A good fitness program and some serious training can lead to major physical improvements. It is ideal to start at least three months prior to your big day, but if you don’t have that much time left, make up for the lost time by exercising every single day for at least half an hour.
It is very important to combine exercises with a balanced diet. Make sure that you drink plenty of water and eat plenty of fruit, vegetables and protein. Whether you are overweight or simply have a poor diet, it is a good idea to cut down on carbohydrates and eat less starchy foods such as bread, potato and pasta and increase your intake of fresh green vegetables and fruit.
Combining cardiovascular activities with strength training is the optimal workout if you want to lose some weight and shape your muscles. Cardio burns calories and reduces stored fat, while weights will sculpt your body.
We recommend to spend at least 30 minutes on cardio activity three to five times per week. The more time you spend, the better the results. You can choose between activities such as your favourite sport, running, swimming, spin classes at the gym, skipping or surfing. You should opt for activity that you like best because you will be even more efficient if you enjoy doing it. 30 minutes of football or basketball is a great alternative if you prefer social activities instead of exercising alone.
Strength training will develop your muscles which will enable you to lose weight more quickly when you engage yourself in any cardio activity. It is recommended to do these exercises at least three times per week. Before you start exercising you should warm up your muscles by doing some cardio activity for five minutes.
Finally, include core exercises after you finish with strength training. This is very important because you don’t want to have muscles only on your arms. If you include some bench press and push-ups and dumbbell flies to your exercising routine, the results will be even better.
There is no excuse not to exercise because if you don’t have much time, you can certainly find 30 minutes every day for running and do a few exercises in the morning before you go to work, or before bed time. Your bride will definitely support your efforts because she wants you to look amazing on that special day and you can even exercise together!
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