Every bride and I mean all make some declaration to
loose weight for the wedding. Some succeed with
flying colors while others surrender in bitter defeat of
the bulge. In the end every bride goes down the
aisle light as a feather ready to meet her Prince
Charming at the other end.
Many don’t realize there is up to 5 pounds that’s lost
in the week of the big day. You can sum that up to
nervous and anxious energy that kicks in gear at the
end. However you cannot count on that as a plan.
The next few months’ of colder climates move in,
along with the Holidays. You are more likely to be
less active and drawn to higher choleric foods. Your
vision of a slim trim you, will go right out the
window. So it is best to begin a plan that you can
live with and get you the best results. Read ahead,
Let’s Get Married! has got some ideas.
|Another Way To Exercise
Pilates which is a technique founded by
Joseph Pilates. It is a system based in deep
breathing that stretches and strengthens muscles
without stressing the joints and ligaments.
Yoga is the original mind-body workout. The
postures, or asanas, help align your muscles and
bones, which promotes a sense of unity and balance.
And when your body feels balanced, so does your
mind. Both of these forms of exercises are very
popular and along with a great diet you will be fitting
in your wedding dress magnificantly. Find out more
from your local gym.
Another form of exercise you may not have
considered is Belly Dancing. Belly Dance, also known
as Raks Sharki (Arabic for “Oriental dance”) or danse
du ventre (French for “belly dance”), erotic solo
dance of North Africa, the Middle East, and Turkish-
influenced Balkan areas. The dance is characterized
by undulating movements of the abdomen and hips
and by graceful arm movements (this definition from
the Encarta Encyclopedia). So not only do you get
that waist is shape you get to learn so suductive
Belly dancers of Color Association (BOCA)
was formed to celebrate the sister/brotherhood,
strength and beauty of people of color in relation to
belly dance and other traditional forms of dance.
They offer many classes that will not only enhance
your figure, but your mind. This can be fun for
everyone. Have the whole bridal party take classes.
Then at the rehearsal dinner or even at the wedding
reception you can show everyone what you have
learned. I knew a Sudanese woman and at her parties
they would throw on some Arab music, tie scarves
around their hips and just start dancing. It was like a
Soul Train line from North Africa. Or you could save
all that sensuality for the wedding night. Just try it
and you will see it’s just so much fun it won’t feel like
exercise at all.
|We’re Walking We’re Walking
Sunday October 9th, I walked and walked, at the
Bedford Styvesant Restoration Plaza 10th Annual 10k
Run/Walk. Now my intention was to cheer for my
friends. They were walking in honor of their uncle,
Joe Haynes and our good friend Lenny Gettins (read more about
Well, the next thing I knew, I was at the starting line
waiting for the horn. My walking partners, Beverly
walks 4 miles after work in Prospect Park and Patricia
has qualified for the 2006 marathon. Show offs! I
was pretty impressed and even inspired. Funny, I
kept smelling bacon, as we moved along the route.
The neighborhood wished us well as we passed by.
The Police stopped traffic and I would claim I was
moving so fast they couldn’t see me.
Walking is an excellent form of exercise but you must
take the proper steps (no pun intended) to get
started. First, CHECK WITH A DOCTOR, before
starting any serious exercise program. You may have
been a track star in High School but that fantasy of
the Olympics is long gone. Get the proper sneakers,
not all sneakers are best to walk in. Believe me, I
found out the hard way. Stretching before and after
help keep your legs from cramping up. Most of all
start out slow, with short distances and build up.
Walking alone is fine, but this is an exercise that you
and your honey can do together. He’ll be delighted
you can talk about wedding stuff!
P.S. Sherri of Beauloni Style
won in her age category
in 2003, #1. I won’t tell you her age but she has a
trophy and I don’t (blaaaaah). OK, I’m just a little
|A Lavish Makeover For Your Man
With the help of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.
They are looking for guys who want to get in SHAPE!
Are you up for the Queer Eye Boot camp challenge?
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MAKEOVER HE DESERVES!
Queer Eye is currently looking for great straight guys
and couples who want to loose weight
When applying please keep in mind:
- This is the chance of a lifetime.
- You MUST live in the New York City Metropolitan
- You MUST be a straight male between the ages
- You MUST have an outgoing and dynamic
We are having an open casting call on October 19,
20, 21, 24 and 25th at our downtown office!
So if you or someone you know fits the bill CONTACT
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|Cultural Wedding Show
Here is something altogether different, The Cultural
Wedding Show. Sigma Logic Inc. is also the publisher
of 'Canada's First South Asian Wedding Planner' now
going onto it's 4th Edition and The Cultural Wedding
Planner ~ A North American First. This is definetly an
event that will inspire you to new look in wedding
customs. The colors, sounds, food, everything will
be different and exciting. Mix your own ideas or get
some new ones.
Keep Posted For The Bridal Spectacular in Bermuda!
Are You Nappy?
Above couple, Djanna and Nic opt for a natural looks.
The dress, by Cassandra Bromfield, tied in perfectly
with her Cultural style. See more photos by Macintosh
Some of you will answer yes. On the wedding day
those naps can be the bane of your existence. Not
many of the wedding books highlight what to do with
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