Jessie James Decker in Bathing Suit Says "Just the Two of Us"
Jesse James Decker is having a blast with her BFF on her European vacation. In her latest social media post, the country singer shows off her body in a swimsuit while spending time with her gal pal. "Just the two of us … tag a friend who just gets it," she captioned a video compilation of the two. How does the other-of-three maintain her famously fit physique? Read on to see 10 of Jessie James Decker's top suggestions for staying in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!
If you want a body like Jessie's, it all starts with exercise. The star is all about strength training. "I work out 3 to 4 times a week and they pretty much look like this with certain variations whether we're doing more upper body or lower body," she revealed in an Instagram post. Her typical workout session starts with 30 seconds of jump rope, continuing on to high-knee running, ankle grabs, high kicks, lunges and lateral lunges, spinal rotations, and tension squats. Next up? Overhead squats with resistance bands, medicine ball slams and tosses, medicine ball chest passes, medicine ball sit-up tosses, resistance band pulls, deadlifts, step-down exercises, weighted overhead presses, inverted rows, bent over kettlebell rows, weight plate steering wheel exercises, dumbbell rotations, and box jumps.
Next, Try Intermittent Fasting
While Jessie doesn't call her eating method intermittent fasting, she waits until 11 in the morning to start eating. "I eat what I want to eat within that time frame but don't overdo it," she explained to Women's Health about her strategy, which mirrors 16:8 fasting. "The timing really is important to me."
Try Cooking Your Meals
"We eat dinner every day between 5 and 5:30 p.m," she told Women's Health. "We get creative." Dinners for the Decker's generally consist of a meal made from scratch, like pasta, chicken tacos, gumbo, or lasagna. Jessie doesn't restrict herself in terms of calories. "When you're cooking at home and you know what you're putting in your food, I don't think you have to be that strict," she said. "I don't always think it needs to be grilled chicken over greens. A lot of times I make my homemade pasta so I know what's going in the pasta. It's not that challenging and it's worth it."
Have Healthy Food on Hand
Instead of splurging on expensive meal delivery services, Jessie stocks up on healthy frozen meals from Trader Joes. "They are so good if I don't have time to make myself lunch," she told Women's Health. "I get the Indian curry or butter chicken and rice meals, and they are so delicious and filling. I have stashes of them in the freezer in the garage. I never want to run out."
Workout, No Matter What
Jessie always gets her workouts in, even when she is traveling and work is crazy. "Got in at 1:30 am last night from shooting a music video( deets on that coming soon)! But I wasn't about to miss my work out! Gotta get it in!!! Here's some snippets from this morning💪 (also if I'm in charge of the music and Eric doesn't take over, I play @nickelback to get my hyped," she captioned a recent post.
Focus on Your Core Work
If you want a toned midsection like Jessie's, plan on doing lots of ab work. "The top of this year I decided to really step it up in the gym! Build more muscle, get my core in order and get stronger!" she wrote in a 2021 Instagram caption. "I know my core will probably never be as strong as it used to be but damn it I'm gonna try! I have goals and I'm not stopping until I'm there."
Cut Carbs to Lose Weight Fast
When Jessie wants to lose weight fast, she cuts carbs. "My mom did South Beach when she was younger," the singer explained to E! News. "And I remember actually seeing the book at the house and that being a thing." After welcoming her second child in 2015, she tried the diet. "I just felt like, 'Okay, if Mom did it and we're the same, this will work for me. And I think what I liked about it was that it was heavy protein—we all know I love my protein—low carb and I just felt like I was already living like that," she continued. "I felt like I saw results instantly. I got on the program and I worked out and it was just like, okay."
Eat Fresh Bread
Jessie eats bread, but makes sure it is fresh and healthy. "I'll have some bread from a local bread company. I get fresh honey wheat bread every week," she told Women's Health. "That's honestly what we all eat for breakfast: Toast and butter. We have salted butter that we leave out, so it's really nice and mushy when we're spread it on on our bread. We love our toast in the morning."
"There are some weeks when I'm following more of a strict diet because I have something coming up. But, you know, for the most part, I'm always enjoying food and I always say 'everything in moderation' on a day-to-day basis," she told Women's Health about her approach to balance.
Don't Reach for Snacks
Jessie isn't a snacker. "For me, it's all about eating a bigger lunch," she says. "I don't want to eat anything till dinner and I don't really need a snack."