Nina Dobrev in Swimsuit Flaunts Fit Figure During Vacation
Nina Dobrev is enjoying some time off in Mexico! The 32-year-old actress stripped down to her swimsuit and enjoyed some rest and relaxation over the weekend, flaunting her fabulously fit figure while taking a dip in a picturesque pool overlooking the sea of Cortez. How does the former Vampire Diaries star keep herself in such fantastic shape? Read on to see 6 ways Nina Dobrev prioritizes her health and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bikini Photos!
She Loves Exercise
Nina doesn't have to force herself to break a sweat. "I just love working out," she told Women's Health. Yoga, HIIT, and boxing are a few of her favorites. "Doing something different [each day] has been the most fun, and I've seen the most benefit because you shock your system." She added to Shape that strength training does her body good. "I actually did not do a lot of [strength training] in the past-I only did yoga and ran in terms of training. Strength training with weights and such a regimented schedule has been new to my life, and now that I understand the way it all works, the science behind it, it's changed everything for me."
She Is Incredibly Outdoorsy
In addition to her regular workouts, Nina stays incredibly active outdoors. Hiking, skiing and riding bikes are just a few of the ways she burns calories when she isn't at the gym.
She Eats All Day Long
Nina keeps herself constantly fueled with food. "I used to eat three full meals and then I would not be able to move after each meal. I would be so full and tired. Now, I eat all the time but portion control is what's important for me-I'm eating more in total but not more at a time," she explained to Shape. "Basically, I aim to have the size of my thumb in fat, the size of my palm in protein, and then unlimited veggies. I wish I'd learned this in school."
She Also Juices
Nina is a big fan of nutritious juices. "When I'm sick or not feeling great, I'm all about the juices," she told Well+Good. "It seems like the worse the taste, the better it is for you, so I do ginger, garlic, cayenne pepper, oregano oil—ugh, double ugh— lemon, everything." Sometimes she even adds collagen peptides for a bit of protein.
Music Is Her Motivation
Nina gets herself pumped up for a workout with music. "Music is a big part of my training and my life. Before I had a trainer I would go to the gym and go on the treadmill and whenever it was the chorus I would sprint and whenever it was not the chorus I would just jog. If there's a beat I can usually get into a groove and sense what's happening and if something burns I just plow through it because the music is what drives me," she explained to Shape.
She Works Out in the AM
Nina likes to get her workouts in first thing. "You need to make a decision-do I want to look and feel a certain way and put the work into it? I see the difference so I make the time for it on set. I would wake up an hour earlier. Even though I was exhausted after a 12-hour day and did not want to work out, I did it because I always knew I would feel better after," she explained to Shape. "I do it first thing when I wake up because then I can't make up an excuse for it, like being tired later on in the day. Because usually by 6 p.m. you're just like, I have no energy. I've done all the things I've done! I don't want to do anything else! I just get it done in the morning."