Selfcare Secrets from Top Model Blanca Padilla
We caught up with top-model and P.volve-regular Blanca Padilla, and she gave us the low-down on her wellness routine. Read on to learn about her healthy habits and how she fits P.volve into her busy lifestyle.
Q: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BREAKFAST TO FUEL YOUR DAY?
A: I usually start my day with a huge smoothie, making sure to add protein and lots of greens. I then add toppings like raspberries, blueberries, chia seeds, shredded coconut and ground flaxseeds for fiber and energy. I also love to start my day with pasture-raised eggs, either poached or in an omelet, with avocado on the side. I like chia pudding with berries as well because it’s great for busy weeks; it’s so versatile and easy to make ahead and grab on the go.
Q: HOW DO YOU DESTRESS DURING EVENTS LIKE FASHION WEEK, AND IN LIFE?
A: Taking time for myself. A little "me time" after a crazy day of events, meetings and castings is really what works for me. Getting a relaxing massage, a nice facial, or simply staying home to cook something yummy and journal. Self-care is key to being able to give back to others in all areas of your life.
Q: WHAT ARE YOUR GO-TO BEAUTY MUST-HAVES ON-THE-GO?
A: I always have to have a good lip balm with me. I’m a huge fan of rose water, and as far as my on-the-go look, it’s just concealer where needed, a bit of bronzer and highlighter (both also used for my eyes to add some depth), curled lashes, eyebrows brushed and a touch of lip liner that blends with your natural color.
Q: DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE P.VOLVE MOVE OR PIECE OF EQUIPMENT?
A: This is a hard one! I am obsessed with the P.volve Method; my body just loves it so much! I’d say the P.band is a great addition. I also love using the light ankle band and getting into internal and external rotations. My favorite moves include a lot of stretching. I love the beginning of the workout that wakes up the whole body and opening my hips on the mat after long flights. And anything that works my abs while stretching. I think that’s everything...
Q: WHAT SONG GETS YOU IN THE ZONE?
A: Almost anything, I love music.
Q: GO-TO OUTFIT WHEN ON OR OFF-DUTY?
A: Denim, denim, denim! Forever.
Q: HOW DO YOU FIND YOUR CONFIDENCE, IN DAILY LIFE AND AS A MODEL?
A: I think it’s about really internalizing that nobody has your potential or uniqueness. You can’t be good for everybody or everything, but there are things that make you vibrate and feel joy, and that’s the path you must follow. Your confidence will come if you forget about the noise and focus on whatever it is that calls your name. Nobody else can offer what you can when it comes to doing what you love. It is not about being perfect but about finding how and where you can shine. We’re all special, and if you don’t see that yourself, just know others see it in you.
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