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This is it... The final countdown to your big day. And along with settling those last few details — figuring out where to seat your eccentric Uncle Carl, firming up the flowers, deciding on your first dance song — you're likely also making one last push to make sure the body that will be wearing that gorgeous white gown looks as good as it possibly can. You and nearly every other woman with an engagement ring on her finger. In fact, research shows that an overwhelming 91 percent of brides-to-be are anxious about their weight. But from here on out, you won't have to be!
Whether you want to drop those last few pounds or look more toned — or both — we've got a month's worth of daily tips (none of which require starving yourself or working out nonstop!) that will help you feel stunning and confident when you walk down that aisle. You know where to send the thank-you card. Let's get started!
Day 11: Become a Track Star
Tracking your exercise and eating habits with an app or gadget, like the Apple Watch or Fitbit, is wildly helpful for losing weight and getting in shape. In fact, 92 percent of people in a recent survey said that tracking keeps them motivated and 60 percent said it helped them lose more weight than going without.
"You only have a few weeks until your big day — suck it up and track everything! Be patient and be honest," says exercise physiologist Neal Pire, a spokesperson for the American College of Sports Medicine.
"The simple act of tracking your calories in and calories out will enlighten you, help ensure that you're on track for hitting your wedding day goals, and help you be consistent right up until you walk down the aisle."
You don't need to shell out hundreds of dollars for a fancy wearable, either. There are plenty of free apps — like LoseIt! — that are simple to use and will do the trick just as well. Happy tracking!
Just getting started on our 30 Day Wedding Shape-Up? Kick off your journey from Day One, here.