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Chanel Iman in Bathing Suit Says Hi From Mykonos

Here are 7 ways she stays in shape.

Chanel Iman is feeling the vibes in Greece. The supermodel, currently vacationing in the islands with her husband, NFL star Sterling Shepard, shared a vacation photo with her millions of followers this week. "Mykonos is definitely our vibe," she captioned the image of the two, wearing swimsuits in a pool overlooking the ocean. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 7 ways Chanel Iman stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!


She Prioritizes Self-Care

"To me self-care and wellness are not just about my hair, body, and skin; but most importantly, it's about my mind-set," Chanel told StyleCaster. "What you feed your spirit is what guides you. Staying positive and on top of the regimens that keep you shining is what will keep you confident that your self-care is working. If you wake up with a blah attitude, your day will be blah. But if you energize your day looking forward to what the world has to offer, your day will make you smile," she continued. She makes time, no matter what. "With a busy schedule most of the time, self-care may seem like there is no time. The truth is, it doesn't take much time once you implement it into a routine you can count on. Keep it simple—and when you do have a little extra time, add an hour or so to include additional pampering like spa time or an extra workout." 


She Eats Healthy, All Day Every Day

Healthy eating is a lifestyle for Chanel. "For me, I work [self-care] in by eating very healthy every day, three times a day. I'll have a healthy breakfast, lunch, then a nice dinner. I grew up on soul food, and that used to be my favorite, but as much as I love those foods, I've become a little more health-conscious. Now, I gear more toward healthy dishes like steamed vegetables and healthy delicious salads," she told StyleCaster. 


She Keeps Her Life Clutter-Free

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Want to prioritize your mental health, like Chanel? Get organized. "I keep my closet organized and clutter free so I'm not overwhelmed by a mess. It makes it easy to find just the right thing to wear for the day, in addition to my shoe closet, all my sneakers are in boxes, marked with a picture of the shoe so I know what's in each box. My jeans, accessories, hats, and workout gear are all organized for easy access. I love my putting on great workout pieces, a New Era Cap and head out the door," she told StyleCaster.


She Takes Baths

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One way Chanel winds down at the end of the night is by bathing. "At the end of the day, I like to take time to take a nice, warm bath and really make sure my face is clean. Nighttime is the time where I set a little time aside each day. Otherwise, when my schedule slows down and I have some down time, it gives me great joy to take this time to really pamper myself with trying out new products, a new recipe, sitting back, and relaxing with my husband and look at a movie or binge on a show," she told StyleCaster. 


She Plays Basketball

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Chanel is a big fan of hoops. "I love basketball," she told Muscle & Fitness. "I used to play when I was a teenager, and I actually went to a UCLA all-boys basketball camp and was named MVP." 


She Works Out

Iman is a big fan of HIIT style workouts. Trainer Kirk Myers shared an Instagram Story from his Dogpound gym. She also is a big fan of spinning.  Her husband, football player, Sterling Shepard, told Hollywoodlife that she was working to get back into shape after the birth of their daughter via classes. "She's been working her tail off every morning going to SoulCycle," he said. 


She Eats Vegan Once a Week


Chanel eats a plant-based meal at least once a week. "We have a chef Monday through Friday, and he's been making vegan and veggie-based meals that are so well seasoned, they taste exactly like meat. We'll have a vegan meal about once a week. That's something new for me. I'm not vegetarian at all, but I'm now open to having nice healthy vegan meals. I also like to eat a salad before the meals he serves. He makes really good avocado salad, watermelon salads — just a mix of lots veggies and proteins," she told StyleCaster. 

Leah Groth
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