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Mercedes Varnado in Workout Gear Shares a New Gym Selfie

She shared the mirror selfie via her Instagram Stories.

Mercedes Varnado, aka Sasha Banks, is getting her sweat on. In a new social media post, the gorgeous wrestler shows off her amazing body in tight shorts and a tank. She shared the mirror selfie via her Instagram Stories. How does the WWE star maintain her fighting figure? Here is everything you need to know about her lifestyle habits. 


Meal Prep


Every week Mercedes cooks up lean meat and vegetables and brings her meals on the road with her in cooler bags. She then has healthy meals to reheat in her hotel room. "When I first started (wrestling) I would try and find healthy restaurants which is really hard," she told Fox News Australia. "A lot of tons only have fast food. Recently a lot of the boys started bringing their own food on the road and I decided to do the same thing," she added. "It's probably saving me like $200 a week by making my own food."


Using Healthy Ingredients


Mercedes uses wholesome ingredients. "I make ground turkey, ground buffalo, chicken and vegetables. I feel like my body has changed completely knowing what ingredients you're putting in your body," she told Fox News. 


Working Out 5 Day Per Week

Banks hits the gym five days a week. She also gets her cardio in while fighting. Her sessions involve kettlebell swings and lifts, rope work, and compound barbell movements such as power cleans. "Me, Bayley, Seth Rollins and Cesaro try to find a CrossFit gym any town were in," she explained. "We probably spend two hours in the gym. If you want to look like me, that's the way it goes. When I first started I didn't know how to lift a dumbbell and now my max deadlift is 215.


Workout Buddies…And Competition

"I'm a lot stronger than Bayley. I like training with her. Anything she can do, I can do better," Sasha claims. "I'm so thankful Bayley is on the road with me. I have someone to talk to. It's nice to have someone there that has the same things in common. I feel like we are one in the same."



Mercedes also gets her zen on. "The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. @kanndelabs #kanndela #sgnp #ready #focus #clean #elevated," she captioned a post of herself meditating. "When you meditate, you may clear away the information overload that builds up every day and contributes to your stress," says the Mayo Clinic. Benefits include:

  • Gaining a new perspective on stressful situations
  • Building skills to manage your stress
  • Increasing self-awareness
  • Focusing on the present
  • Reducing negative emotions
  • Increasing imagination and creativity
  • Increasing patience and tolerance
  • Lowering resting heart rate
  • Lowering resting blood pressure
  • Improving sleep quality


Here Is What She Eats in a Day

Mercedes Varnado/Instagram

Banks recently shared everything she eats in a day to Muscle and Fitness.

Breakfast: Egg-white omelet with feta, onion, and turkey. 

Lunch: Salad with chicken. 

Snack: Protein smoothie.

Dinner: Salmon and asparagus.

Favorite snacks: Beef jerky, tuna packets, fruit.

Cheat foods: Ramen noodles, pizza, and burgers. "Sometimes all in one day."

Leah Groth
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