It’s your wedding day. Everyone will be staring you down. Did we mention that people will also be taking pictures of you and your gown from every angle? And since it’s the digital age, those pictures could be around forever. Yeah, there is plenty of pressure to look fabulous.
As a bride-to-be, I get it. And I’m here to help. A few basics:
• There is no proven way to target fat loss in a particular part of your body. It is possible to aesthetically improve those areas by targeting the muscles under it the fat (and experiencing overall weigh loss through cardio).
• Unfortunately, weight loss affects everyone differently (which is why it’s seemingly impossible to target fat loss in a particular area). Doing hours of cardio may immediately slim down your bust line (nooo!) and leave your thighs chunky for weeks. Your bridesmaid may immediately loose inches around her thighs, maintain her breast and lose arm flab. The best way to workout in groups is to avoid comparing yourself to others.
• Do your research! Don’t submit to the latest weight loss pill or buy the newest body sculpting machine. Research and compare reviews for different products.
• Set goals. Be patient. Be consistent!
Ready to get started? Determine the silhouette of the dress you want and work out to sculpt your body accordingly. We’ve found videos to help! Many of these don’t require fitness machines and can be done in your Atlanta apartment.
Ball Gown: The lower part of your body will be completely obscured, so you can target your upper body. Focus on your core–abs, back, and obliques–as well as your arms and shoulders.
Mermaid, Fit n’ Flare, and Trumpet: Brave, aren’t you? Not a single inch of your body can hide in dresses like these. The ideal body type for these dresses is shaped like a classic Coca-Cola bottle (lucky broads). If you don’t naturally have this body type, you can still rock the gowns. Invest in a padded, push-up bra to enhance the bust line. (Toning your chest will just cause your boobs to shrink, and that’s bad.) When toning, focus on your hips, thighs, and buttocks.
Sheath Dress: This is a hard silhouette to pull off, and tends to work best with waif-like figures. A healthy dose of cardio will help to keep the lumps off. When complemented with a gentle total body tone, you’ll look excellent when you walk down the aisle.
You’re already beautiful (your fiance thinks so, too) so why not look like a freakin’ swimsuit model as well?