Rita Ora in Bathing Suit Says Happy Sunday
Rita Ora enjoyed her Sunday, kicking back in her swimsuit. Over the weekend, the 31-year-old star reshared a photo of herself via Instagram Stories, showing off her phenomenal figure in a black and white butterfly bathing suit. How does the British singer and actress keep herself in such fantastic physical form? Read on to see 8 of Rita Ora's top tips for 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!
Don't Starve Yourself
Rita Ora doesn't allow herself to get hungry. "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 told Shape. Instead, she makes smart choices, like amping up her protein intake, eating lots of veggies and healthy snacks, and avoiding sugar. "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."
Cut Your Portions in Half
Rita has a smart trick to eat less but still enjoy some of her favorite meals. "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.
Don't Waste Your Energy On Lots of Cardio
Rita is also tactical with her fitness. "I do toning exercises, pilates, yoga or a hike. If I run, I only run for about 10-15 minutes, if that," she told Cosmopolitan UK. "I'm really focused on being healthy rather than anything else."
Work Out Like It's Your Job
Rita is serious about her workouts. "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 told Shape. "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."
Rita is all about fitspiration in the form of fitness role models. "Sometimes it's hard," she told Shape. "I don't just wake up and run to the gym. When I need to motivate myself to work out, I look at pictures of women like Jennifer Lopez and Kate Beckinsale. They look incredible! If they can look like that, I have no excuse."
Rita focuses on building strength, not losing weight. "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 explained to Shape. "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."
Try New Workouts
While circuit training is Rita's go-to, she is always down to take a new class. "I've started this thing called Barrecore," she told Harper's Bazaar a few years back. "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??"
Rita takes a second to get her zen on post workout sessions. "One of the most important parts of my day. Meditating after working out, be calm, feel your breathing," she captioned a series of clips of her practice in a 2020 Instagram Story.