Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba: “I hate working out”

alba-wh-020513-2 - Jessica Alba: "I hate working out"

On how she keeps in shape:

I like doing dance classes. That’s fun. Like hip hop class, mixed with like core pilates-type exercises. And sometimes I do sprint intervals just because I hate working out. Anything where I have to do something but I can get my mind off of doing it, that’s so much better for me than anything that’s repetitive. Or the music has to be loud and I have to be moving.

So when I’m at home and I’m working out and I don’t have a partner with me, I like to put bad television on. Usually a pretty embarrassing reality TV show and I do sprint intervals. So I’ll sprint for a minute and walk for 30 seconds and do that on and off for 20-30 minutes usually.”

… says Jessica.

See the cover on Women’s Health featuring the hot mom-of-two next!

 

alba-wh-020513- - Jessica Alba: "I hate working out"

Incoming search terms:

jessica alba weight, how much does jessica alba weigh 2013, jessica alba skinny, skinny vs curvy
Previous ArticleNext Article
Editor of Skinny vs Curvy Website

Leave a Reply

71 Comments on "Jessica Alba: “I hate working out”"

Notify of
avatar
Sort by:   newest | oldest | most voted
Aafje
Member
Aafje

I also hate working out. I wish I was one of the people that loved it so I wouldn’t suffer so much every time lol

Cilla B
Member

It’s usually the first 2 weeks you have to basically drag yourself to the gym, but after a while it gets really addictive. I can’t even imagine my life without the gym anymore.

Aafje
Member
Aafje

Oh I go all the time but I’m just like UGGGGHHH GYM TIME. But the results are worth it. I just prefer my exercise in playing sports form but I just can’t go at random times and find strangers and be like COME ON GUYS ITS FIELD HOCKEY TIME!!!

lillaliket
Guest
lillaliket

this is so true! I never think of it as exercise when I’m playing football or brännboll (swedish sport, you should try it!) or anything like that with friends and I wish they would have things like that at the gym, that would be awesome!

JaneParker
Guest
JaneParker

Yeah, me too. But I don’t do gymns, it doesn’t work for me. It feels too much like an obligation and I usually quit after the first month. I like team sports, or downhill biking. I like to go on 15 mile rides, they’re amazing, I have this little forest outside my town and the view is amazing. I also have a little step machine at home and I like working out to trash tv like J.Alba. But somehow my body doesn’t look as good as hers, go figure haha 😀

Tigerlilly
Guest
Tigerlilly

I’m the same also – I don’t have a gym membership but I do yoga, a Pt session outside and ride a bike to work some days as well as trying/taking surfing lessons in summer. I try to mix it up to prevent getting board.

Cilla B
Member

So basically she does workouts because she hates working out? LOL…

Aafje
Member
Aafje

Nahh she does it to look hot!

HB
Guest

Yeah, but they photoshopped her to be way narrower 🙁

Jenny
Member
Jenny

I hate it too. That’s why I just do yoga and dance classes. Where you have fun!

Bellerina
Member
Bellerina

I am the same, yoga, dance, sometimes pilates. But I also walk my dogs every day by the creek and that’s usually the highlight of my afternoon 🙂
I think that the exercise you love you are more likely to stick with.

Cilla B
Member

But if you like dancing and stuff… You DO like exercise right? I don’t get it when people are saying they hate to exercise, but like all kinds of exercises. Is that just me though? I feel as if people only see things like the gym as exercise which makes no sense and I’m so confused by it that I don’t make sense right now haha.

Jacky Daniels
Guest
Jacky Daniels

i feel you! i never do gym i hate it but i do yoga, walking a lot and swimming, i did S-factor.. so i guess i dont work out..?

brebre
Guest
brebre

I take S Factor now Jacky Daniels!

I actually love to workout! I do a little bit of everything from the typical gym stuff like weights and cardio classes, run, take dance classes and do yoga. I also teach spin. I think it’s all about finding something that you enjoy because you are more likely to stick with it long term. I heard that it takes 3 weeks to establish/break a habit and have found that its true.

Leah
Guest
Leah

i don’t think exercise and a workout are really the same thing. technically taking the stairs or walking everywhere is exercise, but i would never break a sweat from it, and personally don’t feel like i’m getting into better shape or burning calories. maybe it’s just me, but i think a good workout should leave you soaking and exhausted

Mads
Guest
Mads

I actually love working out! I run outdoors for 30 min every day. It feels amazing and I find myself pushing harder than I otherwise would on a machine.

Eline
Guest
Eline

Funny to hear she hates working out, she’s very toned and in great shape (imo).

Her workout scheme seems one of intervals with short moments of ‘complete’ strain (is that the right word? My English aint that great, sorry ;)). Scientific research has proven that this, interval training, is the most effective kind of workout.
Considering Jessicas toned body, it really pays off!

Pixie
Guest
Pixie

I hate working out too. I was doing the treadmill and found myself dreading it everyday, was just soo boring. Switched to jogging and walking outside with the dog, so much better!! Anyway, Jess looks amazing, as usual! 🙂

Tally
Guest
Tally

I do treadmill everyday until the weather is nice enough. Its at my house which is nice so i can wear whatever and look messed up & it doesnt matter, but its also my time to go on SVCwith my tablet so if there is a really juicy post or something i wont get off until im satisfied & i end up being on here for like 30-45 mins easy! So if anyone can, try SVC on the treamill it will make time go fast, kill 2 birds with 1 stone haha 🙂

Pixie
Guest
Pixie

I will try that!! 🙂

serena
Guest
serena

Tally I do the same thing! Right now I’m warming-up on a stationary bike lol. I often go online or do some reading for class on a bike or treadmill. Efficient and practical. People who claim to have no time to exercise are either lying or way too busy!

CK
Guest
nothing new here – nice pics, she’s always been open about being restrictive with food and working out though she hates it since like early teens maybe even childhood, she also talked bout her ed during dark angel (i loved that show!), that’s why i just don’t believe that she had lipo after 2d pregnancy as many girls here had said a month ago on bikini post of her, honestly i didn’t even see anything suggesting that. though i hope she manages to find smth that she reeeeally enjoys and stick to that only(i personally can’t live without my yoga,… Read more »
Heather
Guest
Heather

I want to work out, but I cannot find anything I love that doesn’t get too repetitive. I need to try Pilates….I want to be more toned, not muscular, but lean and toned, especially my arms. Would Pilates work? Or should I lift light weights?

Lauren
Guest
Lauren

I’m a certified trainer, I lift pretty heavy weights, and I’m 5’5 and 115 pounds. You can’t look like a bodybuilder by accident lol. If you’re not a fan of weights, I suggest bodyweight exercises like pushups, boxing, and pullups (or assisted pullups/bodyweight rows…use google for technique instructions). You’ll get more tone in your arms 🙂

CK
Guest
i hate repetitive stuff too, but it depends on personality, i just can’t do it cos i’ve tortured myself with it sometime in the past during my disordered eating days,so its bad memos plus my body didn’t like it much either, so i tried yoga (the exercise part not the whole philosophy though) mostly cos wanted to get away from obsessing over aesthetics and learning to respect my bod for what it can do, its physical qualities and simply enjoy movement, there is no pressure in yoga (i crumble under pressure, it takes away my motivation for anything), its a… Read more »
Debbs
Guest
Debbs

I like working out – but sometimes I dread it anyway and would rather be lazy!

Polska Blondynka
Member
Polska Blondynka

Same! Usually when I feel like that I go on Tumblr and look at all the fitspiration blogs. It gets me going haha!

brebre
Guest
brebre

I agree Polska and Debbs!

Polska Blondynka
Member
Polska Blondynka

I’ve been doing pilates/yoga for over a year now so I know it is extremely hard to get yourself to do it in the beginning. Once you get into your schedule, it gets much easier! That doesn’t mean I don’t have days where I just don’t want to workout. I’m human! But I can’t imagine my life without my workouts 5 days a week. It’s addicting, especially when the results are amazing.

Erica
Member
My biggest problem with working out is keeping up the momentum. It takes time to get to a point with it where it’s not just immensely hard, tiring, boring work that you hate and is now something you quite look forward to. For me, I always seem to stop for a time because of illness, injury or a change in schedule and then I feel like I almost have to start over – and that’s so hard! But, I know it’s good for me and I know it makes me feel both physically and emotionally better, so I always manage… Read more »
Mia
Guest

I personally LOVE working out. I run at least 1 hour a day (longer on the weekends). There are days when I don’t feel like dragging my butt out of bed at 4:30 in the morning, but at the same time I know that I will feel much worse if I don’t get my run in. Yes, I am an addict.

Magda
Guest
Magda

Oh God I wish I were so motivated. 4:30 in the morning is just no way for me lol
You must be fit 🙂

Liv
Guest

Same!! The 4 30-5am wake ups are tough but once my foot hits the pavement i’m happy!! Plus it’s so peaceful 5am when not many people are around! I couldn’t imagine life without running. I just love it! I guess we are lucky that something quite painful and tiring for most we find exciting and fun.

lex
Guest

I also love working out. I feel so good knowing that I’m doing something good for my body and that I’m keeping my body healthy. I think part of it is working out in the morning. At 5 a.m. I’m starting my workout (I have to be at work by 8) and afterwards I feel really energized. And, I know that when work is done I can go home and relax.

serena
Guest
serena

Mia you must be in great shape, I could never run for an hour straight! I can run for maybe 4 miles, then I stop to walk lol…but I can swim for an hour, I’m addicted to swimming. I have an underwater iPod case and it really helps.

Mia
Guest

I had to swim for a couple of months because of a knee injury and really enjoyed it! I still prefer running though…part of is that I only know how to do breast stroke! I have a feeling swimming freestyle is more fun.

serena
Guest
serena

It’s true running is harsh on the joints/knees but it’s good that you enjoy it. My swim coach would make us run because it helps with endurance. Btw what brand of sneakers do you run with? Mine are worn out and I should invest in good sneakers. I know some runners who really like the Vibram 5 fingers but idk.

Mia
Guest

I rotate between three pairs: Saucony Kinvara 2’s, Saucony ProGrid Ride 5’s, and Mizuno Wave Riders 8’s. I throw them out after 400 – 500 miles, so it does get expensive. I’ve never tried the Vibrams, the Kinvaras are as close as I have come to minimalist shoes, and I love them.

serena
Guest
serena

Thanks Mia : )

sara
Guest
sara

i love her..she has a great body… guys i need your advice plz iam relatively new to gym ..am an apple shaped girl i know my work out should be lots of cardio..but i have a question about elliptical bike should i use it more often? or will it make my flat butt even flatter? is it mainly targeting lower limbs hence suitable for pear shaped women only? and if so what else is suitable for me? thankz in advance and excuse my english because its nt my first language

misscheeks
Member
misscheeks
Hi Sara, your English is fine btw :)! Since you’re apple-shaped (slender limbs, stores more fat in the tummy area), using the elliptical is going to burn fat since it’s cardio and thus make you a smaller version of what you are now. Since you can’t spot reduce, everything will get smaller (booty included!). You could try lifting weights to get a nice look, that way you can build volume on your lower body. I’ve recommended this site before but the lady who runs it is a natural apple shape who created a curvier body through weightlifting and good nutrition.… Read more »
sara
Guest
sara

thanks misscheeks, that really helped me! thanks alot 🙂

misscheeks
Member
misscheeks

You’re very welcome sara! 🙂

Zoe
Guest

Hi misscheeks 🙂

I remember you giving me some advice a while back about how to get a bigger bum. 😉 You recommended lifting weights- I still haven’t tried it as I’m a bit scared for some reason :/ … but I just wanted to ask: does lifting weights make your thighs/legs bigger/bulkier? Because I have quite slim legs, which I kind of like, but a small bum (which I don’t like so much!) 🙂 Is it possible to build up your bum muscles without building up your thigh muscles *too* much?

Thanks in advance! 🙂

misscheeks
Member
misscheeks
Hiya Zoe! 🙂 Hmm… the exercises you do for your bum will target your legs also (specifically your thighs)…don’t worry though! They will never get super bulky plus if your bum gets bigger, your legs will look great (I’m sure they look awesome now anyway! :)) and smaller in comparison anyway. Take Erin Heatherton for example, her legs look lovely imo but if she built bigger glutes, they would look even better because of the contrast between the curviness of her bum and the slimness of her legs. Nobody wants skinny mini chicken legs coupled with a huge bum like… Read more »
silvy
Guest
silvy

I love working out. true the treadmill gets kind of boring. but I love running outside in the summer. Seeing the scenery makes it far from boring for me

super_kittycat
Guest
super_kittycat

I love working out 🙂 But I’ve never been to a gym lol. I have tons of at home programs. It works for me. I lost forty pounds four years ago and kept it off.

lex
Guest

I don’t go to the gym either. I use kickboxing and hi/lo dvds that are really intense. I get better results using those than an elliptical or treadmill.

binks
Guest
binks

I don’t mind working out, I just had stale workouts. I don’t like when my workouts consists of mainly going to the gym and basically doing the same thing over and over again. I like a combination of fitness classes, other physical activities and working out outdoors

La la la la
Guest
La la la la
Working out is the worst! But afterwards it feels great and I’m a much better person. I can also blow off so much steam working out. When I get mad, I go on a run or an intense bike ride. I always get the best workouts that way. An article in the NY Times came out today saying that intense music helps keep workouts going. I’ve finally managed to figure out *when* I’m going to work out which is a big part of the battle. I used to try to drag myself out of bed in the mornings to work… Read more »
Henny
Guest
Henny

Am I the only one that read this and thought “She sprints for an entire minute WHILE she’s at home watching tv? She must have a pretty massive Tv room then!”

maggie
Guest
maggie

Hehe 🙂 Treadmill? 😉

Henny
Guest
Henny

*facepalm

Aims
Guest
Aims

LOL could you imagine if it wasn’t a tredmill. 😛 I bet she still has a room like that – she is a millionaire after all.

Jewel
Guest
Jewel
Haha! I totally get her! While I don’t hate working out per se, I found it troublesome to get up and go to the gym even if I loved the feeling after the workout. Even if it was a 5-minute walk from home, I would dread putting on workout clothes, getting towels, water etc. And there were some exercises I just couldn’t get into. I stopped going because… no money (it was a super expensive private trainer type gym) and I swithed to doing pilates at home which is better (favorite DVD on TV>random music station at the gym) and… Read more »
jamie
Guest
jamie

well i would hate working out too if i did sprint intervals on a treadmill…sounds awful and boring. regardless she is doing something right, she looks so fit recently.

Stephanie
Member
Stephanie

Gosh, I hate working out too! I only do yoga. I recently started though, so I have no idea what to expect out of it! I don’t want to lose weight at all, but I would love to gain 5-7lbs.

serena
Guest
serena

Hah I’m the opposite – I hated Zumba and am terrible at dancing! I’m a swimmer and regular swimming keeps me in shape. When it’s warm I go for jogs outside, in the cold I run on the treadmill and listen to music. Running makes me a better swimmer because it helps with endurance. I find that the first 10 minutes are hard, then it’s easy to keep going. Jessica is in great shape and whatever she’s doing clearly works for her!

Nobsnob
Guest
Nobsnob

I like working out and I need it anyway to unwind and also because it’s good for the mental !!
I take my mp3 player so that it’s less boring and listen to Deadmau5 😀
And it’s so satisfying to feel strong and to see and feel the muscles, it brings definition and tone I like it.

retrobanana
Guest
retrobanana

she clearly does work out though..and has ben for years…

happygolucky
Guest
happygolucky

In related news…very interesting article today on the New York Times website about how models work out for fashion week. It certainly reveals that they have to work hard for it! It also says that Lima worked out six hours a day, seven days a week for five weeks to prep for the last VS show.

KC
Guest

I hate working out too; it’s really hard to motivate myself. I’ve always played sports and still do, but now there aren’t practices to go to so it’s only 4 hours of a “work out” a week instead of the 12-15 hour workouts I’d get throughout the week when I was a kid. Although I hated practices (and ditched sometimes) at least it kept me really active and in shape.

Sofia
Guest
Sofia

I actually love working out. It helps when you’ve found a workout you like to do. I do Bodypump 3x a week and cycling. It never feels like I have to “drag” myself to the gym =)

Adriana
Guest
Adriana
I use to have to work out ALOT to maintain my ideal size and it made me hate working out, all the cardio, AHHH!!! Now that I eat the paleo way according to marksdailyapple I don’t have to work out as much because I don’t need to do as much cardio to burn of all those carbs yet I feel satisfied from all the healthy fat’s I eat. Sure I still eat carbs but only enough for brain function. Oh and when it comes to strength training I just do pull-ups at the park, climb tree’s, swim in the ocean,… Read more »
vanessa
Guest
vanessa

i usually workout for a month and then i get bored. what’s her actual skin tone? she looks lighter but then again she dyed her hair blonde.??

erin
Guest
erin

Some people wish every day they could just run one mile for the endorphins but can’t because they are too sick. Cry me a river, you hyper-privileged, whiny [email protected]

terri
Guest
terri

I like working out but only for 20-30 minutes and hate doing the same things its boring!

goldfish
Guest
goldfish
i love working out – sometimes…. sometimes i just rather spend an hour sleeping.. sleeping is my favourite thing in the world, taking naps in the middle of the day is EVERYTHING.. but i did do the 6times a week workout for 2 years (3xrunning & 3xweightlifting), and lost 12kilo fat, put on 4kilos of muscles, and then i slowed down to 4times a week later on once i build my base.. and now i work on yoga 2 times a week and running + weightlifting 2 times a week, which is enough for me… favourite things to do is… Read more »
Zoe
Guest

Totally with you in regards to the eating/sleeping thing- that probably makes us sound really lazy though ha ha 🙂

Loos
Guest
Loos

I really like her hair like this – a bit lighter, longer and without the fringe she sported a couple of years ago. It really highlights her pretty face.

Aims
Guest
Aims

She is so NATURALLY beautiful! Gorgeous. I love everything about this woman.

wpDiscuz