Actress and TV presenter, Boity Thulo is strong, fit, with curves in all the right places.
“I’ve always been athletic and never really had body issues,” she says. That’s why it came as a surprise when, a week before her 25th birthday dinner, she realised that the dress she’d bought was tight!
It was actually the picture of me in the dress that made me aware that I wasn’t looking like myself anymore. The scale also played a role, but not as much as that picture. More than anything, though, the unhealthy feeling was almost unbearable. I felt heavy, bloated, spiritually unbalanced and uncomfortable in my skin…
BODY CHANGE: 60kg to 54kg
TIME FRAME: 1 month
SECRET WEAPON: Healthy diet
WHAT DID SHE DO?
Boity went on a seven-day vegan diet. She also cut out salt, coffee, alcohol and sugar. “My weakness is sugar. But the ultimate is any Häagen-Dazs and Cinnabons.” Still, she stayed on track. Boity added boxing to her formerly haphazard routine. “When I didn’t get time to work out at the gym, ’d go at it at home.
Google was my friend. I searched for videos of specific workouts that I could do to target the areas I was trying to get into shape,” she says.
The moves that helped her shed six kilos in a month? Squats. “They work the abs and bum and shape my behind beautifully. And it’s an all-in-one exercise. I also love calf raises because I’m obsessed with toned, defined calf muscles.” Boity has dropped a dress size. “I fit into clothes that I would usually steer away from. I’m much more confident too. Through this process, I’ve learnt that I need to stop abusing my body with bad food. In fact, my New Year’s resolution is moderation.”
Boity’s Fit Day
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