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Kelly Ripa Exercise and Diet Routine

on January 19th, 2014
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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  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  Tracy Anderson’s gyms you can buy her workout to use at home. Tracy Anderson – Metamorphosis by Tracy – Omnicentric – 4 DVD Set.


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