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If you’re trying to get in shape for your wedding, it’s a good idea to enlist a buddy to get you off the couch (yes, we know Top Chef is on), and get moving! And who better to motivate you than your spouse to be? Instead of the standard dinner-and-a-movie, make your date nights more activity-focused and we promise, you’ll reap the benefits. Here are some of our favorite ideas for creative (and romantic!) dates.
Take a Walk Make a stroll around your neighborhood a nightly ritual. Instead of lounging in front of the TV, take some time each evening to walk hand-in-hand and recount the day’s events. It’s a nice way to unwind and reconnect after a busy day. Motivate each other to walk as much as possible – whether it means forgoing the car for your morning commute or even taking hikes together on the weekends.
Get Cooking We know – your favorite Chinese place delivers in seven minutes or less. But the health benefits of preparing your own meals are innumerable. Spend some time each weekend planning out the week’s menu and head to your local farmer’s market to pick out the freshest produce (another romantic outing idea!).
Clean Up Doing housework together is a productive way to get moving. Spend some time each week cleaning your home from top to bottom, as well as handling any repairs. From sweeping the floors to changing lightbulbs, performing household tasks can get your heart pumping.
Wind Down If wedding planning plus the rest of your busy lives has the two of you majorly stressed, take some time to unwind together. We think yoga is a great option – focusing on your breath and working on your strength and stamina can take your mind off all the drama.
Go Dancing Prepare for your moment in the spotlight by taking dance lessons. Instead of standing and swaying side-to-side during your first dance, you’ll develop some smooth moves that will absolutely wow your guests – and help you get toned in the process.
How are you and your fiance getting in shape together? Let us know in the comments!