Charlotte Crosby in Bathing Suit is Having "the Best Time"
Geordie Shore star Charlotte Crosby is enjoying a family vacation with boyfriend Paul Ankers and their baby girl, Alba. Crosby shared a picture of herself posing in a blue bathing suit and coverup, against a background of blue skies and palm trees. "Having the best time with my little fam 👙," she captioned the post. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Crosby 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!
Balance and Cheat Days
Crosby allows herself indulgences once a week. "You don't have to be stupidly disciplined," she says. "It's about having a balance of everything. It's important to allow yourself a cheat day or two, otherwise you have more chance of quitting altogether. It's good to have that one day where you eat what you want, because then you work towards it."
Healthy Breakfast Options
Crosby keeps different breakfast options in rotation so she doesn't get bored. Her go-to meals are toast and poached eggs, fruit and yogurt, or porridge. When it comes to oatmeal, be careful to pick options with low or no added sugar. "Fiber is what's going to help slow down that digestion," says registered dietician Beth Czerwony. "It's going to trickle that blood sugar into your skin, so you're not going to have these highs and lows. It's going to help keep you fuller longer. But it's also going to help with digestion, so you have good GI health. So looking at something that's going to be 3 grams of fiber or more per serving is going to be important."
It wasn't until Crosby lost 42 lbs that she realized how unfit she had been before. "I thought that was normal until I got fit and healthy," she says. "Losing weight isn't just about the way you look – obviously you feel better, but it's your mind and your health that changes massively. Before, I couldn't walk up a flight of stairs without getting out of breath. But after exercising for a couple of weeks, I found everything so much easier. I could run to the car without feeling like I was going to die!"
Crosby is detailing the ups and downs of her postpartum body after giving birth in October 2022. She has been sharing her progress on social media, hoping to inspire other new mothers of how just 20 minutes of gentle exercise a day can yield health and fitness benefits. "The goal is to inspire others and demonstrate that a fitness journey can be challenging, but ultimately rewarding," she says. "Join me as I share my journey towards regaining my fitness, and let's see where this journey takes us."
Lots of Walking
Crosby's workouts always include lots and lots of walking, which is a great way to get ease back into fitness after having a baby. "You can also alternate periods of brisk walking with leisurely walking," says the Mayo Clinic. "This type of interval training has many benefits, such as improving cardiovascular fitness and burning more calories than regular walking."