MAKE PEACE WITH LIFE’S HUR­DLES

Shape (Malaysia) - - Wellness Highlight -

“How much time I have to train de­pends on my work sched­ule. In Thai­land, we were do­ing Muay Thai for at least two and a half hours a day, and I got re­ally strong. But when I started work­ing on Jane again, there was no time for train­ing, even at night. So I ex­er­cised Satur­day and Sun­day. Or maybe just Satur­day, and I gave my­self Sun­day to re­coup. As a re­sult, my body changed im­me­di­ately. I couldn’t fit into cer­tain clothes, and I was a lit­tle curvier. Be­fore, I would have beaten my­self up. But my boyfriend gave me some great ad­vice. He said, ‘Don’t be an­gry with your body—it changed be­cause your rou­tine shifted.’ And that was like a gift. As an ac­tress, there are so many pres­sures to look a cer­tain way and fit into a sam­ple size. But I’ve got to em­brace the fact that when I’m shoot­ing Jane, I can’t work out as much. My body is go­ing to look dif­fer­ent, and that’s OK. I’m not will­ing to wring the joy from my life to kill my­self in the gym.”

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