EXC: ‘I carried a lot of weight’: Mark Wright reveals how he changed his fitness trajectory

Mark Wright revealed how he sticks to his workout routine and healthy diet while traveling the world for work.

The former TOWIE star, 35, told MailOnline that he changed his physical life at 24 after spending a year playing football and gaining weight.

Mark, who was speaking in association with the California Almonds, said he doesn’t use his chaotic schedule as an excuse when it comes to working out.

Fitness: Mark Wright reveals his commitment to an exercise routine and healthy diet while traveling the world for work

Fitness: Mark Wright reveals his commitment to an exercise routine and healthy diet while traveling the world for work

He said, “I didn’t think about fitness until I turned 24 and had a year in football. I carry a lot of weight. Honestly, if you look at pictures of me when I was 24, you’ll see that my face was big.

So I already realized that I had to learn how to stay fit on my own. That’s when I had to start and I had to learn. So I started working out and went on my own diet when I turned 25.

I mean, it may have taken me a year or two to get what I want and understand what works for me and what I enjoy. So I have my routine and it’s just about finding the thing you enjoy.

Mark, who runs a fitness platform with his brother Josh, revealed: “It could be anything walking, swimming, boxing, soccer, anything, just get that thing you enjoy and stick with it. Get your diet, get your meal plan, get your nuts and then you’ll have that energy source when you show a rundown in energy.

Opening: The former TOWIE star, 35, told MailOnline that he changed his physical life at 24 after spending a year playing football and gaining weight.

Opening: The former TOWIE star, 35, told MailOnline that he changed his physical life at 24 after spending a year playing football and gaining weight.

Mark recently got the role of “Dream”, in which he is set to play alongside his two best friends.

The reality star will host the new show A Wright Old Adventure alongside his older father Mark and younger brother Josh.

Mark had just finished filming the European trip, which saw him visit Croatia, Malta, Italy, Mallorca and Portugal – but he’s never used travel as an excuse when it comes to working out.

‘I travel a lot,’ he said, ‘and I’m rarely in one place at once. So I don’t make that an excuse, you know, because I feel like wherever you are, you can exercise.

“Whether it’s a successful workout online that you can find everywhere, or whether you’re going for a run or a walk you can always do an extra workout in, it really doesn’t matter where you are.”

'I travel a lot,' he said, 'and I'm rarely in one place at once.  So I don't make that an excuse, you know, because I feel like wherever you are, you can work out

‘I travel a lot,’ he said, ‘and I’m rarely in one place at once. So I don’t make that an excuse, you know, because I feel like wherever you are, you can work out”

Mark works with California Almonds to highlight the importance of eating well to maintain energy levels and reach your goals.

He added: ‘Don’t let yourself slip into making excuses. Many people blame it on low energy and not following the right diet and stuff. That’s why this campaign meant so much to me.

California almonds are a good source of energy. And people must understand that you need it. It’s not just about diet and the amount of calories you take in. It’s about eating nutritious foods, like almonds, to give you the energy boost you need. Because otherwise you will sit down feeling low on energy and not in the mood.

Exciting: Mark is set to host the new show A Wright Old Adventure alongside his older father Mark and younger brother Josh

Exciting: Mark is set to host the new show A Wright Old Adventure alongside his older father Mark and younger brother Josh

“When I’m on the road non-stop for a month, like the show I just did with my brother and dad,’ said Mark, ‘it’s hard, but then you can always find nutritious food.

It’s not perfect sometimes and you’d prefer to cook your own food for sure. But as you know, you can always eat when you stop at the services. If you are on the road. It’s your choice, whether you go to a fast food restaurant or go somewhere where you can find a healthy alternative.

Mark admitted that he doesn’t always get excited about work: “When I go to the gym, I get up and go. But I mean, I have moments in the day when I scroll through Instagram or Tiktok and find myself there thinking it’s three minutes and I end up being 30. So yeah, you can waste a lot of time on social media, that’s for sure.”

A study, commissioned by California Almonds, found that the average Brit wastes 10 hours a month procrastinating.

This leaves a quarter of them feeling low on energy, limiting their ability to achieve their goals – making 31% feel guilty.

Mark continued: “For me, the first year or two of my fitness is tough. And that’s the thing that people give up on, and they quit because they find it too mentally challenging, trying to change their diet.

‘I always say this really simple thing. If I sit down, and I have to go, I’ll literally go one, two, three and I’ll jump and go. Because you will never want to go to the gym.

Like, if you enjoy the gym, something is wrong. yes. I mean, once you’re there, yeah, you enjoy it and the afterthought is sexy. I just feel like a different guy.

Mark, who runs a fitness platform with his brother Josh, said:

“It could be anything walking, swimming, boxing, soccer, whatever, just get that thing you enjoy and stick with it,” said Mark, who runs a fitness platform with his brother Josh.

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