There never seems to be enough time to drop the extra 50 pounds for the big day. Am I right? I gave up trying, that’s for sure. It was too much pressure for me. I figured – he loves me the way I am, so I guess I’ll just stay this way! Well – I think I looked like Frosty the Snowman in my dress so I guess that wasn’t the best approach to my diet dilemma. If you’re trying to lose extra LBs – do it the right way. Get a trainer, talk to a nutritionist - lose the weight but keep it off. I know one thing – I didn’t want to do was look back at that picture and say “Oh, I will NEVER be that thin again”. No worries there for me! Where’s the sarcasm button? If you’re ready to make a lifestyle change then make an attainable goal to target by your big day – but don’t stop there. Lots of brides “fall off the wagon” from their crash diets the second the wedding is over.
You joined a gym…and you’re donating to it on a monthly basis. Hey, I’m not judging. We all do it. $30 bucks a month or so, down the tubes. It’s hard to get the motivation to get up before work or head out after a long day. Who’s got the energy? Oh, not me. I’ve got to be involved in a team sport if I’m going to actually move for any reason other than getting myself a glass of wine.
So what’s the solution, you ask? A magic pill that makes you thin in 24 hours you say? Ha! I wish. If you need someone to come knock on your door and make you get off your couch – You can hire someone to do just that. Get one-on-one tailored training. No equipment?Donna from Be Fit NH will show you how to use the stuff you have in your home; your stairs, your ottoman, walk your dog, lift a baby (not after grabbing the wine…and carefully). Have equipment? Learn how to use it correctly and efficiently. If you’re going to put the effort in, you better be doing it right. Need a partner in crime? Try couples training. There’s nothing better than getting in shape with your sweetie.
Weight a minute (sorry had to). Of course you can’t do one without the other – you need to watch what you eat too (I know, not always fun) but it’s not that bad (so I hear). Enter – a nutritional plan. Planning meals may be a little overwhelming at first but keeping a “go-to” food shopping list makes a trip to the grocery store that much easier. I love the list Donna generously shares in her blog. Combining a lower calorie menu plus getting physical will get you on the right track in no time. But, if “fat burning zone” or “BMI”, sounds like a foreign language to you, talk to someone who can interpret the health phrases. Understanding the entire process can lead you to larger results, er, smaller.
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