Between your job, social life and wedding planning (which can at times feel like a full-time job), finding time to not only work out but see results, can feel almost impossible. We all want to look and feel our best on our wedding day but finding the time to put in the hard yards is easier said than done.
Enter the MyBody by Myleene fitness programme by TV and radio presenter (and bikini body goals) Myleene Klass. Perfect for a busy bride-to-be, the at-home programme consists of three workouts a week for twelve weeks, combining weighted movement, cardio boxing and ab work based on Pilates and yoga. Better still, each workout is thirty minutes long and designed to be split into shorter segments to fit into busy lives.
"I am a busy working mum and I need everything in my life to be effective, fast and realistic," says Myleene. "This programme will fit into your busy life, will help you drop weight (my boyfriend lost a stone in the first week and a half doing it with me) and give you a bottom to rival JLo's!"
To help get a feel for the programme, we quizzed Myleene on some of her quick and easy fitness tips.
Eat Less, move more
It sounds simple but putting it into effect can be hard. Myleene recommends that sometimes just small changes can see big results over attempting a drastic new diet or workout regime. "Look at your portion sizes and be honest with yourself. Serving up the same size dinners that your husband-to-be eats is not the best idea if you're trying to lose weight. Nor is an eternal diet as you'll eventually crack then feel like you've failed."
Focus on resistance training
According to Myleene, resistance training instead of cardio, not only uses up calories while you workout, but also demands more energy to repair your body once your session is over. "I really enjoy using my sandbell. It's the best prop as it is versatile, easy to use and is included in the MyBody box, so you're ready to go from the second you receive your package."
Use every opportunity available
Don't have the time to go to the gym for an hour? That's okay. According to Myleene, the benefits of exercise are cumulative, so a bit here and there can be just as effective as going to the gym for an hour. "Breaking a sweat usually takes 10 minutes, so if you do 10 to 15 minutes every day, you'll definitely see a difference."
Get into a routine
Even if it's for a short amount of time, Myleene recommends trying to get into some sort of routine so you can make time to exercise. "Set a time in your head that you're designating to working out or it will never happen. For example, do 15 minutes after the school run, or squeeze in a 20 minute workout before work every day."
Aim to feel fit
For Myleene, her 12 week programme isn't just about losing weight, but also feeling strong and confident. "For me, this has been by far the most rewarding part of the whole process. I love feeling strong and healthy, like I could run for miles if I needed (or wanted) to."
MyBody by Myleene 12 week fitness programme comes with a DVD, fitness guide and a sandbell for £49.95. mybodybymyleene.com