As the wedding day approaches (less than 4 months away!), my fiancé and I have found ourselves thinking of all the things we want to learn and do prior to becoming Mr. and Mrs. We’ve narrowed it down to 4 personal goals to prepare ourselves for the big day:
1. Get in shape. But first, a disclaimer: DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT crash diet! I’ve heard from dozens of women who chose to “diet” weeks before their big day. They juiced their way to the altar and some even cut back on meals. I am no health expert but one thing we can all agree on is that crash dieting is one of the worst ideas! Those who chose this route did in fact drop down to their desired weight on their wedding day, but a few months (if not weeks!) after, they regained all the weight they lost and more! Our plan is to get in shape by:
- Doing fun activities: I hate going to the gym alone. Plus, who wants to pay for a gym membership? My solution to exercise: just have fun! My fiancé and I recently got back into rollerblading, tennis, and basketball. We’ve been having a blast, AND getting in lots of cardio at the same time!
- Eating healthy: Motivate each other to have healthier eating habits. You will most likely eat with your future spouse on a daily basis, so begin developing healthier eating habits together.
- Drinking lots of water: Water is the healthiest drink on earth! Since before our engagement, we opted for water at restaurants instead of carbonated drinks. The best part about it is water has zero calories! I can honestly say my abs feel flatter since.
2. Take extra care of your skin, hair, and nails. I admit, this is an area I am currently working in! My face began to breakout days after my engagement probably due to minor stress here and there. So, I’ve developed a daily routine to clear my skin before our engagement photo session.
3. Learn how to cook your fiancé’s favorite foods. This is the only tip I have yet to find in any wedding blog out there! Personally, I’m striving to be the best wife I can be, and like the old saying goes, “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach!” Why not learn to cook his favorite foods? I’m already starting to take lessons from both of our parents.
4. Always maintain a positive attitude! The harsh reality is that wedding planning can be stressful. Take the time to breathe and never take out your frustration on your fiancé. Instead, communicate your feelings to one another and try to find a solution to whatever is causing stress. We’ve learned to only speak words of love and words that will edify one another. Whenever we feel overwhelmed, we hold our composure and are very careful with our words. Remember to focus on the big picture: the beginning of forever with the one you love!