TLC Star Paola Mayfield Shares Swimsuit Photo of "Pool Day"
90 Day Fiancé star Paola Mayfield is showing off the results of her stringent health and wellness regimen. Mayfield, 36, shared a picture of herself posing in a pink bikini next to a beautiful covered pool, wearing pink sunglasses to match her swimsuit. "Pool Day," she captioned the post. "You look amazing Pao! I love that bikini. Super cute!" a fan commented. Mayfield turned her health around after developing unhealthy habits that resulted in weight gain. Here's how she did it.
Mayfield found herself gaining weight after moving to Oklahoma. "When I moved to the US, I gained quite a bit of weight," she says. "The food was delicious, I wasn't training or doing anything. I wasn't as active as I was before. The culture around me changed and the language barrier…not being able to do much in Oklahoma… I said I needed to do something with myself and focus on something to distract myself from the fact that I was living so far away from my family. I needed to find some passion besides my marriage."
Mayfield has developed a passion for wrestling. "I was not familiar with wrestling until I started training in 2020," she says. "I watched a movie, and I was inspired by the actress. For me, this transition, it hasn't been easy because I'm learning English as I go, and if I was entering into a new world, it was a whole new vocabulary for me. The names of the moves, being able to understand your opponents from different countries…I wasn't expecting this transition, I didn't expect to be this passionate about it."
Mayfield lifts weights to stay strong for wrestling. "Nothing compared to just lifting weights," she says. "Wrestling is very intense. I can go to the school and train for four hours, doing the drills and running the ropes, taking bumps. It's very intense for your body. It requires a lot of strength. I was never expecting to do something like this, but I have so much passion for it now, I don't care about the pain. I have so many bruises. My back is in pain. I have to go to the chiropractor. I feel like my body has gotten used to hitting the ropes and the bumps."
Mayfield is determined to make a name for herself that has nothing to do with reality TV. "When I get in the ring, I feel like I have this potential, I have this talent that I didn't know that I have and I'm able to do it," she says. "I hope that it's not too late even though I'm pushing myself so hard. I wanna be able to have people see me not just as this reality TV star but also as someone who has this talent."
Mayfield isn't a fan of cooking as a couple. "I like to cook by myself," she says. "I like to have my space and for people not to be around. [Filming 90 Day: Foody Call] ended up being really good. He [husband Russ] looked really good. Sometimes in situations where it's a special date, we'll cook together. For example, he cooked for my mom during Christmas. I helped him. Though right now we are living in an RV, so it's hard to cook in the kitchen together. Maybe eventually when we get a bigger house, that will be an option."