Pretty Little Liars' Lucy Hale Shares Swimsuit Photo Looking "Adorable"
Lucy Hale is living her best life – in her swimsuit. In a new social media post the Pretty Little Liars alum gives her followers a glimpse of what she has been up to lately, including hitting the beach in her swimsuit. "Adorable," one of her followers commented. "Lucy hale the gorgeous woman on earth," another added. How does the 34-year-old maintain her health? Celebwell rounded up some of her top lifestyle habits.
Battling an Eating Disorder
Hale struggled with an eating disorder when she was a teen. "That's the only thing I could think of that started this obsession with movement," Hale said on the Diary of a CEO with Steven Barlett podcast. "And then I saw my body kind of change and then I started restricting eating, and then it became…it slowly just grew and grew to something that I could not enjoy life. I could not have a conversation. I could not focus on anything."
Hale used alcohol as a coping strategy, feeling like she was "not deserving of self-worth or her career" adding that it was "incredibly self-destructive and self-sabotaging," she continued. "I have a little over a year of sobriety…I've been working on getting sober since I was 20, I'm 33, it takes time. It took patience with myself." For many years she "held on to that belief that the real Lucy came out when she was drinking," revealing that she started drinking at a young age. "From my very first experience drinking at age 14 up until a year ago, I've had a problem. I've never had a period of my life where I was a normal moderate drinker…I was willing to go to this crazy, dark place every time." Now, a year sober, she is learning more about herself. "Now I can show up exactly who I am and share my story, and to actually be able to talk about this is so freeing because it's not chaining me down anymore," she continued. "It takes the power away from it. I can be Lucy, which is not always cute at times. Its dark and disgusting and scary and that's what makes us all complex, beautiful human beings, is we all have got this shadow self."
Lucy loves to exercise. "I think the more things you try and the more active you become, the more confident and comfortable you become with yourself," she told People. "I'm much happier, my mood is better when I'm consistently working out. I'm just one of those weirdos who likes working out. I really enjoy it." "I do a lot of strength training because I like to feel strong," she added to Shape. I'm 5-foot-2, but I like to feel like a badass and to know that I could kick someone's ass. So I do pull-ups and do squats with the big-boy weights. I even flipped one of those big tires once. And I just discovered Pilates. My butt has never been higher, and my abs have never been stronger. Our bodies are so amazing and resilient, and we don't give them enough credit. I spent much of my teen years and early 20s not loving my body and not being good to it. I'm trying to make up for that because we get only one body. We have to take care of our temple."
Lucy eats healthy, sticking to creatures that swim. "I mainly follow a pescatarian diet," Lucy dished to People. "I don't even like to say diet, just a pescatarian lifestyle. I don't do dairy and I try to cut back on processed stuff. I typically like to prepare all my food so I know what I'm getting." She also allows herself to indulge on occasion. "I love going out to eat. I'm not going to say no to French fries or pasta if it's there. I just try to eat in moderation," she dished to People.
Lucy understands the importance of keeping herself properly hydrated. The Mayo Clinic explains that hydration is important for a variety of reasons. Water helps get rid of waste through urination, perspiration, and bowel movements, keeps your temperature normal, lubricates and cushions joints, and helps protect sensitive tissues.
In her recent post, Lucy goes surfing. According to the Australian government's Better Health, surfing provides many health benefits including cardiovascular fitness from paddling, shoulder and back strength, which also strengthens from the paddling, and leg and core strength. "Once you're standing up on the board, strong legs and a strong core will keep you up," they say.