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Maintain Your Weight After the Big Event

Did you get extra fit to look stunning in your gown? Or maybe you worked out extra hard to be the hottest bridesmaid wearing the ugliest dress? Maybe the big event you were losing weight for was your 10 year or 20 year high school reunion. Now that the event is over, how do you stay motivated to maintain all those glorious changes?

Here are a few ideas:

  • Get Competitive: If you are goal oriented or need an event to get you moving, sign up for a race. If you have been running for exercise pick an upcoming race in your area and enter the fray. Active.com is a great way to find races in your area.
  • Mix it Up: Try new forms of exercise. Experiment with different classes like: cardio kickboxing, Body Pump, or Punk Rope.
  • Exercise with Your Husband: Turn your new husband into you fitness buddy with these ideas on how to get physical with your man.
  • Find an Exercise Buddy: If working out is your refuge and you don't want to share those moments with your man, find a different exercise partner like a friend, neighbor or co-worker. Make a standing date with your buddy and don't stand your buddy up.

If the reason you are not motivated to workout is that you're feeling a little blue after your big event, then you need to read Dear's post on combating post wedding blues.

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sweetrenee sweetrenee 8 years
I've got to tell you about the best-kept secret for brides who want to shine when it's time to walk down the aisle!!! Wedding Shape is helping me look and feel fab every day. I was never a big fan of the gym but the easy-to-follow eating and workout advice is giving me the body that I always wanted. Not sure if it's available in stores... my mom gave me a copy of the WeddingShape book when I got engaged a few months ago. Just google WeddingShape to view the site:)
gingereg gingereg 8 years
BodyPump!! AGH-LOVED IT!! I just moved to a new city where there is literally one gym, and no BodyPump. It was by far the best class I have EVER taken...and I'm not a "class" person. I'm also very NOT-coordinated (step classes and are out of the question) but that didn't really matter with BodyPump. HIGHLY recommended...even (or especially) if you're new to weight lifting. Miss it so much : (
hmweis1 hmweis1 8 years
I don't know if it was because I didn't have to worry about fitting in my dress anymore or if I was just getting too comfy with the new hubby, but I gained about 15 pounds after my wedding. I had to work really hard to get it off, so if you can help it don't let yourself relax your diet/exercise routine after your wedding. You'll just have to work harder later.
hepsmom hepsmom 8 years
Sidebar, but BodyPump has CHANGED MY LIFE. I cannot recommend it highly enough. I hate group exercise, or make that HATED until BodyPump! It is so easy to make it the level you need and the music is always great. It has helped me change my body. It is truly amazing.
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