The Healthy Bride

The Healthy Bride

The man of your dreams just popped the question and instead of thinking about the flowers and cake, you are stuck on “How will I look?” “The dress…can’t be in black, can it?” “Black always makes me look thinner!” You aren’t alone in this and many brides wonder how they will look in their wedding dress and what impression they will make.

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This is not the time to consider a crash diet or strategize some outlandish goal of losing 300lbs by your big day. Instead, think of how to implement “healthy” into this new chapter in your life and make sure to get your fiancé on board. Remember…the little things go a long way!

Start by walking in the mornings before work or in the evenings after dinner. This can be a “no wedding talk” zone for both you and your fiancé to just enjoy each other on a stroll together. Walking for a minimum of 30 minutes provides amazing benefits[1] that enhance mental wellbeing, improves blood pressure and blood sugar levels, walking reduces the risk of coronary heart disease, osteoporosis, breast and colon cancer, promotes weight loss and it gives you the chance to just connect with your fiancé in another way. Perfect time to ask each other what you are looking forward to most in your day or how the day’s events went!

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Begin your day on a great note, replace your cup o’joe with a warm cup of water with lemon [2]. Lemon is a great source of vitamin C, citric acid, potassium, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium. It balances your pH levels, helps to flush toxins from your body and reduces pain and inflammation from joints and knees. Not only do lemons help clear your complexion, but they help you lose weight and freshen your breath to make it more kissable. Adding lemon to your morning routine may seem too easy and simple to be true but over time you will experience all the rewards that this little magical fruit has to offer!

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Feeling a bit more motivated and want to tone and tighten? Try our favorites: Windsor Pilates, Ballet Beautiful and Yoga Meltdown.

We love these workout routines because they not only produce the BEST results out there, you can buy them in DVD form and workout in the comfort of your home and at your leisure. Whether you decide to buy all three and rotate or just follow one workout, you won’t be disappointed! Start with a workout routine three times a week and try to build up to six days a week while giving your body one day of full rest. Working out helps you focus and allows your brain to dispel any stress or tension that has accumulated during your day. Just remember to speak with your doctor prior to starting any workout and stretch before and after to avoid any injury!

Try to apply these simple but effective methods to your daily routine and start to experience all the benefits that each has to offer! Remember that it’s not about the finish line but the journey. Get your fiancé, family and wedding party involved. Don’t worry about the actual pounds but focus more on how you feel. The better you feel the more confident and sexy you will look!

Here’s to your health! Happy Wedding!!