Here’s the scoop on the next issue of Shape, which features actress and comedienne Olivia Munn:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
JUST AS HER NEW MOVIE HITS THEATRES, SHAPE CATCHES UP WITH OLIVIA MUNN ON MAINTAINING THAT SMOKIN’ BODY, KICKING BUTT AT VIDEO GAMES, AND BEING AN ADVOCATE FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
NEW YORK, N.Y. — Actress and comedienne Olivia Munn tells Editor Claire Connors in the October cover story of Shape that she loves her time with her girlfriends more than most people can imagine. “Yes, it may surprise you to know that most of my close friends are women. I don’t trust a girl who says she has a hard time being friends with other women. She’s the person who will steal your boyfriend.”
So what does she love to do with her girls? Munn shares a little bit on how they joke about guys, “I came up with dance aerobic routines that we do a few times a week to a 45-minute playlist. They have funny names like the One-Night-Stand and the Ex-Boyfriend. We all have that ex with the stupid dance who we love to hate, right? Mine did the jumping-up-and-down-fist-pump-in-the-air-with-an-overexcited-smile-plastered-on-his-face dance. It’s so much more fun than the alternative workouts my friends plan. They always ask me if I want to go for a hike. And I’m like, ‘No, why would I do that when I’ve got TiVo?’”
Despite her super-sexy physique, Munn — star of the brand new movie “I Don’t Know How She Does It” shows Shape that you don’t need a trainer, a gym or even sneakers to stay in shape. For years, she had regular one-on-one sessions with a Pilates instructor — until just a few months ago, when she got too busy with work to stick to a schedule. In the October issue she shows off the do-anywhere moves that keep her toned and sculpted and only need to be done 2-3 times each week.
Something else Munn does regularly is take care of her body, “I perform a self-exam every month. If you don’t keep an eye on your body and its changes, how can you expect a doctor to do it once or twice a year? Take care of your body: It’s the one thing that will be with you on this entire journey, from beginning to end. I was only 12 years old when my grandmother found out she had breast cancer. I remember thinking it was a death sentence. But she had a mastectomy and survived — and lived many wonderful years longer. She taught me that we fight to live and feel and love, and that you can’t let one experience define your existence.”
Other highlights of the interview include:
How Munn keeps track of her weight: She uses a scale!
I need to see the hard numbers in order to stay on track. I don’t believe in the “jeans” test because it’s easy to cheat — I have a pair that fits like sweatpants because I haven’t washed them since 1998! God forbid I’d have to go through the pain of stretching them out again.
How she lost 16 lbs in just two months: I made up a diet I called “If I can’t see it, I don’t eat it.”
For example, if you buy a roasted chicken at the store, it sounds healthy, right? But those brown juices in the pan are made of what? Sugar? Soy sauce? If I don’t know for sure, it’s not going in my mouth.
Munn’s Favorite Snack: Vlasic Kosher Pickles
“They’re the perfect fix for stress-eating. The vinegar helps suppress my appetite.”
The October issue of Shape hits national newsstands on September 19.
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