. Another healthier alternative is a glass of white or red wine – low sugars of course.
Tip 4: Do take nutrition seriously and eat healthy, when possible.
Example: Keeping a balanced diet and eating healthy will help produce quicker results. Reducing refined sugars, eating good carbohydrates and maintaining portion control is essential.
Tip 5: Allow for a good night’s sleep.
NOTE: Rest is a basic human function, which is why uninterrupted sleep is important for couples, particularly while taking on the stress of wedding planning.
Setting up realistic and attainable health and wellness goals is actually fairly simple when you apply the above 5 tips. So let me leave you with one last tip…
Planning a wedding is hectic. Create a mindful, positive mentality. Go into your health and fitness journey with a positive outlook. In order to focus on your fitness goal, it is important to stay mindful of building healthy habits while staying present and enjoying your wedding season with your partner, family and friends.
Are you ready to be happy and healthy for your wedding (mind, body and spirit)?