Wedding preparations are fun. We all want our big day to be the most special time of our lives. With some creativity it’s easy to come up with some fun ideas for your wedding.
So, your wedding day is approaching and time is flying fast. With all the planning and prep activities; you’re not getting much time to dedicate to yourself. Let alone to get in shape for your wedding. But you feel the need to prepare for your big day; on a physical and emotional level.
Us ladies, have a tendency to get overwhelmed what with all the ideas and wishes we have for our wedding. So somewhere along the line we forget to relax, have fun and enjoy the ride.
Getting in shape for your wedding doesn’t have to be a tough and draining process. No matter what your physical appearance and condition. If you feel that you may be overweight and you’d like to go down a size (or a few), ask yourself; are you expectations realistic for that amount of time?
Don’t set goals that are going to drain all your energy by the time you get to the date of the wedding.
Here we’ve made a list of the fun, healthy and soothing activities you can do to get in shape for your wedding day. But when we say “get in shape”, we don’t just mean physically; but also emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Whatever you do, remember to have fun!
1. Zumba with the bridesmaids
Zumba is a great way to burn fat and calories. The creator of Zumba, Beto Perez AKA Mr Zumba, created this form of fitness for ladies that want to enjoy their workout. For those of us that put fun before strict fitness and weight loss plans, Zumba is a great option for getting in shape for your wedding day. Zumba classes are fun. Having fun, releases the happiness chemicals in your body called endorphins.
Yoga has gained popularity among masses. Although it is the most ancient form of wellness activity. Nowadays there are many different types of Yoga that differentiate from the original forms. Hatha yoga, Bikram Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Acro Yoga, Power Yoga, to name a few. If your primary goal is toning and weight loss, you’re best off with Power Yoga. But if you want to take the more mindful approach, go for Hatha or Ashtanga Yoga. This will allow you to connect with yourself and others on a spiritual level, as well as getting into shape. Acro Yoga is also gaining lots of popularity recently. Many couples are starting with Acro Yoga these days. Acro Yoga allows you learning to connect on a deeper level with each other.
3. Pact app
Pact app is really cool and it is sure a good motivator. With Pact app you can make bets with other members of the community about your diet and fitness goals. Those members that reach their goals win money and the ones that lose, they pay!
4. Wii fit
Nintendo has released new versions of Wii Fit; Wii Fit Plus and Wii Fit U. You can plan and track your calorie burn, choose the activities and games you want to play, and choose your own personal trainer. Wii fit U comes with the Fit Meter to track your progress even when you’re out of home. So if you and your sweety are gamers and couch potatoes, consider this option to get in shape and have fun at the same time.
Don’t want to get obsessed with the idea of getting in shape for your wedding? But you’d still like to look your best for the big day. You can do a Bootcamp or a form of fitness of very high intensity such as: HIIT, or T25, Insanity or another choice of Shaun T’s intense fitness programs. As much as we don’t encourage last minute fitness campaigns, these are good for getting some quick results and de-stressing. Remember to make sure you balance your diet, eat a little bit every 4 hours and drink plenty of water. You don’t want to get to your wedding day all exhausted!
6. Just dance
If you don’t want to commit to any specific routines, or you don’t need to lose weight, then just dance. Like we always say, dancing is good for you. It will help you feel good physically and mentally. And if you do it with your partner or with your friends, it’s even more fun. Check out the Boston Mobile Dance Studio Calendar for some of our dance classes, or sign up for Dance Hall Reggae Style.
7. Walk or run with your favorite tunes
For a simpler routine, you might enjoy early morning walks and runs along with some great workout music. Outdoors and physical activity help you clear your mind and find inner strength for the challenges ahead. They are a great kick off for the day ahead. Whereas good music can do wonders for the mind and the soul; inspire, motivate, empower and encourage.
8. Jump with Kangoo boots
Say what? Kangoo boots? Yes, you heard it right, these boots turn you into a kangaroo. Just kidding. Training with Kangoo boots is the closest you can get to experience the life of a kangaroo. No, seriously now. If you want to try Kangoo boots training, get ready for some serious muscle burning and cardio exercise. Another thing that Kangoo boots will give you; destress and gain the right posture for walking down the aisle.
9. Go on adventures
If you’re more of an adventure type and you almost always avoid routines in your life; consider weekly outdoor adventures. You can do hiking, climbing or extreme sports. Try something that you haven’t tried yet (if you’re already and adrenalin freak like some of us). But set your goal to go on an adventure every week before your wedding day. Not only will you get into shape physically, but you will also have so much to talk about and to share your experiences with everyone else.
10. Play with kids
Even though you still may not have kids, there are other people’s kids around you. Your family, friends or neighbors will love you for spending time with their children and playing their favorite games. You can play common games such as Hide and Seek, Freeze, Treasure Hunt, Twister or get creative and invent your own. Make it your goal to have fun and be a child for that set time. Kids are great teachers, especially when it comes to having fun!
And a final word from us. Avoid obsessive routines that will turn you into a miserable and stressed out future bride. Who says you have to be all slim and toned? A beautiful woman is a woman that feels good in her own body. If you love your own body just the way it is, you will look beautiful in that gorgeous white dress.
Any thoughts on fun ways for getting into shape? Please share with us, we’d love to hear from you!