Post # 1
I hate my arms 🙁 I have 3 weeks left and they’re just so doughy looking. Any advice is appreciated!!
I went to Kleinfeld yesterday for my 2nd Fitting. I have to say – the process has been awesome and my seamstress is so personable and skilled.
I was planning to do my hair up for the wedding, but I’m starting to totally rethink it now and maybe even leave my veil on for most of the reception.
Post # 3
@FutureMrsLadolcetta: I’m sure your arms are fine! We are all our own worst critics.
But if you think you’ll be so self-conscious about your arms that you won’t be able to enjoy your wedding, I would look into some coverage options. A bolero, a shrug, maybe your seamstress can add detachable sleeves?
If you’re determined to not have sleeves though, you’ve still got 3 weeks to tone up! I like to take hand weights and lift them over my head like a roof, it’s great for toning up and works very quickly. Just look online for some ideas for excercise.
Having a light tan can also help visually toning up your arms. Have you considered a light spray tan?
Don’t worry, you’ll be a beautiful bride!
Post # 4
@MsMeow: Thanks – Bolero/Shrug is really not an option. I have hyperhydrosis and I need to stay as cool as humanly possible. I’m not even sure what style would work with my dress:
I do normally keep a spray tan – I’m a Jersey girl lol 🙂
I’m going to be upping my weights and cardio the next 3 weeks like a mad woman!!
Any Fitness Bees have exercise recommendations – especially with machines at the gym and free weights?
Post # 5
@FutureMrsLadolcetta: Just about any style of bolero would work with your dress! But I get needing to stay cool. How about a thin chiffon shawl that you just lightly drape over your arms? I don’t think those things keep one warm. I wore one to an event once and was freezing the whole evening (I had a strapless dress).
I suck at describing excercises but I’ll try. My absolute favourite is lifting my arms straight into the air above my head while holding hand-held weights, then bending the elbows to lower the weights behind my back – you should be able to scratch the back of your neck with the weights. Repeat 15 times, give yourself a 30-second break and repeat the series 10 times.
I hope my description is any good!
Post # 6
Push-ups will help as well. You can youtube arm work outs and there should be tons of videos for you to check out too. good luck!
Post # 7
I have exercised with light weights for years, but nothing has toned my arms the way pushups have. I started doing them everyday and a few weeks later my arms were TONED. At first I could only do like 7 of them, but you have to start somewhere. I did the program on http://www.onehundredpushups.com – which conditions you to be able to do more and more each day. I highly recommend it.
Post # 8
Thanks! I did all of those in my morning workout today! Spending time with my Personal Trainer later today. I’m going to have him really concentrate on those areas.
It sucks because when I saw the pictures of me from the front, I really love love love my dress, but the behind pictures make me cringe 🙁