Blake Lively is sharing a rare photo of herself in a bathing suit! The Gossip Girl star shows off her famous figure in a white bathing suit while on vacation. And, she added a Grease inspired caption, “summer lovin’ …had me a blast.” How does the 35-year-old mother-of-three maintain her fit physique? Read on to see 6 ways Blake Lively stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don’t miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!
Blake’s trainer, Don Saldino, recently told E! News that Blake’s goal is “just to get in and move everyday successfully, because rather than comparing it to your best workout, she’s now leaving and saying, ‘Great, I moved!’ That’s the big lesson here. Don’t feel like you have to get up off the couch and set this world record workout. Because if that’s the goal, no one’s ever going to be successful. We’re looking for this level of consistency.”
Saldino told Cosmopolitan that his star client works out almost every day. “Five to six days a week, Blake can spend anywhere from 30 to 75 minutes working out. The routine usually begins with foam-rolling, then five to seven minutes of mobility work. After that, she’s doing a variation on a jump, throw, carry, and doing that for three to five rounds. “That gets her body temperature up, that gets her really athletic, and it’s my way of doing an upper body, a lower body, and a core movement,” he said.
To slim down for her bathing suit wearing role in The Shallows, Blake cut two things from her diet. “I did no gluten and no soy,” she said in an interview with Australian radio hosts Kyle and Jackie ‘O’ Henderson. “Once you remove soy, you realize you’re eating no processed foods. So that’s basically what I did. No processed foods and then working out.” She added that it was harder than it seems. “[It] seems like, ‘Oh, that’s really easy to cut that out,’ but then you realize, there’s soy in everything,” she said. “Like, everything you eat, there is soy in it. Even if it’s healthy, Whole Foods-organic stuff, there’s always soy in it.”
In addition to working out, Blake maintains an active lifestyle. “I hate the gym. Who doesn’t? When I’m in the gym I feel like I am missing out. So I would rather rent a bike or go for a hike,” Lively told You. “Even low-intensity exercise can be incredibly beneficial to your health. Regular physical activity can help prevent dementia in older adults. Activities involving sequenced movements — like tai chi — are particularly helpful, as they exercise your mind and body at the same time,” says the Mayo Clinic.
Saldano told Cosmo that Blake never counts calories. Instead she has trained her metabolism to burn more efficiently. “I don’t think putting someone into a caloric deficit, meaning restricting their calories, is the right thing to do,” he explained “and this is why a lot of coaches and a lot of people are unsuccessful.”
Saldano explained to Cosmo that Blake follows the 80/20 rule, meaning “80 percent of the week, you’re really good, and 20 percent you leave for error and having fun.” She also doesn’t drink any alcohol.
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