Habits of Healthy Brides
Adopting these seven healthy habits will help you get in shape for your wedding and honeymoon in no time. That’s the advice from health and fitness expert Amelia-Jane from Fit, Gorgeous Brides…
1 Never skip a workout! No matter how you feel or how little time you have, fit something in. Fifteen minutes is better than nothing. Aim for five workouts a week and book them in like appointments, so you can plan your life around them.
2 Mix it up. To keep getting results from your workouts, change your routine every 4-6 weeks. You could try a new class, alter your cardio intervals or swap your cardio equipment. By mixing it up, you’ll keep looking forward to your workouts, too.
3 Eat real, not processed. For energy, recovery and to get your skin in tiptop shape, ditch the processed foods and add lots of vegetables and fruits to your diet. Don’t forget good fats, too – like nuts, avocado, coconut and olive oil.
4 Get plenty of beauty sleep. A minimum of seven hours per night is a good amount to aim for and will help speed up your metabolism.
5 Drink two litres of water a day. There are heaps of tips on the internet about how to make sure you get your two litres a day – mine is to drink one litre by midday and the other throughout the afternoon. Adding lemon slices to your water or infusing it with fruit is a nice way to add some flavour.
6 Treats are OK every now and then. If you go without them 24/7, the chances of you bingeing on junk increases. So allow yourself a treat once a week. If your favourite is chocolate, buy a small bar of dark chocolate instead of a large block!
7 Put the scales away and focus on how you feel. Making ‘healthy’ a lifestyle rather than for just a short period of time doesn’t mean weighing yourself every day. Take before and after photos and do your measurements, but don’t obsess over the scales as you will miss the small successes on your journey. That might be running that extra 100m, how your skin looks amazing, how your jeans fit better around your hips etc. Small successes lead to bigger ones and noticing them will keep you motivated.