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Chloe Madeley reveals she felt ‘like death’ when in her ‘best shape possible’

Chloe Madeley has revealed she felt ‘like death’ when she was in her ‘best possible shape’ as she felt pressure to maintain her physique.

In a new interview, the personal trainer, 33, opened on maintaining her ripped figure, explaining that the time she was at her peak fitness was a ‘horrible period.’

Chloe told how being in the that shape is no longer worth the effort and she no longer ‘cares’ what she looks like now, so long as she’s ‘fit and healthy’.

Candid: Chloe Madeley has revealed she felt ‘like death’ when she was in her ‘best possible shape’ as she felt pressure to maintain her physique (pictured in January 2020)

The daughter of TV’s Richard and Judy told Closer magazine: ‘When I first started training, I had all the confidence in the world but, somewhere in the middle, I felt a tremendous amount of pressure to always look in shape because of what I do.

‘That was a horrible period, but I’ve matured a lot in terms of my relationship with my body. I know how to get in ‘shredded shape’, but I know how much work that takes and it’s not worth my whole life.’

She added: ‘When I look in the best shape possible, someone would look at me and be like, Oh my gosh, she must be so fit and healthy.’ “That’s when I feel like death. My body fat is low, I’m tired and grumpy.’ 

Chloe went on to describe the feeling as having ‘permanent PMS all the time’ adding that people didn’t ‘realise’ how she felt when complimenting her.  

Fitness: In a new interview, the personal trainer, 33, opened on maintaining her ripped figure, explaining that the time she was at her peak fitness was a 'horrible period' (pictured in October)

Fitness: In a new interview, the personal trainer, 33, opened on maintaining her ripped figure, explaining that the time she was at her peak fitness was a ‘horrible period’ (pictured in October)

The fitness enthusiast went on to say that she adopted a more relaxed approach to diet and fitness during lockdown, thanks to the help of her rugby star husband James Haskell.

Chloe told how she had been getting in shape for a big photoshoot in June and was in the middle of a ‘fat loss phase’ when lockdown kicked in in March.

As she was in the midst of her fat loss, James noted that he wanted to use their free time to enjoy more time together and have ‘date nights’, leading Chloe to realise that it was unrealistic to try and maintain her strict diet during lockdown.

After giving up her strict routine, the TV personality said now doesn’t ‘care’ about what she looks like and instead focuses on just being ‘fit, active and healthy’.

Happier: Chloe told how being in the that shape is no longer worth the effort and she no longer 'cares' what she looks like now, so long as she's 'fit and healthy'

Happier: Chloe told how being in the that shape is no longer worth the effort and she no longer ‘cares’ what she looks like now, so long as she’s ‘fit and healthy’

She added that these days she feels ‘pretty good’ in her own skin after taking years to reach this stage in her life. 

Last month, Chloe shocked fans with a throwback snap of her lean physique, as she admitted her obsession with fitness left her ‘on the edge of the hell.’

The exercise guru penned a lengthy post alongside two snaps of her abs taken two years earlier, admitting that while she ‘doesn’t miss’ that time in her fitness journey she doesn’t regret it as she enjoyed seeing how her body could change.

Chloe has been incredible open in documenting her fitness regime with fans on social media, and was recently forced to hit back at trolls who claimed she’d airbrushed her social media snaps.

Pressure: 'When I first started training, I had all the confidence in the world but, somewhere in the middle, I felt a tremendous amount of pressure to always look in shape because of what I do'

Pressure: ‘When I first started training, I had all the confidence in the world but, somewhere in the middle, I felt a tremendous amount of pressure to always look in shape because of what I do’

Honest:  'When I look in the best shape possible, someone would look at me and be like, Oh my gosh, she must be so fit and healthy.’ “That’s when I feel like death'

Honest:  ‘When I look in the best shape possible, someone would look at me and be like, Oh my gosh, she must be so fit and healthy.’ “That’s when I feel like death’

Relaxed: The fitness enthusiast went on to say that she adopted a more relaxed approach to diet and fitness during lockdown, thanks to the help of her rugby star husband James Haskell

Relaxed: The fitness enthusiast went on to say that she adopted a more relaxed approach to diet and fitness during lockdown, thanks to the help of her rugby star husband James Haskell

On Instagram Chloe, who is the daughter of veteran presenters Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan, shared two images of her abs in little more than a black bikini top and skimpy bottoms.

In the lengthy caption she reflected on maintaining such a lean physique, admitting it had pushed her to the brink at times.

She wrote: ‘DO I MISS BEING LEAN? It’s been at least 2 years since I’ve done a photo shoot during which I’ve wanted to take a nap. – So that’s at least 2 years of fat loss phases where I instinctively and organically STOPPED short at the cliff edge of hell.

‘Don’t get me wrong, for some women, being 12% body fat is not only achievable, but maintainable. For me? 60kg is my lean AND happy weight. 58kg and below is just painful.’

Thoughts: Last month, Chloe shocked fans with a throwback snap of her lean physique, as she admitted her obsession with fitness left her 'on the edge of the hell.'

Thoughts: Last month, Chloe shocked fans with a throwback snap of her lean physique, as she admitted her obsession with fitness left her ‘on the edge of the hell.’

Explaining why she chose to take on the challenge she said: ‘So why did I do it? Am I mentally unwell? no. I did it because I LOVE to see what my body can do. I LOVE a challenge. 

‘But LONG term? REAL life? I did it, and I’m glad i did it, and now I’m done with it. – I teach women how to LOSE body fat to get to a HEALTHY %. I teach women how to GAIN body fat to get to a HEALTHY %.’

Chloe added she always encourages her clients to have reasonable long-term goals, but is open with supporting them in preparing for something more extreme. 

Lean: In the lengthy caption she reflected on maintaining such a lean physique, admitting it had pushed her to the brink at times

Lean: In the lengthy caption she reflected on maintaining such a lean physique, admitting it had pushed her to the brink at times 


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