With my daughter getting married in December to her partner Matt - I thought I would put up and old getting ready for a wedding article I wrote this time last year. Emily getting married is such a special event for my family, it is the first happy celebration for our family since the accident three and half years ago. As her mum I am so happy to see her life moving forward just as Paul and I had envisioned for our girl, a career in law, and home and special person for her to share her life with.
This week at the gym we are celebrating the wedding of two of our gym family members.
Over the past few months we have watched with excitement as our couple and their family prepares for their special day.
They have worked extremely hard to prepare and get in shape and with them as my inspiration and my love of romance I thought I would make "getting ready for your wedding day" the theme of this week's article.
Everyone wants their special day to be perfect. The bride and groom often spend many months organising the wedding, directing all their attention and thought into the most minute of details.
Often the bride and groom envision they are going to be "trim, taut, and terrific" for the wedding, but as an oversight they place very little emphasis on making the necessary dietary and fitness changes until the very last stages of wedding preparation.
This results in insufficient time for the bride and groom to achieve what they hoped.
SOME TIPS TO THINK ABOUT:
* Make your goals realistic and achievable.
* Don't leave it until the last minute to star exercising and dieting. Start at least six months in advance of the wedding date. This will not only give you plenty of time to get physically ready for the big day, but will also help you cope mentally with the added stress created when planning an event of such magnitude.
* Focus on both nutrition and exercise to achieve your goals. By incorporating both you will achieve your goals for the wedding at a much quicker rate.
* Personal training is a perfect option to create body transformation for a wedding. Trainers are able to tailor personalised training session specific to your individual goals and provide the constant encouragement and motivation to stay on track.
* Consider group training for the entire wedding party - not only will it make it more cost-effective, as most gyms or trainers will offer a cheaper group training rate, it is also a fun way for the entire wedding party to get in shape and look fabulous for the event. It also provides the opportunity for the wedding party to bond and create added memories leading up to the big day.
* Weddings happen all year round but spring is always considered to be the most popular season for romance, commitment and for wedding celebrations, and with spring just around the corner, now is the perfect time of the year to start getting in shape for that special day... and someone.
I know I always enjoy helping client's to achieve their wedding goals.
Some cute pics of the Emily and Matt
Shelley Myatt is the owner and operator of Shelley Myatt Fitness and Well-Being, Columnist, Life Coach & Motivational Speaker based in Toowoomba, Qld.