Getting fit for the wedding
Posted: Friday, May. 10, 2013
Ashleigh has been living in Charlotte since 2008 with her oversized yellow lab. She is a communications professional, grad student, runner, and lover of all things wedding! After attending 13 weddings in three years, it's now Ashleigh's turn to be at the altar. Join her as she blogs about her adventures in step-by-step wedding planning and tips for other brides-to-be!
Today marks 100 days until the BIG day. Im sure there are a million things I should be thinking about, but Im focusing on getting fit. Not that Im not in decent shape, Im petite by all standards and my co-workers swear I have the metabolism of a child, but I want to have that toned body that all brides want.
Sometime around Christmas, I signed up for FlyWheel, which I fell in love with from day one. I also purchased a FlyBarre class, to give it a shot. I started doing yoga, semi-regularly, and lastly, I signed up for 2 long races a half marathon and a 10-miler. I thought a combination of these things would help me achieve the wedding body that a bride wants: toned arms, flat stomach and of course, a healthy look.
Sadly, I was so busy with grad school classes that I hardly trained for either of my long races, and although I completed them, thats pretty much all I got out of signing up for the race. I have only been to one FlyWheel class, and Ive yet to try FlyBarre. I also havent had time for yoga, on top of searching for a new studio due to some changes at the one I had been attending. My running slacked too, I was down to 2-3 miles every other day.
Now that I have graduated, and the countdown is on, I am kicking it into high gear with the working out. Im running daily and promising myself to do fitness classes at least 3 times a week, and yoga too. On days I cant get outside (or to the gym due to work travel), Ive been doing Insanity or other work out DVDs. So Im hoping to achieve my goals well in advance of the wedding, but also considering a personal trainer at the 2 month mark if Im not seeing the results I want.
Tell us on our Facebook page how you reached your wedding fitness goals. Id love to hear what worked for you!
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