Model and former Miss USA and Miss Universe Olivia Culpo may have one of the strongest hair games on the block (she says it’s au naturel!), but today our focus is on Miss Culpo’s inner beauty, how she keeps her cool with a busy schedule, and why she never gets bored working out. Hopefully, her down-to-earth outlook will inspire you to embrace your own natural beauty and make a little time for self-care–you deserve it! 😉
Olivia Culpo’s Secrets for Staying Sane (& Super Fit!) while Super Busy
Meditation plays a big role in helping Culpo cultivate inner peace. “I usually wake up around 8 a.m., and I start the day by meditating. I’ll just do that for 15 minutes if I hopefully have time,” she told The Cut.
The star has been building her practice for years now but confesses that staying consistent with the habit isn’t always easy. “I started meditating when I was 18 years old. My mom actually introduced it to me, and my older sister is a yoga instructor. I’m so grateful to them for introducing me to that and getting on the meditation bandwagon because I think it’s really difficult to get yourself to do it and be consistent with it. I do fall in and out of it — it’s really hard to do it every single day like you’re supposed to — but I find that when I do take 15 minutes in the morning and 15 minutes before bed, it makes a huge difference in my day-to-day life.” Culpo isn’t the only celeb endorsing this ancient wellness practice. Oprah and Pink are also huge fans of meditation. Here’s how to start your own meditation practice.
Culpo’s regular exercise routine also helps her stay balanced and happy (thank you, endorphins!). The key to getting the most from your workout is never getting bored with exercise, Culpo explains. “I like to switch it up and work out with a friend. Right now I’ve been really loving Soul Cycle and I do pilates very often. I love to do yoga, particularly outside in California because it’s so beautiful this time of year (and pretty much all year). I love to run. I also work out with a trainer sometimes, and that consists of more circuit training. I’m a big barre-class fan also. So there’s a lot of different workouts that I like to do. To me, it’s really important to just keep it fun, and that means adding a lot of variety and not sticking to one workout.” Having trouble finding the motivation to get physical? Try these 5 no-fail ways to jumpstart your next sweat session.
Despite her glam pageant cred, Culpo embraces a wholesome beauty ethos: “I’m going to tell you one of my favorite quotes by Audrey Hepburn: ‘The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart.’ I love that because it just kind of encompasses the idea that everyone knows that true beauty comes from the inside and is so much more than what you see on the surface. I’ve always kept that in mind my whole life.”
We love it! When was the last time you took a moment to fully embrace your inner and outer beauty?
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