Born on June 4, 1942 in Los Angeles, California, Angelina Jolie is one of the most popular and celebrated American actress and filmmaker. Ex-wife of wealthy Hollywood star and producer, Brad Pitt and mother to six children (three children are adopted), Jolie is a woman of substance who is known for her work for humanitarian causes.
She has been leading actress of many Hollywood hits – Tomb Raider, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Wanted, Salt and Maleficent to name a few. She has been awarded Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and many other awards for her smashing performances in these movies. She has also been a recipient of Citizen of the World Award, Global Humanitarian Award and Freedom Award for her exemplary humanitarian work.
Angelina Jolie has constantly been on list of highest paid actresses. She has an estimated net worth of $160 million. Even after hectic work schedules and children to look after, Angelina continues to maintain an enviable perfectly toned body figure and is an inspiration to all young girls and women out there.
She admits that earlier in her life she has been highly addicted to smoking and drinking coffee which made her lose energy and vitality. It was then that she decided to adopt a balanced lifestyle by giving away unhealthy habits and adopting desired healthy ways to be fit, happy, responsible and energetic in life.
Angelina Jolie’s killer body figures are:
- Height: 5’6 ½” (169 cm)
- Weight: 54 kg (119 lb)
- Bust: 36 inches or 91 cm
- Waist: 25 inches or 63 cm
- Hip: 35 inches or 89 cm
- Shoe Size: 9 (US)
- Dress Size: 4 (US) or 38 (EU)
- Eye color: Grey
Better known as Sex Symbol since the times she enetered Hollywood, Jolie has maintained her hot impeccable shape even after pregnancies. She had put on just 25 pounds extra as a result of her pregnancy. She managed to achieve this by following a healthy diet and integrating this diet with her everyday life seamlessly. Instead of following extreme diet regimes, Jolie follows a simple and regular diet plan that keeps her in the pink of her health. She believes in eating 5-6 small meals in a day than 2-3 heavy meals. She particularly ensures to keep herself hydrated all day by drinking lots of water and fruit and vegetable juices.
Angelina strictly keeps herself away from junk food and carbohydrate rich foods. Avid soy milk drinker, she ensures to intake adequate amount of protein either through her meals or through protein shakes. Sometimes, she enjoys eating red meat and low-calorie microwave protein but other times, she picks up steamed meat only.
Angelina Jolie coveted diet plan for absolutely stunning figure:
For Breakfast: eggs, toasted muffin, fruits, breakfast patty
For Snack before Lunch: fruits, grain crackers
For Evening snack: yogurt, almonds
For Dinner: grilled chicken, steamed vegetables, baked potato
For Midnight snack: NutriFit energy bar
Jolie’s breathtaking body and stamina in Tomb Raider made her idol for every woman. She followed a tough workout routine for her movie and later incorporated this routine forever in her life. Angelina’s workout is not just serious gym and rigorous training exercises but also fun sports such as bicycling and swimming.
Jolie has also survived a life threatening disease of Breast Cancer, for which she got her breasts and ovaries removed in 2013. Even since, she has been very particular about workout and healthy habits. And has also been associated with a number of UN organisations that help women & children.
She also pursues Yoga, kickboxing and diving to help her release toxic and negative energy and be fresh, energetic and beautiful all the time. For her, Yoga can increase flexibility of body single handedly since it involves stretching in almost all exercises and postures. Also, kickboxing helped her work on balance and coordination in her body. She also lays emphasis on Pilates which help her maintain her body balance and raises her stamina substantially.
Angelina’s infamous workout regime for a typical week:
Monday (for legs and abs)
Lunges and side lunges with twist, Crunches and reverse crunches, Dumbbell rows and bicep curls, squat and press, pull downs, high knees, jump rope or mountain climbers, cardio, sometimes Zumba and aerobics
Tuesday (for chest, arms and shoulders)
Dumbbell curls, chest press and raises, stability ball crunches and climbers, planks, shoulder press, crunches and reverse crunches, push ups, cardio
Wednesday (for thighs and abs)
Pike push ups, reverse lunges, squat and press, pelvic thrust, side and cobra planks, heel touch and straight leg crunches, bicycle crunches, treadmill, aerobics
Thursday (for abs, back and arms)
Dumbell squats, rows and bicep curls, squat and press, forward and side lunges, pull downs, close grip bicep curls, crunches, jump rope, cardio
Friday (for chest and shoulders)
Overhead shoulder press, dumbbell chest press, curls and fly, lateral dumbbell raises, oblique twists, reverse crunches, tricep extensions, ball push ups, planks, stability ball climbers and crunches, dancing, cycling.
Apart from dedication and hard work towards a well planned out workout routine, Angelina advises that being happy is very important to an individual’s health and well being. Hence, she suggests that sanity and happiness must be maintained even in trying circumstances. In her words, “Life comes with many challenges. The ones that should not scare us are the ones we can take on and take control of.”
I like reading classics since they give me space and capacity to reflect. Cupcakes make me skip my no sugar resolve. I enjoy nurturing plants as they bring good health and vital freshness to my life.
In today’s fast-paced lifestyle, I like exploring products, methods and experiences that help one achieve good health and sound mind. I believe that technology has extensively changed the fitness environment by providing a highly engaging fitness experience.
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