What began as a three-month fitness challenge among friends last January turned into a new lifestyle for Tyra Banks.
Once she began tracking calories, Tyra bought an elliptical machine to amp up her exercise. She explained her cardio regimen on her show recently like this:
I didn't work out like crazy, [but] I would exercise. I actually bought a treadmill and elliptical. I got rid of one of my couches in my living room and I watched Sex and the City episodes on the elliptical and treadmill. So Sex and the City lasted 30 minutes and that's how long I was on the elliptical.
Tyra also mentioned that her modeling career changed as her metabolism slowed. To hear why,
Working out doesn't come naturally to Tyra, she had to train herself to get off the couch — just like most of us. She didn't exercise while modeling and just relied on her metabolism. So when it changed, she moved on. She says,
My career as model changed because my metabolism changed. I didn't do Victoria's Secret because I wanted to. I did Victoria's Secret because my ass was getting big and I couldn't fit in Armani runway anymore.
I'd say that career move paid off, wouldn't you?