What exercises comprise your fitness regime or workout routine?
I try to do a mixture of both cardio and strength training during the week. I’m really lazy and can’t bring myself to go to the gym unless I’m going to a class so my fitness regime comprises of spinning classes in the morning and then some sort of strength training class in the afternoon. I also love Bikram yoga.
Share with us your diet plan that you follow to remain healthy and physically fit.
For me it’s about finding a balance. Most of the time I try to eat well. This includes a diet full of vegetables and good protein. I really enjoy cooking and like to plan my meals, so often I’ll do a big cook on a Sunday and prepare meals for the rest of the week. During the week I stick to a lot of salads and chicken breasts. I love food and do tend to overeat, so I’ve found it really helpful to weigh my portions because I often don’t realise how much I’m actually eating. I would rather have 6 small meals a day rather than 3 big ones. On the weekends I give myself a break and enjoy some cheat meals.
You have glowing skin and gorgeous hair. Give us Your Top 5 Hair and Skincare Tips.
- Embrace your natural hair! I hate heat styling my hair and really try to do it as little as possible. When I was younger I hated my wavey hair and would always straighten it. Now, I just wash it and let it dry naturally and I’ve found my hair to be much more healthy.
- Always remove your make up before bed. Even if you’d had a late night and want to go to sleep, Wash you face!
- Sunscreen. I always make sure to wear a moisturiser and base with an SPF. I love Photoderm MAX from Bioderma because it’s a tinted, oil free moisturiser with SPF 50.
- I love using Moroccan oil on my hair. I find it really controls frizz!
- A good haircut can do wonders for your hair. I hate cutting my hair but I make sure to get it trimmed every few months to get rid of the dead ends.
Being the host of World Spas on Travel XP, what advice and tips can you give to our readers who wish to rejuvenate themselves in a Spa? Also, tell us your 5 Favorite Spa Treatments/Therapies.
Well firstly, make sure to have a light meal before any treatments. It’s the worst feeling in the world having a massage after a big meal! Secondly, try to clear your mind before you enter the spa. You need to put all your stresses and worries aside and really try to focus on yourself. Find out if the spa you’re going to has amenities like a jacuzzi, sauna etc and if they do, try to go a bit early so you can enjoy these facilities before your treatment! If you don’t make it earlier, arrive at least 15 minutes before your treatment. Spas usually follow a strict schedule and you don’t want to miss out on your treatment or have your treatment shorten by arriving late. Lastly, make sure you drink a lot of water after your treatment. Massages help push toxins out of your body and water will help your kidneys processes the toxins and remove them from your body.
My favourite treatment:
- Deep tissue massage.
- Dead sea salt scrub (I have this in Jordon on the show!)
- Patra Podala Swedam – this is an Ayurvedic massage that uses herbal leaves that are chopped and fried in medicated oil. The mixture is tied in a bundle and rubbed against the skin
- Chocolate/banana facial
- Full Gelish pedicure with french paint