Is there any special diet that you follow to remain healthy and physically fit?
I have been vegan for about three years now and I think it is something I have really benefitted from. Just staying away from foods that cause a lot of inflammation, fats and sugars that everyone knows are obviously a little counterproductive if you eat large amounts of them. So, I have stayed more on a plant-based diet and it has really benefitted me, but everyone has a different take on food and what they need.
This year, you welcomed Leo to the family. How has life changed after that and how do you manage family and sports?
It has kind of been a trial by fire and Penny [Taylor] and I have tried to do a good job of making sure that Leo has everything he needs. Still being in season and trying to perform at a high level, it just makes me really maximize my time when I am at the gym. Whether it’s weights, whether it’s rehab, whether it’s extra shooting, when I am at the gym, I have to maximize that and then I have to go home and put my time and energy there.
In a recent interview, you said that you are in the best shape of your life. How have you been able to achieve that and are there any tips for women who fear that their fitness levels will go down as they age above 35?
I think sometimes you get caught in the trap that once you hit a certain level, you should feel inferior athletically, but I think mentally, if you stay refreshed and you stay on top of things that makes you feel good – and it is not one specific exercise or one specific number on a scale – it is how you feel physically and mentally. I think those are the things that I have really focused on.
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