Glen and I are super excited to be exercising together. A few months ago Glen started working out with my personal trainer. So, on Monday mornings, Glen, my mom and I all go to gym together for a training session. As soon as we got engaged, I said to my trainer “Now you have to help us get ready for the wedding!”
The importance of having goals
Glen and I are fairly healthy people. We don’t eat junk food, we get enough sleep and we’re not overweight. Our goal has been to “tone up” but that can feel a little unmeasurable at times. Now that we have a time frame of 7 months (exactly 7 months to go the day! Yay!) we have a specific amount of time in which to achieve our goal of toning up.
Let’s get this straight, we want to look good on our wedding day and in our wedding photos, but most importantly we want to have a healthy lifestyle and we want to continue reaching our fitness goals even after the wedding. Our fitness goals aren’t only about being ready for the wedding but it certainly helps to have a time frame!
When you meet with your trainer for the first time, he/she will ask you a few questions to understand where you’re at and where you hope to be. Glen and I have covered all of that with our trainer already and he has been extremely instrumental in rehabilitating each of us after we have been injured. Glen had a soccer injury and I sprained my ankle quite badly. Having a personal trainer walk this journey with us has been amazing and without him we would still be limping around.
Things your trainer will ask you:
1. What are your expectations? Do you want to lose weight or tone up? Your expectations have to be realistic. With all the stresses that come with planning the wedding, you may not have as much time as you think you do, so be realistic with your fitness goals or you may lose motivation.
2. Is there anything about your lifestyle or eating habits that you know need to be changed to facilitate your training program? This may include unhealthy eating or drinking, not enough sleep or not being active enough. A good trainer can put together a program of exercises for you to do at home to maintain what you do in the gym.
3. How committed can you be? Are you prepared to be disciplined and commit yourself by making some changes over the next few months?
Next week: I am very excited about next week’s blog post! Every little girl’s dream is to wear a beautiful wedding dress! Last week I got to try on some dresses and I’ll be blogging all about how awkward and fun it was as well as give a few tips about how to make the most of your wedding dress experience.
Kelly Jane Mole is an on-the-day wedding co-ordinator that recently got engaged to the man of her dreams. She will be blogging about her wedding planning journey in the hopes that readers will learn something from her triumphs and mistakes. Follow the Illuminate My Event blog to see more!