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Belly Fat Workout for Brides (+ Follow Along Video) πŸŽ₯

You did it. You got the ring and now you found the belly fat workout for brides.

First of all, congrats on becoming a fiance!

Wow!! πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’ bling is truly a girl’s best friend, isn’t it? πŸ˜†

Are you ready to say “I do” with confidence and a radiant smile on your big day?

I’m excited for you!

In the midst of wedding planning, come back to this quick and simple 10 minute workout.

Get ready to tone your tummy, de-stress, and feel amazing inside and out.

It’s time to embrace the journey towards a healthier and happier you on the way to I DO!

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Belly Fat Workout for Brides: How this Workout Works

Did you know that the way a workout is organized is just as important as the individual exercises themselves?

For example, you might know that jumping jacks are good for burning fat.

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But do you know the best exercises to combine with jumping jacks to actually get results?

This is where my input as a Personal Trainer comes in very handy.

I’ve helped you pick the right exercises AND combined them in the right order to get you results.

In this workout, you’re getting exercises that will raise your heart rate, strategically target your biggest muscle groups, and make you sweat.

Together, these stimuli signal to your body to burn fat quickly during your workout and to continue to burn fat after your workout.

Your part in this process is to keep showing up and stay consistent.

You can do that by using the free exercises here on my blog – or you can start a free trial for a more efficient experience (video format, real-time guidance, perfectly organized).

Exercises in this Workout for Belly Fat

Belly Fat Workout for Brides Exercise 1: lateral runs

lateral runs exercise demo

Want to avoid doing lateral runs incorrectly? Try this Premium workout video. It’s free for 14 days.

Quick tips to do lateral runs correctly.

  • Keep your core engaged by keeping your back straight and your head up.
  • Keep your arms and legs moving in a fluid motion.
  • Maintain a good “running” pace.
  • keep your back as straight as you can.
  • focus on your breathing (don’t hold your breath)
  • keep a soft bend in your knee

Belly Fat Workout for Brides Exercise 2: boxer bounds

boxer bounds exercise demo

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Quick tips to do boxer bounds correctly.

  • Use small side to side bounding motions (no need to jump)
  • Start with a slow pace and gradually increase to a comfortable speed over time
  • Use your core muscles to help you balance
  • Use a smooth, consistent movement pattern
  • Keep your shoulders down and back

Belly Fat Workout for Brides Exercise 3: side steps with arms

side steps with arms exercise demo

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Quick tips to do side steps with arms correctly.

  • Aim to maintain a steady pace as you step from side to side
  • Start with a slow pace then increase the pace, then finally add in your arms
  • Keep your chest open and head straight (you are a whole QUEEN remember???) πŸ™‚
  • Remember to keep your arms up don’t let them droop to the side
  • Bring your arms out as much as you can with each movement backwards
  • Keep your neck as straight as you can, only looking down to make sure your from is correct

Belly Fat Workout for Brides Exercise 4: rope reaches with low impact modification

rope reaches with low impact modification exercise demo

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Quick tips to do rope reaches with low impact modification correctly.

  • Keep a slight bend in your knee
  • Bring your elbows all the way down past your waist to get a full range of motion with your rope reaches
  • Keep your steps small and short When you “”pop”” your foot out, you want to gently tap the back of your heel on the floor
  • Keep your core tight and engaged throughout the rope reaches
  • Keep your neck and back as straight as you can

Belly Fat Workout for Brides Exercise 5: knee catches with low impact modification

knee catches with low impact modification exercise demo

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Quick tips to do knee catches with low impact modification correctly.

  • Make sure you balance properly on your feet; avoiding standing flat-footed
  • Keep your arms at around waist level
  • Keep your feet shoulder-width apart when doing knee catches
  • Maintain a straight back and keep your eyes facing forward Relax your neck and shoulders as much as possible there is no need to hold any tension in these areas as you move your legs As you lift each knee, be sure to shift your weight to balance your body properly

3 Belly Fat Tips for Brides

Consider Eating Breakfast

While some people swear by skipping breakfast, others find that eating breakfast helps them stay energized and focused throughout the day.

Studies have shown that people who eat breakfast tend to have an easier time managing their weight.

This is because eating breakfast helps to keep us from over snacking and overeating later in the day.

If you’re not sure if breakfast is right for you, try experimenting and see what works best.

Take Healthy Snacks With You

Take healthy snacks with you when you’re traveling or on the go.

When you’re out and about, it can be hard to find healthy options.

That’s why it’s important to plan ahead and bring snacks that are high in protein and fiber, such as nuts, seeds, and fruit.

These snacks can help you stay full and energized throughout the day.

Plus, they’re easy to take with you wherever you go.

Increase whole grains and lean proteins

Adding whole grains or lean meat to salads is a great way to better satisfy the appetite and reduce belly fat.

Whole grains are a great source of fiber and protein, while lean meat such as chicken, turkey and fish provide essential nutrients like iron and zinc.

Both of these add-ons to salads help to keep you feeling full for longer and reduce the urge to snack throughout the day.

Whole grains and lean meat also provide essential vitamins and minerals to help protect your body from disease.

Eating whole grain and lean meat salads regularly can help to reduce belly fat and maintain a healthy weight.

Belly Fat Workout for Brides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What are some common mistakes people make when trying to lose belly fat through cardio exercises?

When it comes to losing belly fat through cardio exercises, there are a few common mistakes that are easy to avoid. People that make these mistakes end up slowing down their progress so they’re really good to be aware of. Here are a few examples of mistakes to avoid:

1. Relying solely on cardio:

While cardio exercises can be effective for burning calories and melting away fat, they should not be the only type of exercise in your routine. Resistance exercises which target your core muscles are also important. You also want to be doing multi-purpose exercises like planks.

2. Overdoing it:

Some people make the mistake of thinking that the more cardio they do, the more fat they will lose. The thing is, too much cardio can actually backfire and cause burnout, rapid adaptation, and injuries. It’s important to find a balance between cardio and resistance exercises that allows you to make steady progress without wasted effort.

3. Relying on steady-state cardio:

Steady-state cardio like cycling at a consistent pace, can be effective for burning calories, but it is best to also have other forms of cardio in your routine. For example, i regularly include tabata cardio workouts in my program for this reason. It combines short bursts of intense exercise with periods of rest – similar to HIIT but less awful, more fun, and highly effective.

4. Nutrition Debt:

Nutrition debt is the mindset of “i’ll eat this now and burn it off later”. I don’t know if you’ve tried this before but it’s very hard to burn off anything we eat. It’s honestly easier and best to eat nutritious foods from the start. Eating a balanced, nutritious diet that is rich in protein, fiber, and healthy fats can support your weight loss efforts and help you to shed belly fat more quickly.

5. Focusing only on abs:

Core exercises like planks and crunches are PHENOMENAL for sculting and toning the abs. But they cannot – by themselves – remove belly fat. These exercises must be combined with cardio and resisance training to really see some fantastic results.

To sum up, cardio exercises can be an effective way to lose belly fat, but try to avoid these mistakes if you can.

It’s okay to be imperfect at this. Afterall, to err is human. Do your best to incorporate resistance training, variety, and healthy eating – and you’ll be on your way!

How will I know if my cardio routine is helping me lose belly fat?

So you’re doing jumping jacks, sweating salty water, and out of breath.

But is the work you’re doing actually paying off? How will you know? Fair questions.

This is how to know if your cardio routine is helping you lose belly fat:

1. Duration:

I feel like i’m coming straight for your neck with this one but hear me out.

The FIRST way to know if what you’re doing is working is to ask yourself “how long have I been doing this for?” If the answer is anything less than 3 times a week for 4 weeks, you are worrying about the wrong thing my bestie lover gorgeous queen friend.

Focus on getting to that level first. You’ve got this. You can do it.

2. The dreaded scale:

If you’re losing weight overall, then you’re losing belly fat too.

The speed at which fat comes off the belly is determined by genetics. Some people lose fat from their face before they notice a change in their belly fat. It’s just the way it is.

The scale is not a perfect measurement though. Sometimes, the scale says you’ve gained weight but it’s just water…or new muscle from working out.

So take anything the scale says with a grain of salt.

3. Waist measurement.

You can take measurements of your waistline with a tape measure every 3 weeks to see the change.

If you’re losing belly fat, you should see a decrease in your waistline measurements.

This one is a toughie for me because i don’t trust myself to measure exactly the same part of my waist each time. Plus, how tight exactly should the tape measure be?

If this works for you, go for it. I personally don’t do this method because when i tried it, it definitely brought out the crazy in me 🀣🀣🀣

4. Clothes.

This is by far my favorite way. Are your pants (trousers for you Brits) feeling looser? Can you breathe in that dress? Bingo! Your belly fat is shrinking for sure.

Can doing cardio exercises alone be enough to get rid of stubborn belly fat?

Stubborn belly fat is often associated with visceral fat, which is the fat that surrounds the organs in the abdominal area.

It is considered to be one of the most dangerous types of fat as it can increase the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and more.

While cardio exercises can help burn calories and reduce overall body fat, they are not specifically targeted towards visceral fat.

So, relying solely on cardio exercises may not be 100% effective in reducing stubborn belly fat.

To achieve significant results, a combination of cardio and strength training exercises, along with a healthy diet, is recommended.

Strength training exercises, such as squats and lunges can help build muscle mass and increase metabolism, leading to a higher rate of calorie burn even at rest. Many studies have shown that a combination of exercise and diet is more effective in reducing visceral fat than exercise alone.

Also, a healthy diet that is rich in protein, fiber, and healthy fats, and low in processed and sugary foods, can also aid in reducing belly fat. Consuming fewer calories than the body needs can create a calorie deficit, leading to weight loss and a reduction in belly fat.

To summarize, while cardio exercises are great for burning calories, losing weight, overall fitness and health, they may not be enough to get rid of stubborn belly fat.

A combination of cardio, strength training, and a healthy diet is recommended to achieve significant results in reducing belly fat.

Are there any specific diet plans that complement cardio exercises for belly fat reduction?

Yes, there are specific diet plans that can complement cardio exercises for belly fat reduction. In fact, diet and exercise go hand in hand when it comes to losing belly fat. The right combination of both is essential for achieving optimal results.

To reduce belly fat, it is important to focus on a diet that has fewer calories than you burn in the day, enough protein, and rich in fiber.

Some people do very well on a low carb, high fat, high protein diet. If you choose this route, make sure you still incorporate lots of fresh organic vegetables into your diet to get all the micronutrients your body needs to function properly.

Another diet that is effective in complementing cardio exercises for belly fat reduction is the Mediterranean Diet: This diet is rich in healthy fats, protein, and fiber. It includes foods like fish, whole grains, vegetables, and fruits. This diet plan is associated with reduced belly fat, as well as improved heart health.

Please note that I am using the word “diet” very loosely here. I personally (and professionally) do not believe in or support dieting. I support a health-first approach and most diets do a lot of harm to the female body.

If you think your metabolism is compromised, please talk to a doctor.

In summary, any diet that has fewer calories than you burn in a day, plus sufficient protein and fiber is useful for belly fat reduction.

Specific examples of such diets that can complement cardio exercises for belly fat reduction, are the Mediterranean Diet, and the low carb diet. Remember to consult with a healthcare professional or a registered Dietician to come up with a plan that is right for you.

How often should I do these cardio exercises to get the best results?

The “official” answer from the CDC and the ACSM is to do 30 minutes of exercise, 5 days a week.

The “unofficial” answer (aka what I tell all my friends) is to follow this schedule. This is ideal for those who have fallen off their routine for 3 months or more (it happens to the best of us).

1️⃣: Exercise for 10 minutes ONCE a week for 2 weeks

2️⃣: Then increase to 10 minute workouts THREE days a week for 3 weeks

3️⃣: Increase to 30 minute workouts three days a week for 3 weeks

4️⃣: Evaluate whether you want to stay on step 3 for a while – or move on step 5

5️⃣: Increaase to 30 minute workouts 5 days a week

This is the build up I also use for myself. Most of the time, I get overambitious. I try to jump straight to step 3.

My life throws cold water in my face. And then i go back to follow the plan like i should have done in the first place πŸ˜…

Note: the CDC and ACSM also advise doing 2 days of resistance training a week.

I don’t bother mentioning this because it should already be included in a well designed program (like mine :)).

Workout Options (Belly Fat Workout for Brides)

There are two workout options for belly fat in this post.

Regardless of the option you choose, please be sure to do a thorough warm up and cool down.

Here’s a good multi-purpose warm up that most people can easily do.

  • 20 sec jumping jacks
  • 20 sec squats
  • 20 sec lunges

Do twice.

For your cool down, I recommend doing your favorite gentle streches for at least 5 minutes.

Belly Fat Workout Video (Option 1):

Do you want to try a follow along belly fat workout?

Simply press play on the video below.

It’s only 7 minutes long. You’ll be done before you know it!

Workout Video: Very INTENSE Abs Workout – Burn Belly Fat

Belly Fat Workout (Option 2):

Do you want to try a self-paced belly fat workout?

I have you covered.

Follow the workout outline below.

Belly Fat Workout for Brides: Workout Outline

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  • Belly Fat Workout for Brides-lateral runs exercise
  • Belly Fat Workout for Brides-boxer bounds exercise
  • Belly Fat Workout for Brides-side steps with arms exercise
  • Belly Fat Workout for Brides-rope reaches with low impact modification exercise
  • Belly Fat Workout for Brides-knee catches with low impact modification exercise
 
Disclaimer: This or any other exercise program may result in injury. Always consult your doctor / physician before beginning this or any other workout or exercise program. By performing any of the exercises in this program or on this site, you agree to the full disclaimer and assume ALL risks of injury from doing so. Koboko Fitness is NOT responsible or liable for any injury or loss you may sustain by participating in this workout or any exercise program. Read the full disclaimer here before you begin.

Workout Instructions (1/2)

Do each exercise for 30 seconds. Take a 10 second break between each exercise.

  1. lateral runs
  2. boxer bounds
  3. side steps with arms
  4. rope reaches with low impact modification
  5. knee catches with low impact modification

Workout Instructions (2/2)

Once you complete all the exercises above as explained, take a 1 minute break, then repeat the exercises as follows

  1. knee catches with low impact modification
  2. rope reaches with low impact modification
  3. side steps with arms
  4. boxer bounds
  5. lateral runs

Once you complete this second round, congratulations! Your belly fat workout for brides workout is complete!

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A few things to note:

  • Whenever there are 2 exercises shown side by side, one is a lower impact modification. Always go with the lower impact version if you are a beginner or have not exercised in a long time.
  • If I show an exercise that you do one leg (or arm) at a time, do the leg (or arm) shown for 15 seconds. Then do your other leg (or arm) for the remaining 15 seconds.

It’s easier for me to show you how to do it with just one arm or leg in this post. But if you’re doing my full-length follow along Premium workout videos, I always show both sides of every exercise.

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