How hot, right?!
Not only is she gorg, she’s a real go-getter. Natascha Elisa is a full-time blogger, model, & world traveler. Her lifestyle is simple: eat healthy, work out, & most importantly be positive!
Because no one likes Negative Nancy’s.
Positive Penny’s are so much cooler.
Anyway, meet Natascha…I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did:
+ Introduce yourself.
I’m a model & a blogger; I run two blogs- a fashion blog In Search of Sadie & a food blog called Clean Cooking.
I’m also a travel addict, health food fanatic, sun chasing, palm tree-loving, happy, easy going girl.
+ Quick skinny trick?
Natascha Elisa: I don’t believe in getting skinny quick- I think any weight loss should be a healthy process. I’ve honestly never dieted, however, I was definitely brought up in a healthy household. I’ve been vegetarian by choice since I was ten years old & that’s definitely played a part in my healthy lifestyle.
I’ve learned a lot about nutrition & I make sure to include all the nutrients that I need in my diet daily. I also eat a lot veggies & drink a lot of water!
+ If you had to do a bikini shoot in a week, how would you prepare?
NE: Uh-oh…a bikini shoot in one week?!! I actually have a bikini shoot next week so I’m making sure that I walk or run everyday. In saying that, all of my eating & exercising habits are things that I genuinely enjoy & I think that’s really important.
If you’re enjoying your work out you’ll do it more often. You’ll also do it happily- & let’s face it, there’s nothing that prepares you better for a big day than positive energy.
So be positive! Confidence will show in the pictures & you’ll look good, if you feel good.
+ Weekly workout schedule?
NE: As I am often traveling I can’t maintain a regular schedule but I’m home right now & I’ve just started kickboxing ( which I absolutely love! ). So I’ve been doing that three times a week at the moment!
I also really enjoy yoga. I walk most days, whether it be walking with a purpose- to get to castings, get coffee, &/or groceries. I enjoy walking to get somewhere & I always take the stairs. I’m not really a gym girl but I love hiking & a beach run. I’d choose fresh air & scenery over a gym any day of the week.
+ Favorite go-to healthy food?
NE: Easy question! I love healthy food, bananas, raw nuts, energy balls, green smoothies, &/or oatmeal! These foods give me tons of energy while keeping me full in between meals…not to mention they’re all delicious!
+ Motivation to stay in shape?
NE: To feel good & to have energy! Again, when you feel good, you look good!
+ Favorite beauty product?
NE: My favorite beauty product is sunscreen ( << love it!!! ).
My favorite cosmetic product is ‘Radiant Touch Touche Éclat’ by Yves Saint Laurent. It’s the ultimate highlighter/quick fix magic stick!
+ Go-to natural beauty remedy?
NE: Coconut oil- I literally use it for everything. It’s an amazing hair mask, makeup remover, & moisturizer. A total one stop shop!
+ What’s in your purse?
NE: I actually don’t have a purse right now; if I head out at night I’ll just take my key, credit card, & phone. When I do need a bag, I carry a bottle of water, wallet, lip balm, & my portfolio- usually in a backpack!
+ Secret model tip for diet and health?
NE: Breakfast!! It’s so important & my absolute favourite meal of the day! Also eat healthy fats in your diet ( coconut & avocado are my daily fixes! ), regular balanced meals, & healthy snacks.
Be positive!! Happiness leads to healthiness & vice versa.
+ To follow Natascha on Instagram, click here.
Core40 Pilates has changed my life! Not only do I take the workout, but I’ve taught it too. The genius creator, Sebastian Lagree, has the sweetest, most gorgeous wife, Carrie. So, today Carrie [ who also happens to be a model ] is spilling all her tips & tricks when it comes to staying fit. Her bod is rockin’…which is exactly why I LOVE this exercise— it lengths & leans, rather than adding bulk. Just look at her!!
Quick, lil side note: Core40 has offered to give all TSC readers two classes for free at the Solana Beach, California studio. Simply create a profile at one of the studios, go to online store, & click “2 Classes for $30 ( SD locals ), & add the item + the promo code [ SKINNYFREE ].
Ok, ok, here’s the deets on the lovely Carrie:
+ Introduce yourself:
Carrie Lagree: My name is Carrie Lagree. I’m a model/housewife living in Sherman Oaks, California. I live with my husband, Sebastien Lagree, who is the creator of Lagree Fitness ( aka the exercise Core40 provides ), & our four dogs- B.B., Belle, Benji & Brutus. I’m originally from Texas, but I moved to California in 2003.
+ Tell us alllll about your weekly workout sch.
CL: My weekly workout schedule is always different depending on how busy I am. I try to do my husband’s workout twice a week & I also do yoga one to two times a week. The rest of the exercise I get is from walking my dogs and chasing after them! LOL! I also love to go swimming, rollerskating, & hiking. I love working out with friends.
+ Let’s talk BodyRoK; I’m obsessed- I love teaching it AND taking it. What’s your opinion?
CL: Lagree Fitness/BodyRoK is an amazing workout!! You do all kinds of crazy intense exercises on the machine while working parts of your body you would never be able to get to at the gym. I always feel so much better about myself after I do it…and I’m always sore the next day [ the good kind of sore : ) ].
+ Favie BodyRoK move?
CL: My favorite move is called ‘the bungee kick’; I’m all about working the butt!
+ Natural beauty product you swear by?
CL: I love using organic coconut oil- it’s great to condition your hair & skin!! Every once in a while when I am laying out in the sun I will put it on.
+ Quick skinny tip?
CL: I am not a diet person; diets have never worked for me. I try to walk to do most of my errands- I walk to the grocery store, to the dry cleaners, to Starbucks, etc…If you have dog, take your dog for a long walk, they’ll love it and you’ll feel skinnier after!
I don’t deprive myself from any food- if I’m out to dinner and after my meal I want dessert, but I know I have a shoot the next morning, I’ll order dessert & just let myself have a taste of it so I am satisfied. I can bring the rest home or my husband will usually eat it :-). This seems to works best, because if I deprive myself from something I really want, I’ll just end up going back later & eating twice as much as I would have in the first place.
I also think it’s better to eat five to six small meals instead of three big meals a day. I try to keep almonds or protein bars in my car if I know I am going to be gone/driving around all day.
+ Healthy snack choice?
CL: My favorite healthy snack is fruit, but my new thing is kale chips. My girlfriend came over one day & put a bunch of kale on a cookie sheet, then she topped it off with a little olive oil & seasoning salt and put it in the oven for about ten minutes. When she took them out, they were amazing!! Tasted so good & kale is really good for you. I’ve been making them ever since.
+ Fav cocktail?
CL: Champagne! But I love wine, cocktails, & sometimes- shots! You only live once ;).
+ One word to describe Core40 Pilates: