Just 10 months after giving birth to her first child, Blake Lively had to be in a bikini for her thriller ‘The Shallows,’ which hit theaters on June 24. Find out how she got her body back below!
Blake Lively, 28, filmed the shark drama for eight weeks in Australia, and although she looked amazing at the start of production, she looked even better by the end! Get her workout right here.
Blake spilled: “Well, you know, I had an amazing trainer,” she told Entertainment Tonight. “I was fortunate to have Don Saladino help me out and he just kicked my butt in the best way, in the most healthy way.”
She trained leading up to the movie, of course, but during production, she said it was like working out for 13 hours a day!
“Being in waves like that, swimming like that, doing such long takes like that all the time — I became so much stronger and more fit by the end of production,” she spilled. “I was working out 13 hours a day because shooting was working out.”
“It was neat to be able to do that, and it was neat to have that challenge after having a baby, because you think your body is so different — you think no matter what, it’s never [going to be] totally be the same,” she continued. “And to be able to be in better shape than I had ever been in before, I thought, ‘OK, that’s really encouraging.'”
Hubby Ryan Reynolds read the script and gave Blake the OK before she signed on.
“[Ryan] said, ‘Be prepared, this movie is a physical challenge, it is an athletic event.'” She told ET that Ryan said prepping for the movie would be “like training for a marathon.”
Blake Lively’s Bikini Diet — How To Get Slim Like The Star
It may not be your full-time job to work out like Blake, but I think she proves that swimming — for any amount of time — is a great workout! It’s a total body trimmer and super low impact. It’s especially great if you are trying to bounce back after a baby or train after an injury.
As far as her diet, trainer Don tells Cosmopolitan that she doesn’t count calories but does pay close attention to the foods she eats.
For breakfast, he says: “Blake might make herself a couple of eggs cooked in coconut oil, and she might throw some fresh vegetables in there. If she’s really hungry, because the human body changes all the time, she may add some gluten-free oats with some fruit. Early in the day, a big priority is hydrating, feeding her food with proper nutrients, which balances her sugar levels, and then not depriving [herself] of everything she loves.”
If you’re too busy to hit the gym, little things really do make a difference. Don says: “Blake hops on the elliptical for 10 minutes, and that’s enough to “put gasoline on the fire, the fire being her metabolism. Very rarely can someone get in day in and day out religiously and be perfect on a regimen. We’re showing you right now that you don’t have to be. Blake’s being realistic.”
Do you think Blake looks better than ever in The Shallows?