My 10-year high school reunion is coming up. On top of that, my husband’s 20th and mom’s 30th reunions are coming up in the next few years. No matter our age, we all want to look our best for the big reunion.
With the average person gaining a pound a year, it can be hard to get back to that “high school skinny” weight. Plus, I’ve found trying to hit that magical teenage number to be discouraging and downright impossible. Needless to say, our bodies do develop, change and go through things as we age.
So instead of obsessing over a specific number, you saw briefly at 16 after having mono, let’s focus on how to look hot for your high school reunion instead. This post contains affiliate links.
We’ll look at your diet, workouts, and outfit for the big class reunion.
Your High School Reunion Diet Plan
Now I’m not going to recommend a crash diet like the 3 Day Military. Because you’ll likely hit that high school skinny weight and then balloon up bigger than you’ve ever been. No Bueno.
Dr. Colbert, MD does have a great book titled, The High School Reunion Diet: Younger, Thinner, and Smarter in 30 Days.
It helps with:
- Weight Loss
- Glowing skin
- Brighter eyes
- Healthier hair
The diet doesn’t require you to make drastic changes to your diet, but it’s still strict enough you can see the weight come off each week.
It also has 4.8 stars on Amazon so I’m not just making this up as I approach that big reunion of my own.
What You Eat on The Class Reunion Diet:
- Eliminating processed, packaged or boxed foods.
- Tossing white bread, soda, energy or sugary drinks.
- Limiting alcohol.
- Filling up on nutrition-dense veggies
- Including lean protein, nuts, seeds, and beans for protein and fiber
- Low-fat dairy and whole grains
- Avoiding added sugars (natural sugars like those in fruit are okay)
Your Workout Routine
While the diet above is a great well-rounded diet for any occasion, it doesn’t include a workout plan. My 10-year-older-body needs some toning and lifting.
I personally love to workout at home because of the convenience it offers. I personally stream my workouts so I can do them anywhere from a computer or smartphone. It also works on my Apple TV or Roku!
Since we’re all busier than those high school days, aim for a 30-minute workout 3-5 times a week.
You can see a full list of my favorite workout programs here.
For the sake of getting fit fast – I’d recommend:
- The 21 Day Fix – Beginner to Intermediate
- P90X3 – Intermediate to Advanced
- Country Heat or Cize – Beginner who hates exercise
The Last Step to Look Great At Your Class Reunion Is the Outfit!
I absolutely love Rent the Runway! You can rent luxe designer brands like:
- Badgley Mischka
- Elizabeth and James
- Jill Jill Stuart
- ML Monique Lhuillier
Excuse the crazy face, but here’s an example of what we’ve rented in the past (both dresses).
They’ve really thought of it all. If the dress you’re eyeing has been rented before, you’ll not only be able to see the dress on a model but someone your weight and height! I love this feature because I’m 5’4″ on a good day!
You can also choose 2 sizes that way if one is too small, you have a backup!
If neither option works, you can chat or call within 24 hours of receiving the dress and items and get a return! Score!
The dress comes to you clean, and you just drop it off (dirty) at a UPS after. They dry clean it for you! Super easy!
They also have options where you can rent more “everyday” clothes unlimited each month if you have a job that is fashion-forward! The options are endless!
I don’t think we could have come up with a better plan to get you ready for that big class reunion! You’re going to walk in looking great and glowing from the inside out!
Wish me luck at mine! I might feel confident in my appearance, but I’m a little introvert at heart! :P
Have you done a high school reunion diet plan before? If you’ve had a reunion already, how did it go?