I have a love/hate relationships with celebrities. I love the aspirational lifestyle, but hate the drama and shallowness. However, there are a few celebrities that truly motivate me to live a healthier lifestyle because they have BOTH a killer body and an awesome work ethic – beautiful on the inside and out, just how we like ’em!
My super star intern, Kendra (follow her on Instagram @socialitedivas), did some research on my favorite celebrities and the workouts that keep their bodies smoking hot. I’m gonna try to incorporate some of these workouts and health tips into my fitness routine. Who knows, I may have Kelly Rowland abs by the end of the Summer – watch out now! 😉
Workout like a rock star! Lots of luv, Brit
Eats fish and chicken with vegetables
Boot camp sessions
Snacks on Kale chips
Eats mostly healthy which includes: fruits, vegetables, grilled fish and meat.
1 hr in the gym every other day.
Cardio few times a week
Biking and cross training.
Cardio 3-4 times a week
Hiking, power walking/jogging, intervals on the treadmill, dancing, spinning.
Grains, lean cuts of meat/fish
Herbal teas and lots of water!
Loves the basic yoga pose – downward facing dog
Begin on a non-slip floor on your hands and knees with your knees under your hips.
Exhale and lift your knees away from the floor
Press palms into the floor and keep your head between your upper arms
Hold for 1 to 3 minutes then lower yourself back onto knees
Cardio & strength training
Use 3-pound dumbbell in each hand, step forward with one leg bend at the waist and all your arms to hang.
Round your arms, raise dumbbells to your sides until they’re in line with your shoulders.
Switch legs after 10 repetitiions aiming for three rounds of 20 repetitions each.
Bikram Yoga performed in a room in at least 105 degrees.
Most effective exercises for improving physical fitness
Make sure to check with a doctor before trying this class as it is not recommended for pregnant women and people with high blood pressure.
Squats with excercise ball and resistance band
Plank push ups
Ball hams with excercise ball
Standing inverted knee tuck with straight back and arabesque extend
In January I love to revamp my workouts by pouring over fitness magazines and checking out all kinds of new exercises. This past weekend I spent a lazy rainy Saturday afternoon putting together a hodgepodge of my personal favorite exercises to create a Total Body Trifecta (3 complete 50 minute workouts). I plan to do 1 work out each day for the next 3 days. I love these workouts because…
They each burn 500-600 calories
I can finish them in under 1 hour
They engage all of my major muscle groups
Each one has lots of core work to tone my tummy!
Try my ‘fitness trifecta’ and let me know how it goes. You will see and feel results! Enjoy 🙂
Alex (on the left) after successfully completing Week 2
Alex has officially completed week 2 of her 4-week GRIT by Brit Shred plan. Long story short – she killed it! You probably remember that Week 1 was all about “adjustments” but week 2 was all about “achievements.” Below is her progress report; be sure check back next Thursday for her week 3 update. Lots of luv, Brit 🙂
I’ve lost a few pounds but mostly lost inches. I got into my skinny jeans and can breathe in them – yay! Even better, I went shopping for a few staple items and was so happy I could fit most of the items I picked out!
Overall, my diet was a really good last week. I stayed within my 1,600 calorie budget everyday! I also incorporated a few “tricks” to keep my eating in check. Like when I eat out, I look at the menu beforehand and plan what I’m going to order. Also drinking lots of water (sometimes 1 gallon per day) and unsweetened tea has a help me manage my diet. Last, cooking at home for the week has helped me save time and money and cut calories. Stir-fry is my default and love! (below is a pic of my favorite meal – organic (no-gmo) tofu stirfry)
I’ve kept up with my GRIT by Brit workout plan for the most part. I missed my Saturday workout, but I actually still got some exercise in during the day by walking around and do some heavy lifting at a trade show that Sporty Afros was participating in. I kept my heart rate monitor on the entire day of the trade show and ended up burning 500 calories during the day!
While I actually HATE politics, I do LOVE my country! Election Day always gives me a natural feeling of US pride, gratefulness for my rights and appreciation of our history. Here’s the workout I did this morning to build on the natural energy that permeates our nation on this awesome day. Whether you’re a Democrat, Republican, Independent, etc. we are all HUMAN and our HEALTH is a universal need. So while you’re getting excited (or jaded) by this year’s election, do your body and mind some good by knocking out my 30 min “Election Energizer” workout. Go hard, get a good sweat and Viva USA!
P.S. Much love to all of my international followers as well 😉
Equipment: NONE, open area needed to jump around, piece of tape on the floor (or an imaginary line)
Calories Burned: 300 – 400
Focus: Maximum calorie burn, core toning, leg toning
Despite the sincere joy and stress relief I receive from my exercise regimen, there are times that simply get sick of working out. It’s usually because I’ve been doing the same routine for a long time and need a change up…or I’m just being lazy, in which case I’m often guilty putting off workouts until “tomorrow.”
That said, my “Kill your RUT workout” consists of exercises that I NEVER do (except the push ups). I’m going to do it before work tomorrow morning along with some moderate cardio. Hopefully it’s enjoyable and gets my fitness juices flowing!