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Newbie, Wedding in October 08

Hello All!

I am fairly new to the fitness world but have a desire to learn and perform.
My fiance is constantly on this web-site so I figured I’d check it out and see if there is anything that I can pick up and incorporate into my daily life.

I am a 22 year old, recent college graduate. My fiance and I are having a destination wedding in October 2008 in Mexico. With the wedding day approaching quickly, I find myself struggling and worrying that I will not have the body that I want to for the Big Day. I have never really been very physically fit nor have I ever been overweight. I want to start developing healthy eating and exercise habits that I can continue PAST my wedding day.

I would GREATLY appreciate any suggestions as to where I should start. Should I take measurements?–Should I bother weighing myself? What sort of exercises should I perform as a woman? I thought there was a sister site of T-Nations that was dedicated to women–anyone know of it?

[quote]Future_AMCheung wrote:
I would GREATLY appreciate any suggestions as to where I should start. Should I take measurements?–Should I bother weighing myself? What sort of exercises should I perform as a woman? I thought there was a sister site of T-Nations that was dedicated to women–anyone know of it?
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To get started, read the stickies at the top of this forum. As a woman, you should train pretty much the same way a man would. You might want to read this article.

Take measurements, weight yourself, and take some pictures. Re measure and weight no more then once a week, and take pictures ever 1-3 months.

T-Nation’s sister site is Figure athlete. You should find some good information there, but of course you’re welcome in these forums as well.

If you have any questions after reading the stickies, feel free to ask. Good luck!