The Buff Bride's Handbook: Get in Shape for Your Wedding Day
Combat Stress on Your Terms
A bride-to-be makes an average of 177 decisions during her engagement, according to the Brides.com survey -- so it's no wonder you're feeling a little, um, flighty these days. While it may seem laughable to add another Must to your list right now, scheduling in downtime to stand on your head, hit a matinee, cook something comforting, or nap in your car can change the dynamic of your whole day -- and help keep Bridezilla at bay.
Trainer tip: "Save time by working out at home. Dragging yourself to a gym can be extra tough when you're already overwhelmed." It sure may sound counterintuitive to sweat yourself tired when you're already dragging, but just by completing the workout you'd already scheduled time for (even if you decide to move it to your living room) will give you a sense of accomplishment.
Originally published on FitnessMagazine.com, April 2009.
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