Why Jessica Simpson Is One of Our Favorite Fit Celebs of 2014
If you follow Jessica Simpson on social media| it’s easy to see why she’s one of our favorite healthy stars of 2014. After two back-to-back pregnancies in 2013| Jessica hasn’t been shy about her how hard she’s worked to lose weight and get fit. “”I gained a lot of weight|”” she’s said of her first pregnancy. “”More than I thought I would. And when it came time to try to take it off| it felt overwhelming.”” So to get ready for her July 5| 2014| wedding| she worked hard in the gym and the kitchen. Her secret? Weight Watchers| of course u2014 she’s a spokesperson for the brand u2014 as well as trainer Harley Pasternak. Check out Jessica’s fit 2014 here| and let her inspiring workout (and swimsuit) snaps motivate you to get going on your own goals.
| You Are What You Eat
Jessica has been a Weight Watchers spokesperson since having her daughter in 2011| and she credits the eating plan with helping her lose 60 pounds following her second pregnancy in 2013. Earlier this year| she announced that she reached her goal weight| tweeting in March| “”…AND a white T-shirt!!#goalreached thx @weightwatchers.””
Want to know the breakfast secret that helped Jessica get there? Check out her recipe for Italian baked eggs and vegetables| one of her favorite low-calorie ways to fuel up in the morning.
| Call a Buddy
What makes working out more fun? Someone to exercise with. Studies have shown that having a motivated workout buddy can help you burn more calories than going it alone.
| Don’t Fear Muscles
No| you won’t bulk up| but you can have strong| extremely toned legs like Jessica. Take her trainer Harley’s advice: focus on your legs twice a week by doing different types of lunges as well as squats. In her gym| we also spy kettlebells| which are another great way to build muscle and burn tons of calories u2014 on average| 400 calories in 20 minutes!
| Have a Ritual
Jessica takes morning walks with her husband| Eric Johnson. Instead of meeting friends and family at a bar| take a walk at a nearby park or around your neighborhood to burn calories while you catch up.
| Keep Moving
Jessica takes a stroll with daughter Maxwell to fit in a workout. Another of Harley’s tips: invest in a fitness tracker or pedometer so you make sure you take at least 12|000 steps every day in order to “”burn fat all day|”” he says.
| Show Off Your Hard Work
Jessica is proud to show off how hours at the gym have paid off: she posed with her friend (and workout buddy) at sister Ashlee’s bridal shower in August| captioning the photo| “”Oh yea girl…We are proud to be in our bathing suits!! @baylormcg #hardworkpaysoff #workoutpartnersforlife.””