- Rebel Wilson, 40, opened up about how she shed 60 pounds after declaring 2020 her “Year of Health.”
- The Pitch Perfect actress credited walking as her favorite safe and free exercise.
- Wilson also worked with personal trainers, focusing on HIIT and mobility workouts.
Just days after revealing that she has officially reached her goal weight one month early, Rebel Wilson got candid with her fans on Instagram, answering their questions and sharing the tips that helped her lose 60 pounds this year.
In a new video shared to IGTV, the 40-year-old actress opened up about the methods that truly made 2020 her self-proclaimed “Year of Health.”
Her biggest tip? Start walking!
“I know I’m in a lucky position, I do have access to really amazing personal trainers. But I want you guys to know that the majority of exercise I’ve done this year has just been me going out for a walk,” she said. No matter where she was in the world, Wilson said she made sure to get her walks in. “That is free, you can do it, it’s safe.”
“Walking is the best way for me—for my body type—to metabolize fat,” she added. “On the physical side, my biggest tip, guys, is get out there and walk. If you can do an hour, that’s what I like to do, when I go walking, and it is the best. Just get your body moving.”
To keep moving, Wilson loves to listen to a motivational podcast while walking or hiking. “I never thought I would like hiking—walking uphill. Who would have thought that would be a fun activity? But freak, it’s good!” she said. “Get out in nature. Get air into your lungs. I really, really love it, so I do it now all the time.”
Throughout the year, Wilson has been keeping fans updated about her progress on Instagram. In addition to hiking, the actress would wake up early for morning sprint workouts, and she also enlisted the help of personal trainers Gunnar Peterson and Jono Castano Acero.
Acero opened up to Today about Wilson’s fitness routine, which included high intensity interval training (HIIT), mobility moves, resistance training, and recovery days. He explained that her typical week would look something like this:
- Day 1: High-intensity interval training (HIIT)
- Day 2: Weights/resistance training
- Day 3: Mobility/recovery
- Day 4: HIIT
- Day 5: HIIT/weights
- Day 6: Recovery
- Day 7: HIIT
In her Instagram video, Wilson opened up about what motivated her to kick off her weight loss journey in the first place. The actress admitted she suffers from emotional eating, which she still struggles with from time to time.
“The old patterns still come up,” she said. “Maybe not every day. But if I’m worried or anxious or whatever, it still comes up for me. It’s not something that’s just going to disappear, it’s just something I have to manage now moving forward.” (She reportedly started following the Mayr Method to boost her nutrition goals.)
“It’s just about how you manage it and what you can do to … try to replace your unhealthy habits with healthy ones,” she said.
It’s clear she’s been committed to her health this past year. She’s been working hard, and it shows. Go, Rebel!
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