Alexandra Burke shows off her trim bikini bod
Wednesday 27 June 2012
Former X Factor starlet Alexandra Burke revealed the results of her strenuous gym sessions yesterday after she uploaded holiday snaps, showing off her enviable figure.
The 23-year-old singer posted pictures on her Twitter account posing in a khaki bikini as she holidayed with friends and family in Miami. Miss Burke, who is a size 8, looked great as she showed off her washboard stomach and toned legs but insists that she tries to steer clear of society’s ‘size zero’ obsession.
“The pressure is there because you see these people who are so slim and it makes you feel insecure. But the way I'm built is with thighs and a bum. I'm bigger down here and smaller up here,” she says.
“You have to love what you are. If you're a curvaceous person, embrace that and love it. The moment you try to get involved in dieting regimes you can get lost and confused. If I've got a video coming up I will watch what I eat but if not I'll have the odd glass of wine or champagne. You've got to strike a balance. You should treat yourself once in a while.”
According to Alexandra’s personal trainer Don Klass, the Broken Heels singer stays in shape by using a strength-building exercise regime 4-7 times a week. This includes sit-ups, press-ups, tricep-dips and squats. She also takes part in cardio and uses Kettlebells.
“When I go to the gym, I normally do a good mixture of cardio and weights, finishing off with three sets of 30 tummy exercises, such as the basic crunch and holding the plank for one minute at a time, mixing them up all the time.”
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