Marnie Simpson reveals how she got in shape after giving birth and being plagued with health issues

Marnie Simpson reveals how she got in shape after giving birth and being plagued with health issues


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Marnie Simpson has revealed how she got in shape after becoming a mum to her son Rox a year ago.

The Geordie Shore star suffered a severe bout of her chronic bladder infection following the birth, leading to months of agonising pain.

But she exclusively told new magazine that after getting her condition back under control with the help of a healthy diet, she’s feeling better than ever.

“I got so poorly, it made us really cautious about my health. I did not expect to get as ill as I did and I think it was because I didn’t look after myself,” said the 28-year-old.

"So ever since then I just really look after myself with the foods that I eat. Health is the most important thing, so you’ve got to do what you can to look after it.”

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Marnie added that she and fiancé Casey Johnson, who got down on one knee in August, have ditched their usual takeaways for meals prepared from scratch – with the odd treat, of course.

“I’ve cut out a lot of junk. I don’t drink fizzy pop any more. I don’t eat dairy. And I’ve been trying to eat a lot more home-cooked meals,” continued Marnie.

“Casey does most of the cooking. He loves making homemade pizzas, so that’s what we like to indulge in.”

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The reality queen is also determined to up her exercise regime after her health problems and lockdown conspired to keep the gym bunny from working out.

“I like classes because they give me motivation, but I like to do early gym sessions, too,” said Marnie, who revealed she’ll be able to fit in her workouts now Rox is starting nursery two days a week.

“I do 40 minutes of cardio, maybe 20 minutes on the treadmill, 10 minutes on the stepper and 10 minutes on the rowing machine.

“I also see my personal trainer to work on my bum and my core.”

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She continued, “I’m very broad naturally, very top heavy. So I do try and do upper arm and back workouts. Because that’s where I seem to gain a lot of weight.”

“We’re going to have a gym built so we can [work out together]. I put on four stone during pregnancy.

“My current weight is around 10 and a half stone but I would like to get to nine stone.”

Despite her shape-up mission, Marnie says her body confidence comes not from working up a sweat but from being a mum.

“I love my body because it created Rox. I feel really proud of it. I don’t feel pressure to look a certain way at all.

“The only important thing to me is the health of me and my family. Looking a certain way is so shallow and superficial. I literally couldn't care less.”

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