Charlie XCX is taking some much needed downtime. The Boom Clap singer recently took some time for a little rest and relaxation, sharing photos of her adventures via social media. Much of the week was spent showing off her incredible figure in a swimsuit. “a ~ delicious ~ week ~ off,” she captioned the gallery. How does the 29-year-old singer keep herself phenomenally fit? Read on to see 6 of Charli XCX’s top tips for staying in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don’t miss these essentials 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!
Charli makes fitness a priority in her life. Not only does exercise help her look great, but it energizes her as well. “I perform in a really high octane and energetic type of way. So, for me, it’s important to keep fit. Also, I find that if I don’t exercise, I feel less awake. I try to workout five times a week because it really lifts my mood and makes me feel more positive. It’s important for me to stay balanced,” she told Forbes.
Charli tries not to put too much pressure on herself when it comes to her diet. “I think you’ve just got to do your thing. I mean I love pizza, and I think everyone is human and they go for that stuff,” she told DailyMail. “You shouldn’t stress about that stuff.”
While her busy lifestyle makes it “really hard” to workout all the time, “especially when I’m flying,” Charli does what she can. “And whilst I do really want to try to work out five days a week minimum, it’s just not practical for me when I’m traveling so much. It’s just a balance in life. Just making sure you take care of yourself. It often like starts really well and then as the tour progresses it gets a little bit harder. I try my best to kind of sustain throughout.”
Charli sets herself up for workout success while on the road. “I always take a yoga mat everywhere and do body-weight exercises. I try to do that before each show. It really works for me,” she told Forbes.
Two of her cures for jet lag are actually free and quite simple. “Jet lag is really hard. I try my best to get on the new time zone as soon as possible and just sleep when I need to sleep. Also, drinking lots of water,” she told Forbes.
Charli loves to dance, and it is a work requirement, which helps her get her cardio in. “I guess being on stage is like exercise,” she told the Daily Mail.