- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2014
@linnylou_88: Why not start now? Your best bet is to make it a lifestyle change, not a panic-before-the-wedding change. This way you can ease into it, figure out what works for you and get into a routine.
ETA: If you don’t want to spend money on gym fees right now, don’t! Get outside and walk/run, buy some free weights and use them at home, get a couple of cheapie exercise videos or check out youtube or bodyrock (free videos online).
Start as soon as possible. I started 18 mos before my wedding and it was the best decision I ever made! As PP said it was like a lifestyle change and I didn’t have to panic or stress about it.
I agree, I’d start now. Most women crash diet/exercise for their wedding and gain a lot back (average weight gain is 21 lbs in the first year of marriage!!). If you hate exercise, try to find something that you like and will do. Go on walks, find a class you like, etc. Swimming is excellent too, even if that’s all you do!
@linnylou_88: i am 5 months and 12 days out, and i started about a month ago. right now i’m just doing heavy cardio with light weight training to get myself into the routine of going to the gym 4 times a week. i’m going to start Insanity next week (we’ll see how that goes, haha), and then I may repeat it before the wedding. I’m like you – 3 pounds from goal weight and I need need some toning in my thighs, abs and arms.
Agree with everyone who posted before me!
I started two months ago, and my wedding is still 164 days from now. It was a GREAT decision. I never loved exercising that much, but since I started early I was able to make it a lifestyle change along with eating clean.
Since I am doing something sustainable and not drastic, the weight is coming off more slowly (especially in my darn thighs) but I am seeing big changes, and better yet I know that they will stick around for years after the wedding!
I should also mention, I have cut out wheat, corn, and white potatoes, and anything with added sugar for all but one meal per week. I work out for 20-30 minutes 5-6 days per week and it’s been working very well for me. My arms are looking AMAZING!
@linnylou_88: You might not hate all forms of exercise. For instance, I hate running, but love kickboxing, pilates, and swimming (which I only do occasionally, as I no longer competitively swim). Zumba, pure barre, and yoga are also greats forms of exercise. I would recommend starting now; I spend over $60/month on a gym membership that has fantastic fitness instructors; while some people tell me to join a smaller less expensive gym, my pilates abs and kickboxing butt are WELL WORTH the price lol!
@PermaStudent: +1. Make a lifestyle change! Exercise can be a great outlet for stress even if you don’t have a lot of weight to lose!
I started in Jan and my wedding is still a year away! Start as soon as you can! I agree with PP’s, make it a lifestyle change. Cheers to being happy and healthy!
@TwoStatesBride: A friend of mine completed P90X a few months before her wedding, but lost TOO much weight (130 lbs to 115 lbs). She was definitely toned, but so tiny! She was able to maintain her results for quite a few months until she decided she needed to gain some weight. I know Insanity is a similar program, so just be careful not to lose too much weight!
Start now ! It is so hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle, make sure you make the best of the time you have till your wedding ! 🙂
@Minnow: I used to go karate and I enjoyed that but I couldn’t keep up the level of commitment the teacher wanted from me (extra classes, competitions, gradings, courses) it just became too much. I want to be one of those people for whom going to the gym 3 times a week is just “part of the routine”. I feel tired after work and I find it hard to believe exercise givea you MORE and not LESS energy lol but I can’t argue with science!
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