HOW I LOOK THE WAY I DO yumi stynes
A positive outlook and active life keep this 36-year-old TV star glowing
At the moment I see a personal trainer twice a week and I run seven kilometres about three times a week on a track near work. It’s inspiring being around other joggers because they are all so fit.
My daughters, aged nine and seven, and I are quite active. I find if you do something active together after school your day feels so much longer and richer.
For breakfast I make a huge bowl of fruit and porridge with low-fat yoghurt, chia seeds and linseeds. It makes me feel like I’ve got fuel to burn for the whole morning.
I believe that if you’re really hungry it’s important to have healthy food first. If you want a naughty snack after that, go for it. Eating this way means you won’t eat too much of the treat.
Because I have two young daughters, I eat my dinner with them at about 5pm. It means I’m never going to bed on a full stomach.
I wear sunscreen on my face every day, whether it’s cloudy or sunny, and I’ll reapply it at midday. I think that’s really important for longevity because the sun is the biggest cause of premature ageing.
I also always keep a lipstick handy – in my handbag, the car or even my first-aid kit. It makes such a difference to how I look and feel.
Every day I feel thankful. It’s not something I schedule in but I’m thankful for my kids, my health, my family and friends. I think having that attitude is really good for you.
After I had my children I had postnatal depression so I know what being down is like. I find it’s easier to be positive and eat well when you’ve exercised that day. + Yumi Stynes is a co-host of The Circle, on Network Ten.
SUNDAY OCTOBER 30