And keep you looking great for the walk down the aisle.
Getting married in a destination location brings about all sorts of different logistical things to consider. How will your guests get there, where will you stay, how do you get your workout done while there? These are all questions I find myself asking since I will be getting married in a destination wedding in a little under 2 months. While I know how my guests will get there and where everyone will be staying (thanks Airbnb!), the one part of this event I am still planning is my workouts.
Destination workouts and destination workouts during the time of your wedding are not the same thing. During the days leading up to your wedding, the one thing you want to be aware of as the bride is to not do anything that will injure, scar, bruise, or break anything. As the bride, you also don’t want to be sore walking down the aisle either. So what’s a bride to do?
So far, my destination wedding workouts will consist of light running, some easy weight training, walking, yoga and perhaps swimming. These are all great ways to help keep any anxiety from the stress of the event at bay, work up a sweat, hopefully not make you sore and keep you looking great for the walk down the aisle.
Be careful not to roll an ankle, trip or fall. Don’t do anything you’ve never done before and make sure you are wearing proper running shoes. If you normally run outdoors, consider running inside on the treadmill just to prevent any pesky falls on a trail or sidewalk. Keep it to 30 mins or less also, just so your joints aren’t too sore from a 5 mile run.
Here you want to do high reps with low weight. Also be careful not to chip any nails so your manicure isn’t affected. Lastly, be careful not to drop any weights on your foot or any other body parts. This is not the time to try anything new since you don’t know how it will affect your body.
This is a great choice. You can do a nice brisk walk on the treadmill at an incline to work up a good sweat. Try to do 25-30 min.
There are so many types of yoga. Try a low impact yoga that will help to stretch and relax you. Some yoga can leave you sore for days after so make sure to choose wisely here.
This is another great choice that doesn’t put too much pressure on the body and will give you an amazing workout. Just make sure to swim in a controlled environment like a pool as opposed to an ocean where the conditions can get rough, you could get stung by a jellyfish, or skin your foot on a rock.
With a little bit of care and some planning you can still get in a great workout during your destination that won’t hurt you, make you sore, leave you with bruises and makes you glow from all of the endorphins you’ll get.
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