10 Reasons Jen Selter Inspires Way More Than Booty

10 Reasons Jen Selter Inspires Way More Than Booty

If you haven’t scoped out Jen Selter’s Instagram account yet| it’s time to see what this bootylicious Internet sensation is all about. With a rabid social media following obsessing over Jen’s unbelievable derriere| it seems that Kim Kardashian isn’t the only one out to break the Internet. But what we love about Jen| besides her amazing body| are her positive attitude and commitment to making fitness a part of her life u2014 seriously| this girl can master a squat anytime and anywhere. Check out some of our favorite moments of Jen’s from the year| and get ready for some serious motivation for 2015!

| She Mastered Social Media

Jen credits her success with her devotion to social media. She told Elite Daily| “”Social media has opened the doors for so many to succeed and achieve their goals. I would NOT be where I am today without it!””

| She’s a Positive Role Model

Even with her newfound fame| Jen has remained grounded and works to inspire others with both her body and attitude. “”Despite all my ‘belfies|’ a picture does not speak for who I am; it does not speak for my personality| morals or personal beliefs|”” she told Elite Daily. “”I post my pictures to motivate others and if people see it differently| so be it.””

| She Literally Works Her Butt Off

Like all of us| Jen knows that working out is not a perfect science; some days are better than others. But she continues to push herself with new and fun workouts. She captioned this Instagram photo| “”One of the greatest moments in life is realizing that just a couple of weeks ago your body couldn’t do what it just did!””

| She Landed Herself a Major Photo Spread

Jen’s rabid social following (she has over five million followers) and amazing physique helped her earn a sexy photo spread in Vanity Fair this past April.

| She Works Out Like the Rest of Us

No| she doesn’t have expensive trainers or fancy gear; Jen is a do-it-yourself fitness girl. In her Vanity Fair interview| the tan and toned fitness gal confessed| “”I would follow the trainers and when they were training someone I was like| ‘oh| what does that do?'””

| She’s Also Into Healthy Eating

For a body this great| Jen knows eating healthy is important too. She told The Huffington Post| “”Regardless if I am in serious exercise mode or not; eating healthy is always a part of my daily routine.”” She also mentioned that she loves food like oatmeal| eggs| veggies| and u2014 for a special treat u2013 dark chocolate.

| She Made #Seltering Happen

If you haven’t heard the term yet| #seltering is Jen’s take on the #planking phenomenon. To copy her signature move| pose somewhere with your feet and hands on the ground and your booty in the air.

| She Fights Against Her Haters

After suffering from bullying at a young age| Jen says that she’s passionate about ending the cycle. “”I would love to try to make people feel stronger about themselves where any negative or mean comments don’t [affect] them because they have built up their self esteem|”” Jen told The Huffington Post. “”This is something I will actively continue to help people with.””

| She Knows Consistency Is Key

“”Fitness is a lifestyle|”” Jen told The Huffington Post. “”You must be mentally prepared to commit to it and be consistent with your health and fitness lifestyle in order to see results and as we know results don’t happen overnight.””

| She Made #Belfies Happen Too

Yes| Jen has mastered the art of showing off her best “”asset”” on her Instagram account. Though some viewers accuse her of not gaining her derriere the natural way| she opened up to Elle magazine on how she really works it: “”It’s all about the angles| let’s be honest.””

Our 10 Most Pinned Workouts of 2014

Our 10 Most Pinned Workouts of 2014

If you’re anything like us| you have a Pinterest board (OK| maybe more than one) devoted to collecting inspiring| challenging| and creative workouts. Now| if these 10 workouts haven’t crossed your path yet| pin away u2014 they happen to be our most popular sweat sessions on Pinterest of the entire year. From arm sculpting to booty toning| there’s a little something for everyone. So no matter what your goals are for the coming year| you’ll want to hang on to these workouts; they’re probably going to come in handy.

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| 10-Minute Arm Sculpt

Sexy| sculpted arms look amazing no matter what time of year it may be. This 10-minute arm-toning workout is quick| simple| and leads to results you can see (and show off).

| Victoria’s Secret Model Workout

Inspired to work toward your Angel wings? This fat-blasting Victoria’s Secret model workout is something you can do in your very own living room.

| A Heart-Pumping Video Workout With Jessica Alba’s Trainer

Don’t be intimidated by CrossFit; with the help of Jessica Alba‘s amazing trainer| you can get in a rewarding heart-pumping workout in no time at all.

| 30-Minute Treadmill Shred

Even if you only have half an hour to spare| you can still get in a great workout. This 30-minute treadmill shred will challenge your endurance and speed and leave you feeling satisfied.

| Bedtime Yoga Sequence

If winding down at the end of the night often feels challenging| you might just be in need of a little yoga. This calming sequence will have you ready to hit the hay.

| 10-Minute Arm Routine

It may not be tank-top season just yet| but keeping your upper body in shape will have you ready to flaunt your muscles as soon as the sun comes out. This quick arm-sculpting routine will have you seeing results.

| Inner-Thigh Toning Workout

Whether you love to rock skinny jeans or a miniskirt| this inner-thigh workout will help you rock your look with confidence.

| 20-Minute Treadmill Workout

If you’re looking for a workout that will blast calories in no time at all| check out this 20-minute treadmill workout that’s great for when you’re short on time.

| The Anti-Arm-Jiggle Workout

Banish arm jiggle with this 10-minute toning video that will have you feeling your best all year long.

| Butt-Toning Pilates Workout

If you’re working to target your booty| this bum-toning Pilates video will have you flaunting your backside whenever possible.

Did Jennifer Lopez Have the Year’s Best Body?

Did Jennifer Lopez Have the Year’s Best Body?

Jennifer Lopez has gone for some daring looks this year| and honestly u2014 we can’t blame her. She happens to have one of Hollywood’s hottest bodies| and boy| does she work for it. Sure| she’s always looked amazing| but 2014 was really her year to flaunt her success. The singer just celebrated her 45th birthday| released her sexy new single “”Booty|”” and managed to blow us all away with her amazing abs; it’s like there’s nothing this hot mama can’t do. So see some of our favorite J Lo moments from the year| and prepare to be seriously inspired.

| Her Healthy Body Image

She may be celebrated for her body| but Jennifer also knows what it’s like to not look like everyone else. No matter what her shape or size| however| she doesn’t let the pressure to be thin bother her. “”I remember when I had baby fat and my thighs were so out of proportion to my ankles|”” she tells The Telegraph. “”Then I remember dropping weight and being quite thin. Then| when I got pregnant| I remember watching my back| belly and butt grow and thinking| ‘I will never be the same again.’ Then I remember right after the twins were born having that weird jiggly belly u2014 and kind of loving that| too. Because I earned that jiggly belly. Then came trying to get my body back into shape and how long that took. A whole year.””

| Her Willingness to Sweat

Give Jennifer a workout goal| and she’ll be sure to meet it. She signed up for a sprint triathlon in 2008 to help her drop the baby weight and has become a devoted student of Tracy Anderson to stay in shape. “”[I’m like] a fighter| going into the ring. I do my cardio and I do my workouts with the Tracy Anderson Method|”” Jennifer says (work out like Jennifer with this leg workout from Tracy Anderson).

| She Puts In the Work Even When She Wants to Quit

Jennifer is so committed| she hits the gym even when she doesn’t want to work out. “”Sometimes when I get home and I’m not feeling so great| I make myself go to the gym|”” she’s said in Redbook. “”Then I come home and take a shower| put on a great outfit| some makeup| tie my hair up| and I feel pepped up and great about myself.””

| Her Practical Outlook on Fitness

Jennifer knows that if she wants to look and feel her best| it’s about putting in the hard work. “”You got to work out| you got to watch what you eat|”” she told Us Magazine. “”It’s a job u2014 you’ve got to buckle down.””

| Her Diet Tricks

Earlier this year| Jennifer even went on a 22-day vegan challenge in order to reset her eating habits and lose weight. Take your own challenge with 22 of our favorite healthy vegan dinners to make every night.

| Her Positive Outlook

Turns out even one of the most glam celebs in Hollywood has her off days| but she still keeps her focus on the positive. “”Just like anybody else| there are days I feel great when I wake up| and then there are days when I feel more tired or not ready to face the day|”” Jennifer tells Elle Canada. “”To be quite honest| on those days| I really try to think positively.””

| Finding Ways to Never Give Up

“”I try to do a lot of affirmations for good health and positive thinking to just get my mind and my spirit in the right place so I can face whatever it is that I need to face|”” Jennifer added in her Elle Canada interview.

| Her Range of Healthy Habits

No hard partying here| and it shows. Jennifer maintains her enviable glow (even with 16-hour workdays) with a few healthy habits: following a sugar- and salt-free diet (she’s also a “”big portion-control person|”” she says)| eschewing cigarettes and alcohol| and getting eight hours of sleep a night.

| All Hail J Lo!

Jennifer’s strong and sleek body| healthy habits| and inspiring outlook are the reasons she’s one of our favorite fit celebrities of 2014.

Why Jessica Simpson Is One of Our Favorite Fit Celebs of 2014

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.

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| 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.””