Gina Kirschenheiter dropped an impressive 30 pounds since filming began on the 15th season of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” earlier this year and during an interview with Hollywood Life on November 7, she opened up about how she did so.
As the 15th season continues to air on Bravo, Gina confirmed she was able to shed around “30 pounds” in the nine months since cameras first began filming the episodes and said that when it came to her route of choice, she did things the old fashioned way, with “diet and exercise.”
Gina Kirschenheiter Wants To Be Healthy For Her Kids
After first admitting that she’s alright with her body when she’s a bit heavier than she is now, she knew she had to prioritize her health amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“I look at myself and I’m like, ‘Oh my goodness, I didn’t even really realize that I had gained so much weight until I literally couldn’t even fit in my pants and it was like — Wow, this is a problem’,” Gina recalled, adding that her routine with her three children prompted her to make a lifestyle change.
“I think honestly, mostly just being back in routine with the kids,” she admitted.
Gina Kirschenheiter Began Doing Yoga After Her Weight Gain
“The kids went back to school and that gave me free time and then going out and about a little bit more and it’s keeping me away from the refrigerator,” Gina explained.
“For so long we were just at home and I wasn’t driving. So I was home all the time and you know how that is, and I’m like, ‘Well I’m home. Let me just go in the deli drawer.’ A pack of salami later, you’ve got an extra 30 pounds,” she joked.
After deciding to get healthy and drop the added pounds, Gina began taking hot yoga classes at Ladera Yoga.
“You’ll see me attempt to do that, because I used to do that all of the time and it’s so sad watching myself struggle, but hopefully I’m going to film there again next year and I can have a redemption moment,” Gina shared.
Gina Kirschenheiter Feels Healthier After Losing 30 Pounds
In addition to getting active, Gina also cut down on her alcohol intake.
“For me, wine is the killer so I don’t keep it in the house and I don’t drink during the week. I try to make rules like that unless we don’t have the kids and it’s date night,” she explained.
“Tonight, I’m just home with the kids and [Emily Simpson] told me actually, you’ve got to just not eat after five p.m. I did that too and that was super helpful,” Gina said, adding that she feels “healthier and better now.”
“The bottom line is, this is probably not the last time you’re going to see me with love chunk and I won’t even have that excuse,” Gina continued.
How Did Gina Kirschenheiter’s Boyfriend Feel About Her Weight Loss?
Gina went on to say that her boyfriend, Travis Mullen, loves her at any size.
“He’s so kind and he’s such a wonderful man and he never makes me feel self conscious, so I just didn’t. He obviously recognizes that I’ve lost weight and he’s super happy for me, but, he didn’t mind the extra love chub,” she shared.
To see more of Gina Kirschenheiter, her family, and her cast mates, don’t miss new episodes of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” season 15 on Wednesday nights at 9 p.m. on Bravo.