2-Month Fitness Guide: Wedding Countdown
Like I told you last month, we will be switching up our Fitness Guide for each remaining month to aim at achieving the best results in this time. If you didn’t have a chance to read it, here is the 3-Month Fitness Guide. With less than two months until our wedding day (insert your weight loss motivation here), it’s time to switch things up a bit.
This is certainly not exclusively a Bridal Fitness plan and anybody can do it (as long as your Doctor ok’s it). Whether you’re looking to become healthier or just look and feel better for the summer, this plan is perfect for you. Here are four simple steps to follow for our 2-Month Fitness Guide:
Increase last month’s workout by at least 50% intensity. For me, I was averaging about 650 calories a day for the past two weeks. This month my goal is at least 1k burned calories a day (for 5 out of 7 days) and this first week I’ve successfully done it! Our minds are more powerful than we give it credit so when you really want to get something done, you will get it done!
Increase your exercise sessions to at least five times a week. Skip the excuses and if you can’t make it to the gym, look up a workout on youtube and get to working. Even better, now that the weather is nice, step outside and go for a run. Whatever you need to do to get your calories for the day, do it!
If you followed last month’s plan and cut out the obvious junk, this month it is time to get a little stricter with your carbohydrate intake. What this means is that although fruits and sweet potatoes are healthy and good for you, they are high in carbs. which will slow down your weight loss. For this month, increase your protein & fat intake while lowering your carbs. Below I provided an example of what a day might look like but note that this example is extremely low carb. Whether or not you decide to go this low depends on how fast you want to see results.
BREAKFAST: scrambled eggs with cheese, sausage and diced veggies & cup of coffee.
SNACK: protein shake with fruit of choice (preferably after your workout).
LUNCH: Grilled chicken & shrimp salad.
SNACK: Cheese stick or pork rinds (YES, on low carb you can enjoy pork rinds and cheese!) or turkey & cheese roll ups.
DINNER: Salmon (can be anything from chicken or tuna to pork or steak), broccoli & avocado.
Mix up your meals and eat foods you enjoy. The great thing with low carb is that by removing the carbs from your diet, you can eat freely without counting calories. Also, don’t forget to drink as much water as you can!
Get a partner. Even if you live alone and workout on your own, find somebody who you can talk to about your progress and somebody who will keep you motivated when you find yourself losing focus.