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Speak Up: Which Celebrities Inspire You to Work Out?

When it comes to getting the motivation to eat healthy and exercise regularly, people find motivation all over the place. Maybe you're inspired by an upcoming event like a vacation, or maybe you have health problems in your family you want to avoid, or you have a personal weight goal you want to achieve.

Seeing other people living healthy lifestyles, especially celebrities, can actually be inspirational. While I really appreciate not needing to worry how I will look in a bikini on film, I do find inspiration in celebs who take care of themselves because it makes them feel confident and full of energy. Jennifer Garner, Madonna, Ashlee Simpson, Sheryl Crow, Hayden Panettiere and Hilary Swank are a few of the celebs that inspire me on days when I don't feel like exercising. So tell me, which celebs inspire you to work out and be healthy?

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vtm027 vtm027 9 years
Jessica Biel!
alexask alexask 9 years
kate moss... i always think, yeah, she's so sexy and skinny and she just smokes and doesn't work out...then i remember that i don't smoke and i do need to work out to stay in shape
sugarrr sugarrr 9 years
Kate hudson!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish i had small lady lumps like her. ;-( Hayden does not inspire me whatsoever. she looks bloated 24-7
Jess8902 Jess8902 9 years
I like that Heidi Klum admits that she hates to work out but does it anyway. I loved Kate Bosworth in Blue Crush. Jessica Biel's butt is a holy grail. Jessica Simpson looks great now! SO much better than the whole freaky muscle thing from Dukes of Hazzard. Ick. LOL!
darlene darlene 9 years
I do it for myself, don't need someone else to inspire me
Angelface7 Angelface7 9 years
Cameron Diaz on the cover of GQ.
sudenmorsian sudenmorsian 9 years
I also work out for myself. Never thought I would work out to achieve the body celebs have. Especially when nowadays you never know who's gone under the knife to get a flat tummy / whatever.
AngeeBaby AngeeBaby 9 years
I like more womanly bodies: Halle Berry, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Simpson - and even Kim Kardashian. Those Madonna types are one step away from MAN in my opinion.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 9 years
I don't need celebrities for fitness inspiration, but the ones I respect would be Katherine Heigl, Madonna, Jennifer Garner, and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
gabiushka gabiushka 9 years
if I have to say one celebrity:Madonna; her discipline!
kastarte2 kastarte2 9 years
Everytime I see a picture of Cameron Diaz in a bikini, I want to hit the gym. Also, Uma in "Kill Bill. Angie, when she's not preggers. Especially when I see pictures or movies of a Jolie pre Brad when she was sexy and not super skinny. Beyonce's thighs and butt make me want to do squats.
krampalicious krampalicious 9 years
jennifer esposito, of all people. i have an issue of shape with her on the cover from a few months ago strategically placed in my bathroom, and she looks awesome--not too skinny or muscle-y, just fit and still curvy.
misselewa misselewa 9 years
i have to say madonna because she is such a disciplined individual who takes her health seriously and puts so much effort and time into her body. i wouldnt say i am necessarily inspired by her, what inspires me to keep in good shape is my belief that my body is my tool and i have to look after it; but madonnas energy and dedication is so powerful and that always makes me look up to her in that area.
JessNess JessNess 9 years
I dont really get inspired but Kelly Ripa is looking ridiculous lately. I like that she does real workouts, adopted a healthy lifestyle and after 3 kids looks better than I ever will
kia kia 9 years
I drew a blank when thinking of a celebrity that inspires me to workout. I do respect Jannifer Garner and Reese Witherspoon for the way they balance their fitness with the rest of their lives.
ElectroPopTart ElectroPopTart 9 years
MMadonna Madonna Madonna Madonna Madonna Madonna MADONNA... You get the point. =)
Deadly-Lemur Deadly-Lemur 9 years
Hayden Panettiere, definitely. Also a big fan of Rosario Dawson & Uma Thurman, they always look healthy & happy.
chaotic chaotic 9 years
hilary duff, kate hudson, evangeline lilly, and rihanna (:
Shortiegurl03 Shortiegurl03 9 years
Reese Witherspoon and Lindsay price from lipstick jungle!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 9 years
I'm with Lovely_1. I don't need inspiration from others. I get all the inspiration I need from the mirror. My dedication to a healthy lifestyle pays off. I'm motivated to keep it up. I know that sounds cocky, but it's true.
Spectra Spectra 9 years
I don't follow most celebs, but Jessica Biel, Jennifer Garner, Madonna, and Jessica Simpson all motivate me to keep working out to look good.
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 9 years
Reese Witherspoon for the reasons mentioned above. Heidi Klum and Kelly Rippa, too.
levi1 levi1 9 years
I take inspiration from anywhere I can, including celebs. Brooke Burke is a biggy for me. . . also Reese Witherspoon, Hayden Panetierre, some pro triathletes and runners (Kara Goucher). I am mostly internally motivated but when I see others working hard it makes me smile.
DeviousMuse DeviousMuse 9 years
Jessica Biel, Kate Winslet - they both don't apologize for not being tiny and emaciated like most of Hollywood.
emalove emalove 9 years
I don't know...maybe Cameron Diaz, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Garner...
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