We are one day shy of being 7 months away from our wedding day. Even though it’s often overlooked amidst the hustle and bustle that is wedding planning, I realize that now is the time to get in tip top shape. Here’s to hoping that blogging about it will help me keep my goals! Honestly, my workout schedule doesn’t need too much adjusting, but my diet might. I always gain weight in the summer… we have cookouts, long boat days, and margaritas to thank for that. But with 7 months to go, the time has come to start making better choices so that I can achieve that awesome feeling that goes along with looking great.
Right now, my gym schedule looks a little like this:
Mondays: Treadmill workout + stretching
(This is the routine I do on the treadmill. Studies show that you burn more calories doing the alternating speeds since your heart rate is constantly going up and down. Plus, it’s EASY!! [-er than running for a full 20min, at least!])
Tuesday: ZUMBA!! (We have the best instructor and I LOVE to dance. You can’t beat a workout where you burn 600+ calories in an hour, but you’re having a ton of fun.)
Wednesday: Body Bar
(Strength training is oh-so important. Our body bar class is very similar to body pump. It incorporates full body strength exercises using weights, a little cardio in between circuits, and abs at the end. Crazy, but awesome workout!)
Thursday: zumba or another treadmill day
Friday: Pilates with foam roller
(I always feel sore after doing this class because it works completely different target areas than I’m used to working. Plus, you get to use the foam roller to massage your entire body at the end and it feels heavenly. GREAT for your core and super great for improving circulation and flexibility!)
Saturday & Sundays are off days.
I don’t really feel that I need to go to the gym on the weekends since I already work out for an hour, five days a week. Sure, I will occasionally skip a Thursday or Friday, but not often. As we move closer to the wedding, I plan to maybe add in some evening walks with Brandon and some more activity on the weekends. Any additional exercises, big or small, make a difference!
Now food. That’s a different topic. I am so not a salad eater. I will eat one occasionally if I know the salads are the bomb.com at certain restaurants. But, those salads are usually not the healthy ones. I like to nibble all throughout the day, which is really the best way to eat. My concentration just needs to be on eating wholesome, healthy foods -no junk & limited sweets! Ahh, the sweets -I like dessert every night, so this will be tough. My plan is to try to stick to a pretty disciplined schedule five days a week, then pick two days to cheat a little. That means lots of leafy greens, lean meats, and snacks with the good (unsaturated) fats. That way, I can enjoy my fro-yo topped with oreo crumbs here and there. Everything in moderation, my friends!
Some motivating pictures that will keep my inspired…
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