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Lindsey Vonn in Bathing Suit "Needed More Sunshine in My Life"

Vonn has changed up her diet and workout since retiring from competition.

Can you believe it's been 12 years since Lindsey Vonn became the first American woman to win an Olympic gold medal in downhill skiing? You'd never know, judging from this Instagram pic of herself in a bathing suit on the cover of Miami magazine, with the caption "Needed more sunshine in my life… Bienvenido a Miami!" Vonn has a lot going on since she formally retired from competitive skiing as a multiple world champion and four-time Olympic medalist, including being an entrepreneur, activist and supporter of women in sport. Read on to see how Lindsey Vonn 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 Works Out — A Lot

Vonn has a regular workout routine that would kill regular mortals. It involves stretching, weights, cardio and other routines. She posted a video of a part of that workout on Instagram, with the caption, "Life has not been easy lately but I'm finding my way wherever I am and wherever I'm going."


She Skis — Duh

The Olympic medalist hasn't given up her sport entirely — and changes things up, as in this Instagram image from Iceland. She posted: "Iceland was a dream and skiing under the midnight sun was magical. It's not often I do new things on the mountain but skiing at midnight was a once in a lifetime experience. 🙏🏻❤️"


She Hikes in the Mountains


When she's not skiing down mountains, she's hiking up them, as in this Instagram pic. "I like getting dirty 🏔 🚲 needed the mountains to recenter," she posted. "Hiking also is a mood booster. Research shows that spending time in green spaces, like nature trails and wooded areas, can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. It doesn't matter if you hike alone or with others," says Harvard Health.


She's Changed Her Diet


Vonn, like many athletes, ate a high-carb, high-protein diet when she was actively competiting. Now that she's retired from sport, she's changed her diet. She drinks more water and eats healthy and at specific times. "I try not to eat too much in the morning before I work out," she said "I'm not working out crazy hard, but I notice I feel better; not as weighed down."


She Balances Her Meals


Vonn balances proteins with vegetables. Her post-workoout meal can include an egg-white omelet with broccoli, chicken and pepper. Lunch could include more chicken or salmon with kale or cabbage. Dinner might be a chicken salad with avocado or zucchini pasta with bolognese meat sauce.

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