Wedding workout tips are one of the most sought-after topics on the web, and for good reason. Has there ever been a more perfect reason to get in shape than right now as you plan your wedding? When I (Emma here!) am not blogging about weddings or babies, I am workin’ on my fitness (+ eight million other things). I workout to get those endorphins pumping and feel stress-free. Fitness is so much more than being a particular weight, or looking a certain way, or fitting into a particular size. Fitness is about being healthy and feeling good about yourself. It’s about being comfortable in your own skin. Being happy. Finding your bliss. And, when it comes to a wedding workout, it means releasing those awesome feel-good endorphins to curb your wedding stress. I read a quote recently on Pinterest that said something along the lines of, “Life’s too short to be at a constant battle with yourself.” It’s true! If you’ve ever wanted to start fresh and get in shape, now’s the time: today we’re sharing a new Emmaline Bride club you’ll want to join along with motivation and wedding workout tips you’re missing. You’ll find out how to pinpoint why you want to get in shape, along with finding out the best way to stay motivated. It’s time to get energized for the big day (and feel amazing when you walk down the aisle). Ready to get started? Read on to see which wedding workout tips made the list… and, you’ll want to be a part of our brand new fitness crew! Find out more…
Wedding Workout Tips
1. Get inspired.
Pinterest is a treasure-trove of fitness quotes and inspiration. It’s also, however, an amazing resource for the most delicious recipes. So, instead of following all the tempting desserts, follow a particular fitness board that can help you stay focused. Those pumpkin spice cream cheese doughnut holes will be there again someday (but once you get to your goal, you won’t want / need / crave them anymore). Our fitness board will keep you motivated.
2. Make an inspiration board.
Pinterest is fantastic for organizing digital images, but an inspiration board that sits on your desk or in your bedroom is a constant reminder of your goals without having to be connected to the interwebs. When you make an inspiration board that shows your goals and aspirations (for fitness and life, in general), you’re mentally psyching yourself up to reach the goals. In the most inspiring book I’ve ever read, the author talks about reaching goals by making the decision that you ARE going to do it. As Yoda would say, “Do or do not. There is no try.” You’re making the effort that says, yes, I will be fit, I will finally start my journal, I will get rid of clutter in my house. I will get more sleep, drink more water, eat more protein. I will make the most out of every day. You get the idea.
3. Make a list of reasons why.
When it comes to a wedding workout, what is your end goal? Do you want your arms to be super toned so you’ll look awesome in your strapless gown? Want to get rid of that arm jiggle (aka tone your triceps) so you can wave without your arms waving back? (My fitness instructor used to say that all the time and it made me laugh.)
Do you want strong calves, a raised seat, defined abs for your bikini post-wedding, or all of the above? Do you want to feel energetic and start a new life with your spouse-to-be on healthy footing? There’s no wrong reason to work on your fitness, and there’s always something everyone can improve upon.
4. Let’s workout together: Emmaline Fit (#EBFIT)
tomorrow RIGHT NOW. I’m currently working on a 30 Day Ab Challenge and 30 Day Squat Challenge. I’m going to start again August 1st. Here are the challenges:
I love to work out, but I always need motivation. You too? Good. Let’s workout together. We are starting a newsletter this week called Emmaline Fit and it’s for everyone (engaged or not engaged) who wants to get fit. We’ll be getting you supercharged + motivated right to your inbox absolutely free! Plus, you’ll be joining up with a group of people who also want to keep fit (and chat about it on Twitter at #EBFIT (’cause we’re hashtag crazy). It’s newsletter-based, so you have to join to be a part of the fun:
We’ll deliver exclusive wedding workout tips 2x per week and will be jam-packed with the best fitness ideas and workout motivation from the web. It’ll be fun. Promise. Let’s get in shape together, k? It’s much easier in a group!
5. Keep going.
And this. Sure thing, Gosling.
And this one gets me every time…
But substitute ‘run’ for ‘walking really fast’ because I refuse to run.
6. Make a plan that’s convenient for you.
If going to a gym is too pricey or inconvenient (and seriously, sometimes it’s just not enough motivation to drag you from the couch to go to the gym), bring the gym to you! There’s this company called DailyBurn that delivers professional workouts straight to you so you can work out in your very own living room. I like the concept because professional trainers are EXPENSIVE. And time-consuming. And you’re busy! Now it’s easy to get in shape on your own schedule from your own home. No more gyms filled with grunting weight-lifters who make you feel intimidated. No more wasting your night waiting in line for the last elliptical. Or that weird smell in the locker room. Or the sweaty seat left behind by someone who didn’t use the wipes. (Can you tell I’m pretty much a workout-at-home kind of chick? Not a big fan of the gym.) You can try a free 30-Day Free Trial and get your motivation pumpin’. I also love to use DVD workouts and
7. Get new workout gear.
Sometimes, it just takes a few great pieces to motivate you.
I like to stroll Target’s fitness section because they always have pretty reasonably priced things (I also love their colorful sports bras, wish I could get one in every color). I wear a pair of kicks that are super bright + colorful + comfy. Sometimes when you have new apparel you have a fresh sense of motivation.
So, take a stroll through your favorite store and pick out a few running tanks or shorts. Grab that cute new sports bra. Grab that cute new sports bra. Check out the top 20 fitness accessories here.
8. Cross it off.
Shout-out to my sister for this awesome idea: grab a poster board and make a calendar. Hang it up on a wall where you’ll see it all the time. Use a big red permanent marker to make an X on the days you work out. This way, you’ll have a sense of urgency to cross off that particular day (and you’ll get to stay motivated by seeing how much hard work you’ve put in for those crossed off days). Another great way to keep on track is by setting your alarm and working out first thing in the morning. It gets it off of your plate and you’ll feel super-charged for the day.
Now it’s your turn…
Would you add any wedding workout tips to the list? Tell us below!
And, here’s that signup again (free!) to join our #EBFIT club! (Sign up here. It’s FREE!) You can unsubscribe at any time. But we don’t think you’ll want to.
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