Kim Zolciak Reveals Workout and Diet Regiment in New Bikini Photo

Andrew Roberts 30 Oct 2018

Reality star and former Real Housewives Of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak-Biermann posted a new photo on Instagram showing her new bikini body and the workout regimen / diet / life philosophy that led to this point.

While it doesn't seem to be as crazy as the kind we've seen from The Rock or Mark Wahlberg in recent years, it is still quite the commitment to undertake.

Zolciak details many parts of her own personal journey in the post and many could use that for inspiration. But on a base level, she's offering some tidbits you might be able to drag into your own regimen to build the body you want.

Let's break it down.

"I Run 3-4 Miles 5x A Week. I Have ALWAYS Loved To Run."

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Forrest Gump really showed the benefits of running at one level -- a far different one than Zolciak puts out with her post. It might be the least crazy part of her routine and she's far from alone.

The benefits of running or motion in general are pretty clear. It works your cardio, helps to burn calories, and helps to build your body to levels where you can push yourself.

Haruki Murakami captures the benefits and allure of running in his memoirs detailing his own experiences with running and the parallels with his writing -- check it out -- and it really captures how and why someone who runs can do it at this type of frequency.

It unlocks something in you.

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"I Don't Eat Red Meat Or Pork. NEVER Have."

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This one is likely crazier than the running. People love their meat and it is hard to turn down. It is a debate and struggle that has firmly stood in place for years now. It's also not likely to go away any time soon.

BUT, if you love red meat, pork, hot dogs, and other similar foods, it doesn't mean you're a lost cause. You can still work with this, you just need to limit what you're doing. It's not healthy to eat so much red meat and pork anyway, so lowering your consumption is probably a good idea.

You're not less of a human being because you work in some vegetarian options or choose fish over beef. Switch up those proteins and get out there.

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"I Rarely Sit Down."

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Not sitting down sounds nuts. We are aware that standing desks are a thing now and movement is important for daily health, but rarely sitting or avoiding chairs is a little out there.

If you're driving around, you've blown through your limited chair sitting time. Not to mention sitting down to eat.

This is likely the only one -- along with skincare -- that isn't a chore. But it is the only one that would be an annoyance to the people around you. Who wants someone standing around them all day and hovering like some exercise robot??

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"I Hate Breakfast But Drink Shakes In Place Of It"

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Saying "I hate breakfast" is a good way to lose a lot of folks, but it is understandable given the rest of her diet. There isn't too much you can eat at breakfast that isn't going to harm her diet and force a few steps back.

A breakfast shake is fine and far better than skipping the meal in general. Some diets also adhere to the idea of smaller meals throughout the day, lending support to kicking things off with a shake and moving on to something healthier in a few hours.

And if you love breakfast, this just means more bacon and eggs for you.

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"I Love Skincare I Have Almost Every Product Ever Made"

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There will be a divide when it comes to skincare. While it is important and lotions don't carry any true danger, it is sometimes viewed as an unnecessary part of the grooming routine for a lot of folks.

But lotion is not only suitable for great skin, it is also helpful for healthy living. Keeping your skin clean, moisturized, and in good shape will help you avoid injury in the future, help with management of diseases you may have -- Zolciak details her struggle with anemia for example -- and it just will aid in keeping you looking good for a longer period of time.

You don't have to be fancy, just know that skincare is far more important than many want you to believe.

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"I Eat Chocolate Everyday"

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This one might seem silly, but there is science behind it working -- but only a little bit. It all depends on how much chocolate that is being eaten everyday. According to Live Science, a Harvard study showed there were benefits to eating chocolate on a daily basis:

A recent Harvard study suggested that a bit of high-quality dark chocolateone to three times a month may protect women from heart failure.

The authors studied the chocolate-eating habits of 31,823 Swedish women, ages 48 to 83. Women who ate about an ounce a month reduced their risk of heart failure by 32 percent. Eating more than an ounce eliminated the benefit. The risk increased with added chocolate.

Given the imagery and the rest of her routine, you'd have to think the right amount is being eaten here. However, Zolciak doesn't give specifics.

Just know that you CAN eat chocolate every day. You just can't eat nothing but chocolate for every meal, every day, for the rest of your short, short life.

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"I Don't Do Elevators, I'd Rather Walk 30 Flights."

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The benefits for walking up stairs is clear. We get that. We also get that there is a fear connected to elevators and heights that a lot of people are working through on a daily basis. They don't want to get caught or trapped in a small space -- she even notes her claustrophobia on her IG post.

That said, 30 flights of stairs? Daily? All the way up? It's going to be great for your leg and rump muscles, but boy...it's going to be sore in the morning.

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"I Quit Smoking Years Ago After Reading 'The Easy Way To Quit Smoking' Never Smoked Again."

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Zolciak is not the first to credit Alan Carr's book as a path to quitting cigarettes. The trouble with smoking has never been a secret and being able to quit is something anybody can do.

It's just that one way might not work for another.

While the book was a good way for her, you might need some other type of help on your end. It's also a good place to start if you're feeling the itch to start getting healthy because smoking will be standing in the way of completing the other items on the list.

Still, this is also going to be one of the tougher ones to start. But as a former smoker, you will tell a difference. You might smell some horrible things as your senses come back, but you'll also be able to walk to you car without needing a break.

None of this is out of reach for a normal person. Find your own way to do each and go from there. If she is living her life how she pleases, you can do the same and achieve positive results.

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