Alicia Keys Talks Workout Motivation in Reebok Video

The singer confesses to needing to talk herself out of bed some mornings.

Posted: 03/28/2013 12:57 PM EDT
Alicia Keys

With a body like hers, you might think Alicia Keys has no trouble working out and keeping fit, but in a new Reebok fit video series, "Live With Fire Project", the singer admits she has a hard time staying motivated.

"It's really hard to motivate myself to work out. In the mornings I don't want to get out of bed. I'm laying in bed for a good 15 or 20 minutes and I'm just trying to convince myself that I can do it. Some days I fail and I turn around and go back to sleep -- and I get my extra 10 minutes," she says in the video, where she's shown stretching and working through a fitness routine.

"But other days, most days I really try to convince myself to get up and I say, Alicia, all you're going to do is 50 sit-ups, 50 push-ups. It's not that hard. Just do them before you get in the shower, and then when you get out of the shower another 50 sit-ups and another 50 push-ups and then maybe at some point in the day you just drop down and do 50 sit-ups and 50 push-ups. They might just look at you like you're a little weird, but you just did 150 sit-ups and push-ups when you couldn't really go the full, full workout."

The singer, who's recently designed a collection for the sneaker brand, says that the hard work pays off both during her workouts and after she's seen the physical improvements take form.

"Working out and being able to have time to do that does help with everything else. I think it helps me personally in my life because I get time to myself and I get to feel my strength grow and you feel proud of yourself after you've been able to give time to yourself."

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