Lea Michele Reveals The Ridiculously Simple Way She Got Fit For Her Wedding

by | Oct 25, 2018

Lea Michele is less than three months away from saying “I do” with fiancé Zandy Reich, and her body is already toned to perfection for her big day. 

The former Glee star showed off her fantastic physique on the red carpet of the 2018 InStyle Awards in Los Angeles on October 22, and jaws seriously dropped. But get this: She claims her hot bod isn’t the result of any bridal bootcamp or trendy crash diet—but has everything to do with her overall commitment to healthy living.

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A trendy veggie juice is also part of her morning ritual “Celery juice is so incredibly good for your body but it’s actually for your liver and it’s a great cleanse first thing in the morning,” she reveals. “I’ve seen it improve my digestion so much, so that’s another little trick that I’ve been doing in the morning as well.”

Should you try adding a glass of celery juice to your morning ritual, too? Lisa De Fazio, MS, RD, author of The Women’s Health Big Book of Smoothies & Soups, recently explained to Prevention that it may not be a bad idea. Celery isn’t only abundant in enzymes and antioxidants, but it’s also packed with essential minerals a vitamins such as folate, potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C, and vitamin K. It will also keep you well-hydrated, as it’s mostly made up of water.

When it comes to nutrition, the pescatarian’s approach is super clean. “Every single thing that I put into my body is to nourish and fuel my body,” she explains. “I’ve always felt that food is fuel so what you’re eating is going to help your body. So I don’t eat junk food, I don’t eat processed food. I keep only fresh and healthy ingredients in my home so I can feel my absolute best.”

As for exercise, Michele mixes it up, taking one or two hot yoga classes at CorePower Yoga and two SoulCycle classes per week. She also enjoys taking her workout outdoors. “I hike all the time,” she explained. “We have so many great trails here on the West Coast so I love being outdoors and I love getting a workout outside.”

The best thing about her super healthy lifestyle is that because she’s already in great shape, Michele didn’t feel the need to increase her workout game in preparation for her big day. “If you’re always taking good care of yourself, and if you’re always eating right…then no matter what comes up, you don’t feel like you need to adjust or increase or anything,” she says. “My goal is to keep on this great track that I feel like I’m already on, and then I know I’ll feel great on my wedding day.”

Thanks for the #fitspo, Lea Michele!

This article originally appeared on Prevention US. 

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It’s been labelled the shadow pandemic and the fact remains that for many women across Australia, domestic violence is a lived reality that doesn’t discriminate by age, occupation, or socio-economic status. Researchers have found that during Covid-19 lockdowns, there was a surge in family and domestic violence, with agencies experiencing a surge in demand as nearly half their clients reported an increase in controlling behaviours. 

As many who have lived through such turmoil and trauma can attest, the roadmap to fleeing such situations at home can be fraught with challenges and extremely difficult to navigate, particularly when such bureaucracy makes it even harder. Now, it’s been announced that women fleeing a violent relationship will be given a one-off $5,000 payment as part of a federal government trial scheme. 

Known as the “escaping violence payment scheme,” the government has set aside $144.5 million over the next two years to give women $1,500 cash, with the remainder to pay for goods and services, bond, school fees and other necessaries to establish a new safe home. UnitingCare Network will be tasked with delivering the payments while helping link women and their children with relevant community services. 

As the Daily Telegraph reports, “An analysis of domestic violence data by the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows that while it is more common for women from poorer areas, women from high socio-economic areas are not immune from experiencing partner violence.”

As Women’s Safety Minister Anne Ruston explained, the trial has been introduced with the aim to help women overcome the financial barriers that might deter them from leaving a violent relationship. “We know that financial hardship as well as economic abuse - which may involve interfering with work or controlling or withholding money - reduces women’s ability to acquire and use money and makes it difficult to leave violent relationships,” she said. 

“The payments will assist people who need financial support to leave. We know the size of the house a woman is fleeing doesn’t matter. Often she bundles the kids into the car, maybe the dog too and they leave with nothing more than the clothes on their backs.”

To be eligible for a payment, women must be facing financial stress and have some evidence of domestic violence such as a referral from a family and domestic violence service provider with a risk assessment and safety plan, or an AVO, court order or police report. As UnitingCare Australia National Director Claerwen Little said, “We believe that all people, especially women and their children, have the right to live freely and without fear, and this payment is an important step forward to ending violence against women and children.”

If you require immediate assistance, please call 000.

If you’d like to speak to someone about domestic violence, please call the 1800 

Respect hotline on 1800 737 732 or chat online. 

Under 25? You can reach Kids Helpline at 1800 55 1800 or chat online.