Ask Alexandra – January 2015
1) Hi Alexandra!!
My name is Elizabeth!! I am 31 years old!! I have a couple of questions for you!! Do people ever think you are younger then you are?? People think this about me all the time!! It is pretty funny to see their reaction when I tell them my actual age!! Do you have any new movies coming out or tv shows?? My favorite tv show of yours is BAYWAYTCH and my favorite movie is CHRISTINE!! That movie was made in the year I was born I believe!! It was 1982, right?? Anyways, Well I hope you are having a great!! You are one of my favorite actresses!! Wish I could meet you one day!! That would make my day!!
Lots of Love,
We filmed Christine in the spring of 1983, and it was released that October. But I am sure it was in pre-production in 1982! I am glad you like the movie – it seems to have held up well over time.
People can find out my age so easily on the internet, so I am sure most of them know that I am 51 or thereabouts. I do not even bother trying to lie, or to hide it. I look at my friends and I think we are all still in our 20s and 30s, though… even my mom said she looks in the mirror and is surprised to see her 78 year old self looking back, as she imagines herself in her 50s.
Age is just a number 🙂
Thank you for writing,
2) Hello, how are you? all is well i hope, my question to you is how do you stay in such amazing shape? I have seen you throughout the yrs. In i swear “you look exactly the same”. im 5″8 in 138pds i w/out 70/90 mins a dy 5-6 dy awk cardio, weights, pilates, yoga, kick-boxing, jogging. Is their some secret im not aware off? im not trying to compare myself too you but i wouldnt mind ur figure 🙂 i surely appreicate any feed back. Sincerely ann
Sounds like you have the exercise part of health and fitness down – you are consistent and your workouts are varied (much more varied than mine, by the way, as I only do yoga, walk, swim and ride the stationary bike – I need to add some upper body weights in to keep my bones strong!).
I am wondering how your diet is. Diet is 80% of weight maintenance, so if you want to lower your body fat, concentrate on eating as clean as possible.
Here are some tips that I follow:
I am vegan
I keep my protein around 100 g per day (a hemp and pea based protein powder helps here)
I keep my fat to 77 grams per day
I get my fiber in
I keep my calories around 2,000 per day
I eat many mini- meals each day, instead of just 3 large ones
I write down my food each day so I know if I am following those parameters. It helps me stay accountable!
Here are some tips I would like to do consistently but it is a challenge:
Do not eat too much at night
Cut out anything white (flour, sugar, rice)
Let me know how you do! Good luck!