When the king gets depressed, he doesn't call for his wife. He doesn't call for the cook. He calls for the court jester.— Richard Simmons
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Number one, like yourself. Number two, you have to eat healthy. And number three, you've got to squeeze your buns. That's my formula.
No tricks, gimmicks, special pills, special potions, special equipment.
All it takes is desire and will.
I spent my childhood eating. The only exercise I got was trying to twist off the cap of a jar of mayonnaise.
Count your blessings. You are one of a kind. There's no one in the world like you. You are amazing.
No one is perfect... absolutely no one. Like precious stones, we have a few flaws, but why focus on that? Focus on what you like about yourself, and that will bring you happiness and peace.
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I'm a real paradox. Because I'm a very serious person, and I take my work very seriously. But I wrap it up in a court jester and a clown and make people laugh and make them feel good about themselves.
There is no magic milkshake or workout machine.
I think the real machine is your body. I do love treadmills, ellipticals, stationary bikes, free weights.
I do consider myself a clown and a court jester, and I do love to make people laugh, whether they're laughing with me or at me.
If anyone's depressed for any reason, whether a relationship has fallen apart or they're having money problems, wearing feathered wings and a tutu takes you into a whole other world. A whole new woooooorld, a world of bright and shining stars!
You know, if your parents didn't have you, they'd be living in a nicer home, driving a Mercedes-Benz, with money in the bank and a boat. But noooooo. They had to have you! You've got to give back!
I don't know about you, but every time some joker points me out as I walk through an airport wearing extra-small Dolfin shorts, a tank top and leg warmers, I get a little upset.
Singing is good for the soul. It's the first thing I do every morning, after my blessings and my grace. I put music on and I sing.
For my workout, I'm up at 4am. I say my prayers, count my blessings, and I work out right away. I just get it done. One day I'll tone - chest, back and shoulders - and the next day it's biceps and triceps. I also do 45 minutes of cardio every day. I do that before I even leave the house.
I get energy from meditation practice and from eating healthy fresh food, only one cup of espresso in the morning, and not drinking too much.
You can say anything you want to say about me.
But don't you dare address overweight people with terrible names and ugly remarks. That is what upsets me.
There is no such thing as sleep deprivation, there is only caffeine deficiency.
Our children are obese, either have or being threatened by diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and not socially adjusting properly to others because of a lack of fitness.
That's what the majority of people in the world do, they walk among the ruins of their life. Things that didn't work out, relationships that went sour, jobs that disappeared. All they can think about is their ruins, and when you focus on that you can't build a new you.
Even though my work is whimsical. I have a very serious job. I cry more than I laugh.
I'm not going to be happy until every child in every school is physically active.
But if you pick up every other magazine, it is the peanut butter diet, or the cabbage soup diet, and then you go to the radio and you hear that you can drink some solution and you will lose weight overnight. It just does not work that way!
It's my life dream to be able to go and continue going to schools and teaching them about stretching and aerobics, cardio and strength training, because I want them to have a better life than I did. I don't want them to grow up to be me. I want them to be healthy. I want them not to go through eating disorders [like me].
Work hard, take care of yourself, and you'll be just fine.
Right now many schools have no recess. Most schools have no PE.
Therell always be some weird thing about eating four grapes before you go to bed, or drinking a special tea, or buying this little bean from El Salvador.
Stop trying to find something in food that will make you feel better.
There's a list of foods I can't have in the house.
Peanut butter, can't have that in the house. Potato chips, can't have that in the house. Random little small mini candy bars, don't even think about it. I just have to watch everything. I have to stay between 1500 and 1600 calories a day. That's it.
What if you can't do what you once did, like run and jump up and down? You can walk, which is also good for your mind and mental attitude. You can do simpler exercises, like getting up and down from a chair without using your hands. You can stay fairly flexible. The most important thing is to not become sedentary.
I'm the clown you take out of the box and wind up when you need a good laugh.
And then, when you're done with me, I go back in my box.
My nickname is Dickie Jukebox. I own thousands and thousands and thousands of songs.
My way is the sensitive, emotional way, because that's who I am.
A day doesn't go by where I don't sit and cry, listening to the stories. I try to be the clown and court jester and make people laugh.
People treat me like family, 'cause I've always treated them like family.
When I was younger, I ate nothing but fried food.
Everything was fried, from oysters to chicken to potatoes to vegetables. When you die in New Orleans, they deep fry you before they put you in the coffin. When we baptize children in New Orleans, we baptize them with a bordelaise sauce; we don't use water.
When I go to bed at night, I ask God to give me another day;
I ask him to keep me strong and make me a good teacher and to keep spreading this right word.
I've been going to shopping malls since I was on General Hospital.
Sleep is critical to me ... at least eight or nine hours a night. I start to slow down my body and my mind at least 30 minutes before I get into bed. I don't watch any disturbing or invigorating TV at night.
Sometimes it's just 'Oh my God, I love the taste of fried oysters on French bread with mayonnaise and an order of French fries.' I'm not going to lie to you - I deal with that temptation every single day, many times.
The real pride, the real present, is your health and your longevity.
The real pride, the real present, is your health and your longevity.
My whole career, I have never done anything where competition was involved with weight loss.
When I was growing up, I did not exercise at all.
I was raised in the French Quarter in New Orleans. If I saw someone running, I would call the police because I thought they stole something on Royal Street.
People spend thousands in therapy digging and digging in the past.
When you dig and dig, you find relics. Try to forgive yourself and get back on that ride.
Puberty for me was graduating from Thousand Island salad dressing to Caesar salads. It was like going from hot dogs and hamburgers to beef stroganoff, or from ice cream in a cone to creme brulee.
I am kinder to my body. I don't try to prove anything to myself or others. I keep thinking about the need to go slower, gentler and maintain a sense of humor about it all.
I try to be the clown and court jester and make people laugh.
At the same time, you have people in the hospital who have had gastric bypass or lap-band surgery and they still have to work out. If you don't work out and eat healthy, you'll look like a melted candle.
My life is just a never-ending work in progress.
I consider myself a court jester - motivator.
Its an eerie thing. My childhood is being washed away.
I could be hit by a Sara Lee truck tomorrow.
Which is not a bad way of going: 'Richard Simmons Found in a Freeway in Pound Cake and Fudge, With a Smile on His Face.' Let's face it. We don't know anything.
I do not want any child in America to have my childhood because it was taken away from me because I just wasn't good enough; well I am good enough now.