"Fit Bride" Rules for Success: Part 1

Written with love, by Rebecca Fisher

First, do yourself a favor. Do not leave it to chance. Prepare before you step out that door to your parents or future in-laws this holiday season! Hopefully you have been focused on healthy food prep for your day to day "Fit Bride" program! After all, this is the formula to get you to sexy and svelte in your beautiful wedding gown!

 I know, I know, you've got endless things on your "To Do" list and more now that the holidays are right around the corner. Not sure what I'm talking about?

Step One: BMI

Let's recap! First, if you haven't already, you need to check out your current BMI (BodyMassIndex) What is that, you ask? Do a little Googling on that and then come back to read the rest of my article!

Step Two: Balanced Meal Minimum

Next, you want to be implementing a small 4 balanced meal minimum to your day with lean protein, complex carbs and healthy snacks to boost up your metabolism. After all, you cannot get in shape by running a little or lifting a little and not making good healthy changes in your diet. So clean up your diet and get consistent in a 4-5 day/weekk cardio of your choice for as much as you can (preferably 45 min). Maybe you can bring something healthier for Thanksgiving...a veggie tray with hummus or a mixed green salad with chopped apple , walnuts and pomegranate seeds and apple cider vinaigrette? Get creative!

Step Three: Weight Training

When you work out, don't be afraid to add in some free weights or weight machines. Don't worry if you aren't sure where to start - just visit a gym you feel comfortable in, and ask for a tour and a complimentary training session. And don't forget to tell the trainer that you're getting married and you have a goal of..xyz.!

Then check in with yourself and see how much you learned and how you feel and if you want to train/workout with the trainer at the gym or pull up some great workouts from this blog and workout with your Maid of Honor and Bridesmaids!

Step Four: A New Way of Eating (coming tomorrow!)

Finally, set yourself up for success with a new way of eating!

The Holidays can be tough to say no to, so get ready to be strong willed and determined to not throw yourself off your commitment to yourself and achieving your goal, no matter what it is!

Head back over to the blog tomorrow for the top five rules for success around the holidays. All of that delicious food can be tempting, but we're going to help you enjoy your time with family while sticking to your plan!