Quick Results for your Summer Wedding and Honeymoon!

Welcome our Guest Blogger … Fitness Trainer Jeremy Koerber of Integrated Wellness Concepts in St. Louis, MO.  Jeremy will be coaching Weddings By Renee’s Brides and readers on looking and feeling their best on their big day!


Uh Oh…4 Weeks To Go!

Most of the RSVP’s are in, honeymoon plans are booked and with the help of your wedding planner, the rest of the event from the ceremony to the reception is on autopilot.  The only problem is you weren’t too happy with what you saw in the mirror in the last dress fitting.  Don’t panic.  Here is a simple, five-step process to help you look and feel your best on your special day.

Step 1 – be realistic: How much do you think you need to lose?  It is possible to safely lose 8-12 pounds in 4 weeks but anything more is not realistic.

Step 2 – have a plan: If you don’t have a plan to achieve your 8-12 pounds, you are just guessing which will not produce results.  We suggest working with a certified and experienced personal trainer who can develop a personalized plan based upon your fitness level, time constraints and experience.  Besides, the scale isn’t as important as what you look like in your sleeveless dress, so a plan that is well rounded and healthy should be your first consideration.

Step 3 – get a little crazy: No, not Bridezilla crazy!  Mix up your workout.  Research shows that doing different types of workouts will cause your muscles to become confused which forces them to adapt.  This equals greater results.  If you typically walk on a treadmill for 30 minutes and do the same ten strength exercises, your body is used to it, so throw something new its way!  Ask your certified personal trainer to design a new plan, take a strength/interval class, or dance away the calories in Zumba.  And if you are not exercising at all, then we can help you create a routine in time for your big day.

Step 4 – practice the 85% rule: There are a 101 ways to lose weight and many are unsafe, fad diets that may produce fast results but lead to fast weight gain once you stop.  Instead of a “diet”, simply consider making good food choices 85% of the time.  If you scored an 85% on a test, you would earn a B+.  If your nutrition currently isn’t a B+, the 85% rule is the way to go.

Step 5 – take care of yourself:  Did you know that a lack of sleep and uncontrolled stress can cause you to gain body fat? Even with the help of your wedding planner it is natural to feel stress or anxiety as you get close to your wedding day.  Make sure you’re getting a minimum of 7 ½ hours of sleep each night.  If you find that you are overly stressed, something as simple as a massage is a great way to relax and de-stress.

It is very possible to not only improve the way you shine in your dress but also enhance your mindset and overall health.  Follow these five tips over the next 4 weeks and you will absolutely radiate!

Be well friends!


Jeremy Koerber

Integrated Wellness Concepts

(314) 807-8634

E-mail:  iwcfitness@yahoo.com

Web Site:  http://www.integratedwellness-concepts.com/