Work It Out! Stars' Secrets to Shaping Up

Get fit and stay healthy with celeb-approved workouts and tips that keep the stars (Jennifer Hudson! Lady Gaga!) and more looking great (12 Photos)

Joy Simon on Dec 3, 2012 at 8:48AM

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Work It Out! Stars' Secrets to Shaping Up

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Jennifer Hudson

Having a weight loss goal is key for motivating yourself to workout and to avoid bad foods. But once you've reached your goal weight -- like Jennifer Hudson has -- you need to start thinking about and implementing a maintenance routine. During this new phase, the key is to build strength and continue to stay active, while not losing any more weight. Gracing the December cover of Redbook the Chicago native says she's finally at peace with her body. "I'm at the weight I want to be," Hudson says proudly. "But I hear all the time, 'Don't lose any more weight, you need to stop.' People are under the impression that I'm still losing but I'm not." Now that she is happy with her weight, she still does regular cardio and monitors her diet to maintain her ideal numbers on the scale. If you're at your goal, scale back on the workout to twice or three times a week and just enjoy.

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