Rita Ora in Bathing Suit Says "Happy Sunday"
Rita Ora has been busy as a panelist on the Masked Singer UK but somehow, she had time to wish us all a "Happy Sunday" in a swimsuit, shielding the sun from her eyes while lying down on a lounge. So, just how did the 31-year-old achieve her washboard abs and toned figure? Exactly how does she stay so fit while keeping so busy? Read on to see 5 ways Rita Ora 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 Keeps Her Body Fueled Up
Rita Ora revealed to Shape that she refuses to starve herself. "I used to be like, 'I'm not eating!' Eating isn't the problem, though. It's about what your body needs, and everyone's body is different," she explained. However, she admits that it's all about making good choices. "I've been the girl on tour who eats when she can and goes along when the band wants to go out all the time. But you just can't keep that up. With the plan I'm on, you can eat quite a bit as long as you exercise." Her diet includes a lot of protein, veggies and healthy snacks. One thing she doesn't eat? Bread or sugar.
She Has a Trick to Eat Well
When Rita indulges, she has a trick she uses to ensure she won't overeat. "I watch what I eat but I just cut my portions in half. So if I want a burger I'll just cut it in half and eat half of it. That or I'll take the bread off and only eat the burger. Or if I want fries then I won't have a burger to go with them," she told Cosmopolitan UK.
Her Focus Is on Strength, Not Skinny
Rita told Shape that she stays motivated to exercise with the goal of becoming stronger. "I'm not going to lie and say I was completely happy with my body before. I knew I could change a few things to improve my stamina, especially onstage. I didn't start working out to get skinnier—I started working out to feel better. And I think it's important for women to know that. Don't be obsessed with being thin. You just have to be fit, healthy, and strong," she said. "I love my shape because it's curvy. I have thighs. I'm a size 28 in jeans. And that's an average, normal size. I'm proud that I'm normal."
She Does Circuit Training
Rita relies on intense circuit training sessions to keep her body strong. "I usually work out for one or two hours, depending on how much time I have. I do three circuits and repeat that three times," she explained. "I mostly focus on my thighs and my bum, so I do a lot of squats and weight lifting. And I do one circuit of cardio. What I've learned is that you can take your time with training. You don't have to beat yourself up as long as you get in the workouts that you need. I used to push myself until I felt sick. But I'm approaching it differently now. I enjoy working out. And I like the aftermath—that feeling of contentment."
She Mixes Up Methods
While circuit training is her go-to, Rita also likes trying out various methods. "I've started this thing called Barrecore," she told Harper's Bazaar. "I'm not a massive cardio fan, not that anyone really is, but this pulses your body to the music. It's shaky—you almost feel like Bambi, but it's really good for you. It's like ballet mixed with pulsing yoga??"