Belfast Telegraph

Millie: Wedding got me exercising

Millie Mackintosh has revealed wanting to look her best on her wedding day has got her hooked on working out.

The 23-year-old reality TV star - who tied the knot with rapper Professor Green in September last year - started exercising like many brides-to-be because she wanted to look fabulous on her big day.

Now Millie is an ambassador for Xbox One console app, Xbox Fitness, and admitted she loves working out at least five times a week.

The former Made In Chelsea star said: "I think my wedding was the first time I actually stuck at exercising. I think a lot of people do it all before the wedding and then they just give up and I actually have become a bit addicted to it.

"But it's more of a lifestyle. It's not just about looking good for a particular day, I actually just liked the results of exercising and eating heathily, so now I've just adapted that into my lifestyle."

But the heir to the Quality Street fortune admitted she still doesn't always stick to a healthy diet.

She added: "I definitely still have indulgence days, you've just got to balance it out."

While husband Pro Green is an avid gamer, Millie admitted she did not share his interest in video games.

She said: "I'm definitely not a gamer, but you can watch movies on there and catch up TV, so it's good for women and men.

"But you don't have to be put off if you're not into gaming. This is kind of like a game because you're competing against yourself, it's fun."

Xbox Fitness is a new interactive service which incorporates home workouts from the likes of Tracy Anderson and Gillian Michaels with personalised feedback. The games console's Kinect sensor tracks user's movements during the workout, correcting the user if movements are performed inaccurately and monitoring their heart rate.

Millie also confessed it was great to be able to work out at home rather than getting sweaty in public.

She said: "I'm quite challenged to have the time to work out and getting to the gym... it just doesn't really happen., But this is great because I can keep up with my fitness.

"When it's in your living room you don't have the trouble of leaving the house and travelling to the gym and looking like a sweaty mess in front of other people, so it's really great."


From Belfast Telegraph