4 fitness tips from an Olympic skier

Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn hasn’t had the easiest of fitness lives recently. A disastrous ankle injury and a very public breakup left her struggling to carry on with her daily life.

Now, however, she’s fighting fit and stronger than ever. But just how has she done it?

With the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea looming on the horizon, Vonn has been in an intense training programme to be in tip top condition come game time.

In an interview with Health, the American sports star has revealed some of her key gym secrets. Want to be like Lindsay? Then check out this handy list of fitness tips for some expert workout motivation.

1. Any size is beautiful

She’s no stranger to feeling body conscious, but Vonn wants everyone to know that the first step to getting in shape is to learn to love yourself.

“I’m, like, twice the size of anyone, in both height and weight! I’m five-foot-ten, but I’m definitely quite a bit heavier than everyone else.

I feel like the odd man out sometimes, but that’s even more reason to be confident, to show girls that you don’t have to be a size 2 to be beautiful. Any size is beautiful as long as you’re confident in yourself.”

2. Eat healthy (obvs)

You might think that if you’re working out constantly then you’re going to get the body you want eventually. But that’s not how it works. Everything has to fall into place, and one of the most important factors is a healthy, balanced diet.

“The most important thing is to eat healthy. When I’m eating really clean and splurge on something really sugary, I feel like I’m gonna vomit. So eat what your body wants, and try to be as active as you can.”

3. Find that something that makes you happy

“Look at yourself and figure out what makes you happy,” says Vonn.

So, if you hate going to the gym? Then don’t do it, simple. Instead, find a sport that really makes you want to work out every day, then it won’t feel like such hard work!

4. Focus is key

When Vonn broke up with her long term partner recently, she realised she had a lot of free time. She put this into training and now look at her!

So the key here is to make sure you really have that grit and determination to succeed. If you lack focus, then say goodbye to your fitness goals. For the time being anyway.

Read the full article over at Health.com by clicking here.

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