Tess Holliday is doing more exercise than ever during the coronavirus lockdown.
In an interview with Self magazine, the model opened up about her experiences living with the stay-at-home restrictions imposed on some states in the U.S. and in many countries across the world during the Covid-19 pandemic, and revealed she initially struggled to get motivated.
“For the first part of quarantine, I didn’t really leave my house. I would eat breakfast outside, I would play with my little one outside for a bit, but I didn’t do much,” she told the publication, explaining that her best friend had to intervene to get her moving. “I was really active before; I had my trainer that I was working out with, and my job was my life – my life was active. I was hardly ever home. So now, I think I do more cardio than I ever have in my entire life. I walk 3.8 miles (six kilometres) every day – that’s my route. I love a challenge, and I didn’t think I could do it. Once I found out I could do it, I have been. And obviously, it’s helping me so much.”
And now, Tess is hoping her experience in getting – and staying – motivated during the lockdown can inspire her two million followers on Instagram.
“When I started doing my walks, I shared on Instagram Stories, ‘Hey, I’m doing these daily walks and they’re helping me and that’s how I’m showing love to myself.’ So, I asked (my followers), ‘How are you showing love to yourself today?’ Now, it’s been a daily thing,” the 34-year-old explained. “That’s probably the best part of my day, for my own mental health.”
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