Prepping and planning for the wedding so far has been pretty crazy.
Working as much as I do, I often let my health and diet take a backseat. When I have a high work load and a high stress load I definitely tend to put on the kilos.
That said because planning the wedding and running a business seems to have made me double the frazzled and I am really wanting to be feeling my absolute best before THE BIG DAY so I’ve taken charge to make sure I’m on the right path.
THE DAILY WALK
Walking daily gets you up and moving. A fasted walk (not eating before) is the best way to get your body burning fats. It’s also a great way to get your blood flowing, your digestion moving and your heart rate up.
Walking is not only great for physical fitness it’s also amazing for meditation and reflection. Walking without headphones and just taking the time for yourself to open yourself up is a really beautiful way to start your day.
If quiet isn’t your thing or you’re wanting to have a productive walk (sometimes you just have to double down on that productivity!) I have a huge love of learning and I love listening to podcasts whilst walking. A few of my favs are The Toni Robbins Podcast, The Goal Digger - Jenna Kutcher, anything Amy Porterfield and The High Low.
For the last 5 or so years I have predominately aimed for a “Clean Eating” diet. Basically put a clean eating diet has little to no processed foods. Pretty much everything on your shopping list should come from the fruit market and butcher. I still visit Coles or Woollies for anything cleaning/hygiene/stuff related and I buy canned items but mostly just wholefoods and fresh produce.
For the past 3+ years I have exercised ultimate productivity by doing Meal-Prep every fortnight. Its super cost efficient and means that when I’m working long hours I am still ensuring I am eating enough. Which I most definitely struggle with the whole “Enough”. My body tends to lean towards the fight or flight mode on the regular. With the high pressure of deadlines and being a workaholic this pushes my cortisol up (stress hormone) and this tends to show around the waistline! My body requires a lot of fuel and when I don’t give it enough my body grasps and holds tight to everything I put in it. When I fuel my body with all the right foods and nutrition the KG’s seem to just melt away – I’m still overcoming the whole thought that more food equals lose weight, but I’m getting there - and my energy levels are amazing. So food prepping allows me to make sure I’m getting everything I need to be the best me.
Enter the most amazing gift of god – Five Point Four Meals!
With the cost I was putting down for groceries plus the time it takes to cook and box everything (which all ended up tasting rather bland anyway!) there was another way more efficient (Win!) way to fuel my #Girlboss days and get me to #BabetownBod that I dream of. Instead of slaving at the kitchen once a fortnight to make my ideal meals for the week I did some research and found this amazing food service. The meals are clean (Win!), there is so much variation and the foods are so delicious!
My mouth literally waters when I smell these meals in the microwave and the convenience alone is the biggest win of all. Delivered to my door weekly and so delish! #BabetownBod here I come!
FITNESS – Personal Training
My amazing partner is a Personal Trainer and there are some awesome benefits of that but I truly wanted to knuckle down and be pushed and commited to working my hardest to look fab for the big day, so I called THE BEST trainers I know to get me to the alter! B2N – Before 2 Now who offer 3 month “Bridal Transformations” in a 12 week bootcamp course. I commenced a 12 week challenge 3 months out from the wedding and with only 3 weeks to go I am feeling super fit and healthy. I am excited to double down and get these next 3 weeks my all and be looking super hawt in my gown!
I do find that with so much going on my fitness tends to go to the back of my mind and the bottom of my (never ending) To-Do List. These girls have kept me accountable every step of the way with regular check ins on my walks and food as well as just offering lots of amazing knowledge, guidance and an amazing community of women to work out with in the group fitness sessions too.
CHECK OUT B2N HERE
MIND & SOUL
One of my biggest saviours for my never-ending running mind is Yoga! I absolutely love taking the time to zone out and really feel what my body is saying. It also helps I have a major girl crush on my teacher Gee. I followed Gee from a Gym she use to teach at in Burleigh (Gold Coast) to her private classes on Park Ave. She has totally transformed my life and her love and passion for yoga makes me love it even more, the moment I step into practice I instantly feel at ease. Gee is my yoga-unicorn! I would love to see you in a class! You can check out her class times via her insta HERE
With only 3 weeks left till the wedding I really want to focus on training, feeling strong, fit and healthy. Continuing to look after myself physically and mentally during these last few months of wedding planning is high on my priority list! Cant wait to share all my results!