September 20th, 2011
Coleen Rooney: Real Women Really Workout
Spoiler alert: our ‘test’ doesn’t end well for our self esteems. Image taken June 2011 for Col’s A/W 2011 collection for Littlewoods.
Have you ever sat and wondered how some of England’s beloved WAGs stay so trim and fit in the face of luxe lifestyle adversity?
No? Us neither. But whether we like it or not, Coleen’s trainer has revealed how she stays healthy: a strict no sugar diet complemented by regular boxing sessions at the gym.
Sounds miserable. And claustrophobic.
We’re fully aware of how shedding the post-birth pounds slowly, surely and quite publicly in only a few short months is worthy of a Pulitzer Prize. Hell, we of all people can relate to the difficulties most women face whilst boozing, diet eating and sleeping. And that’s a challenge in and of itself without adding in the physical and emotional toll pregnancy takes on one’s mind, skin and bodacious bod.
So, because we’re both bored and curious to see if we really could ever make it as a bonafide WAG, we’re pitting our own diet and fitness routines against Col’s to see how we measure up.
- Coleen Rooney’s Typical Daily Diet: boiled eggs or porridge for breakfast, soup for lunch and fish or meat with veg and potatoes for tea.
- Kickette HQ’s Typical Daily Diet: Pixie Sticks for pre-shower wake up, Venti non-fat latte and blueberry scone for breakfast, something spicy that was shipped from south of the border for lunch, a spoonful (or two) of Nutella for our mid-afternoon snack…and that’s all before the happy hour floodgates fly open.
From there it only gets worse, usually due to the tequila and vodka we consume in various states of mass, which subsequently leads to some kind of greasy food satisfying our stomachs during our last meal (and favourite food group) of the day: late night drunk food.
- Coleen Rooney’s Preferred Exercise Routine: “I love boxing in the gym,” Coleen recently admitted. “Once you’ve done that you feel like you’ve had a really good workout. It tones your arms and it’s good for your stomach muscles too.”
The northern English WAG apparently doesn’t stop the torment there either. According to her personal trainer, Elise Lindsay, Rooney also runs, swims and uses weights to beat the workout boredom.
- Kickette HQ’s Preferred Exercise Routine: Shopping for sport (Carly Cole’s pastime of choice). Leisurely lunching (here’s to you, Alex Gerrard). Sprinting at an abominably slow pace to Selfridges cash register. Furiously clicking refresh on online sample flash sales.
Hmm…it’s clear we’d much rather play ‘dead’ in a pool in Dubai (as per Col) than perform any physical activity that disrupts our matte makeup. We do talk and yawn a lot, so those calories must count for something, right?
Delicately-wristed readers, how do your diets and workout regimes (or lack there of) measure up against one of England’s more ‘normal’ bodied WAGs? Or are you, too, sorry we even asked?