How Does Kim Kardashian’s Trainer Keep Her Motivated Everyday?
Kim Kardashian is known around the globe for her banging body. Some of it can be credited it to surgery, and there’s no doubt that Photoshop has been an integral tool in her print appearances. That being said, Kardashian also works hard to keep her “base body” in perfect shape. The mother of three has been looking really good this year, what got fans thinking? What does Kardashian’s training regimen look like?
Kim Kardashian found the perfect trainer
While filming season 14 of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, the reality star stumbled across a profile on Instagram that would take her fitness journey to the next level. While Kardashian was perusing the popular media sharing app, she found Melissa Alcantara, a bodybuilder with a massive following. Alcantara, like Kardashian, is a mother. She gained 70 pounds while she was pregnant. Despite putting on all the mommy weight, the inspiring trainer bounced back. She’s now ripped, with tons of muscle and great advice to spare!
First set a goal
If you want to stay focused during your fitness journey, the first thing Alcantara recommends doing is setting goals. When working with the beauty mogul, the two like to choose a milestone that they feel confident about attaining. Once you’ve figured out your goal, the next step is writing it down. Writing things down makes them more tangible. It provides you with something to look back on, a constant reminder that you have something to strive for. Alcantara finds that writing down goals also makes her and her clients feel more accountable. Not only that, it enhances the exhilarating feeling you get when you finally do complete it!
Then plan ahead
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UPDATE 1600/1700 cals – 2000 cals and 1.5lbs heavier (mostly water weight) When I decided to compete my coach @coachmarkcarroll increased my calories to 2000 immediately. I wasn’t tracking my food but I knew I was under eating reaching about 1700 cals a day. These videos are 1 week apart, getting to 2000 cals was hard, some days I didn’t make it, some days I went over. I gained 1.5 lbs. The key is planning ahead and being consistent, it takes a little time to get back into the swing of things. The reason for my calorie increase is so I can go into a caloric deficit at the highest amount of calories possible. So for example if you’ve been eating 1600 calories for months your body has made that your maintenance and now in order for you to get lean your starting point is already low. But if your maintenance is high at about 2200 calories then you’ll be lean at your homegirls maintenance of 1600. Get it?! My calories are currently 2100 and counting , I’m complaining now but In a few months ima be begging for those cals to come back lol. #wbff @paul_dillett @wbff_official : : : #bodybuilding #transformation #wcw #fitness #fitfam #fitspo #inspire #dedication #beauty #bodygoals #natty #natural #competitor #fitspiration #trainhard
Once your goal is set, and you have it written down, start planning. Meal prep is a big part of maintaining a healthy diet. When it comes to switching from crappy take-out to home-cooked nutritious meals, it’s easy to fall off the wagon. Sometimes you’re just too tired to cook! By getting all of your meals together a few days in advance, you’ll never have to worry about not having the time to eat healthy ever again.
When it comes to fitness, you want to know exactly what exercises you’ll be doing and the muscle groups they tackle. Figure out the best order so you maximize your weight loss and enhance muscle gains.
No matter what, stay disciplined
It’s really easy to fall off track when pursuing a new workout routine. Just remember that it’s much harder to get back on! Cultivate your work ethic so you can keep pressing ahead no matter what. By setting the main goal and smaller milestones, you’ll experience feelings of success along the way.
Be sure to recite your routine
Reciting your routine helps you remember exactly what you need to do at the gym. It also pumps you up and keeps you focused on the task at hand. By staying in the moment, you can pour all of your energy into each body movement. Staying focused not only helps you make the most of your workouts, but it also protects you against injury since you’re less likely to get distracted.
Don’t forget, it’s all in the food
Alcantara is all about all-natural unprocessed fresh food. You can work out as much as you want, but if you don’t tweak your diet, you are doing yourself a disservice. One of the biggest things the talented trainer did is overhaul Kardashian’s diet. The reality star was “thriving” off of junk food. After meeting Alcantara that all changed. She switched to an all-natural diet, with delicious food and lots and lots of water.
Bonus Workout Tip: Mix it up! Do a little bit of everything (HIIT, calisthenics, functional body movements) and don’t be afraid of heavy lifting. Weight training will help build muscle, ultimately helping you make the most of all of your workouts.