The Top 9 Reasons to Stay Motivated

During your bridal fitness and nutrition regimen, there will be times when you become discouraged, tired or downright angry. You'll be tempted to give up. Keeping your mind focused and motivated is a critical part of your wedding day fitness journey. Write these reasons down or print them out and put them where you can see them every day. When you feel your motivation waning, clear your mind and think of them.
by The Knot

1. You Have a Real Deadline
This is one of the few times in your life when you'll have a date that's “etched in stone" for completing a fitness journey. Take advantage of it and use that extra pressure you feel as fuel for motivation.

2. You Want to Look Hot on Your Honeymoon
At your wedding, you want to look amazing in your gown. On your honeymoon, you want to look amazing...well, not in your gown. Making yourself look fabulous is a confidence boost for you and a great gift for your new husband.

3. You Have a Great Excuse
This is not a frivolous journey for you. You have the chance to achieve a very worthwhile goal -- one on which you can build future successes. If you achieve this goal, you can do anything -- for the rest of your life!

4. This Is Your "Oscar Moment"
You'll be wearing a fabulous, one-of-a-kind gown as you walk down the aisle in front of family, friends, photographers and videographers. You get one chance to look perfect. This is your "Oscar moment."

5. As a Little Girl, You Might Have Dreamed of This
It's not a cliche; it's a fact: If you've dreamed of this day since you were small, then this is your chance to truly realize the fantasy. It will be an amazing feeling to fulfill that dream.

6. It's Your Day
You, your fiance and your families are making huge financial commitments to the venue, food, flowers, photographer, music...but what about you? You're the guest of honor and deserve the biggest commitment of all.

7. Wedding Photos Are Forever
Your wedding photos and video are going to be around for generations to come. Years from now, you can look back at these photos and say, "I look amazing and I earned it. This is how my healthy life began."

8. Long-Lost Friends and Family Will Be There
You've invited friends, cousins, aunts and uncles -- some of whom haven't seen you in years -- to your wedding. What a great feeling to greet these people and hear them gasp, "Wow, you look amazing!"

9. You Want to Make a Great First Impression
At your wedding will be friends and family of your fiance, many of whom you've never met. You get only one chance to make a first impression on these folks. If you look terrific, your confidence will be high.

The Bottom Line: A healthy bridal mind is key to a healthy bridal body. Stay focused on your goals and motivated to look stunning on 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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