3-Month Fitness Guide: Wedding Countdown
The first time I ever fully dove into a workout plan was for my brother’s wedding and I lost almost 30 pounds in 3 months! A couple of weeks ago, 3 months before our big day, there was no denying that I was slacking on myself. I hadn’t been eating great, barely working out, and in the last two months I had gained 4 pounds! Where was the me that loved a good challenge, especially in the gym?! I finally understood there was no more time for games and I would commit to a fitness plan before sharing it with you guys.
The perk is that my 3-month fitness guide isn’t necessarily a bridal fitness plan. Whether you are going to be a Bridesmaid, getting in better shape for the summer, or, better yet, just looking to lead a healthier lifestyle, this fitness plan is perfect for you. Here it is broken down into four simple steps.
Aim to reach at least 70k steps a week, which is the same as 10k steps a day. If you fall short one day, don’t stress, just make sure to make up for it the next day. I recommend you get yourself an Apple Watch or FitBit to effortlessly keep track of your steps and calories burned but as an alternative, you can also track your daily movement on your iPhone. Maybe not as accurate or convenient but, as long as you have your phone on you, it will do the trick.
Hit the gym (or get a workout at home) at least 4 times a week. No slacking on this one! You have three months to test yourself and see how much you can accomplish, don’t take it easy on yourself.
Diet. You can bust your booty in the gym but if you’re going home to have pizza and a bowl of ice-cream, honey, you are doing nothing positive for yourself! Start gradually. Cut out the obvious junk food from your diet and incorporate healthier options. More protein -grilled chicken, salmon, tuna, eggs… Less bad carbohydrates- white rice, pasta, potatoes. Lots and lots of water. No soda or juice except for as a special treat, once a week, if you really crave it. Just focus on the fact that this is a 3-month fitness plan to shock your body and see how strong you really are.
Have fun with it! Find a way to exercise that you will actually enjoy. For me, it’s boxing at Sweatbox Brooklyn of course! For you, it might be cycling, boxing, running, weightlifting, Zumba, yoga poll classes, whatever keeps you committed and working up a sweat to look and feel your best on your big day… and hopefully long after that!
I’ll see you back here at the 2-month mark! Oh, you didn’t think it was going to be this simple for all three months now did you?!
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