As an athlete you have to think about yourself a lot. Think about your body, think about your mind, staying healthy, staying strong, your goals. So it’s always about me, me, me, me.
Now I know what to eat and what not to eat and I am getting to know my body better.
I never stop to think about my age really. I just listen to my body and it tells me if I can or can’t.
It would be the opposite of body positive not to work out, because being body positive is loving your body.
I’m the person in my skin. I’m the person in my own body. And a lot of people just need to love themselves and focus on them and they wouldn’t be worried about what anyone else is doing.
When I first started working out and losing weight, I did get some people saying that ‘oh you’re not a body positive person anymore.’ And I feel like I didn’t really understand where they were coming from.
My mom and I used to always get these Bath & Body Works candles but I like anything that smells warm. I love vanilla.
The way my body works, people are always going to stare at me. It’s just human nature.
Gym became my therapy. Gym became the thing I looked forward to. And, not only was it helping me emotionally, but it was physically changing my body and making me feel better.
Everyone has different body shapes, heights. It’s unfortunate because sometimes a curvy girl will say, ‘I’m a model,’ and people will look at her sideways. Then she’ll have to say, ‘I’m a plus-size model.’ That’s just society, you know?
You definitely need to take care of your body. Always drink water, try to work out.
You’ve got to do what’s best for your body.
In my church body, there is a ton of standing, sitting, and kneeling during worship. We’re always on the move, kneeling for the confession of sins, bowing toward the processional cross, and always standing at the mention of the Triune God.
I can fit into a lot of clothes. A lot of them fit my body.
Russia is a very big country, so we were traveling a lot more. Turkey isn’t as hard on my body, so that was a nice change.
I actually did a mini-season in China before and I was able to come back to the national team and kind of knew what I needed to do to get my body right.
Herb Williams was a guy that took me in and taught me how to eat, taught me how to take care of my body.
I’ve only been living in Los Angeles for three years, but I’ve already become a huge baby about the cold. The temperature in my house is 64 degrees, so I drape a blanket over my body and drag it around like Linus. I am also wearing a sweatshirt.
It was rough having my body develop, fluctuate and become fleshier in front of the ‘Popworld’ cameras.
People from cold regions might not understand the extent of the pain when ice cubes get stuck on your body.
I need to show my toned muscles because I will be always in Lord Shiva’s look and people will get to see my bare body.
I plan my meals according to my body weight.
Can’t leave the house without water. I’m good on that. Water’s good for the skin, it’s good for the body. It’s great, it’s good to stay hydrated at all times. You got to stay hydrated and I work out a lot too, so I got to have water.
I went to see my first gig when I was 15 – it was Loyle Carner at Shepherd’s Bush – and I remember just feeling the bass in my feet and in my body. I was so energised.
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