Besides being a TV host, actress, and singer, Iya Villania is also a fitness buff. In the June 2012 issue of Women's Health, she shares her love for working out and keeping a balanced diet. She's into diversity when it comes to her exercise routine; she does circuit training, core kinesis, aerial silk, and more! Not only does her training keep her fit, it helps improve her mood too. "I just enjoy working out!" Iya told Women's Health.
Want to adopt Iya's attitude toward fitness? Stick to your workout routine and improve your diet with these four tips from her:
1. YOU GET ONLY WHAT YOU PUT IN.
"This goes for both food and exercise. You control how you look and feel. Eat healthy to feel healthy. Eat junk and feel like junk. Go for the foods that are high in nutrients, foods you will benefit from and can sustain you. If you choose those with refined sugars or are high in sodium and expect temporary energy, you may just end up eating more or feeling bloated."
2. DON'T LET TIME BE AN EXCUSE.
"Someone, somewhere, who's busier than you are, is running right now. You make time for it, and you make it happen. It's a change in lifestyle, and you need to adapt to make it a part of your life."
3. "TODAY I'LL DO WHAT OTHERS WON'T, SO TOMORROW I'LL DO WHAT OTHER'S CANT."
"Strength, endurance, and resistance [are things that take time] to develop; therefore you need to put time into it. Constantly work on your strength and endurance, and any time you may need it, you'll be readily equipped with it."
4. EAT FOR THE BODY YOU WANT, NOT FOR THE BODY YOU HAVE.
"Keep this in mind, and it'll help you make better food choices. When I saw that I had definition [on my abs, arms] and my thighs decreased in size, I would make healthier food choices."
To find out more about Iya’s dedication to fitness, grab a copy of Women’s Health’s June 2012 issue, out on stands now! You can also subscribe to the magazine's digital edition.
Also in this issue:
• 26 Best Jeans for Your Body
• Strong and Healthy at Any Age
• Get Slim and Stay That Way
(Photo by Sara Black)