Jessica Simpson isn't the in-your-face pop star she used to be. In fact, the mother-of-two has had to work extremely hard to achieve her pre-pregnancy figure. The celebrity was met with a lot of harsh criticism for putting on so much weight while she was pregnant, but despite all the negativity, Jessica seemed to remain happy and relatively quiet about the entire situation. And, nonetheless, she is back and better than ever, finally opening up about her struggle to lose weight, and what ultimately aided in getting her where she wanted to be. [bctt tweet="Jessica Simpson Reveals How She Lost 60 Pounds"] The A-lister, who is soon to launch her own line of activewear called The Warm Up, has some words of advice for those interested in how she dropped 60 pounds.
- Calorie Counting: Simpson is all about the Weight Watchers program, which big stars like Tina Fey, Jenny McCarthy and Jennifer Hudson have had success with as well. The meal plan gives you free rein on food options, yet the calorie counting portion is very important, as each food is given a specific number of points. You have to stay within a certain number each day. Following this plan can help you to lose 1lb-2lb per week.
- Walking: “I walk three miles a day… Eric and I love taking the kids out for long walks in the neighborhood; chasing them around our yard is a workout all on its own!” And when it comes to getting her alone time, Jessica likes to walk on the treadmill. This type of cardiovascular exercise is great for getting the heart rate up, burning fat and getting the metabolic rate running. In fact, The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) suggests people take about 7,500 steps a week. Make sure to go for a quick and steady pace for 30 minutes or more to release stress and tension as well as improve heart health.
- BOSU Ball Workouts: To balance out her cardio routine, Jessica takes it to the BOSU ball for some strength training. The prop provides her with a whole body workout, and helps her to achieve such well-defined legs. It also adds intensity to the workout at hand, improves balance, flexibility and reflexes, and sculpts the body well.