Great Tips for Staying In Shape When Preparing for Your Wedding Day

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 The day you get married can be one of the most important days of your life, so most women want to look their best. Not only are they going to be paraded in front of all of their close friends and family, but they are going to have their photo taken more times than they ever will at any other point in their life. From professional photos, to camera phones and Instagram, you want to look better than you ever have before on your special day. Having a great hair and makeup team are key, but there are also some things you can do in advance of your big day to make sure your hair, skin, and body are in tip top shape. After all, you want to shine just as bright as the Zales ring on your finger, right?

Food Choices Are Important

There are so many people who want to lose weight or tone up for their big day and make the mistake of focusing solely on their level of activity. They think that if they are at the gym every day, walking the stairs instead of taking the elevator, and attending a couple of yoga classes every week, that their body will naturally transform into their dream shape. Though exercise is super important when it comes to getting in shape, some people believe that your diet is the biggest contributor. You can run, walk or dance until you are blue in the face, but if you are eating hot dogs and French fries for dinner every night, there is no way you will succeed with your body goals. The best way to make good food choices is to eat a diet heavy in vegetables and protein while avoiding dairy and sugar. This seems to be a good general guideline, however there are plenty of other specific diet plans out there. Take a look at what is available and choose the diet that seems to fit best for you.

Create Accountability

After many years of diet and exercise for different reasons, I have learned that one of the best ways to stay on track with something, is to use the buddy system. If there is someone else, or a group of people, who are aware of your journey, have helped you set goals, and can help you get over setbacks, chances are you will be much more successful than someone who is facing it all alone. Knowing that there is another person who knows what your goal is and if you are doing the things to reach that goal, forces you to be proactive about it and make better decisions. There are plenty of online communities and maybe even a local group you can get involved with, to make your journey to your wedding day body a little easier.

Remember What Really Matters

Even though having the perfect body on your wedding day can feel good, it is important to remember the true value of things in life. …