Tess Holliday: ‘I’m doing more cardio workouts than ever’

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 countr…

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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