â€œIf you don’t take care of this the most magnificent machine that you will ever be given…where are you going to live?â€
â€• Karyn Calabrese
How do you take care of yourself?
I was never very active during college and the first few years after I graduated. I suppose my preferred method of burning off calories was lots of dancing (wow we loved to go to parties then!) I also ate out frequently and luckily my fast metabolism didn’t show the effects of my lifestyle. Fast forward a few years and I was still eating junk food and not exercising at all when we moved to London. Unfortunately, age and slowing metabolism did result in a wretched little paunch (not cute at all!)
I started hitting the gym consistently and got onto a low carb/low sugar lifestyle after speaking to a friend who successfully adopted it (I completely endorse this diet shift for health and weight benefits!) Most importantly, I have a lot less junk food at home (not going to lie, there are still potato chips, but I don’t buy them as often!) This photo shoot with one of my favorite ladies, Karlie Kloss, is called “Fashion Detox”, but I started thinking about how I have been detoxifying my life. I cut out food that slowed me down and incorporated a more active lifestyle. While I have fewer dance workouts, I have Zumba and sculpt classes now to keep me moving. A detoxifying lifestyle has been a great thing in our house hold and while I may not look like Karlie soon (check out her abs!), I still feel pretty fabulous.
Have a lovely week!