Laura and Tim following their escape from the jungle. Image: Network 10
As any non-Morning Person will understand, meeting super fit people who struggle with the a.m. hours as much as you do is hugely comforting. Case in point: despite being a Nike+ Training Club Tour ambassador, occasional marathon runner, and I’m a Celebrity… survivor, Laura Dundovic is one of us.
Didn’t see that coming, did you?
“I’m not a morning person … I love to work out in the evening but it always ends up having to be the morning,” she says. So how exactly does the former Miss Universe Australia coax her sorry self out of bed and into her joggers? She’s got a few tricks up her sleeve.
“I changed the alarm on my phone to be a really exciting song, something a bit gangster, so I wake up singing then and I’m out of bed. I also plan my outfit the night before, so I leave it on my dresser with my bag all packed and ready to go, and then some sort of protein snack to take in the car with me. If I don’t do that, then… uh-uh,” Laura, 27, explains. Duly noted. (post continues after gallery)
The Glow caught up with Laura earlier this week to discuss the upcoming Nike + Training Club Tour — a full-day training challenge in Sydney — and all things health and fitness. She revealed a few things that may surprise you. Spoiler alert: it’s possible she’s more addicted to chocolate than you are…
How did your time on I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here effect your health?
“I lost about 5.5 kilos … but I’ve put it back on fairly quickly. I think a lot of it was in fluid. Last time I checked I’d put back four kilos so it’s fine; I’ve bounced back with lots of dinners and socialising. We couldn’t really exercise in there, but I tried to; there were stairs so I did some stair runs and box jumps. I was quite tired as well but I find exercise gives me energy so I tried to keep that up. I did a lot more meditation, stretching and yoga there so I came back feeling good in that way.”
What was the first thing you ate when you got out?
"I think I spoke about chocolate so much that they had a block of chocolate waiting for me. I got eliminated at the same time as Tim [Robards, from The Bachelor], but I didn't realise that block was supposed to be shared, so I polished it off and then Tim came in and I went, "Oh... I didn't know you were having it too!" So they got us another block which we halved. So I had one and a half blocks in the first sitting."