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Ayesha Curry is the ultimate quarantine fitness inspo.
Back in May, the 31-year-old Canadian-born actress and mother-of-three took it to Instagram to reveal that she lost 35 pounds amid the COVID-19 pandemic by her showing off her toned physique on full display in a two-piece bikini.
“Took me long enough,” she captioned the photo which was shot by her husband NBA star husband Stephen Curry.
Since then, the New York Times bestselling author, chef and restaurateur, has teamed up with Fitbit Premium to develop exclusive original content inspired by her personal health journey with the focus on her two passions, fitness and food.
“I started my fitness journey because I wanted to be strong and healthy for myself and the people who depend on me. But it was important that I did it my way, which meant I needed working out to fit in my life, NOT take me away from it,” Curry revealed in a partnered Instagram post with Fitbit. “I hate the term balance, because I don’t think there’s any formula that works for everyone, but I do believe that creating time for yourself to exercise is never time wasted .So I went to work finding ways to incorporate healthy habits into my busy schedule, and picked up a few tricks along the way (easy 10-minute workouts, fast healthy recipes, etc.).”
The subscription provides Ayesha’s best health tips, workouts, ideas on delicious and nutritious meals, and family-friendly activities, on top of the many personalized coaching and perks that come with Fitifit Premium.
“Fitbit Premium has come in handy through quarantine. It was great while I was travelling and out of my routine—I was able to tap into the vast library workout content anytime, anywhere so I didn’t fall off track. It’s a great resource for at-home and on-the-go workouts,” she tells Yahoo Canada Lifestyle. “My Fitbit Premium Summer series for Fitbit includes four short, easy-to-do workout videos that each focus on a different part of your body exclusively in Fitbit Premium. My quick workouts that will be in the Fitbit app will include arm circuit, core body strength, legs & glutes and Invigorating stretching/slow OR HIIT bodyweight. This variation helps you hit both weights and cardio depending on your goals.”
As a woman with many recipes, here, Ayesha shares with us he best nutrition and fitness tips.
Invest in simple and manageable gym essentials
“Get yourself some simple equipment, such as two and three-pound weights; resistance bands; a good, cushy mat; and a bench or chair. I’m very into bodyweight, so I don’t need much, equipment-wise,” Curry tells Yahoo Canada Lifestyle.
Focus on your ZZZs
“Being healthy isn’t just about what you do in the gym or in the kitchen — it’s about the in-between too and how it all fits together. I’d never realized how much sleep impacts everything else, but what I’ve learned from my Fitbit sleep data is that I don’t get enough of it, so that’s the next thing I’ll be working on. It’s connected to so much of our overall health and is so important. “
Maintain a solid nutritional morning routine
“My daily routine typically starts with a coffee with Ghee and coconut oil blended. I try to drink 32 ounces of water before noon and flavour it with cucumbers and lemon. I, also, will have a couple [of] recipes in Fitbit Premium to check out, too.”
Be mindful of food, but don’t diet
“I’m really into portion control over any kind of diet, and try to stick to nourishing, delicious food in moderation. I keep track of the food I’m putting into my body through the Fitbit app on my phone, and the calories toward my daily goal are at a glance on my watch.”
Love your veggies
“We’re a ‘green veggies”’ family— we love Brussels [sprouts], asparagus and broccoli. I like to roast them on high heat to give everything a nice char and enhance the flavour of the veg. There’s nothing I love more than a one-pot/one sheet pan dinner, so most nights I’ll season up a protein and roast it alongside the vegetables.”
Create meal traditions
“Chicken parm is a family favourite—it’s comforting. It’s a fairly basic dish, but it’s also one of the first things I made for Stephen when we were dating, so it’s nostalgic. I do a lighter breading using panko instead of regular bread crumbs, and whip up a super-fast and fresh tomato sauce for the topping.”
Make it a family affair
“Stephen and I have been riding bikes outside together which has been really nice, or try and time our workouts together. Even the kids will get in on the workouts sometimes! It’s kind of like summer camp with Stephen and I both home, so we try and keep the kids active.”