Now is The Best Time to Get Healthy (for him too!)
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Before you and your hubby-to-be walk down the aisle— whether it’s in six months or six weeks—it’s never too late to start a basic health and fitness plan to look your best on your big day.
The essentials of nutrition
Losing weight doesn’t mean having to deprive yourself of the foods you love- a few simple dietary changes may be all that’s needed. Stay away from fast foods; try to incorporate wholefoods and look out for low GI, low-fat options. Portion-control is essential for weight-loss, too, so fill most of your plate (about half) with fresh vegetables full of colour (for maximum vitamins and minerals!), lean meat no bigger than your clenched fist, and a quarter of your plate with carbohydrates. And it’s important to indulge with a treat here and there as a balanced diet is more sustainable in the long-run.
Setting realistic and achievable goals
Setting up short-term goals to reach little milestones will keep you motivated, such as fitting into an old pair of jeans in the lead-up to the big day or regularly exercising with a sport that you both love to play. A great choice is to take the hassle out of weight loss by joining Jenny Craig who can tailor a specific program that fits in with your lifestyle. You’ll even be assigned with your own consultant who will be by your side to provide one-on-one support and guide you through the weight loss journey, as well as giving you the skills to keep it off for good.
Enlisting the help of the experts
If exercise has never been your thing, and the thought of joining a gym makes you want to run a mile (not literally), consider hiring a personal trainer who can educate you on what it takes to get into shape. Book in a series of sessions, so you and your fiancé have to get out of bed, and focus on toning those arms with some low-impact weights (especially for sleeveless gowns!). And for the grooms, trim down that waistline with some high-impact cardio such as aerobics or interval running. And of course, a daily brisk walk together before or after work (especially in this gorgeous spring air!) is a great opportunity to get fit, debrief, and spend some much-needed time together!
And remember; don’t worry about being perfect for the wedding. It’s all about working towards a more confident, healthier, and happier you (your fiancé will notice it, too!). Who knows, you might find you’re both more active as a couple, even when the wedding is over.
Stay tuned for next week’s tips on shedding for the wedding!
Contact: Jenny Craig www.jennycraig.com.au or www.jen4men.com.au