Moon Bloodgood workout tips

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DOB: September 20, 1975

Moon Bloodgood is an American actress and model. She currently stars as “Lt. Blair Williams” in the Warner Bros. film Terminator Salvation alongside Christian Bale for director McG. The film was released in theaters on May 21, 2009. Bloodgood previously starred in the films Eight Below for Disney and Pathfinder for 20th Century Fox.

“I’m staying in and trying to get a lot of sleep,” she says. “I strive for a balance of reflecting on my past, looking to the future, and enjoying where I’m at.”

Moon reveals how to transform your physique—and your life—through a mind-body approach to exercise that’s all about music, enjoying the outdoors, and the occasional plate of pasta.

Work the weights “To get into shape [for T4], I concentrated on weight training. For about an hour a session, I’d work out on machines and with free-weights. My trainer had me lifting heavier weights—for example, 15 to 20 pounds for my triceps—because he wanted to build me up a bit. I never counted reps, just pushed myself as far as I could possibly go. Each day, we’d focus on a different body part. I noticed a real change, too—my shoulders got a little broader, and I got more definition in my arms.”

Strengthen your core beliefs “Power yoga revs me up and calms me down. It’s an athletic yoga—you sweat—and it’s great for your entire body, because it lifts your butt and strengthens your core. I do it to hip-hop music. Then, at the end of each session, my instructor will put on spiritual music and I’ll just lie there for a couple minutes.”

Take it outside “To get in some cardio, I go biking a few times a week. My routine: I pedal the Venice Beach Boardwalk to the Santa Monica Pier and back [roughly five miles]. I use music as a motivator—what I choose depends on my mood. It could be anything from Sade to hip-hop to Alison Krauss.”

Set the alarm “I have to exercise first thing in the morning or I won’t do it. It sets a positive tone for the rest of the day. I usually don’t eat beforehand, but I always drink water and a cup of coffee to wake myself up. I also always eat breakfast afterward—usually bacon and eggs—but if I don’t have an appetite, I’ll get a protein shake from Whole Foods, just to have a little something in my stomach.”

Dress for performance, not style “When it comes to workout clothes, comfort is the number-one thing. Besides, I think it looks funny if you’re too dressed up; it’s like you’re not there to work out. I wear mostly Fila—usually bell-bottom yoga pants and a tight top with a built-in bra, since my boobs need the support. But I don’t want to be self- conscious working out, so I’ll wear a cut-off T-shirt on top. I also wear a lot of sweats. Free City is one of my favorite brands.”

Decompress with a massage or a movie “I have a lot of tension in my body, so I get deep- tissue and acupressure massages every three weeks or so. There’s a girl who comes to my house, but sometimes I go to a Korean spa for a massage and a body scrub. It takes off every bit of dead skin and leaves me feeling polished. I also like to stay home and watch movies at night. That’s when I regenerate. I love documentaries—they inspire me. I recently watched films on Frida Kahlo and Eleanor Roosevelt.”

Pig out on pasta occasionally “Everybody who knows me knows I eat a lot. I love food. I mean, I’m friends with all the craft-service people on set! I can’t live my life on a strict no-carb diet or eat a salad as a meal—it’s too difficult. For me, life is all about balance. I’m a big pasta person, but if I’m trying to trim down, I’ll go to Whole Foods and get a small chicken salad or a spicy tuna roll. I really believe portion control is more important than the foods I’m eating, so I have small meals every two hours. My trainer suggested I eat more protein, so for lunch, I might make fried rice with ground turkey or beef, and an egg and hot sauce on top. He also got me to start drinking one glass of two-percent milk a day—it’s supposed to help you sleep.”

Give yourself a break “Self-esteem is a daily challenge. There are moments when I feel like, oh God, I look fat in that picture! Now that I’m becoming more successful, I realize that no one is immune. All women struggle with something, whether it’s here in Hollywood or someplace else. But you have to [have] a sense of perspective. I’m trying to find the balance between how much I need to do to look great and not losing sight of what’s really important in life.”

Source: http://www.womenshealthmag.com

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