(Closed) Pre-Wedding Work Out

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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5475 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Drink LOTS of water.  You’d be shocked at how many calories are in some of the things we drink.

Eat clean- reduce/eliminate processed & prepackaged foods.  Focus on lean meats, fresh fruits & veggies, whole grains.  Try MyFitnessPal.com to set a daily calorie goal and stick to it.

Lift weights- don’t be afraid of heavy weights.  Lean muscle mass burns more at rest than fat mass.  More muscle = higher metabolism.  Think squats, deadlifts, lunges for legs and bench press, rows, shoulder presses, bicep curls, and tricep dips for arms.  Planks and yoga are awesome for core.

Cardio- You have to melt the fat off the top of all those newly toned muscles!  Take a spin class, walk up a hill, ride a bike, swim laps, try out step aerobics, go hiking.

Try to lift weights 3 days a week (take a day off in between to rest & recover) and do cardio 2 days a week (maybe the days in between weights) and do intense intervals once a week- short, intense bursts of activity followed by brief recovery (but don’t recover completely)- something like running on a treadmill for one minute, then walking for two minutes, then running for one minute, walking for two…

Also, maybe find activities you & your Fiance can do together.  You’ll both be getting fit as well as bonding & maybe even discovering a new activity you both love. 

Post # 4
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2227 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I didn’t really do anything different pre-wedding but I started doing Shawn T’s Insanity! workout videos at home a couple of weeks ago and I’ve already lost a couple of pounds without changing my diet. It’s a pretty substantial time commitment (45min, 6 days a week) but you do it at home, which is why I chose it. It’s challenging but at the end SO worth it!!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Shaun T…………..ugh me an him have a love/hate!!!! i do insanity and hip hop abs..ive noticed a lil difference in the last 2 weeks ..im also drinkin lots more water and walking on my lunch break

Post # 6
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3471 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

Diet:

Paleo, or as close as you can get, I’m about 85% and I’ve definitely seen and felt the benefits.  Mostly I’m talking about the philosophy– not any hard core lifestyle changes. 

Exercise:

Crossfit– seriously, it’s the best total body workout you can imagine.  I started at about 155lbs, size 12/14 street size with a size 10 (too-small!!!) wedding dress; the week before my wedding my seamstress had to take in my dress again because it was a little too big! 

ETS: Insanity & P90X are similar programs, but I can’t stand workout DVDs– but it’s the same concept as  crossfit, but I definitely prefer the group classes at my gym. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

While I’m not trying to lose weight for my wedding, I did start doing Turbo Fire (same people as Shaun T’s Insanity – Kudos to all the Bees who are doing it!).  I started Insanity but it was too hard for me.  I find Turbo Fire doable and in a couple of weeks, I went down one pants size.  As for diet, I use My Fitness Pal app.  It helps me track down what I’m eating.   

Post # 8
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5242 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Running! This has helped me lose my stomach so fast as it was always my biggest problem area!!! Start off slow thats what I have done and can now run 3km at a time without stopping. My goal is 5km without stopping but its definetly something oyu have to work up too

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