I shredded for the wedding!
My Training Regimen
3 days a week we work on resistance training. 3 days a week we focus on cardio, one of those cardio days of course is our long run. For me I chose to do 1 other short run in the week and then focused on the elliptical, stationary bike, or rowing machine because I didn't want to risk my patella tendinitis flaring up- I had a wedding to look good for (I also could not/cannot risk missing a long run), and 1 day a week I rest.
Setting and Having Goals
Having the goal of maintaining or even losing weight is a great goal to have, but it is very broad. Having a more focused and specific goal can help you stay focused, and can help reduce stress so you aren't jumping on the scale every single day. You want to feel great, be happy, and enjoy your workout programs.
Specific goals can be anything from:
Pick any goal that is reachable for you to help keep you on track for the big day. But don't just stop at the wedding. Continue with the fitness lifestyle after the vows and maintain your happiness, healthiness, and fitness.
The day of the wedding I felt amazing. Might I say I looked great (toot toot), I felt confident, and I enjoyed my night (I want to relive it all over again). My training kept me focused, and I reached my wedding goal. But now my training still continues and my next goal is to finish my first full marathon in June, and I am still extremely focused.
Goals are easy to achieve when you have a drive, a push, and a focus. So set them. Results will come in time- but the goals will get you to those results you want.
Thanks for reading everyone! I have to go train for my marathon now :-D
Jenna Webster, ACSM, ACE – Personal trainer specializing in empower busy women to live healthy and active lifestyles!”