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Jessica Simpson Gets Into It With InStyle

Jessica Simpson shows off her hot bod on the upcoming cover of InStyle. She has been working hard in her workouts with trainer Harley Pasternak, creator of 5-Factor Fitness and Diet Plan. She has managed to tone up her entire body, but maintain her feminine curves. Here's what she had to say about exercise and diet.

  • On her rope jumping skills: I am not a good jumper, all right? I’m horrible at skipping rope. I can’t get the rhythm of it. And it makes me so darn out of breath. It’s so hard, it kills me. When we do interval training, Harley makes me do six sets of 100 throughout a 45 minute workout. It gets your heart rate up real quick.
  • On food, dieting and indulgence: I let myself taste what I want. I have a couple of indulgent bites, and then I’m satisfied. I don’t want to say I cheat because that is so annoying – to say that having a piece of bread is cheating. That’s such a bad word when it comes to food. Just eat it! And do an extra mile on the treadmill.

To learn more about the 5-Factor just

The 5-Factor Plan is a workout plan as well as a diet. The workout combines both strength and cardio in each session of less than an hour, 5 days a week. You start with 5 minutes on a treadmill, bike or elliptical and finish with a cardio cool down as well. In between warm up and cool down is serious amounts of strength training with dumbbells and a bench or an exercise ball, with bits of cardio added in as well.

The 5-Factor Diet is a fairly uncomplicated regimen of 3 meals and 2 snacks daily, consisting of: low-fat protein, fiber, healthy carbs and fats, and a sugar-free drink with every meal (yep, that could be a diet soda or my beverage of choice - water). The diet also includes a cheat day once a week, just to keep it real. Plus, Pasternak says if you follow his plan you will see results in five weeks.


ElissaM ElissaM 9 years
I'm getting a jump rope if my calves will look like that :)
instantglamour instantglamour 9 years
she's looking pretty good again
LadyBug13 LadyBug13 9 years
I love to jump rope. It's even better when you add a lot of variety to it or include it during circuit training to keep your body guessing.
Spectra Spectra 10 years
I will agree with her about jumping rope. It is a GREAT workout. I used to be the jump rope champ in elementary school...I could always get the most jumps in a row. Now, I sometimes will jump rope for a quick workout when I don't have a lot of time. I also think Jess looks great, so the 5 Factor thing must work pretty well for her.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 10 years
As much as I can get annoyed with her, she seems to have her stuff together. Now if she stopped playing dumb all the time, I just might like her more.
Tari007 Tari007 10 years
She looks awesome. I am glad she is getting toned and being healthy and not losing weight and looking anorexic like the rest of the celebs.
ccsugar ccsugar 10 years
I think she was doing more than "tasting" when she gained all that weight a year or so ago...
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 10 years
Sounds like a pretty reasonable diet...but I couldn't do it for the rest of my life :P
merymery merymery 10 years
It's funny how she's trying to do the whole "I indulge, it's not cheating!" and then follows that with..."And then do an extra mile on the treadmill."
Kelly-O Kelly-O 10 years
She's in amazing shape. Whatever Harley's doing with her, it works.
melda melda 10 years
oh i love rope jumping thank you about posting this
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