Scandal-ous Secrets: 5 Tips To Be Fit Like Olivia Pope
If you spend your Thursday nights anywhere else besides in front of your TV watching Scandal, then I don’t know who you are or what your problem is?! This popular ABC drama has taken primetime television by storm and to not partake in this incredible moment in history is well, scandalous.
I mean, how triumphant was it to hear Kerry Washington would become the first African-American female lead in a network drama in almost 40 years?! She is doing her thing week in and week out, however if you think cleaning up folk’s dirt is her only super human power, then you are mistaken. Both Kerry and Olivia Pope are total FitGirl’s yall! I’ve been peeping their game these past two seasons and am proud to share these Scandalicious secret FitGirl tips. So, just in case you missed Liv’s other talents in between those steamy scenes with President Fitzgerald I got you covered.
#1 Dress For Success
While the rest of the world was like “OMG what am I going to do without Liv?!” after season one’s finale, I was like “OMG, look at the lululemon jacket!” True story. That popular slim fitting white workout jacket Olivia broke out during that episode can be yours too ladies.
Known as the Forme Jacket, this signature piece by lululemon is excellent to workout in or just “work it” in. I wear mine to yoga and then straight to happy hour with the girls. It is the perfect layering piece and it’s super slim fit makes any FitGirl look sleek and sexy. Plus, the color/print options are limitless. So what are you waiting for? Hurry up and zip up in one today. You’ll be turning heads just like Olivia in no time. Oh, and while you are at it you might as well snag a pair of Wunder Under Pant Full-On Luon tights. Every FitGirl needs a rockstar black legging and trust me, these are it! Super soft with major support and incredible coverage. Get ready to fall in love.
#2 Take A Commercial Break
“I love to exercise. I generally exercise every day,” Kerry Washington told People in 2007. Surprised? I’m not. “But just how does she stay so motivated?” you’re probably wondering. Here’s how- she makes it FUN. I also believe in fun fitness so if you are in a FitGirl rut I suggest you too get in on the fun. Starting say…Thursday during Scandal? An easy way to sneak in a workout is to try new exercises during commercial breaks. So next time you are huffing and puffing along with those Gladiators, unlock your inner warrior and break a mini sweat too.
Not sure what exercises to do? Search fitness related hashtags on Instagram and see how other FitGirl’s are sweating and get inspired all while learning something new. #RADexercises is a great place to start. Wink wink.
#3 Be Smooth
Ever wonder how you can get Kerry Washington/Olivia Pope glowing skin and fabulous locks? Through a straw. Really! PEOPLE.com’s Great Ideas channel got the scoop on Kerry’s favorite blend, the Glowing Green Smoothie from nutritionist Kimberly Snyder–and oh my goodness y’all–once I whipped one up at home I was all the way hooked. Jam-packed with dark, leafy greens and sweetened naturally with apple and pear, it’s a super-nutritious way to start your day. Ready to get your sip on too? Here’s the recipe:
Glowing Green Smoothie
1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
3-4 stalks celery, chopped
½ head of a large bunch or ¾ of a small bunch of spinach
1 apple, cored and chopped
1 pear, cored and chopped
1 banana, sliced
Juice of ½ fresh lemon
⅓ bunch cilantro, optional
⅓ bunch parsley, optional
1. Add 1½ cups water and chopped head of romaine to the blender. Starting the blender at low speed, mix until smooth.
2. Gradually moving to higher speeds, add the celery, spinach apple and pear. Add the cilantro and parsley, if you are choosing to add them. Add the banana and lemon juice last.