Tone It Up Bridal Workout Plan

Written by on June 12, 2014 in Fitness & Health, Lifestyle - 8 Comments
Tone It Up Bridal Workout Plan

Every bride wants to look her best for the big day, but with all the planning, appointments and balancing of life’s daily demands, it can be difficult to fit in exercise and a balanced meal! That’s why we’re bringing in the Tone It Up Girls! They’ve put together a simple and easy-to-follow three-month plan to keep you on track and help you to look and feel your best! Consider Karena & Katrina your personal pre-wedding trainers!

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  • 3 Months Before The Big Day

    1. Stick to your workouts! Set your alarm at least 4 times a week to get a morning workout in. Make sure to sweat and tone everyday!
    2. Aim for 200 miles of walking, jogging, running, stair mill, elliptical, cycling or swimming by your wedding day! That’s an average of 2.2 miles/day. If cycling, divide your miles by 3. (If you’re cycling 12 miles, log 4 miles toward your 200-mile goal).
    3. Take 5 minutes every morning to journal and set your intentions for the day.
    4. Cut out all fake sugars! Say goodbye to chemicals that cause you to hold on to stubborn fat cells.
    5. Get clean and focus on your nutrition. Carbs are vital — but cut out processed carbs (crackers, chips, white breads, sugary cereals, white pasta). Stick to sweet potato, quinoa, brown rice, whole-wheat wraps, oatmeal and whole-grain cereals.
    6. Keep it natural! Kick out candy, diet soda, unnatural flavored waters, Splenda packets, boxed diet foods, sweetened yogurt and sugar-free coffee creamers. Sub in coconut water, kombucha and Sugar in the Raw.
    7. Plan everything ahead — including your meals! Don’t forget to eat.
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  • 2 Months Before The Big Day

    1. Fit in at least 4 workouts per week that consist of 30 minutes of cardio, plus 4 of our toning sessions found in our Bridal Edition.
    2. Stay hydrated! With only 8 weeks to go, make sure you’re getting in half your body weight in ounces of water per day. (150 pounds = 75 ounces of water per day).
    3. Journal your nutrition — jot it down in your iPhone notepad or calendar. Keep your diet full of fruits in the morning and greens in the afternoon.
    4. Time for shots! Healthy ones, of course. Make a batch ahead of time to use throughout the week. Recipes can be found in our Bridal Edition.

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  • 1 Month Before The Big Day

    1. Incorporate 3 cups of greens per day. This will help to cleanse you and get your skin in tip-top condition.
    2. Treat your workouts like appointments. You wouldn’t skip your cake tasting or dress fitting! Schedule your workouts in advance, commit to them and get them done.
    3. Between all of your to-do’s, squeeze in smoothies or juices with spinach or kale. You can replace 1 meal and 1 or 2 snacks a day with a smoothie or juice.
    4. Craving sweet treats at night? It’s tea time! Drink tea to help cleanse your body and curb those cravings.

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  • 1 Week Before The Big Day

    1. Add lemon to your tea to burn extra fat.
    2. Sweat it out for an hour each day (even if it’s a long walk!).
    3. Keep all meals after 2 p.m. lean and green.

    Image: Nike

  • Kelsey M.

    Great advice and I love that y’all made a point to list splenda as a thing to cut out! I’m a sugar in the raw person all the way.

  • Tatiana

    I have been following the Tone It Up plan from K&K for a few months now and I already dropped 15lbs. I absolutely love their meal plans and exercising routines. For the first time in my life I can see definition on my arms!

  • Christine

    I think this is sickening and demeaning towards women and marriage. As if a wedding was a beauty pageant, not a day where you vow to love someone in sickness and in health till death do you part! This whole idea that women need to look their “best” and be in the “best shape of their life” on their wedding day is destructive. Perfecting your body shouldn’t be the main focus before your wedding. Maybe post something a little more meaningful about how to prepare for MARRIAGE, not how to look good for one day. Also, I have found there is little pressure for men to be in “the best shape of their life” on their wedding day, but for some reason there is this need that women have to be. As someone getting married in two months, I want to be ME when I walk down the isle and vow to love my husband through everything that life throws at us. I don’t want to be some dolled up, and thinned out version of myself. I think the commercialization of weddings needs to chill out, especially when it involves the bodies of brides. Women are under enough pressure in this society to be perfect, I just hope women don’t feel that pressure from their future spouses.

    • http://www.asequinloveaffair.com/ Shira

      Thank you for this comment Christine. I love Glitter Guide but I’d love for it to be a place where it empowers women rather than be yet another place to perpetuate our sick culture that is obsessed with thinness. This isn’t an article about health and balance, it’s an article on how to lose weight before your wedding because obviously (sarcasm here) you can only be a beautiful bride if you’re thin.

      http://asequinloveaffair.com

    • GTFO :-)

      Christine: Overall, I completely agree with you. The focus of weddings for many women is all wrong. Some of my friends got so skinny, I didn’t even recognize them, and they were not healthy. But I didn’t get that from this article. I think for the most part, we all go in and out of being a little bit more fit and a little bit less fit. I don’t think there is anything wrong with striving to be the fittest, happiest, healthiest version of yourself on your wedding day. I think that contributes to the happiness of the day because you feel secure and confidant. Just like putting on makeup and doing anything else girly that makes the woman HAPPY along with her groom, I think that’s nice and nothing negative. It’s when it feels forced and comes from competitiveness and insecurity (and the bull shit wedding industry making women think things need to be a certain way and cost a certain amount of money to be good) that it’s gross. Like starving oneself to be thin for the big day. This article is just suggestions from two health and fitness women who don’t advocate for crash diets. (I think those women are really annoying, but one thing they don’t do is push unhealthy diets and exercise.) I totally get what you’re saying, but I think this article was the wrong place to direct it maybe. Just my thought. And yes, the wedding is absolutely about the commitment to your husband for the rest of your life, not some perfectionist Bridezilla crap.

  • http://www.inspiredbythis.com/ Inspired by This Blog

    We love how Karena and Katrina always promote healthy, clean living and not crash dieting or anything crazy like that! A healthy bride is a happy one :)

  • http://www.girlmeetsmarket.com/ Leah

    Great tips – thx!

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  • fashion_guru

    Great advice, definitely some tips i’ll follow when my big day comes around!!

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