Well, congratulations on your engagement! The wedding preparation time starts from here and there is a lot to be done in all these months until the D-Day. A lot of arrangements such as your wedding venue, wedding invitations, wedding outfits, wedding decor & catering, wedding jewelry and what not have to be taken care. But, is that all about your wedding or are we missing on something here?
Yes, absolutely we are missing on the most important part of your wedding preparation and that is your beauty regime, until the D-Day arrives.
Every girl wants to look her best in her wedding gown. For that curvaceous body you really need to work hard. So, brides-to-be, it’s not just your venue, invitations, wedding dress, decor and food that needs your attention. But, you have something very important to take care before you set to say “I do” to your partner. You need to spare time for yourself, to practice self-care, to de-stress yourself so that you can look your best at your wedding. Remember, your wedding photos last forever, make sure you look your best in your photos. And, for that perfect look you need to have a daily health regime, which will help you have that perfect and curvaceous body at your wedding events. So, keeping your wedding day as a deadline, you need to start your regime now as the clock has already started ticking.
Below is a wedding health regime which every bride-to-be should follow for getting into perfect shape and look her best in her wedding gown at her wedding:
Get good night sleep
“Sleep is the best meditation.” ~ Dalai Lama
It’s a very famous quote, sleep is the best meditation and it is true to all extents. Researches shows that sleep has emerged as the third pillar of health—along with a healthy diet and exercise. Sleep is very important for many reasons such as while in sleep, we produce the highest amounts of natural human growth hormone (HGH) that is responsible for creating and regenerating new cells of all our body tissues including hair, muscles, and skin. Moreover, the only time our brain can repair and reorganize itself is when we are asleep. Also, our breath is relaxed during sleep, which reduces stress by calming our central nervous system. Of course, we all know less stress means less production of cortisol.
I am sure you now know all the benefits of sleeping, so it’s time to change your habits completely and get more and more good night sleep. It is essential that you sleep at least 7-8 hours to get best results. This process you should start at least one year ahead of your wedding. Not getting enough sleep can leave you with dark circles, and believe you me it will ruin your wedding pictures completely. So, leave your phone aside and start hitting your bed dot on time. Sleeping too late at night is as good as not sleeping at all.
“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” ~Jim Rohn
Some brides immediately after getting their wedding dates in hand start dieting to get into the perfect shape. However, they do not particularly possess any knowledge about those diet plans, they kind of starve themselves to get that perfect body shape, which is not good at all. I am sorry to say. Eating healthy is very important step to have not only perfect skin, but also the perfect shape to fit into the most beautiful gown in the world on the day of your wedding. Remember, when I say eat healthy it does not mean you have to compromise on food. You don’t have to look skinny on your wedding. If you will starve yourself in the name of eating healthy, you will basically be breaking down and binge, regaining the weight which you lose like this as soon as you stop dieting and end up feeling bad about yourself.
Basically, you have to start to eat healthy. And this process should start just a year before your wedding. You have to eat healthy, avoid processed food, control sugar intake, say no to junk food and aerated drinks instead have lots of juices, fruits, veggies, meat (in moderation), fish (as fish are good in omega 3, which is good for skin). Munching on and off is not good for your health. Stop that habit at the earliest. Eat healthy (sugar-free!) meal or snack every three to four hours in a day.
Fitness (Exercise & Yoga)
“Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.” ~ Plato
To get into that perfect shape you need to follow a fitness regime, which can includes exercise, walking, cycling, swimming, yoga, gyming, power yoga etc. However, if you’re lucky enough to have a trainer on the wedding payroll besides your wedding planner, caterer, and florist, it will be easy. Basically, here you have to try and test for initial week which one works well you have. You should have your diet plan along with an exercise plan. Moreover, if you are a person who get bore of routine exercises then its better you try a combination of exercise + yoga + swimming + running + cycling for a week. Make specific strategies and follow them. The most important thing is to be disciplined, meaning you have to follow means follow without breaking your routine.
Work on your upper body
“Fitness is like a relationship. You can’t cheat and expect it to work.” ~ Anonymous
Your upper body is equally important part of the whole system as when you will wear your wedding gown whether a backless or strapless, you would want every wedding photo to be wonderful and flattering. That is why it is important to incorporate upper-body strength training into your workouts. Working out your upper back and chest is not only for muscle-defining, but also it will help your posture. For upper body try out rows, cable pull-downs, push-ups, triceps, low-seated rows etc. Start working on your upper body at least 6 months before your wedding to look your best in your wedding gown.
Limit your sugar intake
“Everybody’s got their poison, and mine is sugar.” ~ Derrick Rose
It is not going to be easy though, especially when you’ve got a major sweet tooth. But the fact remains, removing sugar will help brides-to-be lose weight and keep their skin clearer, plump, and fresh-looking, and these are the things they want on their wedding day. No matter how hard it is to control your pangs for sugar, you have to control. And most importantly, limiting sugar intake also controls stress levels and help you to concentrate more clearly. You should start this practice before 6 month of your wedding.
Say no to booze
“I’m very serious about no alcohol, no drugs. Life is too beautiful.” ~ Jim Carrey
Now, is the time to say no to alcohol. Once you ban booze, you’ll automatically start to de-bloat, which means you are all set to look beautiful in your wedding gown. If you think it doesn’t make sense to you then let me tell you that the top areas are for sugar and the lower body is for alcohol storage. Because, alcohol metabolizes as estrogen, which settle themselves in our lower abdominal area and hence one of the major reason for obesity.
Follow all these steps mentioned above and look your best at your wedding. You can also check out our article on “Bridal Beauty Regime Before The Wedding” to explore more details.