Dexter Star Jennifer Carpenter Shares Her Fitness Secrets

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Whew! After eight seasons of Dexter, we finally know what happened to the Morgan family…well maybe. But we do know that the actress who portrays Deb Morgan (quite well we might add), Jennifer Carpenter, managed to look amazing no matter what, and she revealed to us just how she does it! 

Mixing It Up
Jennifer spends a lot of time chasing down bad guys in Miami, so it’s no surprise she is a runner at heart. “I’ve been a runner since grade school, so that’s always been a part of my routine. I like trying new workouts like Physique 57 and SoulCycle to keep it fresh.”

Jennifer’s Fitness Advice
To anyone struggling with maintaining a fitness routine, Jennifer’s advice is to just stick with it. “There comes a point when you push through the wall and what was once hard becomes easy. Fitness should not be added pressure; it’s something you should be doing for yourself.”

Where She Works Out
“I will say that if you pick a good gym, for example I go to Equinox; there is an element to it that is spa-like. I think if you can afford to invest in a nicer gym, you will go more often.”

Balanced Diet
While she admits that she won’t turn down a deluxe chocolate chip cookie or a nice cocktail, Jennifer says her diet is all about balance. “I find that when I eat cleaner, organic foods, I have a lot more energy and am generally a nicer person. Consuming good food makes me feel good but so does some indulgence, which is why I like to focus on keeping a healthy balance.”

Go-To Snacks
“I like the salads at Trader Joes. They are grab-and-go; it’s very easy to eat them on the run.”

On Debra Morgan 
And just because we were dying (no pun intended) to know—we asked Jennifer if she is anything like her character, Debra. She says, “Yes and no. There are times when I have really identified with her, and then I look at things like her problem-solving skills, and we could not be more different. I would also never wear her man boots; mine are so much better!” 

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