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Inspiration post the Kelly Ripa Exercise and Diet Routine is something every working woman should try to emulate for the New Year. When I was looking for inspiration in my New Year diet routine I decided to use Kelly Ripa. Because Â I am petite at 5 feet 2 inches in height, I decided that my fitness inspiration had to be someone like Kelly Ripa and not someone like Miranda Kerr who was 5 feet 10 inches tall.
After I chose my fitness inspiration I looked at someone who had a daily routine that mimicked my daily routine in that I have to work daily and have to take care of my kids and family. I wanted someone who actually had a normal schedule and had to deal with family and not someone who did not have a family and could work out any time they chose during the course of the day. Thus, Kelly Ripa was my choice because she works daily taping a show and has to go home to three kids who she has to eat dinner with and possibly help with homework etc so her daily time for herself had to be scheduled in. Granted Kelly Ripa does have full time help and probably a person who helps cook for her on a daily basis so it is probably easier for her to juggle her workout schedule, we can all aspire to be good to ourselves and schedule at least 30 minutes a day to do some type of workout a day to maintain our health.
When asked about her diet Kelly Ripa said she tries to make sure she makes healthy meals for her family that include salads like the one where she adds feta cheese, watermelon, and blueberries together. She said her diet was mostly about eating healthily and working out daily. Nutritionists have always said that it was 80% food and 20% exercise since it would take at least 3 hours in a day to run off a 800 calorie meal from a fast food restaurant versus making healthy choices that were filling and nutritious for our bodies like good fats, veggies, fruits, and high quality proteins that would fill us up without unnecessary fats and sugars that would only add to our weight gain.
Here is a video of Kelly Ripa’s workout that she does 4 to 5 times a week on top of adding Soul Cycle or other exercises to the mix for the other days of the week. She works out daily so that she can worry less about her eating. She talks about varying her workouts and eating healthily to keep her mind and body healthy. From research on the internet it looks like she weighs just about 100 pounds and that is a little light for someone of her height, but the camera does had 10 to 20 pounds so she does have to be slimmer than the rest of us since it is her job to look good. That being said, she is all muscle and her routine works for her.
In an interview Kelly Ripa even said that if someone does not have time to hit the gym or workout with a trainer they can just walk because walking is a great exercise. I agree. Sometimes when I am in a rush and cannot get to a Cardio Barre class or the gym to run for an hour I just take my dog for her daily walk and run for 10 minutes. It is good for me and good for the dog. And to get in a little bit extra I will take a walk during lunch.
What have you done for your exercise routine? Did you choose someone to be inspired by? Are you going to change your diet? Are you going to exercise more?
For additional motivation, I like to buy new workout clothes every year after New Year’s to motivate me to get back into the gym and workout towards my goal of bikini season for the summer. My favorite brand is the Adidas by Stella McCartney workout gear. Check it out here.
Here is a video of Kelly Ripa also working out with trainer to Gwyneth Paltrow and Nicole Richie doing the Tracy Anderson Method which is a dance cardio routine.
Instead of paying $500 a month to be a member of one of Â Tracy Anderson’s gyms you can buy her workout to use at home. Tracy Anderson – Metamorphosis by Tracy – Omnicentric – 4 DVD Set.
For the New Year I decided to really try to get in shape this year. A few things I have tried have been really great for my body and I thought I would share some of them with you. One of my daily tasks that I have started scheduling for myself in the calendar is exercise. I never used to schedule exercise and then I never made time to do it. Now that I schedule that task, I complete it and move on to the next thing I need to do.Â
If you are looking for a great read – I got the audio book The 4 Hour Body. It is great to figure out how to lose weight based on your motivations.Â Â
Another key item is to get enough sleep. Your body does not work properly when it does not get enough sleep. Schedule your sleep. Put it in the calendar. Tell yourself you need to sleep between 10P to 6A or whatever your schedule may be. If you do not get good sleep, you will be exhausted and then the cycle begins where you don’t want to exercise and then eat badly all day.Â
Another very important step was getting a workout buddy. This is very motivating for me because I am a social person. Depending on your personality, figure out how you can effectively make positive changes in your diet and exercise.
Schedule your food – I know this sounds odd, but I found it a very good way to make sure I ate all my meals during the day so I did not overeat at dinner. I used to spend the whole day working and forgetting to eat and by dinner time eat a huge meal. I always wondered why I felt so bloated and never could lose the extra pounds and soon realized it was because I ate and then went to sleep with all that food in my stomach. Now, I schedule my food so I eat 5 times a day, and I have more energy and am enjoying my food more too. The schedule tells me when I need to take a break to eat and clear my mind and I am eating more healthy foods by planning in advance instead of rushing to the nearest place to buy something to eat because I was famished. One of my favorite supplements to my diet has been pressed juices from Pressed Juicery. It is just so easy to buy them and drink something healthy to cleanse your body. It is really a great way to kick start your diet and exercise plans. They deliver too if you live in the LA area. If not, get a Vitamixer and do your own juicing at home. It is just as effective.
Last and very important, figure out why you want to be in shape. Is it to be healthy for yourself? For your family? To give you more energy? Whatever the reasons, focus on those goals and you will have another reason to motivate to get yourself healthy.
Have you ever thought to yourself “if I had a private trainer come to my house like the celebrities I would be fit and healthy”? I always thought that too and realized what I was missing was someone to motivate me daily. Recently, I had the pleasure of taking one of Marc’s classes, training on his new site, and interviewing Marc Montemerlo regarding his new site to help me loose weight. His site is called Skinnymenow. I found that Marc Montemerlo is exactly the type of motivator I needed in my life daily. Marc is energetic and passionate about exercise and nutrition, and his energy is contagious when you read his site.
Marc is a celebrity fitness trainer and has trained many celebrities through his various weekly classes. Now Marc is bringing his expertise to everyone in America who does not live in Hollywood, but wants the same great tips and tricks of the celebrities to get fit and look great.
Read the interview I had with Marc and click here to check out how to loose weight now with Skinnymenow for yourself. It is an amazing eating and workout plan that will get you into shape fast. I am really enjoying it and find that I am full of energy daily as a result of the foods.
My Skinnymenow program that I have developed over the years is a jump start to a new healthier, sexier YOU. What makes it different? Well, first and foremost â€“ itâ€™s SIMPLE. Most of the health and fitness sites that are out there today are so complicated that you can barely make it to the ACTUAL program after filling in all the pages and pages of sign-up and set-up info. Not to mention, there are just way too many options and choices, and I find a lot of my clients get overwhelmed and end up DOING NOTHING because they canâ€™t figure out which option to do!
Skinnymenow is safe and simple. I am by your side holding your hand and motivating you every step of the way through videos and emails and guarantee that if you follow this program you WILL see results.
3.) Do you help with an eating regimen in your program?
5.) What is your favorite snack food?
6.) Do you endorse a cheat day in the diet / workout ?
10.) Which workout clothes and shoes do you think I should buy for my workout? Brands?
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11.) Is there a difference in workout mentality between the US and where you are from?
12.) What do you love about working out?
Working out makes me feel energized, connected and well balanced. It’s great to know that after every workout I have achieved something. It helps me clear my mind and make space for renewal. Isn’t that what it’s all about? A sense of achievement and clarity that we can then apply to all the different facets of our lives!
This is definitely going to be a good episode to watch considering it is a New Year and weight loss is on many people’s minds as a resolution. I just started my own weight loss goal of 5 pounds with eDiets.com so that I can lose the weight I gained from Thanksgiving to New Year’s eve so I am really interested in seeing what tips the Oprah show will give on losing weight.
Oprah had this to say in her magazine article,”It’s about using food â€“ abusing food. Too much work. Not enough play. Not enough time to come down. Not enough time to really relax.” Don’t we all know that same feeling? When I am running on a 14 hour day with work, family, errands, bills, and everything else in between, when does anyone have time to take care of themselves?
Lately, I have been ordering my groceries online and that has been a tremendous time saver. I no longer have to drive to the grocery store, park the car, pick out all the foods, get in line, and drive home with them. Now, I go online, pick my groceries, wait for the delivery when I am at home in the evenings, and put them straight into the fridge and the cupboards. I really love this new convenient way of buying groceries. They have really good produce, all the brands of milk and cereals I like, and they are always on time. Try online grocery shopping at Vons.com and save $4.95 on your first order! Get Free Delivery for your Home or Business at Vons.com on your first order of $50 or more.