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Who Else Wants the Perfect Bride Body? Pre-Wedding Workout Routines to Help Reach Your Goals 

Finally, the man of your dreams popped the question and you accepted his proposal. Then you realize that you are not in the best shape for your wedding day. What do you do? Pick up a routine you can follow and you’ll be fit in no time.

Say Yes to the Dress

All eyes will be on you as soon as you step out of the car on your wedding day. This means that everything has to be glowing and beautiful on your big day. First, figure out the type of dress you will wear. Once you do, get into shape by working out so that you can fit perfectly in it. This will not only give you added motivation but help you determine where to concentrate your workouts.

Upper Body

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If you will be wearing a strapless or backless dress on your wedding day, consider working on your shoulders and back. You can do easy but efficient upper body exercises including triceps dips, shoulder presses, pushups, bicep curls, and arm rows. Begin with warm ups and perform these exercises three times a week. When working with dumbbells, pick a weight that is difficult to lift for the last repetitions. For better results, increase the weight you lift and the number of reps on a monthly basis. Perform 12 to 15 reps of each exercise and rest 30 to 60 second periods in between.

Lower Body

To achieve a curvy, sexy body shape on your lower body, do a variety of leg moves. Some of the best exercises for the legs and buttocks are step-ups, lunges, and squats. Do these exercises three days a week. These include side lunges, walking lunges, and pile squats. Add dumbbells as you start getting stronger. Increase the challenge monthly by adding speed, weight, or reps to your workout routine.

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Cardio exercises help you relax, feel less anxious, and feel good about yourself. These emotional benefits are just as, or more, important as you prepare for your wedding day. Cardio, swimming, walking, running, and any other workout that increases your heart rate will burn fats and calories. This will help you lose enough weight to make you look amazing on your wedding day.

Getting Rid of Back Fat

You can easily burn back fat within a few months. Getting rid of this fat will ensure that you fit on your wedding dress perfectly. Eating a healthy diet, strength training, and engaging in aerobic exercises will help you lose your back fat. It is important to note that the term ‘spot reduction’ is a myth. In simple terms, no one can work only his or her backs in order to lose fat in that area alone. There are specific exercises that target the back area. However, they will work to tone the back muscles and fail to get rid of the fat. You have to pair these with overall body exercises and a healthy diet to burn the back fat.

Avoid high-sodium foods: This tip is straightforward but easy to misunderstand or overlook because it is often difficult to determine all the high-sodium foods. Excess sodium in your body soaks up water and gets trapped in your tissue. Make sure you inspect every food item in your home to ensure it has a low sodium content.

Avoid alcohol: Drinking alcohol leads to dehydration. Although you may be tempted to take that one glass of wine now that you are in a festive mood, it will only add to your weight loss struggle. Stay hydrated by drinking lots of water.

Improve digestion: Opt for foods that ease digestion including whole grain bread, yogurt, and brown rice.

Do not starve yourself: This is unhealthy because it will make your body retain water. You can spread out the amount of calories you take in a day instead of lowering them. Instead of having three big meals, have three average but healthy meals and drink lots of water in between to ensure that you rinse off excess salt from your system.

Losing a Tummy

Having a noticeable tummy can be a stressful thing for a bride-to-be. Like any other weight loss program, it is important to give yourself sufficient time to burn your belly. This ensures that you are not overworking or starving yourself to fit into your wedding gown. A healthy weight loss program consists of a balanced diet and consistent exercise plan.

Engage in aerobic exercise: Performing frequent physical activities burns calories. Start by taking leisurely but fast-paced walks. Increase the lengths of these walks and adopt jogging as your strength and endurance improves. Abdominal crunches are great for strengthening and toning the muscles. Add crunches and other core exercises to your regimen to reduce belly fat.

Build muscle: Push-ups, pull-ups, resistance tubing, squats, and free weight or weight machines can help you burn fats and build your muscle. Meanwhile, keep track of your calorie intake. Do not restrict your calories too much and eat more whole grains, vegetables, and fruits. The nutrients in these foods will give you energy and make you feel full and energized.

Consume smaller meals: Spread out these smaller meals throughout the day to ensure that you get the nutrients you need.

Your fiancé loves you the way you are. But it is perfectly natural to want to look your best on your wedding day. Remind yourself of his unconditional love as you workout and eat health to prevent stress and motivate your weight loss journey.

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