Ready. Set. Go! I love September; back to school, football, jeans & boots weather around the corner. The week following Labor Day is the perfect time to dial in and get focused on your fitness goals and getting wedding dress ready.
Summer is a time of longer days, fun in the sun, beach & pool, happy hours and barbeques. We all tend to eat and drink a little more than normal and exercise a bit less. Hopefully you had a summer filled with great times with friends, family and your fiancé and created life long memories.
If you used some tips on how to get through the holiday weekends without sabotaging your Bride Fit program then you more than likely remained status quo during the summer months. Don’t worry if the numbers on the scale went up a little or you went off your fitness routine, you’ll get back on track and up your game quickly if you apply these tips:
- Drink water. Drink ½ your body weight in ounces per day. Prepare your water bottles in the morning and make it a rule to start the day with a glass before coffee. Drinking throughout the day will ensure better absorption so don’t go the whole day with zero water and then guzzle your daily intake at one time.
- Eat real food. Lose the empty calories that are giving you zero nutrition, like bread and pasta. Eat some protein and good fat in the morning to keep you satiated, like eggs, avocados and high quality protein shakes.
- Gut health. Starting the day with a product like GI Revive (use discount code: DOC20 for 20% off) or 4 ounces of Organic Aloe Vera Juice (tastes great on ice with fresh lemon) will heal your “gut.” This is crucial for your health and ability to release fat. Taking a high quality probiotic and eating fermented foods is also important for maintaining a healthy gut.
- Walk. Aim for 10,000 steps per day. Download an app that calculates your steps, it’s a great motivator! Get up 15 minutes earlier and get outside and walk after or before your water and coffee. It will jumpstart your steps for the day and the active meditation will get your day started on the right foot.
- Clean out your refrigerator. When you rid your fridge of expired sauces and dressings, leftovers shoved in the back and items that aren’t suppo