With a new album, clothing line and acting career in the works, pop star Rita Ora has had one heck of a year.
In a cover story for SHAPE magazines April issue, the 26-year-old dishes on how shes managed it all, and diet, exercise and mindset all played a crucial role.
This past year, I’ve really been on my game by eating right and going to the gym, Ora told SHAPE. As a result, I’m focused now, and I get a lot more done.
Ora revealed shes changed her attitude toward exercise and has started viewing movement as fun rather than a means to punish her body. To get her sweat on, she prefers one to two hours of daily circuit training, with squats, weightlifting and cardio all in the mix.
Whereas she used to work out till she made herself sick, Ora told SHAPE she now exercises to get stronger and healthier, not thin.
I didn’t start working out to get skinnier I started working out to feel better, Ora told the magazine. And I think it’s important for women to know that.
As for diet, Ora said she steers clear of bread and sugar, instead opting for lean protein, fish and veggies. That approach signals a clear break from Ora’s previous perspective on eating.
I used to be like, I’m not eating! she revealed to SHAPE. Eating isn’t the problem, though. It’s about what your body needs, and everyone’s body is different.
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