Sommer Ray is showing off her new collection collaboration with PSD – and there are swimsuits. In a new social media post the fitness influencer flaunts her famously fit figure, modeling styles from the collection she designed that are on sale now. “I love you,” commented a follower, while another added, “so beautifulllllllll.” How does the 27-year-old keep her body so fit? Celebwell rounded up her top health and fitness habits.
Sommer started lifting weights when she was 14 and even competed in bodybuilding competitions at 16. According to the star, “it’s a whole different world where many girls are on steroids, and I didn’t want to do that to my body,” she told Cosmopolitan about her decision to quit competing.
“If there’s something not permanent on my face like a zit, I’ll smooth it,” Sommer told Cosmopolitan about her stance on Photoshop. “If I take a photo at a bad angle, I just won’t post it. I don’t Photoshop my body because it would feel like a false advertisement.”
If you want a body like Sommer’s, consistency is key. She works out five times a week for up to 90 minutes, spending an entire two days on her lower body. “If my glutes are sore, I tell myself, ‘I probably shouldn’t work them today,’ ” she explained. “I just listen to my body.” She also tries to maintain variety with workouts. “There’s not a certain exercise or specific workout that’s beneficial,” she says. “I switch it up every day and try to make it fun, because as soon as it feels like a job, you don’t want to do it.”
Ray understands the importance of consuming enough protein. She makes sure to get 70 grams of protein per day to keep her glutes built and maintain muscle mass. She starts the day with a protein shake, and then eats five more small but protein-packed meals throughout the day, she told Cosmo. Grilled chicken, veggies and steamed white rice is one of her go-to meals. Starchy veggies and whole grains fulfill her carb requirements.
Sommer allows herself to cheat a little on the weekends. “If I want a slice of pizza, I have a slice of pizza. I want to look good, but I also want to enjoy life,” she explained. She added to Luxury Lifestyle Magazine that she can’t say no to a weekly burger. “Ooh, easy. In-n-out. I probably go once a week,” she said when asked what her favorite restaurant was.
Sommer’s daily self-care? “Baths lol, I love baths with Epsom salts and lavender essential oil. It’s really the most relaxing thing for me. It’s my therapy, I can sit in there for hours,” she told Paper. Baths have been linked to better sleep and even found helpful to minimize anxiety and depression. One recent study even found that they may even boast cardiovascular benefits.