I don’t really know why it is, but whenever I see Bethenny Frankel on anything, be it TV, a magazine cover or book cover, I’m instantly drawn in and am curious as to what she has to say. What is that about? Could this be my first girl-crush since Mary Lou Retton, when I was about eight?
Anyway, I am impressed by her business savvy; in fact, maybe it’s more like jealous of her business savvy. Why can’t I be the same kind of girly go getter that she is? I’d like to publish a few books, create a workout DVD, come up with some alcoholic girly drink that keeps us ladies skinny!
Ah well, some people have all the pizzazz. I’m sure with a little bit more time I can have all that as well (and there’s my positivity shining through!) But in the meantime, I’m going to share with you Bethenny’s workout that is highlighted in this month’s issue of Health Magazine. (If you get this magazine then you clearly you don’t need me today – but come back Monday, maybe I’ll have something for you then.)
So, the article says to do this routine, which you can find here, 3 to 4 times a week. But don’t worry if you don’t have enough time (because Bethenny doesn’t either), you can do just a set or two and be on your way. Every little bit counts, remember that. All in all though, the workout consists of five moves and there is no equipment necessary. (This doesn’t mean they’re easy. They will certainly get your heart rate up and put you in some difficult positions, but with practice and patience, you can get these moves down, I’m certain!)
If you’re looking to ramp up your weight loss efforts, try doing this workout 3 times a week, plus getting in 20 minutes of high-intensity cardio 3 times a week, PLUS doing 45 minutes of moderate intensity cardio 2 times a week.
Yes, it sounds like a lot and that’s because it is a lot. But don’t get frustrated, just get busy. It’s totally worth the efforts!
And one more Bethennyism which I just love (the girl tells it like it is, who doesn’t respect that – total girl-crush I know) about the low-carb diet craze. She says, and I’m taking this right from the article, that “It’s moronic. The only reason it works is that you’re eliminating 75 percent of what’s going on in your diet! Any diet that says watermelon is bad and a protein bar made with 500 ingredients you can’t pronounce is good is idiotic. I can’t believe so many people bought into it.”
Telling it like it is.
So definitely try giving her workout a shot and follow her guidelines, I think you’ll be happy to find yourself a few inches lighter after a few weeks.Anne Marie Costanzo is a nationally certified personal trainer and owner of Little Black Dress Personal Training. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (914) 841-1121.