Hallmark Star Catherine Bell Shares Swimsuit Photo That's "Mesmerizing"
Hallmark star Catherine Bell had a beautiful summer with her friends and family. Bell, 55, shared a beautiful picture of herself posing in the ocean in a one-piece black swimsuit, silhouetted against a gorgeous sunset. "Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures. It makes me long for the sea. The picture with you on it is absolutely mesmerizing and wonderful," a fan commented. Bell has transformed her health and wellness lifestyle—here's what she does to stay healthy and happy.
Bell loves the mental and physical benefits of being outside. "I love going for walks in nature," she says. "Just going outside, looking at nature's beauty helps me. Some days, I don't feel like exercising, but I won't make myself feel bad for it," Bell laughs. "But when I do work out, I love to just put on a video at home — there are so many things you can do. I have resistance bands and a slider I put on the floor and slide from side to side. It's just light exercise to keep me moving and feeling great."
Serious About Fitness
Bell's attitude towards working out has changed for the better. "I've gotten really serious about fitness the last half of 2022," she says. "I realize it was time to make exercise a regular part of my life and not just do it in spurts before a movie or photo shoot! I think this is the first time I've really just done it for me. To feel good, be healthy, build muscle. Not only for the aesthetic, although that's a nice bonus for sure but because it supports my joints and bones, and sets me up for a better next few decades! Excited to share some of what my trainer and I have been working on with some workout videos coming!"
Down Time Happiness
Bell embraces down time and sees it as self care. "Sometimes, I have to remind myself that it's okay to stay in my sweats watching TV in my downtime," she says. "Tomorrow, I'll find my moment to get dressed and put on a little blush, but it's all about finding your balance and being okay with you, regardless of whether you've washed your hair or put on makeup. You're perfect the way you are!"
Bell enjoys a healthy diet but allows for treats (in moderation). "I do try to eat well," she says. "But I'm the first one to admit that I love a good burger. I will eat that great burger and fries and love every minute of it. But that's it. I had my treat. Then I go back to those salads with grilled chicken. You don't want to take one cheat meal and turn it into a pattern. Also on that cheat meal, eat only half of the fries. You won't miss the other half."
Bell does small workouts when she needs to get back into a routine again. "I go through phases – sometimes weeks at a time – where I haven't worked out," she says. "You can't ignore it. I know when I'm getting mushy. When that feeling strikes and you know you've put it off for too long, vow to start again today. Not tomorrow, but today. Hop on a treadmill for 15 minutes. Do something. You want to get back in the game. Once you start, you'll find yourself doing more than you planned to do."