Olivia Munn has a bizarre way of getting motivated to hit the gym.
The X-Men: Apocalypse actress credits a hypnotist for helping her work on her fitness.
"I was going to a hypnotist to help me with my OCD and trichotillomania. One day I told him I didn’t work out, and he said, 'What do you mean?' I replied 'I don't know. I just kind of don't. I yo-yo,'" Munn, 35, recalled to Good Housekeeping. "He said, 'You have to! It's good for your anxiety and depression.' So during one of our sessions, he hypnotized me."
Since then, the actress can't get enough of working out! "That was on a Friday, and by Monday I was working out every day at 6 a.m.," she said. "If I missed a session, I'd double up and do it the next day. Now I feel so much stronger. I remember running up the steps one day and thinking, This is strange. I could do this a hundred times and be totally OK."
Munn might also want to look into hypnosis to help her refrain from junk food!
"Sometimes I wish I had more self-control. I'll give myself a bunch of excuses, like I'm tired, I’m shooting or I need this cookie," she confessed. "I'm not someone who can eat whatever she wants and have it not affect her. [After I splurge] I think to myself, I'm going to regret this -- not because I'm going to put on weight, but because I can actually feel a difference when I’m eating poorly. When you’re trying to be healthy, you can feel the difference if you eat something bad."
And Munn certainly splurges! "There was a tray of Rice Krispies Treats [at the shoot today]. I've had two bags of sour-cream-and-onion chips," she admitted. "Last night, I had creamed corn and mac’n’cheese and two and a half pretzel bread sticks before my meal came!"
While hypnosis isn't a workout trick we hear all too often anymore, waist training has become quite trendy among celebrities. Check it out: