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Wedding / Health Planner Version 1.0 for the night before your big day. The 7 healthiest things to do.

Take a deep breath and enjoy the next 48 hours that you have been dreaming of and preparing for over the last year. Here are the  7 healthiest things to do the night before, starting in the late afternoon or early evening:

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Wedding / Health Planner Version 1.0 for 1-2 weeks out. 10 healthy things to do as much as possible.

Do as many of these things as possible, as much as possible, within the 14 day period leading up to your wedding day to set yourself up for looking and feeling your best.
If you don’t put off planning for this, and if you have accomplished everything else on your regular wedding planning check list, you can easily make time for these 10 healthy things.

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Grocery shop when you are hungry and you will make the best choices. (Did you read that right?) Yes!

The very first thing in our Wedding / Health Planner Series for 9-12 months out says this:
1. Every time you grocery shop from this day forward, shop the produce first and buy every color of the rainbow, every time. The health benefits are amazing. Notice these colors from nature, who knows, they may inspire your wedding colors!

Grocery shop when you are hungry?

Yes! Let’s look at a unique way to approach this shopping trip as a lifestyle.

Studies show, and the experts say, that you should not go grocery shopping when you are hungry. You are more apt to over purchase, not stick to your budget, and give into cravings, making less than healthy food choices. The given solutions – shop when you are not hungry, stressed, or with children.

We are going to offer another point of view, and something you might want to experiment with. Try shopping when you are hungry, and better yet, soon after a workout. This will help some of you make your best choices, and here is why.

I don’t know about you but when I am full, or not hungry, purchasing fruits and vegetables can sometimes be uninspiring, even for someone who loves fruits and veggies. When hungry, especially after a workout when the last thing I want to do is undo all of my hard work at the gym, spending time in the produce section is easy. It is easier to crave those vibrant foods.

2 Rules for shopping when you are hungry.

  1. Enjoy splurging and indulging on purchases in the produce section. Go for it, try new things, get your favorites, buy the rainbow, and stock up on specials. (But it has to be produce, not candy that the store has thrown into that department.)
  2. You can’t go into the other parts of the store without a list. Toilet paper, brown rice, birthday card – done.

If you have to shop with your kids, make them an active participant in picking out the fruits and veggies. Then if they are old enough, send them to get some of the other items on the list while you wrap up in produce.

Now you are in the car and starving right? So to prevent any low blood sugar decisions from happening like stopping at a drive through, make sure you have picked out something in produce that can be eaten right away like prewashed carrots, snap peas, or jicama. Set them aside so they don’t get packed at the bottom of the bag.

Let us know if you do this or try this, and how it works for you in the comments below.

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Wedding / Health Planner – Version 1.2 for 9-12 months out. Get healthier, more fit, and less stressed.

15 things you should be sure to do 9-12 months from your wedding date to make sure you are as healthy and happy as possible. Copy paste these into your to-do list or planner. Most on-line wedding planners and calendars have a place for you to insert added to-do beyond what they recommend.

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Wedding / Health Planner Version 1.0 for 6-8 weeks out. Goal: Start married life as healthy as possible.

If you have not made a commitment to regular exercise, now is the time to say “I Do” to a personal trainer. This person will keep you on track with regular workouts over the next 6-8 weeks.

In addition you and your fiancé may want to also commit to a membership to a local fitness facility, so you can go together now, and get right back to it when you return from your honeymoon.

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Wedding / Health Planner Version 1.0 For 2-3 months out. Resources for your to-do’s for healthy I-Do’s

Choosing accessories no matter what your style, don’t rule out natural stones, crystals, metals and gems. Go glam with crystals, high fashion with metals, and natural with stones. Each element can bring additional meaning and energy to your wedding. These themes can be carried over onto the bridesmaids and into your décor.

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Wedding / Health Planner Version 1.1 for 4-5 months out. Supplements, Honeymoon, Dance Workout?

Make sure you are taking your supplements consistently, this is like wedding insurance or health insurance. It is going to give you the best chance for your best health and energy on your big day right on to the honeymoon!

Speaking of honeymoon, time to book those travel plans! If you are not sure what you want to do, our suggestion is to keep your “best health” theme going! Book to a spa that focuses on wellness – hiking, yoga, clean food, natural body treatments etc. This will be a welcome retreat and rejuvenator allowing you to come back refreshed, renewed, and still feeling and looking your best. What a great way to officially start your healthy life together!

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Wedding / Health Planner Version 1.0 for 4-5 months out. Assess where you are & what is left to do.

At 4-5 months out you are coasting. This is time to catch your breath and catch up on any of the to-do’s that should be routine by now.

Make sure you are taking your supplements consistently, this is like wedding insurance or health insurance. It is going to give you the best chance for your best health and energy on your big day.

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Wedding / Health Planner – Version 1.0 for 6-8 months out. Get healthier, more fit, and less stressed.

Check in with each of your bridesmaids, not only on dresses and other details, but take a moment to get personal. How is their health? Show them some love. Taking the time to ask about what is going on in their world will really be appreciated. If they have not joined you on your health and fitness journey yet, invite them to come along encouraging them that it is never too late. They want to look good in your wedding too. But if they are resisting, don’t push too hard, this will just end up causing more stress for you.

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