I’ve actually met Joss before at a photoshoot, and she is incredibly beautiful – photos don’t do her justice! I’m always interested to know how models workout and what their diets are like (and I know you guys are too). So I thought I would find out what Joss does to stay fit and healthy, and get a bit of insight into a model’s workout and diet routine.
What type of exercise do you like to do? Do you have any favourites workouts or gyms?
I’ve never been a huge fan of gyms or super intense/vigorous workouts. I’ve done pilates for years now which I love, and I also love walking as I can really see and feel the benefits from it. My boyfriend also runs an outdoor bootcamp which I go to about once a week to get my cardio and higher intensity workout in.
PS you guys know that I love walking too! Read this blog post to find out why walking is so great for slimming down your legs.
How many times per week do you work out?
I aim to workout 3-4 times per week, but this changes depending on how free or busy I am!
What’s your average day on a plate look like? Do you stick to any particular diet?
I’ve never stuck to any strict diets and I am lucky enough to have a pretty fast metabolism. Basically, food is my life. I LOVE food. I try to avoid foods high in complex carbs as much as possible and I aim to eat real food most of the time. I don’t eat a lot of processed food or excessive amounts of sugar, but if I have a craving for something I will treat myself – everything in moderation ;)
Do you have any go-to healthy meals?
I can’t get enough of turkey rissoles, I make them all the time. I’ve never been a huge salad person, so I prefer to eat my protein with roast or steamed veggies. If I have a sweet breakfast craving, I’ll make the 2 ingredients (banana and eggs) pancakes with some added cinnamon.
Do you ever have cheat meals? What’s your favourite food to indulge in?
I loooove ice cream, that’s definitely one of my guilty pleasures. I also love a burger and fries and all Italian food!
Being a model, I’m sure you need to be in shape all year round. But if you ever have to be in a bikini or lingerie for a shoot, do you do anything special before to look your best?
I don’t change my diet massively before shoots, but I definitely cut back on carbs (this makes a big difference for me, fast), I eat as clean as possible the week before the shoot and try to drink lots of water! I also get bloated very easily, so a trick of mine is to drink apple cider vinegar in a glass of water the night before a shoot which gets rid of the bloating by morning!
How do you stay motivated to work out and eat healthily?
My motivation comes from the feeling I get when I’m fit and healthy from the inside out, especially mentally. I love the ‘buzz’ after a good workout, and I love feeling light, energetic and clear-minded when I’m being good to my body. I also need to be doing something I enjoy, otherwise it’s really difficult for me to find motivation.
What’s your number 1 fitness tip for other young women out there?
I would say not to put too much pressure on themselves to spend hours in the gym or exhaust themselves to achieve a particular body shape. Find what works for you and your body, and most importantly something you enjoy, and stick to that. Don’t underestimate the benefits of simple exercise like walking, and don’t forget that diet is just as important when working towards a specific goal.
And if you want to look like Romee and train like her, I have a workout video course that will help you achieve that model like look. The course lasts for 5 days and it’s completely free. You can download it below :)
Hey rachael:) I’m an 18 year old female and I struggle a lot with my upper arms, I’m 115, I’m pretty good shape but I just can’t seem to shed the fat off of my arms and it’s so frustrating! Do you have any advice?
The best way to lose fat from your arms is by reducing your overall body fat. We have written some good tips in this blog post on how to slim down arms so please have a read of it. :)
Also, having any issues with your thyroid can cause fat storage on the back of your arms. So if the fat storage here is unusual for you, then I would see a professional to get your thyroid checked.
Good luck! xx
First I wanted to thank you for all your great posts! they are really helpful. But Ibstill have a few problems… I am 17 years old and I really struggle wuth my thigh fat but also have big upper arms but small lower arms and shoulders. I don’t know if that’s fat or muscle either:( and I have small boobs and a small butt. I recently stopped lifting weights because I just wasn’t feeling good with it but now I just don’t know where to start. I am aiming to walk 10K steps everyday and I did a few of your (amazing!) workouts here and there but I think I just need a routine. Do you have any tips for me? And would you train upper body every second day and then lower body? I don’t know how often I should workout which part per week.
Hi Lena, thank you! Aiming for 10K steps every day is already an amazing start. I would try to do this 5-6 days per week, and then do a full body circuit 3 times per week. I prefer full body circuits, but if you want to do separate body parts, I would do an upper body workout, lower body and a core workout as 3 separate workouts. Good luck! xx