Weddings are stressful. And everyone knows that stress leads to weight gain. Not only do to hormones going crazy and cortisol levels, but the very fact that people stress eat and seek comfort when going through a lot. Eating in excess is the biggest reason for weight gain, and who wants to put on an extra 20 pounds right before trying to fit into their wedding dress or tuxedo? Many people actually put off getting married because they don’t want to wear a dress being overweight. I know one woman who has been saying “wait” to her boyfriend for 5 years because she wants to look amazing in her wedding dress and just can’t seem to shed that extra 30 pounds she has put on over the years due to stress eating and other life issues.
That is why one woman decided to create a blog that is targeted towards women wanting to get in shape and lose weight before their big day. The website is called Bride of Steel and teaches women how to lose weight in a sensible way before a big event. The blog focuses on the journeys of three different women trying to lose weight in 2016. One of the women whose journey is being documented on the blog is following a new workout routine called Country Heat – a dance workout program that uses country music as a background to follow awesome dance moves and make exercise not a chore, and more a pleasure. Most people give up on their weight loss goals because they don’t enjoy working out or eating healthy. I mean, who would rather eat a boring salad when there is a cheeseburger available? But this program teaches both men and women that healthy eating is not about deprivation nor starvation. It is about balance. When you eat healthy, and make sensible choices, you can indulge once in awhile without worrying that you will gain all your weight back.
A wedding day should be special and make you feel good. Why not start eating healthy and following an exercise program you genuinely love so you can begin to shape the body you’ve always dreamed of having and be proud of both for yourself and your new partner. Once you get married, things already get tough as pressure hits for finances, having children and saving for retirement. Starting off on the right foot is crucial. Weight loss can set you on the right track to live a long and happy life – one that is focused around being healthy, fit and able to enjoy life as a couple together.