The Upcoming Brides Survival Guide To Fitness



Heres our top 8 tips on how to survive a fitness regime in the build up to your big day………


Be Realistic

What’s a healthy weight loss? About one to two pounds per week, is achievable. “Not every bride must be a size 8 on her wedding day,”  “You need to realistically evaluate what your ideal weight should be.”


Set a Deadline

With a healthy level of weight loss, all it takes is a bit ofl maths to figure out how much time you’ll need to do it. Need to lose 30 pounds? Get the lead out at least six months before your wedding. For 15, you’ll need three months, and so on. But you also need to give yourself some breathing space (no pun intended here) “We can all lose focus at times and might have a bad few days — or weeks,” . “Also, once you lose the weight, you want to have time to really tone up and sculpt your physique to look absolutely fabulous in that dress!” So set a firm deadline, just don’t make it for the actual day of the wedding!!


Know What it Takes

Three to four 30-minute sessions of cardio per week and the same amount of strength training, though the amount should vary depending on your goals. Check out our online training program which gives you access to a personal trainer, our online weightloss videos along with a 7 day diet plan with over 350 recipes in our database. You can also track your weightloss and measurements on a weekly basis to keep you motivated. Watch this video for an idea on how it works.


Up the Ante

To stick with the program, we recommend increasing the intensity of your cardio and strength-training programs every week. “Brides should not be afraid of increasing the weight load. This is required to challenge your body and take it past a plateau,” . “And no, increased strength training does not necessarily equal a masculine physique.”



Track Your Progress

Keep track by recording your goals in our online tracking software — having access to this is a fantastic motivator. The key, is to keep them small and specific.

As you reach each goal, record it — you’ll find it’s not so tough to build on your successes.


Change Your Mindset

Instead of looking at your fitness goals as chores, you should try to see your time training as an oasis of sanity. After all, , “With all the chaos around you planning a wedding, it is comforting to know that you have control over how your body will look in your wedding gown and on the honeymoon.” Focus on what you’re doing, turn off your cell phone, and forget about your list of to-dos.


Maintain a Positive Perspective

Will you ever have better fitness motivation than your wedding day? Maybe, but we’re not sure when. “Take advantage of this rare window of opportunity to be super-motivated,” , “there may never be another time like this in your life. It’s not about discipline, it’s desire! Get real — when is your desire going to be more intense than the months leading up to your wedding day?”


Stay Well-rounded

The key to your success: Putting it all together, with proper diet and exercise. “You can lose weight through diet alone, but it is exceedingly difficult to lose body fat by leaving your diet the same and trying to exercise it off,”  “Most brides want to focus solely on their upper body because of their wedding gowns, but you want to work on your entire body for symmetry and balance. Remember ladies, the dress eventually comes off…oohh la la!!

Claire Aberdeen

Newcastle Fitness Solution


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