The Walking Dead beauty, Lauren Cohan, shows off her fit body on the cover of Shape’s January issue, with the 33-year-old sharing her workout secrets and dealing with body shamers.
Cohan has an excellent relationship with her body and admits it can be hard to work out while on set of the AMC zombie series. While in Los Angeles she makes up for her missed workout routines by doing a variety of activities.
“This week I was in L.A. and I took a Pure Barre class, went to Burn 60 [an internal workout class] twice, ran the track at UCLA, made it to the gym, and took a yoga class. I also really love to dance,”; she explains. “I dance through workouts that aren’t even about dancing! At home, all my furniture is pushed to the edges of my living room so that I can dance around the room.”;
As for body shaming, Cohan says as a kid she hated being the “skinny girl”; and overcompensated when it came to eating so she didn’t stick out.
“In my teens, though, I started to be more aware of my body, and I didn’t like being skinny. People made fun of me for it. So when I got to college, I ate a lot of junk and gained weight. I loved it because I didn’t stand out as a bony girl anymore! Eating became a way of not getting attention for looking too skinny, but it was also self-sabotage,”; she says. “In the last few years, I’ve gotten back on track with exercising for fun and eating right, and now I’m in a happy place with myself.”;
Although Cohan has a strict regime when it comes to staying fit, she still knows how to let loose every now and then.
“I’m very silly. At four o’clock on the dot every single day, I have the most hyperactive hour of my life. I go into seven-year-old-child mode and everything is funny to me. I have seven different voices that I do, and I’ll fly around the set like a bee and talk in my little voices.”;