Fitness Files: Coco

Coco is well-known for her acting, modeling and rapper/actor husband Ice-T. You may also be familiar with the stars amazing workout videos and tips you can find on her Twitter and Facebook page. When I was presented with the opportunity to interview Coco, I was thrilled to have her featured in the Fitness Files series so she can share her fitness faves with my readers! 

I am a strong believer that if you train your mind and body you can accomplish anything, Coco is a perfect example of that.  She bounced back from her pregnancy with ease, it helped tremendously that she was already in great shape before getting pregnant. Continue reading the Fitness Files interview below to discover how Coco maintains her curvy figure and the inside scoop on her fit pregnancy!

NMF: Has fitness always been a major part of your life or was there a catalyst/point in your life when you made it more of a focus and priority?

Fitness has always been a part of Coco's life since the age of 16 when she started working in a gym as a front desk receptionist and eventually becoming a fitness instructor. Before she knew it she was participating in fitness competitions.  

In a blog post on The Coco Blog, she shares her memories of participating in her first fitness competition. 

"It was a weeklong competition and one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my LIFE! They tested me to the limit. They test your athletic ability with practically every sport possible. But god, I was going push until I collapsed." Says Coco. 

NMF: What are a few of your go-to healthy snacks/drinks that help keep you on the straight and narrow? 

Coco's lists a few of her favorites: 

  • Protein bars
  • Chicken
  • Protein shakes
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Beans 
  • Power bars

Coco loves protein bars, she likes experimenting and testing out different brands.  "You never know which new product could be your favorite." says Coco.  During her pregnancy, fruit became her go-to option and even post pregnancy fruit is the first thing she grabs when she is craving a snack. She considers herself a Fruitarian

 

  26   weeks baby bump. 

26 weeks baby bump. 

NMF: At Nadia Murdock Fit our motto is “Train Your Mind, Change Your Body” so we must ask: How do you train your mind and stay motivated?

Looking at old pictures are a source of motivation for Coco. The visual images remind her of everything she has worked so hard for. Reflecting on old modeling pictures encourage her to stay motivated and focused. Coco also gets motivated by setting goals and crushing them. 

 

  30 weeks baby bump.

30 weeks baby bump.

NMF: How do you change your body?  What are your fitness favorites?

Coco: "Right now since I lost a lot of muscle I am dedicate to work really hard with heavy weights. I am back into CrossFit but that is not for everybody. I want to gain back the muscle I lost while I was pregnant."  

Coco Fit Tip! 

If you are looking to get pregnant soon and want to stay fit post pregnancy concentrate on creating a strong core. Because Coco had rock solid abs before pregnancy she was able to push out baby Chanel with three pushes! 

  1 week post baby ..the left was Coco at 36 weeks ( She had Chanel at 37 weeks)

1 week post baby ..the left was Coco at 36 weeks ( She had Chanel at 37 weeks)

For more information on Coco and her baby blog click here!

 

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