Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Biel's Body

This woman is my INSPIRATION.

They say her diet is as follows:

* “Clean foods”— those that aren’t processed—are on the menu Walsh created. “She eats complex carbs at the beginning of the day,” he says, “and tapers off by the end.”
* Breakfast: 1 cup of oatmeal with handful of berries.
* Snack: 1 slice whole wheat toast, 1-1 ½ tbsp. of almond butter and sliced bananas on top.
* Lunch: Salad with 5-6 oz of chicken, vinaigrette dressing.
* Snack: A banana, apple or strawberries.
* Dinner: 6oz. of fish, plate full of veggies, 1/2 cup of low-glycemic basmati rice. Sweets A couple of pieces of dark chocolate.

Her workout regime:

* Stretch: One of her favorite warm-ups is the walking lunge. “This stretches the larger leg and glute muscles,” says Walsh. How-to: With feet together, lunge first with right leg. Bring left foot alongside right. Lunge with left. Do 8-10 per leg.
* Cardio: “It’s the cardio that leans her out,” says Walsh. After a ½-mile jog, they hit the track for two 200-meter, 150-meter and 100-meter sprints.
* Core: “Hanging leg raises don’t build a six-pack, but they flatten,” says Walsh. “Jessica hates them, but she powers through!” How-to: Hanging from a high bar or rings, pull knees up slightly above waist. Do three sets of 15 repetitions.
* Plyometrics: “These hurt,” says Walsh of stair jumping. “Even athletes hate them. After Jessica did these the first time, she would’ve punched me if she had the energy.” How-to: Jump from the bottom step of a flight of at least 20 stairs to the third. Keep going, skipping a stair each jump.
* Weight Training: “We tend to use lighter weights and do more reps,” he says. “We keep moving, so it becomes a cardio workout too.”
* For the waist: They do the Russian Twist. Sit down and lean back slightly. Hold a 5-lb. medicine ball and twist from side to side, 15 twists per side, three reps.
* For shoulders/biceps: Stand with knees slightly bent. Hold 10-lb. weights in each hand. Curl to chest. Rotate hands, palms face outward. Press overhead together. Do 3 sets of 10-12 reps.

I told my personal trainer that I eventually would like to have Jessica Biel's body. Her response? "Well THAT'S realistic..." - I told her I knew it would take a long time and that I wouldn't achieve it overnight.

I told that to my boyfriend and he said, "Actually, 3-4 months." I was stunned. I said, "There's no way I could achieve that in 3-4 months. Women and men are different." He said, "Well, six months tops, but you can change your body in 30 days."

Jesus. Does he really have that expectation of my new fitness and eating plan? There's just no way. I know I can achieve results and feel and look better, but there's no way I could get to THAT body in that short amount of time.

So what's a REALISTIC time frame? Assuming I'm dedicated, work out like I should (weight and core training 3x a week and cardio 5x a week) and eat right (my diet should be between 1400-1600 calories a day, and hopefully less processed foods and more whole and natural foods) --- How long? 6 months? 8 months? 12 months? 16 months?

Reading online it appears it took her 8 months from the body she had (which is a far, far, far cry from mine) to get this body. I think my boyfriend is smoking crack.

Who can answer this for me?!?!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Yes, Dan is smoking crack. ;) You have to make an entire lifestyle change, and if you go too fast you run the risk of just gaining it all back. I've heard it is safest and healthiest to lose 1-2lbs/week.