You’re looking incredible right now. What changes have you made?
While The Bachelorette was on TV, I was just so stressed. There was so much media involvement – it was really overwhelming. When the show was on, I avoided going out in public.
I only felt comfortable at my gym, Air Locker Training, in Newcastle. So towards the end of last year, I started going every day.
What differences have you noticed since you upped your workouts?
I think while Becky and I were on the show we tried to train as much as we could, mainly to benefit our mental health, but my physical strength and muscle tone had diminished because we were so busy filming. So once I got home and started training again, I noticed I’d gotten stronger and I’ve built muscle.
I’ve definitely lost a bit of body fat, but I don’t weigh myself so I don’t know how much. My relationship with the gym isn’t about doing it just to get a good body though, it’s to feel strong physically and mentally. I look forward to going because it makes me feel good.
Do you do classes or work out with a trainer?
I do group classes and work out with my personal trainer Roman Brady, too. The thing I love about working out in a high altitude studio is that it’s like training at the top of a mountain.
Your body goes into a hypoxic state [meaning it has to work harder due to lack of oxygen]. You also release more serotonin, too, which would explain why I felt so much better.
What sort of diet style do you follow?
I’m a total foodie and I never want to miss out when it comes to my food! I follow an 80/20 ratio, so yummy treats are still on the table. I also like intermittent fasting.
I find it really helps with my energy levels and digestion. I’ll have my first meal around 12pm and my last meal around 8pm.
I’ll have a couple of protein shakes in the day, a light lunch and a dinner, which is meat and veg or a burrito bowl. But I love my treats, too. Prawn wontons – and chocky! – are my favourites.
Do you have any regrets about doing The Bachelorette?
I definitely don’t regret doing it. I’ve learned so much about myself. When you’ve gone through a tough or stressful time, it helps you grow and I’m proud of how Becky and I conducted ourselves.
We went on the show with the purest of intentions and that was to find love, but it wasn’t meant to be.
Are you still in touch with bachelors Frazer [Neate] and Joe [Woodbury]?
Frazer and I don’t talk. Once that was over, it was over and that’s the way it’s going to stay – we’re done. Joey and I are still really good mates.
Any chance that could turn into something more?
We’re just good friends with a little bit of history, nothing more. He’s always been really lovely and respectful, so it means a lot to me that we can still be friends.
Are you dating anyone?
I’m very single. I don’t know if I’m ready to get back out there yet. Not that I’m hung up on Frazer or anything like that, but I’m just taking time for me. I’m focusing on myself. I go to the gym, I go to work and I look after myself by eating well. I’m feeling really happy again now though. I’m getting my groove back.
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