Shaughna Phillips in Two-Piece Gear Shares Body Positive Message
Shaughna Phillips is sharing a body positive message – in her swimsuit. In a new social media post, the Love Island star shows off her gorgeous figure while opening up to her fans. "I've been meaning to post this for aaaagesssss, and I just kept chickening out which sounds ridiculous but it's the truth," she wrote. "This is not easy for me, it's hard to just be yourself when social media can be SO cruel at times. Full disclosure, I'm not in the place I want to be physically, I have 'baby weight' to lose plus a bit more lol, but I'm not going to let my intrusive thoughts about how I look get in the way of me living my life," she continued. "I really want to be the best role model I can be for Lucia, and I'm so determined that she won't grow up with the same warped view on body image as I did, and that's starts with me. I know it's a bit late for New Year's resolutions, but I'm sure we all have room for one more 🙋🏼♀️ Here's to getting real in 2024, who wants to join me?" How does the reality star approach health and wellness? Celebwell has the details on her lifestyle habits.
She Took Drastic Measures to Slim Down for Love Island
Shaughna went to drastic measures to lose weight for the show, sharing about it in a 17-minute video on her YouTube channel. She wouldn't allow herself to eat treats over the 2019 Christmas period and asked her colleague to "shame" her every time she tried to. "I think for me and the series that I was in, we had it the hardest… because the casting process was over Christmas," she said. "Everyone and anyone indulges, but because we knew we were potentially going into the villa, I for one did not have one Quality Street that whole Christmas season… Now, that was a bad Christmas."
She Worked Out 90 Minutes Every Night
She went to the gym for 90 minutes every evening and her routine was "very, very strict," she said. "I would do 20 to 25 minutes on the treadmill very fast at a high incline. I would do a few sets on the lat pulldown machine… and then I used to do a quick circuit on the mats. I used to use like free weights and stuff and that would literally be it every single day."
Working Out Makes Her Feel Better
What motivates her to stay in shape? "Honestly? I become an anxious mess if I don't work out. It sounds cliche, and everyone always says, 'Oh when you work out you feel better,' but it's actually true," she told Bustle.
She Launched a Nutrition Plan
Shaughna launched her own fitness, nutrition, and lifestyle plan, Be You With Shaughna. "No before and after shots. No guaranteed 'drop a dress size' promises. No get fit quick plan," she writes. "What my plan does include? Dedicated work to improve your mental health. Workouts that go at your pace. Nutritional advice aimed at encouraging your relationship with food, and not how to restrict your food."
She's an "Early Bird"
"I've always been an early bird. Ever since I was little, I've just always been up literally before the sun," Shaughna told Bustle. "I don't like being rushed in the morning, so although I could probably easily get another hour in bed, I would rather just get up and start waking up gradually. These days, my normal morning routine starts at 6 a.m. I get up, make my breakfast, and have a cup of coffee, or tea, depending on my mood. I watch a little bit of TV before I head to workout at 8:30 a.m. I like to get it done and dusted because that way it means nothing like social media can impact my workout."
She Takes Baths
"I'm definitely a bath girl. To the point where I miss having them in the summer because the last thing you want is to increase your body temperature," Shaughna told Bustle. "When I used to go to the gym after work, in the days before Love Island, I remember the moments when I would see a text from my mum saying, 'Your bath is running' and it would literally feel like I'd won the lottery. Thinking about my bath is one thing I used to do to get me through the gym. Feeling that post-workout ache and being in the bath. There is nothing better! I've got to have a lot of bubbles, not bath salts – I can just feel the grains and it makes me feel like the water is dirty. Lots of candles. I like to have my hair up, out of my face, because I get very hot and bothered."