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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 10: Have a Workout Plan B
"With so much going on, regular workouts are often one of the first things people ditch," says Beverly Hills celebrity trainer Gunnar Peterson. "Something pops up unexpectedly and suddenly it's sayonara spinning class."
A good way to prevent that from happening — and keep your workouts on track — is to have a backup plan.
Keep a bag of workout clothes in your car or office, so if you can't make it to the gym in the morning, you can fit it in at lunch, or on your way home. Or pick up a pair of dumbbells and keep them in your living room, so if all else fails, you can do strength moves while you watch TV at night. Pepper some jumping jacks or mountain climbers in between your toning exercises and you can get a totally legit strength-and-cardio workout while you watch American Idol.
Just getting started on our 30 Day Wedding Shape-Up? Kick off your journey from Day One, here.