Normani in Bathing Suit is "So Grateful"
Normani is celebrating her 26th birthday south of the border — in her bathing suit! The singer flaunts her fabulous figure via her latest social media post, modeling a shimmering gold swimsuit during a vacation at the One&Only Palmilla in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. "Just feeling sooooo grateful today. 🥺 thank you lord for twenty six years around the sun. it's y'all favorite bad b**ch birthdaaaaaaaaay," she captioned the series of snaps. How does she keep herself so fit? Read on to see 7 of Normani's top do's and don'ts of staying 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!
Normani is one of the many stars who trains at The Dogpound. She recently opened up to Women's Health about her workout sessions with trainer Kevin Mejia, who she sweats with three times a week. The duo focus on cardio and "areas like my abs and butt," doing squats, walking lunges with elastic bands around her thighs, planks, and mountain climbers, she said.
Normani understands the importance of hydration. She drinks two cups of herbal tea and a whopping 80 ounces of alkaline water a day, including 16 ounces of water with lemo, she revealed to People.
A fit figure starts with a healthy diet like Normani's. For breakfast she fuels up with unsweetened oatmeal topped with almonds, strawberries, and honey with turkey bacon and a glass of OJ. Lunch usually consists of a simple salad with grilled shrimp and balsamic vinaigrette, and for dinner, grilled chicken seasoned with rosemary and thyme with some steamed brown rice and steamed organic broccoli, she revealed to People.
Get Your Zen On
Normani takes time out of her busy schedule to get her zen on. "I've been able to meditate more and take a time-out before allowing anybody else to affect my energy," she told Women's Health. "Before I talk to anybody, before I look at a text, before I go on Instagram, I center myself in my room and pray and do breathing exercises and create my own space so that I have a foundation to walk on throughout the rest of the day."
Another way she helps maintain her figure and mental health is by doing yoga. "It is spiritual for me," she told Women's Health. "I'm working out, but I'm also becoming more in tune with my body. Having more awareness about what's going on pushes me to be in the now and to breathe, which is something I desperately needed because I'm always thinking ahead or dwelling on something that could've been better." She said her practice has been a game changer. "I did not know I needed this time as much as I did because I was going, going, going," she adds. "But now, I'm able to be more intentional and give things the proper focus they deserve."
Take a Hike
If Normani isn't in the gym, you may find her taking a hike. She spent a lot of time on the trails during the pandemic. "Doing it with a mask is hard," she confessed to Women's Health. "But [I'm] making it happen. I need to prioritize being more connected to nature. I'm motivated by making sure I'm always working toward something."
Eat Mostly Fish
Normani recently cut pork, beef, dairy, and gluten from her diet, after struggling with acne and eczema. She tried eating strictly vegan, but it was too hard. Instead, she opts for a mostly pescatarian plan supplemented by doses of turmeric and probiotics. "I'm trying different things to be happy and maintain a healthy lifestyle," she told Women's Health.