Since the whole anorexia storm has now settled, I thought this would be a good time for me to talk about ways in which I stay in shape and share with you some of my healthy living tips!
Well its January, and ‘to loose a few pounds’ is normally on the top of everyone’s list! After taking a year out of modelling, I think its time for me to get back into shape as I have some exciting projects planned for 2011!
Its taken me a year but I’ve managed to put on over a stoneâ€¦. Now don’t get me wrong, I am okay with my new-found curves but I think its time to get my butt back to the gym and get myself photoshoot friendly! I don’t believe in extreme diets, liquid diets, atkins diets or this maple syrup diet – I would just simply FAINT with no food in my system!
When I want to drop the odd pound or two I simply stop eating junk food and introduce more fruit and veg into my diet. My downfall is carbs, I could live on bread, pasta and CHEESE! When I am getting in shape I just try to eat less of these things. Its so important to eat a well balanced diet so to see results for a long period of time, do the right thing and make some healthy changes!
I always find it really difficult to get back into a gym routine, if I go for around two weeks in a row I begin to enjoy it! Its getting to this point that’s the hardest. I’ve tried almost every class possible to explore all exercise options and find which one is most enjoyable for me!
If you find yourself getting bored or about to give up, try something different! There are so many different classes nowadays that if you feel the treadmill is just SO boring you wont have an excuse to quit again! One of my favourites is boxing training, I lost weight and toned up equally as fast!
Yoga is amazing if you are looking to tone up and if you are looking for something fun I would strongly recommend ZUMBA, but even simple changes can make a difference, getting off a stop earlier in the morning, or taking the stairs instead of the lift will have you a toned butt in no time!
One thing I absolutely swear by is green tea.Â When I am gyming and eating healthier, drinking this makes me feel so revitalised. It has so many health benefits, and It makes my skin look amazing after only a few weeks. They say it helps when trying to loose weight so I am all for that! I also love those dissolvable vitamin drinks, they taste great and its good to take extra vitamins especially at this time of year when colds and flu are rife!
Obviously this is just a few of the things I like to do when getting in shape, everyone is different and its important to find what works for you! So good luck gyming it!