Joanna Melvin Higgenbotham Bridal Spotlight

Each week, we feature shape-up secrets from real brides who slimmed down for their wedding. Steal this week's weight-loss winner's top tips.
by The Knot

Joanna's Secrets to Getting in Wedding Shape:

1. Get Support

"Friends will keep you accountable! There were a few days I didn't feel motivated, but I had other girls who were always there to help push me."

2. Set a Routine

"I'm a creature of habit, so in my mind I knew I always did my workout at a specific time on a specific day. When I looked at it this way, I knew I wouldn't miss a workout."

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3. Keep Your Eye on the Big Day

"Visualize and focus on the light at the end of the tunnel (duh, your wedding day!)."

Doug Rice

We teamed up with certified personal trainer Doug Rice to design a fitness boot camp exclusively for brides! Doug has helped thousands of brides get the results they need to look and feel amazing on their wedding day. Learn more about Doug and the Bridalicious® Boot Camp by The Knot DVD at Follow Doug on Twitter (@bridalicious) and Facebook (

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