While most moms are regularly allowed to enjoy their pregnancies, celebrities are often crucified for wanting to indulge in the most normal pregnancy behaviors, like, say, eating more? Jessica Simpson was one such celeb who came under the limelight after ballooning to over 200 pounds with her daughter Maxwell.
As headlines and media outlets condemned her weight gain, Simpson merely took it in stride, telling Katie Couric, “I definitely don’t pick up the magazines. I definitely don’t Google my name. I try to avoid it completely, but I subconsciously know the talk is going on. Every day it’s a struggle for me.”
Though Simpson has inevitably stayed above the fray, she was still steadfast in her decision to lose weight for personal reasons. Since giving birth, the singer has lost 40 pounds and details her routine,
- 7 a.m. – Jessica wakes up and feeds Maxwell, then has breakfast: half a flat-bread sandwich with egg whites, peppers and fat-free cheddar
- 8 a.m. – Simpson walks up to an hour a day, trying to get at least 14,000 steps on her pedometer. Afterward: a snack of berries, bananas, melon or grapefruit.
- 11 a.m. – Four days a week, Simpson works out for 45 minutes with a trainer doing a combination of cardio and circuit-training exercises such as dumbbell triceps extensions, hamstring curls and crunches with a medicine ball.
- 1 p.m. – Jessica, 32, eats lunch of spinach salad with 4 ounces of chicken satay and pear.
- 2 p.m. Simpson walks again outside or on the treadmill, then has a berry smoothie.
- 6:30 p.m. Dinner of fish (4 ounces of halibut or tilapia) with roasted eggplant, broccoli or asparagus. Low-fat ice cream for dessert.
- 10 p.m. Bedtime.
Quite a filling routine for a new mom, but she’s obviously extremely dedicated telling as you can hear from her conversation with Couric, “I have to separate myself from the world’s expectations,” she said, “I have to look inside myself. I’m not a supermodel … I just wanna be a better version of myself.”
What do you think of the singer’s weight loss?