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Celebrity Workout Video: Get Blake Lively’s Bod

3 Oct

Blake Lively is in amazing shape…she has great muscle tone while still keeping some curves, a combo that looks killer in all those fabulous outfites she wears. To get in shape for Green Lantern she worked with one of my favorite fitness trainers Bobby Strom who is also responsible for Jessica Biel’s Blade Trinity body  and Britney Spears’s Oops I Did It Again  body. Together Blake and Bobby did lots of circuit training where the worked the core then upper body then lower body and repeated that sequence for the entire workout. You can get Blake’s bod too with this workout video inspired by those circuits…grab a set of dumbbells and a stability ball or chair and you are good to go!

Workout Breakdown

Circuit #1

  • Plank – 30 Seconds
  • Bicep Curl to Shoulder Press – 15 reps
  • Stationary Lunges – 15 reps per leg
  • repeat all three exercises for a total of 3 times through
Circuit #2
  • Punching crunches on a stability ball (or floor) – 15 reps
  • Tricep Dips (on a stability ball or chair) – 15 reps
  • Plies with shoulder press – 15 reps
  • repeat all three exercises for a total of 3 times through

Feel Fab Fridays: My new favorite nail polish

30 Sep

One of my favorite Saturday morning traditions is painting my nails. I think it’s one of the best ways to feel pretty with spending a lot of money, plus experimenting with nail polish is perfect for  tiptoeing (pun intended) into more daring fashion trends.

In Seattle we are super lucky to have Julep Nail Parlor at our finger tips (totally promise this is the last pun) their polishes are all- natural so there’s no chemical smell and they name their bounty of fabulous colors for colors’ celeb inspiration! Blake is a sunny yellow, January is that perfect Betty Draper red and Gwyneth is a classic pink. Oh, you can also change your shade based on whether you’re feeling more like a Carrie, Miranda, Samantha or Charlotte.

If you live in Seattle then  grab your girlfriends and visit the salon for the Julep Manicure and Pedicure…fabulous masssage, exfoliation, paraffin treatment..it’s the best. I’m obsessed with how creamy, rich and shiny the nail enamels are plus my pedicure lasted over a month. This nail polish makes you look and feel expensive and guarantees to get you noticed!  If you can’t make it into one of the salons no worries, Julep sells all their nail polishes online. Given that were are headed into fall I’m loving the Catherine (as in Duchess), Pippa (as in Catherine’s sister with the now famous booty), Vera and Amanda.

Julep Nail Parlor www.julep.com