Showing posts with label Lifestyle. Show all posts
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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Ellie Goulding: "I Call Myself An Aspiring Vegan"

Ellie Goulding graces the cover of Shape magazine's December issue and she looks absolutely fit.

In an interview with the mag, Goulding, 28, talked about her body.

"If getting stronger means getting more toned and slimmer, so be it, as long as strength comes with it. I'm happy with my figure. I never intended or tried to be skinny. It's just not my thing," the singer said.

Ellie shared about owning her vices: "I'm not ashamed to talk about my past. I smoked for a long time. I still drink alcohol. I believe you have to find balance. We're expected to stay fit and eat healthy all the time, but that's just never going to happen. We all have to deal with stress. Sometimes at the end of the day, I want to have a drink, and I'm not ashamed of that."

Goulding also opened up about eating like a champ…but not always.

"I call myself an aspiring vegan. It's challenging, but not impossible. You just have to eat or drink a lot of greens. I make green juice for myself almost every day. I put in things like bananas, avocado, spinach, broccoli - whatever's in my fridge, really. Sweet-potato fries and salad are my absolute favorites. They make the perfect meal. I eat a lot of quinoa and nuts, too, but I also love eating chips. It's actually easy to be a bad vegan because a lot of junk foods are vegan!" Ellie claimed.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Madonna's Trainer Reveals Her Workout Secrets

There is no doubt that Madonna has one of the most amazing bodies in the world. 

The question is: "How does she keep perfectly toned?"

Madonna's personal trainer Craig Smith, who is also the creative director of her fitness brand Hard Candy Fitness, recently shared the pop icon's workout secrets and how anyone can get her abs and arms.
"We focus on body weight training," Smith said, who "utilizes dance to tone the entire body, plus a mix of asana yoga, Bar Method and a lot of hybrid Pilates programs to give that nice, sleek look to her arms."

As for her exercises in general, Craig revealed: "switching it up gives her variety and keeps it interesting," noting: "Her body doesn't plateau. It's always in a guesswork state. Her body is always changing in a positive way."

Smith stated that Madonna who "in a perfect week, works out six days" also uses weights on the lighter side to ensure flawlessly toned arms. "We never go over 5 lbs.," Smith was quoted as saying, adding: "The range is from 2 to 5 lbs."

The Queen of Pop has, of course, a busy workout schedule, but Smith believes it's all about balance. 

"The main thing we focus on is keeping her energy levels up," Craig explained, while also referring to the importance of getting adequate rest. 

"The recovery time is just as important as the workout time. Even though we work out six days a week, notice that we are doing yoga. Yoga isn't going to be taxing on the body. It's focused on a completely different dynamic, like breathing and like rebuilding wear and tear from more rigorous, high-intensity workouts," Smith concluded.

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Μadonna Talks Food Police And Cooking (INTERVIEW)

Μadonna has recently opened up about how she manages to stay in such a great shape for her concerts. 

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Madonna, 56, surprisingly admitted she eats a lot.

"I eat anything I can get my hands on," the Queen of Pop said, noting: "I have to keep eating so I have energy. I eat food, you know normal food. Omelettes for breakfast. Healthy lunches, and things like that, but I'm also supplementing that with power shakes in those energy bars."

When asked by the outlet how she manages to eat well when she is so busy, Madonna revealed: "I have a woman who follows me around. I called her the food police. "Are you eating? Did you drink enough water?""

As for whether she cooks herself, Madonna responded: "Cooking is not one of my talents, I'm sorry to say," adding: "Everyone asked me that, including my 14-year-old son Rocco, who is absolutely not satisfied with all of my accomplishments. He just wants me to cook for him. I'm like: "OK, I'll get to that. I promise you, when this tour is over with, I'm going to cook for you.""

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Jessica Alba Exposes Her Perfect Bikini Body For "Shape" (INTERVIEW)

Jessica Alba showed off her flawless bikini body in this photo shoot for Shape magazine's June 2015 issue. 

In an interview with the mag, Alba, 34, shared about the secret to her impressively toned figure: "I attribute my athletic body to the martial arts, gymnastics, dance, and strength training I did while filming Dark Angel. That's made me strong and really set the bar."

Jessica opened up about how having daughters has improved her body confidence.

"I wasn't truly confident about my body until I had my daughters, Honor, 7, and Haven, 3. I felt more comfortable in my own skin after they were born. Plus, if I want them to be happy with their bodies, I need to walk the walk," Alba explained.

The actress also revealed her must-have snack.

"I'm addicted to popcorn. I eat it throughout the day. I'm a scatterbrain with lots of things to do at once, and eating popcorn helps me concentrate. It's my way of dealing with my mind wandering off," Alba claimed.

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Jake Gyllenhaal Diet For "Nightcrawler"

Jake Gyllenhaal recently revealed how he lost 30 pounds for the character of his new film "Nightcrawler".  

Gyllenhaal, 33, claimed he followed a strict diet of kale salad and chewing gum, along with running 15 miles a day.

"The running thing, you're pretty hungry because you're not eating a lot of food," Gyllenhaal confessed to EW, adding: "You're lonely because you're not meeting your friends for dinner. People go: "Hey you want to meet for dinner after work?" I go: "Well, I'm shooting all night." "All right, you want to meet for lunch?" I'm like: "I can't!" So I'm gonna go run."

Would you follow Jake Gyllenhaal's strict diet?

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Mindy Kaling To Vogue: "I Don't Want To Be Skinny" (VIDEO)

Mindy Kaling opened up about her body and fashion in a new Vogue clip.  

"I feel the same way about clothes as I do about food," Kaling, 34, told the mag, noting: "I want everything."

Kaling has no intention to compromise with Hollywood beauty standards if it comes at too high a cost.

"There's a whole list of things I would probably change about myself," Kaling admitted, adding: "For example, I'm always trying to lose fifteen pounds. But I never need to be skinny. I don't want to be skinny."

"I'm constantly in a state of self-improvement, but I don't beat myself up over it," Kaling went on.

As for her fashion choices, Kaling revealed to Vogue: "I love when your clothes can help you project that you're witty - you know, when your outfit does some of the work for you."

"When I'm at my thinnest, I tend to wear things that don't show off my body," Kaling stated, adding: "But when I'm bigger, I'll go body-con, which comes from a place of "This is my perimeter, in case you were wondering if I was actually much bigger.""

Plus she is eager to take risks.

"It's really tempting not to take chances," Kaling claimed, noting: "But I don't want to be fearful. I don't want my tombstone to say, she hid her imperfections well on the red carpet."

As part of her experience with Vogue, the writer-actress also shot a hilarious short video of her fitting in the magazine's well-stocked closet.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Blake Lively: "I Eat Lots Of Chocolate And Don't Need A Personal Trainer To Stay Thin"

Blake Lively got her amazing figure by never working out and consuming lots of chocolate!

Lively, 26, revealed to "Vogue Paris": "I'm fortunate to have an active lifestyle…I don't need to have a (personal trainer) or be careful about what I eat."

"I can't start my day without a cup of hot chocolate (or) finish without crunching a few squares of good dark chocolate," Lively explained, noting: "It's good for my morale."

Asked by the mag whether she diets, Lively replied: "No!"

Do you think by avoiding the gym and eating chocolate, you will look like Blake Lively?

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Giuliana Rancic On Life After Breast Cancer

The popular co-anchor of E! News Giuliana Rancic talked about her "Save Lids To Save Lives"campaign and about how her life has changed since she was first diagnosed with breast cancer with HuffPost Live's Caroline Modarressy-Tehraniand.

Rancic, 39, explained that while her life has altered since her diagnosis, it is not what most people would ever imagine.

"I eat lots of bread, and I don't exercise as much," Rancic was quoted as saying, adding: "Life is to be enjoyed, not spent in the gym every day and not to be counting your calories."

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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Alec Baldwin in Wife's Prenatal Yoga Video

Hilaria Thomas has a special partner on her side in her latest yoga video: her husband, Alec Baldwin.

Baldwin appears in his wife's new DVD "Fit Mommy-to-Be Prenatal Yoga," helping her display several workouts that require two people.

Of working with her popular husband, Thomas was quoted as saying: "Sometimes I step into his world, and that was an example of him stepping into my world. He very much did what I wanted him to do."

 "I was the boss that day. We're both very bossy people, and that day he let me be the boss," Hilaria explained to Vanity Fair.

It has to be noted that Baldwin and Thomas welcomed baby girl Carmen last month.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Coco Chanel Perfume Quotes

1. "Where should one use perfume?" a young woman asked. "Wherever one wants to be kissed."

2.  A woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future.

What do you think of Coco Chanel perfume quotes?

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Arnold Schwarzenegger Quotes Bodybuilding

1. Bodybuilding is much like any other sport. To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training, diet and mental approach.  

2. Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer.

3. I know a lot of athletes and models are written off as just bodies. I never felt used for my body.

4. When I was 15-years-old, I took off my clothes and looked in the mirror. When I stared at myself naked, I realized that to be perfectly proportioned I would need twenty-inch arms to match the rest of me. 

5. The worst thing I can be is the same as everybody else. I hate that.

6. Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.

7. My body is like breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I don't think about it, I just have it.

8. The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.

9. Training gives us an outlet for suppressed energies created by stress and thus tones the spirit just as exercise conditions the body.

10. It's simple. If it jiggles, it's fat.

11. I knew I was a winner back in the late sixties. I knew I was destined for great things. People will say that kind of thinking is totally immodest. I agree. Modesty is not a word that applies to me in any way. I hope it never will.

12. When I was ten years old I got this thing that I wanted to be the best in something, so I started swimming. I won championships, but I felt I couldn't be the best. I tried skiing, but there I felt I didn't have potential. I played soccer, but I didn't like that to well because there I didn't get the credit alone if I did something special. I just avoided team sports from then on. Then I started lifting through the other sports and I enjoyed it the most. I won the Austrian championship in 1964 but found out I was too tall. So I quit that and went into body building. Two years later I found out that that's it-that's what I can be the best in.

13. The only way to be a champion is by going through these forced reps and the torture and pain. That's why I call it the torture routine. Because it's like forced torture. Torturing my body. What helps me is to think of this pain as pleasure. Pain make me grow. Growing is what I want. Therefore, for me pain is pleasure. And so when I am experiencing pain I'm in heaven. It's great. People suggest this is masochistic. But they're wrong. I like pain for a particular reason. I don't like needle's stuck in my arm. But I do like the pain that is necessary to be a champion.

14. A beginner does eight repetitions of a certain exercise with his maximum weight on the barbell. As soon as it hurts, he thinks about stopping. I work beyond this point, which means I tell my mind that as soon as it starts aching it is growing. Growing is something unusual for the body when you are over eighteen. The body isn't used to ten, eleven, or twelve reps with a maximum weight. Then I do ten or fifteen sets of this in a row. No human body was ever prepared for this and suddenly it is making itself grow to handle this new challenge, growing through this pain area. Experiencing this pain in my muscles and aching and going on is my challenge. The last three or four reps is what makes the muscles grow. This area of pain divides a champion from someone who is not a champion. That's what most people lack, having the guts to go on and just say they'll go through the pain no matter what happens. I have no fear of fainting. I do squats until I fall over and pass out. So what? It's not going to kill me. I wake up five minutes later and I'm OK. A lot of other athletes are afraid of this. So they don't pass out. They don't go on.

15. If you want to be a champion you can't have any kind of outside negative coming in to affect you. So I trained myself for that. To be totally cold and not have things going through my mind. And it was a sad story when my father died. Because me mother called me on the phone and she said: "You know, your dad died." And this was exactly two months before a contest. "Are you coming home for the funeral?" She said. I said: "No. It's too late. He's dead and nothing can be done. I'm sorry I can't come." And I didn't explain the reasons why, because how do you explain to a mother whose husband died, you just can't be bothered now because of a contest?

16. I can hide my feelings under my muscles. Definitely. I can hide them as long as necessary. And when I feel they can come out, I let them out. I think this is fantastic. It's great to have control over my mind. Other people get mixed up. They can't control themselves. They can't go to work for a week or they can't talk on the phone because they're crying. I can switch myself back and forth. When I'm training for a competition, I can be what some people call inhuman, but really I think it's more like being superhuman. Then after the competition, I can switch off again be human and very emotional and so on.

17. Not many people understand what a pump is. It must be experienced to be understood. It is the greatest feeling that I get. I search for this pump because it means that that my muscles will grow when I get it. I get a pump when the blood is running into my muscles. They become really tight with blood. Like the skin is going to explode any minute. It’s like someone putting air in my muscles. It blows up. It feels fantastic.

18. Body building should be fun because you get a feeling of satisfaction which is very hard to explain. A body builder knows when he pumps up his muscles it means growth. The muscles grow. So therefore he knows when he pumps up well, that is progress. And that satisfies him because he feels the progress in his body. Therefore the pump feels good. It's actually the best feeling a body builder can have. It's a difficult thing to explain. Like sometimes we joke around and we get a good pump and we say you have to admit that a good pump is better than coming. Somebody off the street wouldn't understand that, but sometimes a pump is the best feeling you can have.

19. My definition of a sport is that it's a physical activity that involves competition. Since bodybuilders train and then compete, we are certainly a sport. The unique thing about bodybuilding is that when I compete, it is just me on a stage alone. There is no field, no bat, no ball, no skis, no skates. All other athletes have to use equipment, like a football. As soon as the football if thrown, where does the eye go? To the football. But I don't use anything in competition except myself. It's just me up there. Me alone. No coach. No nothing.

20. I think the public thinks I am narcissistic because I look in the mirror. What they don't understand is that is the only way I can check my progress. How do I know that my muscles grow the way that I want? By flexing them and checking them in the mirror, by measuring them with a tape or possibly by stepping on a scale. The mirror is by far the best because I can see each muscle's definition. That is very subtle. Sometimes even another bodybuilder cannot see what I can. A swimmer uses a stopwatch like a mirror. A jumper's tape is his mirror. But the public is weirdly afraid of themselves. They are guilty about the mirror. They think by looking in it there's something wrong. How many mirrors are there in America?

21. You don't really see a muscle as a part of you, in a way. You see it as a thing. You look at it as a thing and you say well this thing has to be built a little longer, the bicep has to be longer; or the tricep has to be thicker here in the elbow area. And you look at it and it doesn't even seem to belong to you. Like a sculpture. Then after looking at it a sculptor goes in with his thing and works a little bit, and you do maybe then some extra forced reps to get this lower part out. You form it. Just like a sculpture.

22. What I'm doing is the thing I want to do. I don't care what other people think. If the rest of disagrees and says I shouldn't waste my time, I still will be a bodybuilder. I love it. I love the feeling in my muscles, I love the competition, and I love the things it gives me. I have never really had to work in my whole life. I've never had an eight to six job. I've always made good money. I've traveled all over the world competing and giving exhibitions. I've made a profession out of a pastime, which perhaps only five percent of the population can do. The other ninety-five percent are frustrated office workers, working for someone else. I'm totally independent. So, I…feel…if I would live again or if I would be born again, I would do exactly the same thing.

23. The better you get, the less you run around showing off as a muscle guy. You know, you wear regular shirts, loose shirts-not always trying to show what you have. You talk less about it. It's like you have a little BMW-you want to race the hell out of this car, because you know it's going 110. But if you see a guy in a Ferrari or Lamborghini, they slide around at 60 on the freeway because they know if they press on that accelerator they are going to go 170. These things are the same in every field.

24. There are some girls that are turned on by my body, and some others who are turned off. But for the majority I just use it as a conversation piece. Like someone walking a cheetah down 42nd street would have a natural conversation piece. Then when they get to talking to me they see I am not mean but gentle to them and that's all they want to know.

25. I have a good sense of my body in a bathing suit around people who appreciate what I'm doing, like a contest. Then I'm proud. On television I am proud. But on a beach most people are not experts. The general public doesn't know how to look. How proud can you be when they don't even know what they're looking at?

26. I don't have any weak points. I had weak points three years ago, but my main thing in mind is, my goal always was, to even out everything to the point... that everything is perfect. Which means if I want to increase one muscle a half inch, the rest of the body has to increase. I would never make one muscle increase or decrease, because everything fits together now, and all I have to do is get my posing routine down more perfect, which is almost impossible to do, you know. It's perfect already.

27. The greatest feeling you can get in a gym or the most satisfying feeling you can get in the gym is the pump. Let's say you train your biceps, blood is rushing in to your muscles and that's what we call the pump. Your muscles get a really tight feeling like your skin is going to explode any minute and its really tight and its like someone is blowing air into your muscle and it just blows up and it feels different, it feels fantastic. It's as satisfying to me as cumming is, you know, as in having sex with a woman and cumming. So can you believe how much I am in heaven? I am like getting the feeling of cumming in the gym; I'm getting the feeling of cumming at home; I'm getting the feeling of cumming backstage; when I pump up, when I pose out in front of 5000 people I get the same feeling, so I am cumming day and night. It's terrific, right? So you know, I am in heaven.

28. Good things don't happen by coincidence. Every dream carries with it certain risks, especially the risk of failure. But I am not stopped by risks. Suppose a great person takes the risk and fails. Then the person must try again. You cannot fail forever. If you try ten times, you have a better chance of making it on the eleventh try than if you didn't try at all.

29. As a kid I always idolized the winning athletes. It is one thing to idolize heroes. It is quite another to visualize yourself in their place. When I saw great people, I said to myself: "I can be there."

30. For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger's bodybuilding quotes?


Sources: Arnold Schwarzenegger, A portrait, Simon & Schuster, 1990 and Pumping Iron, The Art and Sport of Bodybuilding, Simon & Schuster, 1974 

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