The ending of summer is bittersweet, I was talking to a February 2018 bride who is looking forward to getting back to a more structured schedule that the fall season usually brings. She happens to be a teacher so she’s really going “back to school” but even if you aren’t really going “back to school” or have kids that are school age, after Labor Day feels like a new beginning. It’s a perfect time to renew your goals and define your plan to get ‘wedding dress ready’ and the Bride Fit body you desire.
The last couple months have been full of summer fun with weddings, barbeques, and vacations, which all come with extra eating and drinking. It’s also a time when a lot of brides fall off their normal workout routine. New habits that aren’t supporting your Bride Fit goals are being formed so it’s time to press the RESET button and get back on the road to getting ‘wedding dress ready.’
It may feel daunting to think about what it will take to get back on track but I promise it doesn’t have to be. We often view healthy eating and regular exercise as an all or nothing deal, which is a big mistake! If your schedule only permits you to exercise a few times per week instead of everyday, then do what you can as opposed to falling into the trap of the all or nothing mentality. The truth is that exercising a few times per week will provide tremendous benefits compared to doing nothing. Similarly if you have a dinner party and indulge in some extra drinks and dessert doesn’t mean your eating the rest of the weekend should be a free for all. The truth is that the extra calories at the dinner party is no big deal but if you continue eating food that isn’t supporting your goals for days to follow can set you back in your Bride Fit program.
Here are the steps to press the RESET button and accelerate towards your Bride Fit goals:
- Write down your goals. Identify your goals. For example, lose 10 pounds, reduce inches in your waist, learn how to choose healthy foods, have more energy, feel happier, sleep better, get toned sexy arms, and whatever else you desire. Write them all down.
- Make a plan. That might mean hiring a personal trainer or a nutritional coach to partner with you and help you make a plan that supports your specific goals. Schedule time in your calendar for exercise, block out 15-30 minutes to walk for an example. Schedule a time for meal prep to prepare lunches and healthy go to items that are accessible and remove the trigger foods that aren’t supporting your goals, such as cookies, ice cream and chips.
- Jumpstart. Sometimes it helps to do a reset cleanse that helps with getting off the very addictive processed carbohydrates. Five to fourteen days eating lots of vegetables and high quality protein and fats will start a momentum in the right direction. If you want to press the reset button and jumpstart your Bride Fit nutrition plan, I like the Reset and SmartStart here. There are other cleanses and jumpstart programs I recommend based on your goals and lifestyle. Contact me for more specific recommendations.
My hope is that you had an amazing summer filled with occasions of celebration where you connected with family and friends and created lifelong memories. Moving into the next season and closer to your BIG DAY is a great time to redefine your Bride Fit goals and make a specific plan to be successful. For the roadmap to getting “wedding dress ready” and living “happily & healthily ever after” with your fiancÃ©, purchase my on-line program for Exceptional Brides TODAY! Enjoy the final days of summer!