The Walking Dead star Lauren Cohan was recently interviewed about her fitness tips and tricks. With her muscle definition, its not surprising she almost never skips a workout. Even if it’s 4:30 in the morning, she’s up and at the gym, even if only for a 20-minute work out. When in doubt, she sweats it out.
She’s all about planning ahead to fit her health goals into her crazy, busy everyday life, even if she has to go to bed at 7:45 p.m. just to achieve them. She revealed the top five rules she lives by to keep herself feeling healthy and happy. You might want to write them down.
1. Never go the easy route
If anyone is determined to work hard, it’s this zombie-slaying chick: “I like a challenge. I get such a sense of satisfaction when I push myself beyond what I thought I could do. That’s what HIIT or interval training does for me. If I sprint at 9.5 for two minutes, I feel really good.” HIIT and Tabata training are both very efficient for health nuts with busy schedules, so it’s not surprising that this is Cohan’s top pick!
2. Rely on fast food
She’s not talking about the greasy cheat day food you get in a paper bag from a drive-thru. Cohan preps her meals like most serious fitness lovers. Meal prep is absolutely necessary to avoid binging when you don’t have time to prepare balanced meals during the week!
“On Sundays I chop up a bunch of vegetables and make three or four Mason Jars’ worth of dressings, and I throw dishes together at random during the week. With my schedule, it makes it so much easier to have things ready to go in the fridge. I eat healthy. But I splurge, too. My favorite is Justin’s dark chocolate peanut butter cups. I’m obsessed with them!”