Try this easy-to-follow program created by fitness trainer and lifestyle coach Valérie Orsoni to help you drop lbs. and tone up in time for your walk down the aisle.

Want to look fit and fabulous on your wedding day? No need to spend crazy hours at the gym or go to dieting extremes. Internationally renowned fitness trainer and lifestyle coach Valérie Orsoni has created the Wedding Slimdown weight-loss plan for, based on her popular LeBootCamp program, which will help you shed pounds by making a few easy tweaks to your day-to-day. Get ready to reach your goal weight—whether your wedding is a year away or (yikes!) several weeks away.

How It Works
Do the six Quickie Strength Moves each week as you go about your day (or do them all back-to-back at home). Then make the necessary adjustments (noted in the "Step It Up" instructions) the closer you get to your wedding. If your wedding is within six months, jump right in to the "Step It Up" routines. And don't forget about cardio! Orsoni offers three fat-torching workout ideas to choose from. Nutrition is the third component of the Wedding Slimdown plan. So we've included a sample 4-day meal plan that represents Orsoni's balanced, portion-controlled approach to eating. No calorie counting here—and, yes, you can have chocolate! For Orsoni's complete, customized weight-loss program, go to


Targets: abs, obliques
What you'll need: mat
When to do it: during commercial breaks

1. Lie face up on a mat or another soft surface, with hands behind the nape of your neck to support (not push up on) your head. Keep your knees bent and your feet flat on the ground.
2. Raise your upper body about 4 inches and bring your left elbow toward your right knee, allowing them to touch.
3. Return to the center, and then bring your right elbow to your left knee.
4. Continue to alternate sides as you crunch. Do 25 reps on each side 4 times a week.

Step It Up
Your wedding day is...
6 months away: Do 50 reps on each side 4 times a week.
3 months away: Do 50 reps on each side every day.
1 month away (or less): Do 100 reps on each side every day.

Photo: Courtesy of Valérie Orsoni

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