Bridal Bootcamp Arms & The Princess DIET!
|With the recent Royal Wedding of Prince William & Catherine Middleton in the news, today's modern bride (and most women, too) have become focused on the importance of not only the dress, but, also the accessories that you don't "put on" ( on the big day )(or any day): Your body, your posture, your defined abs, your inner glow, your inner strength, your confidence, your healthy lifestyle, energy... and, this is the short list. Princess Kate certainly has it and it is no secret that she is fit and has a healthy regimen to balance her busy life and new princess demands.|
RUNNING down the aisle!
To burn fat and ensure a body fit for a princess, vary the speed of your workout. Running at a high intensity for three minutes and a moderate intensity for five will create an interval challenge. When you vary your speed you change the momentum of your training. Similar to using more gas for local(stop and go driving) versus cruise control interval workouts support efficient fat loss.
ROWING for the core and more!
For toned arms, rowing is a great option. If you watched the Facebook movie you got great insight into the intense training of a crew team. I am not suggesting you join crew, but, you can mimic the upper body movements with light weights or use a rowing machine at your gym. A 30-minute rowing session can burn 300 calories.
Did you ever think of adding free weights to your bridal registry? Well, don't be surprised! At my fitness center, bridal bootcamp sessions, weight loss counseling and the purchase of free weights are all on the bride's wish list. Adding weights to a cardio routine will help with muscle definition and sculpting, because engaging more muscles at the same time will assist in raising your metabolic rate and getting into your proper target heart rate zone for efficient fat burning.
The Honeymoon secret-don't forget to pack you ISO-Towel
When you travel the perfect workout only requires a towel. Whether you are in your hotel room, at the beach anytime anywhere-the ISO-Towel series target all major muscles, uses isometric intensity and is a fun shortcut session when your new hubby wants to head off to an early beach, hiking or sailing excursion!
Push-ups, squats & lunges- using an exercise band
Using an exercise band wrapped across your back while holding each end in your hand, band combo with squats and lunges will save you time when you are going for fittings and doing all the extra bride errands. For best results, repeat each move 10 to 15 times. Repeat for two to three sets.
The best bride meditation - YOGA
To balance all the strength training & cardio workouts, try adding yoga on alternate days to keep your muscles sleek and your inner calm balanced. We have all heard about stressed out "bridezillas" and we do not want to experience those symptoms. So the best way to prevent stress in breathing, yoga and light meditation.
Try this meditation: Close your eyes and be still, take a deep breath and count down from 100. Then relax every part of your body and escape to a beach or your favorite spa escape. Now visualize your arms, body, etc., in the dress, now dancing and smiling. Take a deep breath, relax and be still. That's it! You did it! Now try your own version.
Cross training is not only on the workout floor in a formal sense. Try to keep active with your fiancé by creating very active weekends. Princess Kate has been sited with Prince William skiing, running and riding, which strengthens both upper & lower body and is an optimal way to use calories!
Congratulations to the royal couple and to Kate for the inspiration to brides and all women!