Victoria Beckham: 'I run four miles a day and eat more now'
Victoria Beckham has revealed she’s healthier and happier since moving to LA – and now not only eats more, but also runs four miles a day.
The well-known gym-phobe has ditched her don’t-exercise-and-eat-nothing regime for a healthier attitude towards fitness, and is clocking up four miles a day on the treadmill. She’s even allowing herself carb-loaded toast for breakfast.
In an interview with the Sun, she revealed: ‘I run four miles, seven days a week. I feel energised and healthy — there are really nice gyms here and I just enjoy it. I need that self-discipline to get up in the morning, drop the kids off at school then go to the gym. I can think properly then go home and do some work. But I do feel so much better.
‘David puts music on my iPod and Gordon Ramsay bought me trainers where you have a little chip so you can clock how far you’re running.’
She added: ‘Yes, I am eating more. I think you do eat more when you’re working out. And you want to eat healthily, so it’s good all round.’
Victoria also says she’s curbed her spending habits – and it’s David who spends all the money.
‘I was on the dole once and I remember what it’s like to watch how you spend your money,’ she revealed.
‘I know everything that goes in and out of our accounts. I’d like to think I’m a good businesswoman, I’m learning a lot along the way. David definitely spends much more money than I do.
‘I don’t really go shopping any more — apart from the flea market I go to every Sunday. You can get some amazing vintage stuff there.
‘That’s often where I get inspiration for my designs.’
And her fashion empire is going from strength to strength. Posh said she’s extremely pleased with how everything is working out in LA.
‘There was a time when I did get battered quite badly,’ she said. ‘It felt like I couldn’t do anything right, so I didn’t go anywhere.
‘I worked hard, kept my head down, looked after the kids, looked after David and quietly got on with my fashion work.
‘And now, sitting here today, I feel so proud of what I’ve achieved.
‘I’ve just got back from New York Fashion Week where the dresses I’ve designed got really positive feedback. The response has been absolutely mindblowing, I couldn’t have asked for more.’
Not only that, the Beckhams are over the moon about their his-and-hers fragrance line, which they’re just about to launch at Macy’s in America.
‘We’ve just had some great news from our fragrance business — it’s now worth £109million at retail, and we haven’t even scratched the surface in America with that yet — that’s not including my jeans or sunglasses range.’
She concluded: ‘I can genuinely say I’m content and happy at the moment.
‘I don’t really give a sh*t what people think about me. I’m more grown up now and I’ve learned not to care so much what people say.
‘It feels fantastic that everything I’ve worked so hard for over the past five years is coming together. I feel proud of myself because I’ve worked for it and, let’s face it, I don’t have to.
‘I’ve been on the covers of Vogue, I’m respected in the fashion industry, and Anna Wintour (US Vogue’s editor-in-chief) takes my calls.’