Meghan Markle had hearts melting across the world when she and Prince Harry announced their engagement on Nov. 27. As the royal family (and all of us) prepare for another incredible celebration, we're taking a look at exactly how Meghan herself will be sweating it out in the gym before her big day. While we're not sure if Meghan will be doing a rigorous bridal-body boot camp like Pippa Middleton did earlier this year, what we do know is that the future royal takes her workouts very seriously.
During an interview with Women's Health last year, the 36-year-old actress opened up about the importance of exercise, mindfulness, and self-love. She even shared that her mom was a yoga instructor, "so that practice is in my blood," she said. "I love an intense Vinyasa class, and even better if it's blasting hip-hop and done in a dark room with candlelight."
In addition to yoga, Meghan finds peace both mentally and physically while running. "Running has always been my form of moving meditation, which I relish because it allows me to get out of my head." But regardless of the workout she's doing, it's the feeling after a sweat session that motivates her to power through.
"My health, my state of mind, the feeling you have after a workout; all of this things drive me to step onto my mat or go to the gym," Meghan said. "Sometimes the idea of working out sounds absolutely dreadful, but I always remind myself of how good it will feel afterward. Euphoric, almost!"
Although Meghan loves a serious workout, she is all about taking time for herself and relaxing. And as her schedule fills up with tons of wedding planning, we have a feeling she's going to be abiding by this healthy lifestyle routine even more.
"I give myself the luxury of downtime," she said in the interview. "We are all so incredibly busy and juggling so many things but I always take an hour to just decompress, watch mindless TV, snuggle with my dogs, and enjoy a glass of wine. That's all part of the investment [in myself]. It's a balance."
Speaking of balance, earlier this year in an interview with Good Housekeeping, Meghan revealed the things she always keeps in her refrigerator, and she really is as healthy as you would imagine a future princess to be! Hummus, almond milk, green juice, and carrots are always in stock in her fridge, and her favorite dessert is chia seed pudding.
From the looks of her Instagram feed, Meghan stayed in shape for Suits with some work on the rowing machine, as well as engaging her core with plank hip dips and toning up her legs while jumping rope. We can't wait to see more of Meghan's workouts as she prepares for the big day in Spring 2018.