If you resolve to be a big loser this year — weight loser, that is — reap some inspiration from Alison Sweeny, host of TV's “The Biggest Loser” and star of “Days of Our Lives.”
Sweeny, who went from a size 12 to a size 4, is featured in the January 2013 issue of Fitness magazine. In the magazine, she talks about fitting it all in, curbing her quest for perfection and finding time to exercise, sleep and be a role model to her kids.
Here are some tips from Sweeny, courtesy of Fitness magazine.
On giving up on perfection and feeling liberated:
“If I couldn't be number one or go superfast, I'd give up and not do it at all. But I'm learning I can have fun and be proud of myself, even if I'm not the best. Medium speed is OK too! It's a positive cycle. You take care of your body, and the next thing you know, you're taking better care of your career and the people you love.”
On squeezing in a workout with her crazy schedule:
“I used to be one of those people who hated working out. It felt like such a chore. I had to learn that exercise isn't a punishment. Finding workouts I enjoy has allowed me to flip it in my head. Now I look forward to that time and the exercise high I feel afterward.”
Her secret to fitting it all in:
“I'll do strength training in my dressing room between shoots, and I've been known to make business calls while I'm out jogging. I try to mute myself on Bluetooth so they can't hear me huffing and puffing, but I usually end up getting caught. Fortunately, people understand; they're usually jealous they aren't exercising too!”
If you had two hours to yourself — no kids or demands — which would you choose: sleep, sex or exercise?
“It's terrible to admit, but I'd probably sleep. But if you let me pick two, sex definitely qualifies as exercise for me, so I think I could fit them all in!”