You might be feeling the pressure to look 'perfect' on your wedding day, with fear around shopping for the dress in case you have difficulty finding one that fits your body type or meets your expectations, which in turn, can have an impact on your body confidence.
You may also be feeling the pull to invest your time in building long-lasting routines that ensure you're prioritising the health of your body, balancing your hormones, boosting your energy levels, and increasing your immune system.
The ultimate goal is to start making headway toward feeling more confident and comfortable in your own skin.
Here's the recipe:
Self-Care + Root Cause Awareness + Boundaries =
Learning to Love the Skin You're In! 🥳
It's time to reject crash dieting, excessive exercise & extreme calorie restriction as we embark on a mission to uncover the underlying factors as to why 'Body' is your ultimate wellness weak spot.
YOU'RE APPLYING unnecessary stress because you're focused heavily on your body image, taking you away from the excitement of your wedding.
WHAT THIS LOOKS LIKE
A bride who is overly preoccupied with her weight and appearance may talk frequently about her body, expressing dissatisfaction with her weight or shape.
It could lead to fixating on diet and exercise and avoiding social situations like that engagement party or photoshoot.
At worst, she could be trialing unhealthy weight loss behaviors like diet pills, skipping meals & extreme calorie restriction.
HOW IT WORKS
If your body is your wellness weak spot, you’re most likely struggling with body image, or... you're simply on a mission to look and feel great on your wedding day.
If low body confidence is your angle then it can manifest in many ways that will disrupt your marital journey, shifting your focus from this joyous chapter to one where you're feeling hung up around the pressure to look 'perfect'.
The other side of the coin is that you could be lacking the nutrient fuel your body needs, ultimately affecting your energy levels and your immune system. If we don't prioritise putting those long-lasting regimes in place, we could end up unwell on our wedding day.
CHOOSING YOUR APPEARANCE
OVER YOUR ENJOYMENT
WHAT YOUR WEDDING WELLNESS WEAK SPOT SAYS ABOUT YOU
You Have Empathy & Self-Awareness
TELL-TALE SIGNS YOU MAY NEED TO BECOME MORE Self-Aware IN ORDER TO REACH YOUR BODY WELLNESS GOALS
YOU STRUGGLE WITH negative self-talk & harsh self-criticism
YOU MAKE impulsive or emotional decisions
YOU struggle to stay consistent
Negative self-talk and harsh self-criticism related to body or weight can hinder progress toward body wellness goals. To overcome this, practice self-compassion, reframe negative thoughts, focus on positive qualities, seek support, and consider therapy.
If you often make impulsive or emotional decisions related to food, exercise, or wellness without considering their impact, it can lead to unhealthy habits that may hinder your body wellness goals. It is important to be mindful and intentional in your decisions to ensure they align with your goals.
Struggling to stay consistent with healthy habits and routines can make it challenging to reach your wellness goals and can lead to falling back into old patterns or unhealthy behaviors. To overcome this, it can be helpful to focus on building sustainable habits, creating a supportive environment, and seeking accountability from friends or professionals.
Whether you're looking to create long-lasting routines to improve your health, lose weight, or gain confidence in the way you look, the first step is to always work to become more aware.
More aware of your feelings, your habits, and your behavioral patterns with an open mindset, ready to allow yourself to grow and change those things that may not be serving you in your mission to success.
There are several ways to become more self-aware, including practicing mindfulness and reflection, setting clear goals and intentions, tracking progress, seeking feedback from others, working with a coach or therapist, and regularly checking in with yourself to assess how you are feeling and what adjustments may be needed.
Set clear goals
Create a supportive environment
Take a few moments each day to check in with yourself and your body, noticing any thoughts or emotions that arise without judgment.
Define specific, measurable goals for your body wellness journey and establish clear intentions around how you want to feel and what you want to achieve.
Surround yourself with people and resources that support your goals and make it easier to stay on track, such as healthy food options or workout buddies.
Want the steps to becoming more self-aware with your body wellness goals when planning your wedding?
Check your quiz results email for your Action Plan Workbook + a special Bridal Wellness Bundle gift! 🎁
THE GOOD news
You don’t need to start from scratch. You already have all the knowledge, skill, and patience you need.
NOW, IT’S JUST ABOUT bringing your blocks to the forefront IT IN A WAY THAT’S EASIER TO navigate AND work within your favour.
MEET THE EXPERT
MARRIAGE MENTOR & SERIALPRENEUR, KNOWN FOR GUIDING DIY BRIDES IN CRAFTING A WILDLY UNIQUE AND MAGICAL WEDDING DAY OF THEIR DREAMS.
Hi, I’m Nikki — founder of the bridal bible that is Wed-in-Bliss, and teddy bear terrier co-parent. Having planned my own lavish winter wedding in 2018, and after mentoring thousands of brides within our communities to build their dream day without overwhelm, it’s safe to say I’ve seen it all.
As brides most of us are so involved in our planning process that we’re simply too close to be able to pinpoint the #1 wedding wellness issue keeping us at a stalemate. (It’s not just you—trust me.) But where many go wrong is that once they’re able to identify the weak spot, they go into overdrive—trying to do everything all at once instead of taking intentional, strategic action in formulating a wellness regime to last far beyond your wedding day. But it can be hard to determine not only the best steps but also how to prioritize them when we're already so busy with the strategy side of planning a wedding.
That’s why my amazing Bridal Retreat coach, Melissa Maxwell, and I have created a brand new free masterclass giving you the proven roadmap to curating a wellness routine that's set up with your weak spot in mind.