Monday, 10 May 2010

Top 5 Tips for your Wedding Workout

Exercise is The Catalyst of Change

The human body was meant to move and yours will reward you when you take care of it. You do not need to join a gym or hire a trainer, but you will need to put more physical stress on your body than your current daily grind, if you want to see aesthetic changes.

Here are my top 5 tips to get you started:

1. Calendar your workouts.

Whether it is walking three times per week or meeting with your trainer, treat your exercise as an appointment you cannot reschedule. This will help keep you accountable and consistent.

2. Too social to exercise? Get a physical hobby – dance, ski, or join a kickball team...

Make your fitness social. The bottom line is that your body can’t tell the difference between doubles tennis or tackle football as long as you are working hard. The important thing is that you are being active.

3. Lift weights.

Load bearing exercise causes stress to the body, builds bone density and muscle as well as burns body fat. Start slowly and gradually increase the intensity. Once again, think long-term. You won't be wedding ready after just one workout.

4. Intervals are key and intensity is your friend.

Do not get sucked into the ‘cardio is king’ theory of fitness. It is not your goal to break the treadmill from overuse. Work harder for shorter periods of time, be sure to include full-body exercises.

5. You cannot spot reduce, so stop trying.

People hold fat where they were genetically programmed too. The common denominator in getting rid of it and making physical changes, is to work the big muscles first…squats, dead lifts, lunges, presses. Regardless of where your fat is, it cannot hide from these metabolic boosters.

Next up: Lifestyle choices...

Until next time,

1 comment:

  1. Fantastic tips. These are great tips even for those not trying to fit into a wedding dress! Bridesmaids, swimsuit season... solid advice that I'm following myself! Thanks.