In July of this year, I bought the Marie Claire first ever Wellness Issue and it was so good that the magazine still sits on my coffee table.
I read through this section on how these seriously badass ladies do wellness time and time again so I figured I would share what I got out of it (this is directly from their site, my comments are the asterisks):
Laura Alber, CEO of Williams-Sonoma
Her diet: I feel my best when I eat multiple small meals through the day. I love fresh juice and smoothies—my favorite is fresh strawberries with mango and mint. I also try to drink Bragg’s Organic Apple Cider Vinegar a few times a week with lemon and honey for its anti-inflammatory benefits.
Her workout: I am religious about exercising six days a week. The first thing I do in the morning is check my phone, drink a cup of coffee, and get on my stationary bike for at least 30 minutes. I also love the 7 Minute Workout from Johnson & Johnson. It’s easy and effective at core-strength building. Plus: There’s never an excuse not to add seven more minutes.
Her chill: I just started meditating with the Headspace app, which has made me feel more centered, more reflective.
Tory Burch, Fashion designer
Her drink order: Tequila on the rocks.
Her workout: I work out most mornings. My brothers got me a Peloton exercise bike for Christmas, so now I don’t have an excuse not to.
Her mantra: Negativity is noise.
Savannah Guthrie, Coanchor of NBC’s Today Show
Her diet: I’m not anti-carbs; I just try to do my carbs early in the day, so by the end of the day, I try to be carb-free. And then on Friday and Saturday nights, I eat and drink anything I want. I don’t think you can do this job or parenthood without caffeine, a little wine, and dessert.
Her workout: I do a class in New York called Bari. It’s a hybrid of old-school Jane Fonda–type aerobics—because, in the ’90s, I was an aerobics instructor—cardio bouncing on a trampoline, and strength training, and I do that about three times a week.
Her sleep: Reading helps me fall asleep. It has to be kind of boring, but also sufficiently captivating that you get into it. I read a lot of The New Yorker.
Her chill: I get my nails done at the little no-frills place on the corner, and while they’re drying, I get a 20-minute back massage. It’s easy, and it doesn’t take long, so I don’t feel too guilty for being gone for a half hour from the kids.
Hannah Bronfman, DJ and founder of HBFIT and the Beautified app
Her health: I take probiotics in the morning and at night, but that’s not for everyone. I also add medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil to my smoothies. I’m loving Sun Potion powders right now: chaga, ashwagandha, cordyceps, and reishi. They’re good for my overall spirit and chi and energy.
Her workout: I work out about six hours a week. I like the workout studio Switch Playground in New York City. It’s kind of crazy. There are 20 stations, and you do them each for two minutes.
Bobbi Brown, Founder of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics and author of Beauty from the Inside Out
Her diet: I always start my day with two glasses of water, with either fresh-squeezed lemon or a little bit of sea salt if I’m dehydrated. And a double black espresso.
Her health: I take acidophilus, vitamin D, and fish oil every day. Everything else I figure you can get from food.
Her sleep: I rarely need help to fall asleep, but if I have to shut off my brain, I take either an Epsom salts bath, which puts magnesium in your body, or I’ll have a magnesium supplement. Magnesium just relaxes every single muscle in your body.
Her guilty pleasure: I love a good Martini (up, with three olives) on a Saturday night.
*Vitamin D is so good to take every day unless you’re at the beach and getting a ton of sun exposure. Also fish oil is key.
Jenni Konner, Writer, director, producer, and Girls show runner
Her diet: The truth is, I don’t eat breakfast. Lord knows I’ve tried. But I’m old and I don’t get hungry, so I skip. Sorry, nutritionists everywhere and the American Cereal Federation.
Her energy fix: Eden Tamari Almonds. They’re super-tasty and perfectly portion-controlled, because left to my own devices, I will eat 1,000 almonds.
Her chill: Transcendental Meditation. I do it 20 minutes, twice a day, when I’m on my game. It is nonjudgmental. If you make a grocery list, you are still meditating. If you fall asleep, you are still meditating. It is for everyone.
Her guilty pleasure: If you put cheese in front of me, keep your hands away from the plate.
Norah O’Donnell, Cohost of CBS This Morning
Her diet: I generally adhere to the Mediterranean diet: fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, fish, and olive oil. I try to avoid processed foods and limit red meat.
Her energy fix: A small scoop of peanut butter with an apple or banana.
Her drink order: Tequila with a splash of tonic and lime, because there’s little sugar (or a headache in the morning).
Her workout: I work out with my trainer, Kira Stokes, twice a week, but I try to work out every day, even if that’s just a quick jog.
Her guilty pleasure: B-A-C-O-N.
Hilary Rhoda, Model
Her workout: I work out every single day for two hours. I do Tracy Anderson Method and SoulCycle. At Tracy Anderson, I do an hour dance-cardio class and then an hour of the definition and toning class. I started doing it eight years ago. I need things that are high-intensity, keep me engaged, and make me feel like I’m going to die after. I don’t feel like my day has started until I work out, so that’s important to me that I get it in every single day. It makes me feel strong, happy, calm, more confident.
Her guilty pleasure: Chocolate. I eat Peanut Butter M&M’s in the morning with my tea.
*She works out for 2 hours every single day but she eats M&M’s in the morning – talk about balance.
Kerry Washington, Emmy-nominated actress and creative consultant at Neutrogena
Her sleep: I have a fantasy about not sleeping with electronics by the bed, but I have baby monitors and alarm clocks and all sorts of things. Wearing pajamas is important. It’s something I picked up from my kids, the ritual of getting them ready for bed. I was like, Oh, I should do the same thing.
Her beauty routine: I drink tons of water and coconut water, and use products from Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost line, which have hyaluronic acid to encourage your skin to hold on to hydration. And I’m religious about not sleeping in makeup. I believe in double cleansing. And I protect my skin with SPF. There’s a myth in communities of color that we don’t have to, but we do.
*This is where I got double-cleansing from
Anne Wojcicki, CEO of 23and Me
Her health: When I feel like I am getting sick, I take an All One Green Phyto Base vitamin and mineral powder. It makes me feel better when I’m run-down.
Her workout: I do spin for an hour and yoga for an hour three days a week, weights a few days a week. And I bike to work every day.