Just envision it: you are a beautiful sight in white gracefully floating down the aisle on your big day. Your dress shows off your slim waist, toned arms and strong back. How did you get the bridal bod of your dreams? You’ve been crash dieting, taking pills, limiting calories, logging countless miles and attending those thrice-weekly Zumba and Yogalates classes. Sound familiar? Well my blushing brides, there’s a better way! Not only will these 10 tips earn you your best body on your big day, but they will also help reduce your stress, ensure you have energy to plan your white wedding, and keep you fit and healthy for what follows: the honeymoon to a tropical destination and a brightly colored bikini, married life, kids, full time jobs—basically, life!
Train hard, train smart
Training hard and smart is not walking on the treadmill for 2 hours a day. Actually, it does not involve a treadmill at all! It involves muscle-challenging, sweat-producing work that leaves you tired, your muscles burning and your fat cells screaming. Think boot camp style intervals! Pushups, sprints, stair runs, jumping squats, mountain climbers and burpees. Unsure of what these are? Plug them into YouTube and have fun, or better yet, experience it for yourself at a credible boot camp run by a certified instructor.
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-Christa Doran for Green Bride Guide
The Green Bride Guide website is the leading online resource for eco-friendly wedding ideas, product and services. It was started in 2009 by Kate L. Harrison, as a follow up to her best-selling book, The Green Bride Guide: How to Create and Earth-Friendly Wedding On Any Budget (Sourcebooks, 2008). Their Green Wedding Directory has over 1,500 green wedding service providers, such as restaurants that serve local, organic food and limousine companies that use hybrid vehicles. The Wedding Shop has a large selection of eco-friendly wedding invitations, favors, and reception décor. The site’s Green Wedding Registry has over a thousand home goods and other gifts hand selected for their quality and environmental savings. For further information on the Green Bride Guide go to www.greenbrideguide.com.