Whether your idea of the best honeymoon destination is along a remote beach or hiking through the mountains, the time to get physically ready is now. In addition to having that swimsuit physique everyone desires, you also need to be healthy on the inside. You'll need the stamina to get through the wedding itself and then on to an exciting getaway. Here are a few tips to consider when you're ready to get serious about getting healthy.
Skip the Fads
Fad diets and exercise plans come and go quickly for a reason. They just don't deliver the long-term results you need to get and stay healthy. These are popular for a short time because they promise instant results. While some can show an initial improvement, they often prescribe a routine or regimen that people can't maintain for long periods of time. When they stop the routine, the results don't last. Cleanses are a good example. They might rid your body of built-up toxins and waste, but as soon as you stop doing the cleanse (which should be soon after starting one) your body goes right back to where it was. If given a choice between detox tea and regular workouts, the workouts are a better bet for meeting your goals.
What you want to avoid is anything too drastic when it comes to an eating plan, especially if you're looking to make a lifelong change in your habits. Starvation diets are not nutritionally sound and can damage your body by depriving it of needed nutrients. Instead, look for a sensible diet that calls for a variety of foods in moderation. These are much easier to stick to over time.
A plan that contains good options for breakfast, like cereals made with whole grains and seeds, can help jumpstart your day. Plan your largest meal earlier in the day, like lunch or an early dinner. This meal should contain a good source of protein as well as healthy carbs and lots of veggies. A smaller meal later in the day, a few healthy snacks and you won't even know you are cutting calories.
Regular workouts, as noted above, are a much better choice than fads and "get-slim-quick" schemes. Look for ones that offer a varied routine that work different parts of your body. Combined with aerobic exercises, you'll get a better well-rounded workout. Don't forget to honor your rest days too! These let your muscles recover and get ready for the next day's challenge.
It doesn't matter when or where you go for your honeymoon as long as it makes you both happy. Getting healthy is something that benefits you for longer than a two-week vacation. It can last a lifetime. Remember to be smart about it and skip the quick fixes. Start early and take your time. Your health is worth it.
Please Note: As with any diet or exercise plan, please consult a medical professional to make sure you don't have some physical limitations to take into consideration.