When is too soon or too late to start your weight loss or workout plan to be in the best shape of your life for your wedding? I’ve really been struggling and pushing it off more and more. I used to workout every week at least 4 days per week and I even used to be really good about going on the weekends. But seriously, ever since we got engaged, my workout routine and dieting has gone to shit. We eat out every weekend, all weekend, while drinking way too much beer and even my week night meal planning stopped and my workouts are maybe twice a week. I even went an entire month of no gym sessions, which is the longest hiatus over the past eight years!! Yeah, it’s been bad.
Of course I want to look my best on our wedding day, plus I cannot gain any more weight if I want to fit into my dress. My dress is form fitting and didn’t need any alterations so I’m kind of screwed if I put on one more pound… We are now less than 4.5 months out from our big day (eek!) and I’ve decided now is the time to start making the gym my priority. I’m starting with heavy cardio for the first few weeks to get my body used to being back in the gym regularly. (aka Shock Therapy, duh!)
I need to drop a few pounds first and then I’m going to split it up into 3 days of cardio and 3 days of weight training. I’ve also started packing our lunches for the week on Sundays and planning our dinners out for the week. And the biggest change (and hardest!!) is cutting way back on my beer consumption. So it’ll be Raspberry Vodka, water, and a lime for this girl, in moderation of course!
I figure I’ll keep this up for the next 3 months and then the last month I plan to either get a personal trainer or join some boot camp or crossfit to kick my butt in high gear in the final weeks leading up to the wedding.
When do you think is the best time to really buckle down on your diet and exercise plan for your wedding? Am I starting too early, too late?