So, you’ve decided to lose weight for your wedding and get in the best shape of your life! AWESOME! But I want you to take it one step further! How can the healthy habits that you’re developing in your bridal makeover become your life as a wife? Your looming wedding day gives you a heap of motivation but the decision that you’ve made to get fit could SO EASILY transfer over into you being a fit wife for life! The real test lies in what you do after your wedding day so I’m going to share with you some simple ways you can make sure your hard work really lasts!
Begin as You Wish to Continue
When you’re making a healthy lifestyle change, make sure you can sustain it! Don’t eat boiled chicken breast and broccoli every night if you hate it. Find ways to make healthy food tasty! Find fun ways to move your body so you’ll looking forward to your workout, going hiking or playing basketball. If you enjoy it, you won’t have to ‘stick to it’, so make sure you can see yourself doing it in 6 months or 6 years from now when you’re a fit wife for life.
Form Habits, Not To-do Lists
To-do lists are always prioritised and if your workout is on that list, it’s probably gonna go when life gets busy. Try to make healthy living a habit so that you automatically choose the option that’s good for you! Wake up, workout, eat breakfast and then start your day, every day or get used to cooking up leftovers to freeze so when you’re home late from work you’ve got an alternative to take-away.
Celebrate Your Achievements
Recognising how far you’ve come will make you appreciate your hard work. Once you’ve finally got your wedding dress body, VALUE IT! If you’ve learnt to do a push-up, squat your bodyweight or run 10kms, enjoy the feeling of being fit and strong! It’ll make it that much harder to just let it go.
Weigh up the Pros and Cons
After your wedding day what are the benefits and costs of sustaining your healthy lifestyle? You’ve already done the hard work so now’s the time to fully consider your lifestyle choices. Here’s a few questions to get you started:
- What are the benefits of sticking with healthy eating and exercise?
- Who will you be if you sustain this healthy lifestyle?
- What could you attract into your life by staying fit and healthy?
- Can you see/hear/feel the life you’d be living as a fit wife?
- What will you miss about your old lifestyle?
- How will it affect you if you let your healthy bridal makeover habits slide?
- How will you feel if you go back to where you were?
- What’s stopping you from committing to be healthy for life?
- If you do nothing what will happen?
- What will you miss about giving up your healthy lifestyle?
Sit down with a coffee and answer the questions above to see how choosing to be a fit wife for life would impact your life.
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“Before embarking upon (or continuing) a health habit, ask yourself the question, ‘can I see myself doing this in 6 weeks, 6 months or 6 years’ time?’. If the honest answer is no, them don’t start in the first place as you’re setting yourself up for inevitable failure down the track” – Dr George Blair-West.