Sommer Ray in Bathing Suit Says "It's Always Summer"
Sommer Ray is heating up social media with her latest swimsuit snap. The model and fitness personality, who's huge on social media, flaunted her famous curves in the image, reminding fans that "it's always summer in my little world." How does the 25-year-old keep herself so fit? Read on to see 6 ways Sommer Ray 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 Was a Bodybuilder
Sommer Ray has been lifting weights since she was 14 and even started competing in bodybuilding competitions at 16. She told Cosmopolitan, "it's a whole different world where many girls are on steroids, and I didn't want to do that to my body," about why she stopped.
She Refuses to Photoshop Her Body
"If there's something not permanent on my face like a zit, I'll smooth it," she told Cosmopolitan. "If I take a photo at a bad angle, I just won't post it. I don't Photoshop my body because it would feel like a false advertisement."
Her Workouts Are Intense
Sommer is serious about fitness, working out five times a week for up to 90 minutes. She spends two days on her lower body. "If my glutes are sore, I tell myself, 'I probably shouldn't work them today,' " she says. "I just listen to my body." Other than that, she mixes up her workouts. "There's not a certain exercise or specific workout that's beneficial," she says. "I switch it up every day and try to make it fun, because as soon as it feels like a job, you don't want to do it."
Her Diet Is Protein Rich
Ray told Cosmopolitan that she eats a whopping 70 grams of protein per day to keep her glutes built. She starts the day with a protein shake and eats five more small meals throughout the day. Because Ray tries to eat 70 grams of protein a day to maintain her glute muscle mass, she starts most mornings with a protein shake, the first of six small meals throughout the day. Grilled chicken, veggies and steamed white rice is one of her go-t0 meals, but she will also indulge in In-and-Out Burger (without the bun) or turkey from Jersey Mike's. For carbs, she eats starchy veggies and whole grains.
She Cheats on the Weekend
Sommer isn't all work and no play. Occasionally she will have a drink, like tequila, or eat to her cravings. "If I want a slice of pizza, I have a slice of pizza. I want to look good, but I also want to enjoy life," she explained. "If you feel less deprived by eating that piece of cake, or burger and fries, and don't feel you have to order one of everything off the menu, it could lead to better long-term outcomes," says Julia Zumpano, RD, LD of the Cleveland Clinic.
Confidence Is Key
"I don't want to motivate women to look like me — I want them to love themselves the way I do," Ray told Cosmopolitan. "Society puts on pressure to look and be a certain way — you're your best when you are confident in yourself." "Rather than talking about physical attributes of your child or others, instead praise his or her personal characteristics such as strength, persistence and kindness. Avoid pointing out negative physical attributes in others or yourself. Don't make or allow hurtful nicknames, comments or jokes based on a person's physical characteristics, weight or body shape," says the Mayo Clinic.