Though you may think they usually have to be perfectly in shape just to get into Hollywood in the first place, this often isn’t the case. There are many celebrities who either wanted to improve an already fit physique or to go from overweight to fit. Whatever the motivation, some of these stars have been very impressive in their body transformations. The following are 13 examples:
1. Joe Manganiello
Joe was never actually in poor shape when he was in the public eye, but he has taken it to a whole new level. When he took on the part of the werewolf Alcide in True Blood, he amped up his workout routine and became really big and muscular, shedding a lot of fat as well. His abs alone have been transformed in a huge way, much more defined and shredded than they were before. He had always wanted to be big and muscular, so he decided to restrict his calorie intake significantly. Manganiello also adhered to a strict workout routine, focusing on chest and legs on Monday and Thursday, zeroing in on shoulders and biceps on Tuesday and Friday, and doing his back and triceps on Wednesday and Saturday. He also made sure to do 45 minutes of daliy cardio in the mornings.
23 year old singer/actress Selena Gomez went into a bit of a hibernation when she suddenly ended one of her tours. Speculations and the whispers started that she checked into a rehab facility, but in actuality, she had to take some time off for health reasons. She underwent chemotherapy for lupus, which is a very serious autoimmune disease. Selena said, “I was diagnosed with lupus, and I’ve been through chemotherapy. That’s what my break was really about…I could’ve had a stroke. I wanted so badly to say, ‘You guys have no idea. I’m in chemotherapy. You’re a–holes. I locked myself away until I was confident and comfortable again.” Here are some other celebrities you probably didn’t know were struggling with their own life threatening illnesses:
Sometimes we forget about the twenty-somethings when talking about health and fitness. Most of the time, you’re at your lowest weight in your teenage years and then once you get into your 30’s, it’s all about how to look and feel like you’re in your 20’s…but what about when you’re actually IN that age range? Let me help you out with a few tips from some celebrities.
Keeping your body in shape all year around is no easy task. Just ask any celebrity you know. Lol. Obviously, their access to trainers, nutritionists, chefs, etc. etc., make things a little easier, but if you want some suggestions on how you can stay fit without having all of that extra celebrity help, keep clicking. First up: Singer Ciara. She’s always had a good body and she recently popped out a baby boy. But don’t think that’s stopped her; she recently covered Shape Magazine and says she does a lot of boxing to stay in shape. So get you some boxing gloves and start throwing some punches.
The DO’s and DON’T’s of health. There are so many tricks of the trade when it comes to getting and staying healthy. When you find something that works for you, it’s easy to decide you should stick to it. And in many cases, that could be a good thing. In other instances, too much of one thing can be horrible for you. For example, if you work out too much, but aren’t eating enough, not getting enough sleep, excessive partying, etc., etc. So to help you make healthy choices, let’s go over some of the rules. First up, Gwyneth Paltrow: DO an occasional detox like “The Clean Program.” This one is 21 days and allows for one solid meal per day.
Throughout the week, it’s easy to get bogged down by everyday life and the challenges that come along with it. Career, kids, responsibility, social life, relationships, etc, etc. When you find yourself at your desk, or if you work from home or wherever, you can easily be distracted and feel like your 8 hour day is never going to end. Take a look at these 15 midday pick-me-ups that can help you get through those long hours. First up, like Kate Hudson, if you have the luxury, schedule a midday jog/run. Or if you know you’re limited to a 30-60 minute lunch break, get up an hour earlier and start your day off with a little more energy.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years..it’s that everything AIN’T for everybody. Lol. And rather than complaining about it, you just have to do something about it and the first step in that is knowing what IS for you. Of course it’s summertime and most of us are working on our fitness, but while you’re getting to the size you want to be (whether that’s gaining a few lbs., losing a few or simply toning up) no one says you have to stay off the beach. So here are some ideas for the best swimsuit for YOU.
Weight. This is such a super sensitive topic for many people, celebrities included…no matter how “perfect” we may think their lives are, they suffer from a lot of the same insecurities as everyone else. Granted they have access to the best trainers, chefs, and nutritionists, but that doesn’t exclude them from the pressures of always being at your best. AND let’s not forget they have cameras on them practically 24/7. Not only does their weight tend to fluctuate due to life’s stresses, lack of control of your eating habits, pregnancy, etc., but sometimes they put the strain on their bodies on purpose.
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Are you ready to have that beach body that the other girls envy? Are you ready to bring all of the boys to the yard? Are you tired of having a gut and are ready to reveal those six pack abs that are hiding underneath? With summer just around the corner, its time to get off the couch and start shedding those extra winter pounds. With these 15 celebrity approved exercises, trainer and programs you’ll be certain to have all the tools you need to be on your way to your best summer body ever. So besides a good nutrition plan, check out these exercise options to add to your fitness routine and get ready to see some results!
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Some people say that Kim Kardashian’s body shape is in special thanks to waist trainers. Looking at Khloe, who also swears by these waist trainers, we are inclined to say that it is working for these lovely ladies. But is it really waist trainers that have helped ladies like Amber Rose, among others, achieve hourglass shaped bodies? Should you run out and invest all of your money into these modern day corsets? Before you start thinking about giving up your gym pass, here is some interesting information that might help you come to your own conclusions as to whether or not waist training in the right thing for you.