wedding fitness

Four Fit Ways to Start Your Wedding Day

It's almost been a year since my wedding day, which is very hard to believe! Thinking back, there are few things I would change, but I do remember the craziness that ensued that morning with hair, makeup, and the fuss of the bridesmaids and family gathering around! It was a lovely morning but to be honest, I didn't put too much thought into how it'd go. I knew there was a timeline to keep, but I didn't do anything for my health! For my sanity! Here are some ideas for ways you can start your day with a little more intention:


1. Drink Water: I always want coffee first thing in the morning, but know what's better? Water! And if you need to de-bloat (from rehearsal dinner fun, maybe?!) you should try this Chia Seed & Supergreen Coconut Water drink. It's fiber-filled so it will keep you full through your busy morning, and those chia seeds will give you a glowing boost of energy!

Debloating Water

2. Take a brisk walk or a short jog: I know time is of the essence on the morning of your wedding, but fresh air is proven to boost moods and bring about a smile. Take ten minutes and take a walk around outside your hotel. I know it's risky to run, but if you have time, you could even go for a brief run. You might be thinking, "RUN?" Yes! Run! You're going to probably have a lot of pent up energy and nervousness-- I know I did-- and the run will definitely give you a sense of calm!

3. Do some yoga! Need I say more?


Andrea Lee Photography via Bridal Musings

4. Write in your journal. I am so thankful that I took a few minutes to write a post for Weddingbee the morning of my wedding. Whenever I read it, I go right back there! I can remember the butterflies in my stomach and even the tears I shed reading the post to my bridesmaids.

Almost two years ago to the day...

Wedding Morning

How do you plan to start your wedding day?

Are you going to do anything for your health? 

Unique Bridesmaid Gift: Custom Embroidered Yoga Mats

Unique Bridesmaid Gift: Custom Embroidered Yoga Mats

It's the first Friday of the year and I am beaming with joy over the love I felt during this first week of blogging Fit for a Bride! To be totally honest: I was scared to put myself out there and especially to share this link on Facebook! God is amazing, though, because he turned my worries into a wonderful blessing... because I shared Fit for a Bride on Facebook, I have received THE sweetest comments! With blogging, I'm used to getting comments from people I don't know and it's been really cool to have people I do know (even some family) comment here! So, thank you! Thank you for a fabulous first week! I am so lucky to have the support of each of you! I love you guys!

Looking for a totally unique bridesmaid gift idea? How about these awesome custom embroidered yoga mats I found on Etsy! Aren't they adorable?

Unique Bridesmaid Gift Ideas: Custom Embroidered Yoga Mats
Custom Embroidered Yoga Mat

I think these would be the PERFECT bridesmaid gift! Especially if your girlfriends are into yoga or want to get into it! The wide variety of colors and customization options give you the ability to pick just the right one for your close friends!

I also think it would be awesome to plan to attend a yoga class with your bridesmaids! It'd be relaxing for all of you, and you could even surprise them then with one of these custom mats! They'll love you for it!! I also can't help but think how cute it would be to do yoga the morning of your wedding, and surprise your girls with them then! That would make the cutest picture-- each mat lined up! I totally wish I would have done that!

Would you gift your bridesmaid a customized yoga mat?

Would you buy one for yourself? (I want one!)

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Happy weekend!