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Emily Simpson in Two-Piece Workout Gear Says "Happy Saturday"

Here’s what her diet and exercise routine looks like.

The Real Housewives of Orange County star Emily Simpson is showing followers exactly what her workouts look like—and sharing all her favorite gym outfits. The reality star posted a video montage of herself wearing her favorite Hoka sneakers and exercise outfits, using strength training equipment at the gym. "Happy Saturday Friends and Haters! What are you doing this weekend to stay healthy, strong and feeling good about yourself? I want to know your plans! 💪🏻💪🏻 What's your favorite glute exercise?" she captioned the post. Here's how Simpson transformed her fitness and health at 47.


Ozempic For a Month


Simpson says she was put on Ozempic after a doctor told her she was prediabetic. "So I did. I did that in December," she told Jeff Lewis on his SiriusXM show Jeff Lewis Live. "For one month, and you know, that was a great kickstart for me… I didn't like the way it made me feel lethargic and it made me just not have a lot of energy, which was hard with three little kids. But it does make you feel full […] it was like a refresh."


Eating the Same Meals

Simpson has turned her diet around by focusing on her protein intake. "I struggled with 'mindless eating.' I honestly never paid much attention to what I ate and I never planned meals," Simpson told a fan on instagram. "I would eat mindlessly all day and then think I never ate anything. [Now] I have a protein shake every morning after I work out. For lunch I make two eggs with salsa and vegan cheese with sliced avocado. I eat this almost every day. I found that it's easier to just find things you like and repeat instead of trying to be creative."


Inspired To Be Better

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Simpson was inspired to take better care of herself after seeing a promotional picture from Housewives. "We finished filming in November [2022] and I remember we filmed the title cards and our showrunner sent a photo of me that he took with his cell phone," she told Us Weekly. "And honestly, I didn't even recognize myself. I was like, 'Who is that?' And then I was like, 'Oh, that's me.' I really neglected myself those four months that we were filming. I ate too much, drank too much, didn't go to the gym, didn't work out and I felt really down, really depressed, really dark when we finished filming."


New Healthy Habits

Simpson says Ozempic helped her to develop better habits. "I cut out a lot of things and I go to the gym seven days a week and work  out," she told Us Weekly. "I work out like I'm training for a fitness competition. That's kind of the whole story. The thing that bothers me the most is that when people comment on the way that I look, they constantly say, 'Ozempic, Ozempic.' And it's like, yes, I did use that nine months ago or however many months ago it was, but I don't like that it discounts all the hard work I put in. I don't care if you say that all you want, but at least gimme credit for seven days a week, getting up at 6 a.m. every morning and busting my butt in the gym every single day."


Cardio and Strength Training

Simpson combines cardio and strength training several times a week. "I've always worked out (except while filming [Season 16] I didn't work out once and I'll never do that again)," she told a fan during an Instagram Q&A. "I used to work out 3-4 times a week. I walked a lot. Mostly lifted light weights. Now I work out 6-7 times a week. I always start with 20-30 [minutes] of cardio on the elliptical (level 10) and then about an hour of weight lifting."

Ferozan Mast
Ferozan Mast is a science, health and wellness writer with a passion for making science and research-backed information accessible to a general audience. Read more
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