Post # 1
I am planning a destination wedding this spring and I’m starting to think about a new workout regimen. What books or plans were most helpful to you in terms of getting in the best shape possible for the big day? Did you have any diet or exercise “rules” that worked for you?
I’ve heard of Buff Brides…are there any others? What about diet plans?
My weight isn’t really a problem (although I would mind dropping 5-10) but it’s more about toning for me.
P.S. I couldn’t figure out what forum this belongs in so moderators, feel free to move it.
Post # 3
I’m in the same boat. I’m just trying to tone and maintain for the wedding. I have been eating chicken, fish, vegtables, and a whole grain for dinner. I do Cardio 3 times a week and take an hour body pump class 2 times a week. I usually combine the weights on the same day as cardio so I’m working out 3 days a week. Anymore than that then I get overwhelmed with fitting it in with work. It’s be working great, my Fiance told me how skinny I looked and how he wanted me to stay like this. I just laughed at that 🙂 I don’t use any books or plans since I know what to do diet and exercise wise. I stay away from too many regular carbs and don’t drink alcohol. I also don’t snack too much. My Golden rule is to always eat a good, healthy breakfast to start off my day.
Post # 4
I usually go to the gym 4-5 times a week for about an hour for cadio, but I bought a Pilates tone and sculpt DVD a couple of months ago for toning, and do see noticeable changes, and I only do it for 10 min. in the morning (and sometimes again for 10 min. in the evening). I can’t remember the exact name, but it came with a Pilates band and is called “sculpt and slim” and says it’s a “10 minute workout”.
Diet-wise, to lose a couple of pounds I’ve cut back on white rice, pasta and bread (I don’t drink soda or eat junky food normally so haven’t had to cut anything like that), and cut back on creamy sauces/cheese/high fat items. Lots of grilled veggies and big salads, fish and lean meats, which is super easy in summer when things are fresh.