Jessica Biel lives her life healthy but has little slip ups here and there like every other normal person. Exercising is hard especially knowing how tasty junk food is. But once you condition your mind and body to eat well and exercise regularly, you won''t want anything else! It's called a treat because it is something out of the ordinary that gives you great pleasure. If you treat yourself all the time, it will lose its substance an value. Hence, only treat yourself occasionally. Remember that while adjusting to a healthier lifestyle may be quite challenging at first, never give up.
So, you may have caved and had way too much for dinner. Don't give up. Find the motivation to pick yourself up and work harder on your next workout and eating healthier on your next meal.
Jessica Biel’s Workout:
- Stretch: One of her favorite warm-ups is the walking lunge. “This stretches the larger leg and glute muscles,” says Jason Walsh, Jessica's personal trainer. How-to: With feet together, lunge first with right leg. Bring left foot alongside right. Lunge with left. Do 8-10 per leg.
- Cardio: “It’s the cardio that leans her out,” says Walsh. After a ½-mile jog, they hit the track for two 200-meter, 150-meter and 100-meter sprints.
- Core: “Hanging leg raises don’t build a six-pack, but they flatten,” says Walsh. “Jessica hates them, but she powers through!” How-to: Hanging from a high bar or rings, pull knees up slightly above waist. Do three sets of 15 repetitions.
- Plyometrics: “These hurt,” says Walsh of stair jumping. “Even athletes hate them. After Jessica did these the first time, she would’ve punched me if she had the energy.” How-to: Jump from the bottom step of a flight of at least 20 stairs to the third. Keep going, skipping a stair each jump.
- Weight Training: “We tend to use lighter weights and do more reps,” he says. “We keep moving, so it becomes a cardio workout too.”
- For the waist: They do the Russian Twist. Sit down and lean back slightly. Hold a 5-lb. medicine ball and twist from side to side, 15 twists per side, three reps.
- For shoulders/biceps: Stand with knees slightly bent. Hold 10-lb. weights in each hand. Curl to chest. Rotate hands, palms face outward. Press overhead together. Do 3 sets of 10-12 reps.
Jessica Biel’s Diet:
- “Clean foods”— those that aren’t processed—are on the menu Walsh created. “She eats complex carbs at the beginning of the day,” he says, “and tapers off by the end.”
- Breakfast: 1 cup of oatmeal with handful of berries.
- Snack: 1 slice whole wheat toast, 1-1 ½ tbsp. of almond butter and sliced bananas on top.
- Lunch: Salad with 5-6 oz of chicken, vinaigrette dressing.
- Snack: A banana, apple or strawberries.
- Dinner: 6oz. of fish, plate full of veggies, 1/2 cup of low-glycemic basmati rice. Sweets A couple of pieces of dark chocolate.