Ayesha Curry, 31, opened up about her fitness journey and how she lost 35 pounds.
The actress explained why she made the decision for herself and her family.
This summer, she collaborated with Fitbit to share her diet and exercise tips.
Ayesha Curry is one busy woman—coming up with healthy recipes for her bestselling cookbooks, taking care of her kiddos, and keeping up with her health goals while quarantining at home due to COVID-19.
The Canadian-American actress recently showed off her strong figure in an Instagram photo after losing 35 pounds, saying she did it her way. The 31-year-old celebrity cook and TV personality demonstrated a perfect squat in two photos, wearing a pink sports bra and compression shorts.
In the caption, she wrote that her healthy lifestyle is for her and for her loved ones, which of course include the three children she has with husband and NBA star Stephen Curry.
“I started my fitness journey because I wanted to be strong and healthy for myself and the people who depend on me,” she wrote. “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.”
While Curry has partnered up with Fitbit this summer for a new exclusive series, she also tells Yahoo Canada Lifestyle that the premium subscription has helped her stay on track with her exercise goals. “It was great while I was traveling 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,” she says.
On top of that, she’s managed her health by doing everything from quick 10-minute workouts to creating yummy and healthy recipes. Below, Curry explains the small changes that helped with her weight loss journey and helpful tips that kept her on track.
A quick-hit exercise is all it takes.
Despite having a hectic schedule, Curry began her fitness journey by carving out time—even just a few minutes—to exercise. While Curry mentioned that she “hates the term balance,” she says the best approach is to make every workout session work for you.
“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,” she says.
A few quick exercises that she likes to tackle for a weight and cardio combo? Workouts that focus on core body strength, legs and glutes, arm circuits, and HIIT bodyweight workouts, to name a few. Some of her workouts will actually be available on the Fitbit app, she says, but they’re a constant in her personal workout routine.
In the past, Curry revealed that her workout routine involves HIIT, floor exercises, and cardio. And as you can tell, all of these can be done without workout machines (although, there’s nothing wrong with hitting the gym)!
“Get yourself some simple equipment, such as two and three-pound weights, resistance bands, a good, cushy mat, and a bench or chair….