Patsy Kensit in Bathing Suit "Misses the Sunshine"
Patsy Kensit was an "it" girl of the 1980s and 1990s, fronting the band Eighth Wonder and starring in beloved films like Lethal Weapon 2 and Angels & Insects, working steadily the whole time on television, as well (notably on Holby City, for example). She still performs regularly, but now this mother is also a health and wellness writer who just posted a swimsuit photo. "Missing the sunshine although it's a beautiful day in London… 💛💛💛💛☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️," she captioned it. So how does she stay so fit, mentally and physically? Read on to see 5 ways Patsy Kensit 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 Advises Self-Care
"Give yourself the treats you love, and time to breathe wherever you can. If you're working, home educating and things are tough you need to care for yourself, to be able to help anyone else," Kensit wrote about life during lockdown. And accept what you can't change. "It's so hard not to be angry with the way things are and have been. But right now, it is what it is. Breathe and look to the future where you can, instead of living in fury right now." She founded the Instagram community Conscious Plus with this dictum in mind: "Consciously connecting, communicating & celebrating what makes us amazing, at every age!" The following quotes are from her page.
Ask Yourself, "Is My Lifestyle Serving Me"
"THERE IS A REASON WE DONT TALK 'DIETS'…" Kensit captioned a post in January. "At this time of year, the messages around wellness and self esteem are overwhelming. On one side the billion dollar diet industry assuming that 'of course' your priorities are to drop pounds. The machine that is Instagram fitness has cranked up with ad after ad of bodies working up a sweat.
And the body positive community are pushing back – often rightly- with messages about health being more than scales, and attractiveness being more than thin. But sometimes that can come with pressure too – the pressure to accept a body that rightly or wrongly you're not comfortable in.
Firstly, we have every size on my team and I've been many sizes myself. We ALL have body insecurities and we ALL empathise with the desire to feel attractive and confusion about what that is.
My view is that ALL women are beautiful BUT everyone has a right to decide what healthy and well looks like for them. One woman's size 6 is another's 16 – and living a miserable life as either isn't worth it.
We will NEVER talk diets here but self esteem and joy matter. Ask yourself if your lifestyle is serving you. If not, change it however you can, with whatever tools you have available."
She Says You're Not "a Pain"
"WE ARE NOT PAINS FOR…
Asking for a second opinion
Listening to our instincts
Expecting to be considered
Wanting to be heard
Not enjoying ANY experience
Having dietary needs
SO many of us feel like it's too much of us to ask for the above, that we're inconveniencing others. That we're a 'pain'.
We. Are. Not," she wrote recently.
'No Fear' is Her Mantra
Kensit recently shared a great quote from AbFab star Joanna Lumley: ""A lot of us are ruled by fear during our lives – afraid we'll get burgled, afraid a dog will bite us, afraid we'll get fat, afraid someone will leave us. Once you lose fear, life becomes sweeter, and that happens as you get older. I'm sure by the time I'm 80, I'll be able to do absolutely anything!" Kensit's response: "LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!"
She's An Advocate For Confident Menopause
Kensit recently shared the cover of a book called Perimenopause Power, by Maisie Hill. "THE MINDFUL MENOPAUSE…SHARING AGAIN," she captioned it. "I devoured this the first time I read it so sharing again, because I'm reading it again!I believe that menopause is easier when we EMPOWER ourselves through it. Learning as much as we can allows us to advocate confidently for ourselves, make treatment choices that work for our bodies and make sense of the changes as they happen."
"Women start perimenopause at different ages. You may notice signs of progression toward menopause, such as menstrual irregularity, sometime in your 40s. But some women notice changes as early as their mid-30s," says the Mayo Clinic. Added Kensit: "@_maisiehill_ Peri Menopause power is a brilliant chance for women to do just that. It's accessible, clever and thorough – brilliant. Must read! Love, Patsy xx"