Congrats to Blake Lively! The actress, who celebrated her 27th birthday this Summer, just announced that she and husband Ryan Reynolds are expecting their first child. Mom-to-be Blake may be known for her devotion to baked goods and aversion to the gym, but in reality, the happy homemaker is a health queen. Here’s how Blake balances cupcakes with cardio.
She cooks at home: There can be a lot of hidden calories in those restaurant meals, so Blake likes to whip up healthier dishes at home. “I use a lot of fresh ingredients, which really does make a huge difference. It’s easier to be healthy when eating things that are fresh, because they are often fruits and vegetables,” she told Extra.
She makes workouts fun: You won’t find Blake doing countless squats at the gym, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t work out. “I’ve said before I hate the gym; I eat chocolate; yes, that part is true. But what they don’t print is I hate the gym, so what I do instead is find other ways to be active,” she said. “I ride bicycles, I hike, I go out and exercise in nature, and I’m active that way.” Even so, the actress has used trainer Bobby Strom to strengthen and elongate her famous legs: here are his top moves to get legs like Blake’s.She balances out her indulgences: Blake admits to loving things like hot fudge sundaes, so she also adds a juice to her day for a boost of nutrients and to balance out those indulgences. This kale, apple, beet, and lemon juice recipe is one of Blake’s favorites for “detoxifying” her body.Image Source: Getty