Getting married can be stressful! With so much planning and events ahead, thinking of fitness and nutrition may not be number 1 in your mind! Although this may be the case, fitness and nutrition is super important to consider when planning your wedding. Having a fitness and nutrition plan is so much more then just for looks, or getting fit for your wedding. Of course, this is one of the benefits of it, but you can get married and look amazing no matter what size you are! Taking care of your health with a fitness and nutrition plan will help you LOOK and FEEL better; physically and mentally. Your energy levels will be up, stress levels lowered, and most importantly, it can help you feel more confident! Overall, it will have you feeling your BEST on your wedding day!Now I bet your thinking, what's the best way to go about this?! That's why today I've laid out my top 5 tips on how you can implement a fitness and nutrition plan! Start feeling your best for your wedding day!
Find your Why!
As I mentioned above, getting started in a fitness and nutrition plan is for much more than just looking good on your wedding day. We want you to feel amazing, inside and out, mentally and physically on your wedding day and all the events leading up to it. With so many things on your plate and a somewhat short period of time to plan it all, the last thing you should be stressing about is your fitness and nutrition plan! Take some time to think about areas you want to improve, do you get stressed easily? Or do you feel generally unhappy? Write these things down and know that getting into a fitness and nutrition plan will help improve these areas to help keep you motivated and driven! When you feel like you may not have time or have more important things to do, remember your WHY, remember that this will help you feel your best!
Get the Support you Need!
We all are at different levels and have different drives and goals when it comes to fitness and nutrition. Due to this, we all need different levels of support and guidance to help us reach the goals we set for ourselves. If you are completely new to fitness or just don’t know what the best regime is for you, seeking professional guidance is a good option! At LEANSQUAD, we help many couples get ready for their wedding day. With fitness and nutrition plan that are easy to follow for anyone! With simple recipes and quick workouts, you will have plenty of time to focus on your wedding while still hitting your fitness and nutrition goals! Getting yourself a lean plan customized for you can take out a lot of work on your end so you have one less thing to plan! Another great form of support is through a lean buddy. This can be anyone you can trust to get you up and going, even on the days where you may not feel as motivated! You can even recruit your future mr. or mrs. This can be your best man or maid of honour, whoever you trust to get you or keep on track!
Give yourself TIME!
Any good change won't happen overnight. Don’t wait until a month before your wedding day to get into shape. Often times, this will cause you immense stress and you will not see the lasting results you want! You will not feel your best for your wedding day this way! Making a last minute plan can also cause you a ton of stress which can quickly counteract all the progress you put into your fitness and nutrition goals. Overall, you will not get all the benefits of following a good fitness and nutrition plan. You should give yourself AT LEAST 3 months advance. This way, you have time to form some good habits with food and fitness! By the time your wedding comes around, you’ll be feeling your best and have a lasting change!
Get Your SLEEP!
Not enough sleep has major disadvantages to our physical and mental health. As commonly known, lack of sleep will make you feel tired and sluggish throughout the day. Some studies show that 2 specific hormones, ghrelin and leptin are negatively affected when you have a lack of proper sleep. Both these hormones are related to hunger. Without the proper sleep, these hormones can become unbalanced and cause you to overeat, or feel hungrier than usual. A great way to combat this is to go to bed a bit earlier! Try to get between 7-9 hours of sleep so you are refreshed and ready to get wedding planning the next day!