Lindsey Vonn looks amazing on the December issue of ‘Health’ magazine, where she opened up about her breakup and body image.
Lindsey Vonn, 31, looks amazing in the December issue of Health magazine, where she showed off her toned figure and talked about body confidence — she also opened up about her breakup from Tiger Woods, 39, and why she has no plans on getting serious with someone in the upcoming future.
Dating in the spotlight can certainly be tough, especially because it is surrounded by so much speculation. “It’s almost comical because it’s not even my life…. Everyone assumes that it’s fact, and it’s not, so I just have to laugh. I mean, if you take all that stuff seriously, then you’ll drive yourself crazy. So I don’t take it seriously…. I’m single, and I probably will be for a while. I think this is just a good time for me to focus on myself. I’m not ready to have a family yet, but I will be at some point,” she said.
She also was very candid about her breakup from Tiger. “I think it’s just given me more time to spend on myself. That’s what happens with most breakups: You really look at yourself and figure out what makes you happy, and you also have a lot more free time. I’m focusing on my job—my skiing— and I’ve been working really hard. I got a new nutritionist, and I’m just doing everything I can to be in shape for this season. And it’s paying off,” she said.
The athlete is in amazing shape and shared some tips on body confidence. “I’m, like, twice the size of anyone [on the red carpet]…. I feel like the odd man out sometimes, but that’s even more reason to be confident, to show girls that you don’t have to be a size 2 to be beautiful. Any size is beautiful as long as you’re confident in yourself,” she said. “It’s kind of funny because before I was 17, I was incredibly skinny. I was made fun of and called “chicken” and “chicken wings”…. Then I gained weight because my metabolism slowed down, and I kind of was on the other end of the spectrum. I’m normal-size, but when I started to do well and do events and photo shoots, I felt like I was too big.”
Lindsey also admitted that she felt pressure after her family moved to Colorado for her career. “It was a lot of pressure. The realization that your family basically gave up their lives to move to Colorado so you could follow your dreams was really intense. I always felt as though eventually I’d be in the Olympics and that I would win the Olympics. But I was a kid, so it was kind of like a childish dream. But then when it hit me that my family had given up so much, failure was not an option for me,” she said.
For more on Lindsey, be sure to scoop up the December issue of Health.