When a VERY well known bridal magazine asked their followers to post their top pre-wedding diet tips on their Facebook page last week, I think I speak for all wedding bloggers when I say I was mad! But mostly, I was disappointed! Disappointed that a publication as influential as this was still ignoring our pleas to market in a socially responsible way. Simply put, women are frequently told that they need to lose weight. Consider how many weight loss advertisements you will be exposed to in a day, on TV, social media, in magazines and newspapers. Sure, dieting is a pretty big industry and many of us actually do want to lose weight but do we really want to be told to use what should be the happiest day of our lives as ‘motivation’ to size down.Details
Hello Guys & Gals! It’s been a while since we wrote an advice post on the blog and we thought it was about time we wrote another. Although today’s article is about picking the best and most professional wedding band for your wedding, it could easily apply to all types of entertainment as well as musicians. If…Details
If you have been reading our blog for a while now, you will have noticed the odd Bridal shoot being shared here on occasion. Although at my last count we had only featured 2 (which is just a huge shame!) and I must be completely honest when I tell you that until today, I had…Details
It is that time of year again! Christmas is just around the corner and if you are anything like me, it is a month for pure indulgence. Before you know it, the New Year is here and without a second thought you are making resolutions for a healthier, fitter, leaner new you for the New Year. Within weeks I will have failed and I will back to periodic spats of dieting and clean eating but nothing lasts forever.
Weight loss is something scarcely discussed here as I know all too well how much pressure there is on women to feel as though they need to lose weight and it can really get you down. I did once write a post asking our readers whether they thought losing weight for a wedding was a good or bad idea?. I was quite surprised by the response as I thought it would be very divided, yet the general consensus was that a wedding is great motivation for getting your butt into shape, but the choice to get healthy and lose weight should be more about making a life change and building confidence, rather than just about losing weight for a special event.
We would never want the women that come here to feel pressured into losing weight, instead we want to provide women with the information they will need to build confidence should they need it and if they do decide to journey into weight loss, then we will provide the information needed to undertake it safely and responsibly. That is where Mirinda Fleur from Body Meet Bride Comes in…
Mirinda is a nutritionist, trainer and coach on an incredible journey, empowering women to become their healthiest, happiest and most confident, through education, positivity, balance, and of course endless support and we have asked her to share her story with you.
“Since I was a teenager I had been interested in health, diet and fitness but I 100% did not know the right way to go about it and got so confused by all the info and health gimmicks out there, it can be overwhelming! I could go into details of some health issues I had regarding my thyroid, my unrealistic expectations etc but you’re a girl you get it 😉
It was when I decided to see a Naturopath for a detox program that I fell in love with the world of alternative medicine, I remember feeling that ‘Uh Huh’ moment of things just starting to make sense and realized this is the world I want to be in (I was studying Fashion Marketing at the time so quite a change!) Literally within a month I had enrolled into Nutrition College and I never looked back! I am now a certified Nutritionist, Health Coach, Personal Trainer and have just enrolled for Yoga Teacher Training, Yippeee! The learning never stops and I love exposing myself to new knowledge to share and inspire my brides to be.
A few quick “fun facts” about me:
♥ I love food…and I mean all food, I don’t have a “perfect” diet all the time, I eat chocolate, I eat pizza and I enjoy every bite (to me health is about balance and been “naughty” sometimes is totally ok!)
♥ I did Zumba for the first time this year (shocking it took me this long to build up the courage to go!) and I’m addicted, it seriously boosts your confidence, gets you sweating & is just insanely fun, I highly suggest grabbing your girlfriend and going!
♥ I have a 5 month old Chihuahua named Beefy (my boyfriend named her!) who is incredibly entertaining & loving!
♥ My top 3 favourite foods are sweet potatoes, pomegranates & chocolate covered almonds 😉
About Body meet Bride
During my Health Coaching studies I was exposed to the amazing opportunities that online business brings, and the possibility of been able to help people from anywhere was so exciting!
Body meet Bride honestly came to me quite randomly!!! I knew I wanted to work with women to help them find a healthy balance, build confidence, feel strong, empower them with knowledge and help them learn to live a healthy happy life. As a woman I know most brides to be want & need these things for their big day but also long after! I thought reaching out to brides would be a great way to help women who might not usually invest in themselves and who finally had the perfect motivation to treat themselves to finding their health!
The philosophy of Body meet Bride is a stress free, holistic, realistic, educational approach to achieving your goals. This program is about empowering yourself whether you want to lose weight, tone up, get clearer skin or more energy; anything is possible.
Every woman deserves to look and feel her absolute best on her wedding day but I also believe every woman deserves to feel that way every day too and it is my wish that Body meet Bride will give women the knowledge and tools to achieve both!Details