A couple of days back, one of my colleagues called me and told me about him getting married. No doubt, he was happy yet there was a little concern. Yes, it is almost common with every person getting married – Weight Loss (in general) and Getting Fit (in particular).
This blog is for all those with such concern. I am sure this will help them.
(the blog is split into 02 parts, just for the ease of readers)
Rule # 1: “Plan”
So you are getting married and there is a certain amount of time left. You have to get fit within that period, Right!
Then Plan it out. For example, when I was getting married, I decided to get fit in 60 days and therefore started working out accordingly.
Quite a “common saying”, “if you fail to plan, you are planning to fail” – Therefore – “Plan”. But do it in such a way that the program ends 15 days before your marriage. Why? Wait till the next blog…
Rule # 2: “Make a Goal”
No goal, no motivation and no tracking. Plain and simple. For example, if you say that “I have to lose 20 lbs. of weight in 30 days”, then you have a goal and you have planned to achieve in 30 days. Simple. Be sure that your goals are S.M.A.R.T i-e; specific, measurable, attainable, realistic & time bound.
Need not to elaborate the importance of last two…
Rule # 3: “Bring it On”
Now that you have planned and made your goals, it is time to start training. Time allocation for workout is an important part of planning. Do ‘work’ on it.
While working out, few things to be kept in mind:
– Whatever regime/plan you are following, it MUST bring some results and as per experience, you will begin to see some results by third week. There are a number of plans available on the internet to choose from.
(you can drop a reply if you need a customized plan)
– Follow a diet plan and stick to it.
– Proper hydration and sleep are a MUST. Never avoid them. This means no long hours of chit chat with your would be (he he!, after all you have whole life to do it, trust me, I am married!)
Rule # 4: Tracking
Track your progress. You might see some visual differences while looking at the mirror but numbers will motivate you more. They never lie.
One can take a start with taking chest & waist measurement and further add arms, thighs, calves and glutes.
To be continued….