With the wedding coming up, you are probably thinking about a health goal, whether that is to maintain, lose or gain weight, or maybe to tone up. Whatever that goal is, it is important to have a game plan leading up to your wedding. Waiting until the last minute has brought nothing but stress to brides.
Change Your Diet
Eating fruits, vegetables and healthy proteins will drastically help you reach your goals. They say that 80% of any diet is what you eat. Also, counting calories will be important, but don't obsess over it, because then stress will hinder your goals. A great way to track your progress is by journaling. At the bottom of this blog are free downloadable templates for your health journey!
If your goal is to change your weight, counting calories will be extremely important, however it is important to know that counting every last calorie will stress you out. For example, if an apple is 75 calories, round down to 70. That 5 calories is not going to make a difference. What will make a difference is if a cake slice is 200 calories and you round up to 500. That will skew your daily caloric intake drastically.
Get Enough Sleep
Lack of sleep leads to stress. If you are staying up late scrolling on Tik Tok, set a time to put the phone down. Strive to get 8 hrs a night. If you have a newborn, be sure to take as many naps as you can, and allot self-care days/hours.
Self Care / Good Hygiene
I know we all want a spa day / nail day the day before our wedding. But remember to practice good hygiene all throughout this season (and your life!) Friendly reminders on how to practice good hygiene include brushing your teeth 3 times a day, avoiding products with harsh chemicals, and exercising.
Drink Enough Water
We should all be drinking plenty of water. Drinking water helps flush out toxins, prevents sickness, and hydrates you. A good goal would be to drink 8-11 cups (8oz) per day.
Stress is inevitable, however there are ways to reduce/manage it. Going for walks, exercising, getting a gym membership, finding time for hobbies you like, and STAYING OFF of social media IF it brings you down. Unfollow those who bring you down and don't depend on likes to bring you happiness.