Sweating for the Wedding: 3-Week Bridal Bootcamp

It’s officially wedding season! Three extended members of the BurnAlong family are getting married this summer, and needless to say, we’ve been taking our workouts a little more seriously around here. Whether you’re a bride-to-be, member of the bridal party, or a guest attending a wedding this summer, chances are you want to look good on the big day.

If you’re trying drop a few extra pounds, look more toned – or both – we’ve put together a three-week pre-wedding workout plan to get you in shape for the summer wedding season! But we didn’t stop there. We also have some great recommendations on a healthy, balanced diet and what to wear on the big day. 

Getting in shape: The 3-week Summer Bridal Bootcamp Workout Plan

This 3-week plan is packed full of workouts that will strengthen and tone your entire body. We’ve included a mix of barre-style workouts that focus on small, isometric exercises to help you build long, lean muscles, as well as cardio-based workouts that will help you burn calories and shed inches off your hips and waist. There are also some yoga classes to help you chill out and relax from the stress of wedding planning, and targeted workouts that tone your arms, abs, and hips. Whatever you’re looking to achieve, it’s here in this 3-week guide. And if you’re looking for a longer-term plan, you can always wash, rinse, repeat this guide over and over until the big day has arrived! 

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Eating right: Easy ways to eat healthier

The only way you’ll truly get the results you want to achieve is by combining exercise with a healthy diet. But it isn’t always easy to make smart, healthy choices when you’re bogged down with work, wedding planning, and other commitments. Not to mention the internet is full of confusing crash diets and fads, making it harder to know who to trust. Thankfully there are so many credible nutritional resources available to help you live a healthier life. If you’re interested in learning more about nutrition, BurnAlong’s own Rachel Engelhart is a certified nutritionist who has a series of quick educational videos on meal prepping, planning and diet do’s and don’ts. For those of you with limited time, there are also a number of amazing meal delivery services – like Blue Apron, Purple Carrot, Terra’s Kitchen, Hello Fresh, and Sun Basket – that deliver fresh, healthy ingredients and recipes to your door so you can cook a healthy meal in under 30 minutes. If you like to be a little more hands-on with your meal planning, our friends at DinnerTime offer recipes complete with grocery store shopping lists to make cooking a delicious and low-calorie meal easier!

What to wear: Our go-to guide to help you look your best

There’s nothing worse than showing up to a wedding underdressed, overdressed or looking like a bridesmaid. If you’re racking your brain trying to figure out what to wear to an outdoor summer wedding, you’re not alone. “The rise of incredibly extravagant weddings has recently been met by a new competitor – the backyard wedding. This more simple type of wedding can still be formal, but it is definitely a more relaxed dress code than a traditional wedding,” says Judah Estreicher, founder of JBD Clothiers and men’s fashion contributor for Baltimore Business Journal. “A little less formal dress code gives you a little more room to show personality in what you wear,” he continues. To get tips on how to style your look for your upcoming wedding, check out Judah’s Baltimore Business Journal column, “What should I wear to this wedding.”

There you have it, folks! The first in many BurnAlong guides to help you get in shape and feel strong and confident. Comments? Ideas? Feedback? Drop us a line in the comment box below and tag us in your wedding planning progress pictures on Twitter (@burnalong) and Instagram (@goburnalong).

 

 

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