Bella Hadid doesn't waste time when she's at the gym. The model and It girl caught up with E! News at the Nike Cortez launch event in Los Angeles and revealed what it really takes to get her physique. "When I work out, I love to work out. I train and I work out hard for two hours," she said.
Hadid admits she doesn't mess around and likes to maximize her time on exercises that make her sweat and will show results. "I don't like to do the whole yoga thing. I think yoga is calming and it's amazing, but if I am going to go for it, I am going to go hard," she said. "I wouldn't say I get out of bed and I am like, I am going to go work out! But when I get to the gym, rock and roll."
Don't Have Two Hours to Spare?
On the other hand, for those who enjoy an invigorating sweat session but don't have two hours to spare at the gym, there are a number of options to fit in some movement in any setting. For example, these days there are streaming workouts you can complete in the comfort of your own home, no matter what your get-fit activity of choice. Cardio-lovers could try Fitness Blender, while yoga enthusiasts might try Tara Stiles, and Body By Simone comes with an extra burst of motivation, if that's what you need. Those really pressed for time might try a tabata work out; efficient and effective. Even those who hate crunches can run through a quick ab circuit, thanks to these moves from Tone It Up.
Notes on Motivation
While Hadid's daily exercise regimen might seem extreme, she says it's taught her serious resolve. "I think that if you just stick to something, you can really achieve so much," she told People last year. "I've been eating hard protein every day, and working out. It's crazy, but I think that, you know, if you set your mind to something, I think you can succeed."
And we get it, sometimes it's super difficult to find that fire within to get up and (working) out, so maybe these motivation techniques from top Olympians might provide some inspiration. In another MyDomaine article, Olympians like former U.S. Olympic fencer Jason Rogers recommends visualizing success. "When you close your eyes and paint the full sensory picture (see, smell, feel, etc.) of you achieving your goal, it’s like giving your brain a practice round," Rogers tells MyDomaine.
Shannon Miller, one of the most decorated gymnasts of our time, recommends focusing on what you can control. "What mattered to me was going up and hitting my routines, giving it 100% every time out. That’s what I could control, so that’s what I focused on," Miller said.
Other ideas for staying motivated might include creating a stress ritual, detailing short-term goals, and remembering why you're working out in the first place (like doing something healthy for your body and mind.)