I am now a married woman. We had a wonderful wedding last week that was filled with love and fun- lots of fun. The stress of the wedding planning was finally released and it was a joyous time. Leading up to the event, other than the usual wedding stress of how things were going to flow and getting all the decoration details in order, I, just like many other brides, had the thought in the back of my head - the worry about how my dress would fit the day of.
Maintaining my figure and staying toned is pretty much always my goal. This was the same goal I had for the dress. So in order to keep me focused on this goal, I had to think of a different- more specific one, that would force me to stay in a weekly routine. Take note, even if your goal is different from mine like weight loss, you need to find a more specific one to help you stay on track with fitness.
My more specific goal: For about a year now I have been talking about training for and running a full marathon. I have done several half marathons, but never the full 26.2 miles. And with the wedding, I found that it was the perfect opportunity to get myself on a more strict workout regimen- so I signed up!!!! (The wedding was May 7th but the race is in June, so my training has still continued, even after the I do's.) As soon as I signed up for the marathon, I sat down and wrote out my 4 month training program for both me and my now husband (of course I dragged him into it! Workout buddies make everything fun :-D ).
Flexing for the wedding
Vogue. I was feeling myself
The workout regimen is extremely important in helping with anyone's fitness goals, but nutrition is also a key factor. I eat a lot of fruits and vegetables on a regular basis, and I get my protein from legumes, meat, and some dairy products. I continued with my normal routine. I did try to stay away from the processed foods as much as I could.