Everybody talks ‘wedding diet’ when they’re planning their wedding; cutting out the junk and eating well to lose weight. Well, I kinda went through all of that last year when I finally decided enough was enough I was going to shift this baby/breastfeeding/eating my bodyweight in chocolate weight. So now I’ve turned my attention to getting that wedding body that all brides dream of – less wobble more tone! I’m a complete beginner (I’m one of those people who don’t understand why anyone would do this for fun!) so my bridal fitness journey starts here.
I started a yoga class recently, well, a couple of months ago. I’ve been really enjoying that hour and a half a week of ‘me time’, where everyone knows me as Natalie rather than ‘Oliver’s mummy’. I’ve been enjoying feeling like I’m changing my body too. Feeling the muscles in my core hurt the next day and making me feel like I might actually be gaining some strength and tone. But of course, 1.5 hours a week is not going to get me the wedding body.
I’ve been trying to think about how else I can improve on my fitness, strength and body tone during Oliver’s school time and nap times and I looked at various DVD’s and downloaded a yoga app that was recommended to me, but I really lacked the motivation. I haven’t bought my dress yet (or even been shopping), so maybe that’s why the motivation is low! As if by magic though, HeyWorkout emailed me asking if I would like a free trial in response for a review or workout diary. I opted for the 3 month workout diary in hope that it could motivate me to change my ways and get fit (something I have pretty much never been). So today I did my first workout – I chose ‘Easy Yoga’ to break me in; I was feeling so good I then went on to do the Back & Arms Tone class – well that may have been a mistake because my arms are like jelly but I feel amazing for doing it!
Bridal Fitness Current Level : Beginner
I can’t wait to share my progress with you. I’ll have to take some unflattering photos and get some measurements for my first progress report and use those to figure out a target and how I’ll split my time and which areas I will focus on – although it pretty much all needs work, ok, there’s no pretty much about it, I’m lazy and I need a kick up the wobbly bottom to get moving!
Be sure to check back next week to read my detailed plan of how I aim to get the perfect bridal body and get wedding dress ready with my new bridal fitness regime.
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