Nina Dobrev Enjoys "Me Time" in Her Swimsuit
Nina Dobrev, 32, is investing some time in self-care. The former Vampire Diaries star shared a photo of herself, clad in a swimsuit, revealing she was taking a little time for rest and relaxation. "Me time," she captioned the image. How does the actress stay 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
"I just love working out," she revealed to Women's Health. Some of her go-tos? Yoga, HIIT, and boxing. "Doing something different [each day] has been the most fun, and I've seen the most benefit because you shock your system." She also told Shape that strength training was a game-changer for her. "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 spends a lot of time being active outdoors. She regularly posts photos of herself hiking, skiing and riding bikes on social media.
She Eats All the Time
"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 told 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."
"When I'm sick or not feeling great, I'm all about the juices," Nina revealed to 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." She also adds collagen peptides for a bit of protein, she told the publication.
Music Motivates Her
Nina is motivated to exercise by 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 told Shape.
She Is a Morning (Workout) Person
Nina tries to get her workouts in first thing in the morning. "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 told 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."