If you have a dog, make a habit of walking your dog together, every day. If you don’t have a dog, make the most of the great outdoors and spending time walking and talking (about your wedding). If you don’t have time to walk together during the week, make a plan to walk together every weekend. Walk around a park, walk to a town, walk in the woods, walk along a beach – there are dozens of places to walk as a couple ahead of your big day.
Changing the way you eat can have a huge impact on your health. Why not start preparing healthy meals together. Food shop together and prepare your meals as a couple. It may not be a physical activity, but eating right and working as a team to prepare fun and healthy meals could contribute towards both of you getting fitter ahead of your big day. If you don’t have time to cook together every night, choose a night or two a week that you dedicate to cooking delicious, healthy meals together. Or, cook for each other – take it in turns to see who can prepare the tastiest meal with the lowest calories.
Juicers, NutriBullets and Juice diets have become a major trend in recent years. If you don’t own a blender or juicer, it could be your next best purchase. Cleanse your bodies with refreshing smoothies, but having fun making them as a couple along the way.
Have competitions to see who can make the tastiest smoothie every Saturday morning, or make exciting smoothie/juice drinks for each other. Not only will you be packing the fruit in, but you’ll probably enjoy it so much that drinking homemade smoothies may even become a life-long habit.
Play Squash or Tennis
Even if you’re no good, squash and/or tennis is a sport that you can become great at. Most local fitness centers should have a squash court – and there are plenty of tennis clubs around. Learn to play as a couple -challenge each other, help each other and reward each other at the end of a great match. Squash or tennis can be a fantastic activity to play together and either game can be played whenever a court is available for you.
Top Tip for the bride: If you plan on losing weight, book a wedding dress fitting appointment around a month before your wedding, giving a seamstress enough time to make any last-minute alterations if necessary.