- Rebel Wilson declared 2020 her “year of health” on Instagram and shared her specific goals.
- The actress is aiming for a goal weight of 165 pounds by the end of 2020, and she has only six pounds to go.
- Rebel is working out with trainer Jono Castano and using the Mayr Method to lose weight.
Earlier this year, Rebel Wilson declared 2020 her “year of health," telling fans she'd be prioritizing exercise and aiming to get down to her goal weight of 165 pounds. To achieve that, she's been relying on a combination of exercise and an eating plan called the Mayr Method.
Rebel first revealed her plans on her Instagram account back in January. She started by simply walking more and making some smart food swaps. "I put on the athleisure and went out for a walk, deliberately hydrating on the couch right now and trying to avoid the sugar and junk food which is going to be hard after the holidays I’ve just had but I’m going to do it!" she declared.
Since then, fans have been cheering her on and Rebel is grateful for the love: "Thanks for all the love so far on my 'Year of Health' journey—when I was reaching for the candies last night after dinner I thought to myself 'hmmmm...better not' and had a bottle of water instead," she wrote in an update at the end of August.
Alongside a photo of herself showing off her progress and a gorgeous view on a hike, Rebel shared that she was three kilograms (or about six pounds) away from her goal weight on Instagram. (Btw, her trainer is a big proponent of snapping progress pics, but more on that in a sec.)
Her latest adventures have seen her social distancing on a yacht—while keeping up her workout routine along the way. Here's everything you need to know about Rebel's Year of Health.
So, what’s Rebel's workout routine like?
Rebel has been working out with trainer Jono Castano up to seven days a week. (She's not kidding about working hard.) The actress recently shared a new intense move in her routine: flipping tires.
Rebel captioned a video of her flipping fitness sesh: "Starting the week off right! Look out @chrishemsworth & @liamhemsworth 👀 Australia’s latest action hero is turning it up! 💪🏻."
Her routine also includes stair sprints and bouts with battle ropes. It seems like she's a fan of high-intensity interval training, and her trainer is a big fan of her. He shouts encourage IRL and on the 'gram: "🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 You got this @rebelwilson #level1000."
She's also been posting regular updates on her workouts to her Instagram account. "Sunday workout: crushed it! 💪🏻," she captioned the pic.
Even when Rebel's busy, she makes time for her workouts. In October, she got in early morning hikes and explained on Instagram:
"This week was super busy but I got up super early 3 times (6am 😜) and went on a hike...even did a couple of 100m sprints to get the heart rate even higher (although my ‘sprint’ is probably someone else’s ‘slow jog’ 😝) but I felt proud of myself and now only 3kg’s away from my goal weight! Rebs x"
Tell me more about the Mayr Method....
The Mayr Method is based on the “Mayr Cure,” created by Dr. Franz Xaver Mayr, an Austrian physician, nearly 100 years ago. Mayr believed that most people are poisoning their digestive systems with the foods they eat and how they eat them. So the goal is to improve health through digestion.
“It's an approach that eliminates food intolerances, reduces sugar, encourages eating whole foods slowly, boosts the immune system and reduces inflammation,” a source close to Wilson told People. The method eliminates snacking, reduces gluten and dairy intake, and encourages followers to follow mindful eating techniques like chewing food slowly and eating without distractions.
According to Jezebel, the meals are centered around whole foods with high alkaline content, like vegetables, fresh fish, and sheep’s milk yogurt.
Rebel’s been honest about the fact that weight loss hasn’t been easy so far.
She wrote in one Instagram caption: "Even if you have to crawl towards your goals, keep going x it will be worth it. Try and give a little bit of effort each day...I know some days are frustrating as hell, you feel like giving up, you get annoyed at the lack of progress...but good things are coming your way 🤘what are your goals this year?"
But all her hard work is clearly paying off.
And, she's been open with fans about her weight-loss goals.
Back in July, she revealed her exact weight loss goals in a now-deleted Instagram post: "I’ll be honest with you guys—with my 'Year of Health' mission I’m trying to get to 75kg’s and career wise am trying to get one of my movies into production before the end of the year! Both of these things are requiring a daily effort and there’s constant set backs—but I’m working hard x" (FYI 75 kg is roughly 165 lbs.)
Her trainer says weight loss is a marathon, not a sprint
According to Castano, Rebel has the right idea with her “year of health,” because often, people don’t realize how long it takes to transform the body and make lasting lifestyle changes.
"The first thing is, we need to really understand where they're at. So, what I mean by that, is we need to find out their weight, body fat, muscle mass," he told Yahoo! Lifestyle. "Because what tends to happen as well is that a lot of people weigh themselves and they don't understand why they're not losing weight, because they're putting on muscle, and then they're looking better." He’s a fan of taking photos every week during the transformation to track progress.
"I think with any type of transformation, you shouldn't always look at the easiest option, you know, two months is not enough time to be able to change your body," he said when asked about fad diets and eight-week programs. "Don't forget, two months, you're putting a lot of stress on yourself. When your goal is like that and you don't achieve it, it can cause a lot of mental problems. So, my advice is keep your goals realistic, short and then achieve them and progress from there."
Not to mention, it’s easier to make lasting changes to your lifestyle with the mindset that those changes will be long-term.
"A transformation is never ending, the journey always continues, so you can never give yourself 10, 12 weeks,” Castano said. “Because it just continues, once you reach your goal then what? Then you're going to stop? You can't stop it becomes a lifestyle, you continue and you become the best version of yourself as cliché as it sounds.”
She's got a 'health conscious' new boyfriend to support her along the way.
Rebel recently started dating Jacob Busch, the founder of a healthy ice cream company who was previously attached to Real Housewives star Adrienne Maloof. He’s "very health conscious" and the pair have been "motivating each other with their health journeys," a source told E! News.
Don't worry, Rebel's sense of humor is still fully intact.
The Pitch Perfect star showed off her bod in a swimsuit and cover-up while jet skiing in Monaco recently, where she appears to have been continuing her “Year of Health” journey while social distancing on a yacht. (She also attended the Monte-Carlo Gala for Planetary Health and hung out with Prince Albert. Casual.)
Aboard the yacht, Rebel also shared a jokey glimpse into her workout routine while traveling.
“Hey guys, I’d just like to share my new workout routine,” she says in the video. “I call this the Monaco routine.” She goes on to do a set of biceps curls with 4.5 liters of Grey Goose vodka. “I’m really trying to tone the upper arms.” Then she lifts it overhead. “You really want to feel that burn.”
Next, she hoists it over her shoulder and suggests running up and down stairs. “I’m not going to run up and down the stairs right now, but you guys get the picture.” Even though the video is clearly a for laughs, Rebel’s form while lifting is pretty on-point.
And, Rebel finds creative ways to treat herself.
She hasn't restricted herself so much that treats are off the menu completely. Rebel shared on Instagram: "Remember though girls, you still gotta treat yourself 😘 🍰 (I just do it with food now only once or twice a week...and substitute bubble baths on alternate nights)"
Kudos to Rebel, or her new nickname "Fit Amy," and her inspiring "year of health."
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