You’ve been planning your big day for a year — or more — and all you want is for your wedding to go on without a hitch. Will the rentals arrive on time? Will you remember your vows? Will people like the food?
Your wedding is the day to celebrate the love between you and your future spouse, and while there might be a lot to worry about, it’s important to also make sure you are focusing on yourself so that you can just have the day that you always imagined. ZOZOFIT knows that this could mean focusing on your fitness so you feel good physically and mentally throughout the day.
Even if you aren’t trying to lose 10 pounds by your wedding day, exercising and focusing on your fitness can help you approach the day with poise and calm because you will know that you have done everything possible to prepare your body and mind for your wedding day.
Whether you just want to gain confidence to walk down the aisle in front of your friends and family, or want to stay energized from sun-up from sun down, these 5 fitness ideas will help you prepare for your wedding day.
Tone with Circuit Workouts
High intensity workouts might be your go-to ahead of the big day if you’re looking to tone. With a circuit workout, you’ll be able to work your entire body or focus on specific areas like your arms or your core. When planning your workouts, think about what your goals are for the big day. Are you concerned about sleeves being too tight? Do you want to strengthen your back and thus improve your posture? Whatever the reasoning, HIIT circuit workouts are very customizable.
Wanting to burn calories or increase your metabolic rate is another reason to pursue circuit workouts. Since these workouts are quick and effective, circuit training is also easy to build into your daily life now. Just do your session during an episode of your favorite comedy or on your lunch break!
Avoid Inflammatory Foods & Foods That Cause Bloating
There’s nothing worse than being bloated and uncomfortable, and your wedding day would definitely be the worst day to have this feeling. When we’re bloated or inflamed we feel uncomfortable and like our clothes don’t fit correctly, which can make it hard to enjoy your special day. Or, maybe you have an inflammatory or autoimmune disorder and certain foods can cause flare-ups, which leads to discomfort and pain.
In the weeks leading up to your wedding, focus on eating whole, digestion-friendly foods. This means seeking out fruits and veggies, as well as whole grains and lean proteins. Make it a point to avoid overly processed foods as well. While it may be difficult to follow this kind of diet, the difference in how you feel will be huge.
Avoiding inflammatory foods and foods that cause bloating means that you’ll feel ready for the day and confident while wearing your dress or suit on the big day.
Still struggling with bloat? Try drinking ginger-lemon or green tea or chewing fennel seeds, all of which are known to help settle your tummy.
Take Up Walking
What you may not realize until planning your wedding is that it’s very likely you’ll be active from before the sun rises until well after it goes down. Whether it’s because you’ve DIYed a lot of your wedding and need to set up the venue or will spend hours in hair and makeup before heading straight to photos, it’s a long day that requires endurance and stamina.
Walking is a great, accessible cardio exercise that can help build up that endurance and conditioning, which is paramount to keep you going throughout the day. Since it’s so accessible there’s really no reason not to start walking. By improving your cardiovascular health, you’ll also be ready to hit the dance floor all night long.
An added bonus? Walking is known to be a great fat burner, just like many other cardio exercises. If you’re looking to lose a few pounds between now and the big day, definitely work walking into your personalized fitness plan. ZOZOFIT can also help you track your progress with your fitness plan too when you use their cutting-edge 3D body scanning technology and the ZOZOSUIT.
Practice Good Sleep Health
Even though weddings should be one of the happiest days of a couple’s life, they are also often stressful events — and with stress comes lack of sleep. Get serious about your sleep health in the lead-up to your big day to ensure that you are getting enough rest to have the brainpower to make last minute decisions and truly enjoy every moment.
What does it mean to practice good sleep health? Start by making small adjustments that make a big difference, like turning your screens off at least 30 minutes before bed and refraining from laying in your bed during the day. While naps are okay, you want to train your brain that your bed is for sleeping.
Wedding festivities can sometimes take up the entire week before the event, so set boundaries to ensure that you will get the sleep that you need. It’s best to keep a consistent sleep schedule. Even if you want to spend a few more hours with your friends the night before the wedding, you’ll be thankful when you hit the hay early to be energized for your wedding.
Center Yourself with Yoga
Yoga is as much a mental exercise as a physical exercise — and can be incredibly useful as you get closer to your wedding day. Restorative yoga will work on stretching and relaxing your muscles, giving them much needed TLC and helping you let go of any stress that you might be holding onto.
A yoga practice can also help you improve mindfulness and your ability to meditate, which is a great skill to have in the midst of busy schedules and hectic days. Use your time at yoga to practice being mindful. When you are feeling particularly stressed getting ready for the wedding, take a few moments to yourself to practice meditation or even do a few sun salutations to ground and clear your mind for what’s next.