My DIY Get-in-Shape Plan for Wedding

by Melissa on November 17, 2010

I’ve created an ideal workout schedule for myself to help me look good in a wedding dress in 1+ year (depending on the date we book for our wedding, hopefully next November or so).  I’m currently a size 14-16 right now, and I’m hoping to lose enough weight by March or April so that I can start hitting those size-10 sample dress sales!  Because from what I understand of them, they pretty much all come in size 10’s (and have even read that those size 10’s are much more like size 6.  *sigh*

So, as part of my DIY get-in-shape plan for my date-TBD wedding, I have set a goal to lose nearly 60 pounds.  Back in 2004, I lost 40 pounds on WeightWatchers (and have subsequently put most of it back on because of stupidity and laziness), so I know it’s something I can do again.  In addition to following WeightWatchers once again, I propose the following workout plan for the next year.  I know that this is ambitious, and yes, things will certainly get in the way and change.  But this is the goal.  Something to strive for.

Month

Daytime Workout

Lunchtime Workout

Evening Workout

November 15 – January 1

100 Pushups Workout

Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred (5-6x/week)

January 1 – February 1

100 Pushups Workout

Jillian Michael’s Boost Metabolism Banish Fat (3x/week)

Yoga for Weight Loss (2-3x/week)

February 1 – March 1

100 Pushups Workout

Jillian Michael’s Shred it with Weights (3x/week)

Yoga for Weight Loss (2-3x/week)

March 1 – April 1

100 Pushups Workout

Jillian Michael’s No More Trouble Zones (3x/week)

Jillian Michael’s Yoga Meltdown (2-3x/week)

April 1 – May 1

P90x

May 1 – June 1

10 Minute Abs

Walk/Lunchtime Yoga or Pilates

P90x

June 1 – July 1

10 Minute Abs

Walk/Lunchtime Yoga or Pilates

P90x

July 1 – August 1

10 Minute Abs

Walk/Lunchtime Yoga or Pilates

Insanity

August 1 – September 1

10 Minute Pilates Workout?

Insanity

September 1 – October 1

10 Minute Pilates Workout?

Personal Trainer? P90x?  Wedding Dance Lessons?

October 1 – Wedding Day!

Six Week Six Pack

100 Pushups Workout

Personal Trainer?  P90x?  Wedding Dance Lessons?

So here’s the deal, I have already done most of these workouts, with the exception of Insanity and the Yoga DVDs, so I know what I’m in for.  I even did about two weeks of P90x.  I quit out of laziness.  I must say though, the Jillian Michaels’ DVDs really prepared me for P90x.  The hardest types of workouts I struggle with, no joke, is yoga.  Totally kicks my ass.  I have really weak arm muscles and it just hurts to hold those poses for so long!

My lunchtime workouts are very simple and basic.  The Pushups workouts I’ll just do right in my office and in my regular office clothes.  On days when it’s not sweltering or freezing cold, I can also take a walk around the city.

I’ll be back each Wednesday to update you on my workouts, including weight lost, calories burned, and challenges and successes!

So what about you all?  What did you do to get in shape for your wedding?

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