Zoe is a full time model and she is gorgeous, but also very inspirational and funny! I always love following models with a difference. You can check her out on Instagram here 🙂Anyway, I have been doing a bit of a blog series on the workouts and diets of models, and I was very excited to be able to ask Zoe about her habits too. Read on to find out what Zoe does to stay fit and healthy.
I enjoy various types of exercise, I like to mix it up a lot! I used to be a gymnast/ trampolinist and do sport aerobics for years and years. So i get a lot out of flexibility orientated exercises like yoga and pilates, but i sometimes i need more “bounce” and flamboyancy so most days i train at my local gym Milon. It has incredible modern, high-tech machines like something out of NASA and beautiful views too.
I work out 6 days a week usually, sometimes 7, sometimes 5. But I find that if I go more than 3 days without a good workout I become irritable, depressive and generally needing to burn off un-useful thoughts (oh the joys of having an over active brain).
My day on a plate is very consistent. Being a plant based vegan, i have many go-to foods that i love and really enjoy preparing. I am writing a recipe book at the moment so stay tuned!
This is what my average day on a plate looks like.
(8-8:30am) Usually very fruit orientated combined with all of my health food products (see below). For example; A smoothie with 1/2 banana, spinach, almond milk or coconut water, honey, lemon, fresh ginger, mint, health food mixes, and granola and goji berries to top.
(10:30-11am) Home made bliss ball, or buckwheat crackers and toppings/ spread, or a slice of vegan sprouted bread toasted with toppings/ spread, or a piece of fruit.
(12-1:30pm) I try to make lunch my biggest meal for digestion and energy timing, and usually includes lots of salad/ leafy greens; veggie burger on gluten free quinoa bread/vegan sprouted bread, or a stuffed sweet potato and salad, or a just a big salad (always consisting of avocado, kimchi, chilli and fresh lemon!).
(3-4pm) Probably my favoured snack. Veggie sticks and vegan dips or guacamole, home made raw snacks with a herbal tea, or just piece of fruit.
(6-7:30pm) Ideally earlier than later, but… life happens. So i just try to make sure I’m cooking/preparing by 6ish. Vegan soups, roast vegetables and salad, vegan nachos, raw zucchini pasta, cauliflower fried rice, vegan curries or vegan Harikrishna restaurants are always incredible!
(8-8:30) Dessert is admittedly a love affair of mine. Raw desserts (preferably home made so you can comprehend what you’re consuming), coconut yoghurt & berries or 90% cacao chocolate (I love ALL of the chocolates by @LocoLoveChocolate). I usually have my dessert with an organic/herbal digest tea.
My favourite food to indulge in is probably my home made desserts or vegan restaurant foods. GreenHouse Canteen on the Gold Coast is my favourite restaurant in the world for this.
Prior to a photoshoot I always eat a small breakfast as well as pack a piece of fruit or homemade treat. I also keep my water intake up throughout the day. This way I know I will have maximum energy and have something to look forward to at the end of the day.
I motivate myself with my extremely high standard. It can be a blessing or a curse all depending on how you act upon it. I could be dwelling and self loathing, or positive and efficient. Otherwise I listen to podcasts by Tony Robbins and Tim Ferris. They always remind me how minimal my efforts are in comparison to other inspirational super humans!
My number 1 fitness tip is to drink a minimum of 2 litres of water a day, study and master your breathing (10 minutes of meditation daily is a great way to begin analysing and becoming aware of your breath) and be consistent.