‘I have to work hard for this body!’
Monday 09 July 2012
She may be a mum of three, but WAG Alex Curran turned heads on a Vegas holiday last week, as she flaunted her super-slim curves and washboard stomach in a revealing leopard-print bikini.
Partying to a DJ set by Calvin Harris at the Encore Beach Club, the 29 year old was with friends and her footballer husband Steven Gerrard, 32, who was enjoying a relaxing break after England’s defeat in Euro 2012.
Following the birth of her first two children, Lilly-Ella, eight, and Lexie, six, Alex told Closer in 2009 that unflattering bikini pictures of her “mum tum” in 2008 had prompted her to cut down on boozy nights out and seek help from a personal trainer.
After slimming down to a slim size 8-10, Alex said at the time: “I now work out three times a week. I used to be a party girl. But now I know that if I have a big night out, I’ll probably eat junk food. I’ve turned down nights out already.”
And after giving birth to her third child, daughter Lourdes, in November last year, pals reveal Alex was more determined than ever to whip her body into shape.
“Alex knew she would be pictured in Vegas so she exercised solidly for three weeks with her personal trainer to get ‘bikini ready,’” says a source. “She loves her food and, after three kids, she admits herself she needs to work hard to get her dream body.”
The source adds: “Alex and Steven try to stay fit together. They do yoga and swimming. She also giggled that sex has been a fantastic workout!”
In 2009, former junk-food fan Alex admitted she used to scoff up to three McDonald’s meals a week. But pals reveal she now follows a strict low-carb diet.
A source says: “For breakfast, Alex likes berries, yoghurts and bran cereal. For lunch, she loves fish and salads with water chestnuts and peanuts. She usually has sushi for dinner and tries not to eat past 6pm.”
But Alex, who once said that she was “not a fan of the skinny look,” has assured pals that she won’t take her fitness regime to the extreme. A source says: “Alex told pals: ‘Steven would disown me if I turned into a bean pole. I work hard on my body for him.’”
But despite her efforts to shed the baby weight, pals reveal Alex is already planning baby number four. A source reveals: “Alex has got back into shape after birth before and has told pals: ‘I want another baby with Steven by 2014.’”
By Katherine Romero