Jennifer Lopez Exclusive Blog at Self.com

Jennifer Lopez Exclusive Blog at Self.com



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NEW YORK, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Jennifer Lopez, SELF Magazine’s September cover model, launches an exclusive new blog at www.Self.com when the magazine hits newsstands today, Monday, August 18. Lopez, one of SELF’s reader picks for the 10 Most Inspiring Women of 2008, will raise money for the Childrens Hospital Los Angeles by competing in her first triathlon with SELF Editor-in-Chief Lucy Danziger.

Doing the race the same year as she gave birth to twins and as a way to support an important charity combines several of Lopez’s personal post-baby goals. She tells SELF, “The babies have actually made me more ambitious. I feel all this newfound inspiration.”

Lopez’s personal www.Self.com blog features exclusive video and photos taken during her workout program designed by trainer Gunnar Peterson. In the first entry, learn why Lopez is taking on this challenge and see her biking and running in preparation for her big race. In her own words, “I’ve always loved sports. I used to be on a track team in school. And that’s probably why I can think to myself now, Yeah, I can do this, which is totally crazy! The team was a big part of my life back then and taught me so many things. When I look back on my life and what I’m able to do, it’s partly because of that early training. It taught me discipline, how to be committed, about striving to win, stamina, all that good stuff.”

“Now I’ve come full circle,” says Lopez in her Self.com blog. “I don’t expect to win this race; my goal is to finish. I’ll probably end up crawling across the finish line, but I’ll do it!”

Just 6 months after having the babies, Lopez is totally toned, with sexy muscles and flat, rock-hard abs. Check back to www.Self.com over the next 4 weeks for regular updates on Lopez’s race ramp-up and exclusive behind-the-scenes video and photos. Cheer her on as she strives to make her twins proud!

Live link: http://www.self.com/livingwell/blogs/celebrity/jennifer_lopez/index.html

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Jennifer Lopez Exclusive Blog at Self.com