Kim Kardashian is one of the most fascinating celebrities. She’s famous for….being pretty? She is one of the most Googled names, has over 6 million Twitter followers and more than 4 million Facebook fans. People are fascinated by her and just can’t seem to get enough of her bodacious bod. Famous mostly for her deriere, the curvy bombshell has jumped on the healthy lifestyle bandwagon for the first time in her life. She has been very open about her struggle with her weight and body image in the past. She told the editors of Self Magazine (on stands now) that, “of course I struggle with insecure moments. I wish I didn’t. But I love to eat! Especially sweets. And I’ll say it, I think my thighs are jiggly and I have cellulite. Now let’s move on! Because when I put the time in at the gym, I’m confident. You have to feel good to look good.” And since she has adopted daily exercise and healthy eating, she is looking better than ever.
Kim is a hard worker when it comes to hitting the gym. And you might be surprised that she attributes weight training as the best way to tone and firm. Many women are afraid of weights either because they are intimidated or they fear they will look bulky. But take a note from Kim, who has in my opinion, one of the most beautiful, womanly figures in Hollywood, weights do a body good! “I lift weights with my trainer, Gunnar Peterson, in the morning three days a week. After working out, I see a difference in my butt and thighs, and my clothes fit a little differently, too. I’m also really proud of how toned my arms are,” Kardasian said in her interview with Self Magazine. Kim K has released her own series of workout DVDs called Fit in Your Jeans by Friday and endorses the diet products Quick Trim.
Butt Booster – Stand on an unstable surface (like a CorDisc or Bosu) with feet hip-width distance apart, knees slightly bent and a 5-8 lb weight in each hand resting on your shoulders. Keeping abs engaged, squat for the count of three then return to standing position. Do 2 sets of 16 reps to feel the Kardasian booty burn!
Start in a side plank with forearm on the ground, palm down and legs stacked one on top of the other and hips lifted off the ground. If you have trouble balancing you can place your feet toe to heel as well. Hold a 5 lb dumbbell in the hand closest to the ceiling with elbow bent at a 90-degree angle. Twist torso bringing the weight to the opposite elbow (while keeping it at 90-degrees). Return to start position. Do this 8-10 times then switch sides
Stand with feet hip-width distance apart, knees slightly bent and hands up in “boxer position”. Engaging your abs, pivot from the hips, allowing right fist to follow. Switch arms and repeat. Do 3 sets of 30 reps, 50 reps and 80 reps.
Kim’s Diet Plan
After her recent weight gain during her reality show, Kourtney and Kim take New York, Kim has resolved to lose the weight by going back to her exercise and diet plan. Kim will be trading up the sidewalk hot dogs for simple salads with grilled chicken or fish or turkey burgers sans bun for lunch. Breakfast is either an egg white veggie omelet with fruit or a protein shake. And she keeps things light for dinner with grilled salmon, small portion of brown rice and a side of broccoli. She loves her sweets so indulging from time-to-time is a must in order to keep on track with her healthy lifestyle. I look forward to seeing Kim succeed in her weight loss journey and I am glad that a celebrity is promoting self-confidence and healthy habits.
What other celebrities do you think make great health role models?
Random question: If you could choose your last meal on earth, what would it be?
Nutrition fact of the day: Whole grain breads and cereals contain magnesium, iron, zinc, B Vitamins and fiber.