Imagine this, your wedding is coming up within the next few weeks or months. Your lovely bride or husband-to-be is working out like crazy and eating very well, and you on the other hand feel as if you should be doing something to look the best for the most important day of your life. Men sometimes tend to forget to get into shape before their wedding, but it’s important also for men to look and feel handsome and confident, more than ever before. Here’s a few ideas of how you can get fit before the big day, also for that tropical honeymoon!
Step Up Your Workout Routine
Getting movement in at least 3 times a week is key to staying in shape. In the months leading up to your wedding day you can even step it up a notch and add one or two extra days to your routine. Even some bonus cardio or simply taking a walk can help you nail your big-day fitness goals. You should also consider stepping up your routine and adding in some new workouts. A great way to spice things up is by getting a fitness app to get inspiration from and to help you try out new exercises. A really good one is the 30-Day Fitness Challenge that has many guided workouts and circuits, like for example this chest workout you can do at home.
Get a Workout Buddy
Studies have proven you are a bit more motivated and focused on your goals and results when you workout with a friend. Whether exercise with your groomsman, fiancée, or your dog, just be sure to stay on track and have similar fitness goals (maybe in this case your dog isn’t the best fitness buddy). Sign up for a membership at the same gym together and set up a schedule that works for both of you.
Workout supplements are more important than you think. These kinds of proteins and energy boosters help your body and muscles recover to lead to faster results and an overall stronger body. Nowadays it may not be a bad idea to add in some supplements that help your immune system as well.
Cook Healthy at Home
Sometimes it’s tempting to go out and eat sometimes, especially when eating out occasionally costs less than eating in. You’ve got to resist the temptation. Often times in restaurants, you may think you are ordering a healthy dish but in the end, chefs can add lots of oils, salt, etc. that are no good for your new diet. There’s an endless variety of recipes you can find online that are easy and healthy, such as lemon pepper chicken, a quinoa salad, to name a few. The best part is these recipes usually don’t require too much time or energy if you are tired after a long workout!
Keep your eye on the prize. Of course, sometimes after a while it can get hard to stay motivated, especially if you hit a plateau. You’ve got to push through and remember why you started this fitness journey, for you, your health, and your wife so you are well and good! You can look at some inspiration pictures, keep track of how many inches you’ve lost or gained on your body since you started, take progress pictures weekly, all of these activities can help you see your results and keep you going for a bit longer!
While being in shape for your wedding is obviously important, the most important thing is you and your feelings. You need to make sure you feel handsome, confident, and ready to marry the love of your life. The days leading up to it are important for you to connect with yourself and your future wife, enjoy the entire experience from start to finish. Wishing you a long, loving and happy marriage!
Disclosure: This article was written by a guest author.