Kristin Davis (aka. Charlotte in Sex and the City) is on the front cover of Fitness magazine’s May 2010 issue in a bikini!Â Inside Kristin shares her workout secrets that keep her trim, taut and terrific!
Staying in shape:Â Kristin is proud of her curves. “I have hips!” she says. “I’m never going to be the thinnest actress, and I don’t want to be. When you’re at peace with yourself and your body, you’re automatically more confident.” To stay in shape, she alternates between hiking, yoga, Pilates, and cardio, depending on her mood. “I can’t just hop on the treadmill,” admits Kristin, “I need to mix things up and enjoy what I’m doing.”
Posing on the front cover in a bikini:Â “I’m not going to lie. It was very intimidating. There are people who feel comfortable in bathing suits, and I don’t know how they do it. I worked with Kristen Bell and Malin Akerman on the movie Couples Retreat, and they didn’t care about standing around in their bikinis for days. The guys in the movie were more self-conscious than they were!”
Fitness routine outside gym: “If I can’t make it to the gym she will train at home on the elliptical for 30 to 45 minutes, lots of planks for stability, and yoga and Pilates for my core. When I’m traveling, I do jumping jacks with resistance bands and a leg workout where all you need is a chair.”
On running:Â “I actually started running when I was cast on Melrose Place. I wanted lean legs, so I got a coach and I’d go up to Santa Barbara and run seven miles on the beach. I loved running outside, but I got so many ankle injuries over the years that I’ve had to take a break from it.”
Worst rumor she’s read about herself: “That the cast of Sex and the City hates one another. We’re standing so close during filming that we touch for 18 hours a day, and then people want to say we don’t get along. It’s the funniest thing in the world.”
Something we don’t know:Â “I’ve adopted a baby elephant named Chaimu. When I was in Kenya, the group I was with found her all alone, which is a very bad thing because elephants always travel with their families. I helped take Chaimu to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s elephant orphanage. I help pay for her upkeep and veterinary care. I hope to go back to visit her this summer.”
Her Diet Dos and Don’ts: “I eat a lot of chicken, salmon, eggs and side salads. But if all I ate were salads every day, I’d shoot myself. Who cares if you can fit in your skinny jeans if you can’t enjoy life and have something good to eat? I went through periods when I said I can’t have this, I can’t have that. Now I don’t deprive myself. Food is meant to be enjoyed.”
Indulging: “Chocolate! I especially love M&M’s. These days, if I want some, I eat them. When it’s hot in the summer, I have to have my ice cream. One trick I’ve learned is that if I have an ice cream bar, I’m okay having four bites and then throwing it away. I don’t need to eat the whole thing to feel satisfied.”
Who doesn’t love Kristin as Charlotte in Sex and the City?Â Kristin looks amazing, she’s 45 years old, seriously amazing, so fit, and healthy looking.Â And it’s great to see her get some singular coverage and see that she’s works hard at leading a healthy balanced lifestyle which is what we all covet!
Read more at Fitness Magazine website.
Am on the count down to June 3 for Sex & The City 2 here in Australia!
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