It’s an exciting day when you get an engagement ring on your finger and say “yes” to forever with the love of your life. Your childhood dreams of walking down the aisle in a beautiful white gown start to dance through your mind as you go over all of the details of your wedding.
Along with the excitement, however, can also come an inevitable pressure to want the day to be perfect. Since the event will be attended by potentially hundreds and there will be photos to last decades as memories to look back on, it’s natural to want to look your best.
If you’ve got a few pounds to lose and want to make sure they’re gone by your big day, here are some tips to help you get there.
Set a Goal
Without a goal to work towards you’ll just be spinning your wheels without an end destination in sight. When you create a clear and attainable goal for yourself with a date attached to it, then you can have something tangible to work towards.
Make sure that you are very specific about your goals. The more details and specifics that you can go into, the better.
Take Before And After Photos
One of the best things that you can do for yourself in order to be able to measure your progress is to take photos of yourself before your weight loss journey. Often people rely on the scale as an indicator of success, so when it doesn’t move much we assume we’re failing.
However, some people are shocked to find that even though the weight loss may be minimal, their body has still transformed. This is because often when the body changes fat into muscle, your weight may not alter as a result.
Using the way you look as a way to measure your success will make you feel much more accomplished and excited about how far you’ve come.
Consider Cutting Out Alcohol
While you’re on a diet and an exercise program it’s ideal to cut out alcohol from your diet completely. Not only does alcohol cause you to lose your inhibitions and potentially stray from your diet choices, but it also affects your metabolism. Since alcohol is metabolized as if it were sugar, it can totally reverse your hard work.
Alcohol is also full of calories. When you’re on a restricted amount of calories per day it’s ideal to save those calories for real food rather than empty nutrition.
Even though you may not make it to your exact goal by your wedding you should still stay positive and commend yourself for your hard work. Remember, at the end of the day, you’re getting married! And that’s something to celebrate!