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What to Do Instead of Using the Phrase ‘You Let Yourself Go’

What to Do Instead of Using the Phrase ‘You Let Yourself Go’
TLC’s soon-to-debut show, Say Yes: Wedding SOS, might be a little much. When you’re considering that couples will be ‘whipped into shape’ before their wedding days for fear that one or the other will be told he or she has ‘let themselves go.’ Doesn’t sound like the perfect start to a lifetime of happiness. But in any case, it got us thinking about ways you can each keep up healthy and happy lifestyles before marriage - without resorting to bridal bootcamp or extreme groom gym time. Scroll through for our ideas! And remember, first and foremost, that you’ve decided to take the plunge and love this other person unconditionally for the rest of time (hopefully). It’s your responsibility to help them be their best selves, but also accept them for who they are. So, if you’re struggling about something they’re doing, or NOT doing, talk open and honestly about it!

Photographers: Erik Lucatero on Unsplash

What to Do Instead of Using the Phrase ‘You Let Yourself Go’
TLC’s soon-to-debut show, Say Yes: Wedding SOS, might be a little much. When you’re considering that couples will be ‘whipped into shape’ before their wedding days for fear that one or the other will be told he or she has ‘let themselves go.’ Doesn’t sound like the perfect start to a lifetime of happiness. But in any case, it got us thinking about ways you can each keep up healthy and happy lifestyles before marriage - without resorting to bridal bootcamp or extreme groom gym time. Scroll through for our ideas! And remember, first and foremost, that you’ve decided to take the plunge and love this other person unconditionally for the rest of time (hopefully). It’s your responsibility to help them be their best selves, but also accept them for who they are. So, if you’re struggling about something they’re doing, or NOT doing, talk open and honestly about it!

Photographers: Erik Lucatero on Unsplash

What to Do Instead of Using the Phrase ‘You Let Yourself Go’
get fit and feel good together

Whether you sign up for a couples spin class, register and train for a color run (will be doing this with my hubby next year, he hasn’t convinced me to do a Tough Mudder yet), or just pencil in a walk together every morning or night, keeping each other motivated is the first place to start. And doing it together makes it more fun.

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What to Do Instead of Using the Phrase ‘You Let Yourself Go’
Go shopping in sync
So maybe you or your man aren’t particularly blessed in the fashion department. That’s okay. Your wedding should be a time when you dress your best to impress, so if you need to shop together to get a sense for what your partner likes on you or vice versa, then do it! Sure, you don’t have to pick THE dress will him there for the ride, but if you try some things on for each other, offer pointers, you’ll both feel good about it, and you’ll know for CERTAIN that he’ll be floored by the time of your first look. Works both ways, too!

Photographers: Clem Onojeghuo on Unsplash

What to Do Instead of Using the Phrase ‘You Let Yourself Go’
keep stress levels low
Wedding planning is hella hard. And who could blame someone for packing on a little ‘I needed those candy canes… and Reese’s Christmas Trees… and ALL the eggnog and cookies’ weight, especially with the holidays. If you’re worried about stress eating, try to mellow things out. Keep yourself distracted, go to the spa if you need to, stop bringing extra work home if you don’t have to. All of this will help, both physically and emotionally.

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What to Do Instead of Using the Phrase ‘You Let Yourself Go’
share your struggs with your s.o.

Everyone has weaknesses, issues or even physical things that they don’t like about themselves. Whether it’s your sweating problem, perhaps you snore, maybe with other stresses, you’ve been remiss about little shaving or waxing. Umm we’re all human. So, if you’re feeling self-conscious about anything, talk to your boo about it before dwelling and isolating. You’re in this thing called life together, and you can face it all as a team.

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What to Do Instead of Using the Phrase ‘You Let Yourself Go’
commit to more regular date nights

Really, one of the reasons that couples can fall into a rut or routine of bad behaviors, stagnancy, etc. is because they’ve gotten too caught up in other things and lose sight of each other. Whether that’s because of work, a hobby, you name it. If you can dedicate yourselves to date nights that aren’t few and far between, you can keep your passion lit, and you’ll feel a natural draw to want to look and feel your best. The road to the altar is tough, so having fun along the way is key.

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