Workouts are not for everybody – some simply want to get moving, while others want to be healthy without sweating. For Jane Lynch, best known for being Sue Sylvester in the now defunct musical series “Glee,” she sides with those who are not a fan of exercising. But can you really tell? She has a thin frame and her stance at 58 could fool you that she’s into working out.
The comedian admitted she liked walking, but doesn’t do it often, and believed she should probably start weight-lifting, which she had been trying to do in the past years. As much as that was the case, Jane did manage to shed off 11 pounds recently – yup, you read that right, that’s more or less 5 kilograms. The actress credits this to the changes she has made that really jumpstarted this journey.
While Jane revealed she doesn’t like working out, what she does like is meditating on a daily basis. After having her cup of hot joe every morning, she turns to Transcendental Meditation to calm herself down – a silent mantra meditation reportedly introduced by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
This technique has gained fans in high-profile personalities like Katy Perry and Hugh Jackman, and for the “Wreck it Ralph” voice actress, it has also aided in tapping her creativity.
Jane already had a TM training in 1996, but it was only in the past 6 or 7 months that she started taking it seriously with the help of David Lynch, who manages the David Lynch Foundation and who also helps other celebs. Apart from this, she also listens to podcasts during her free time — you would just see her at a coffee shop doing this.
As you would expect, Jane also follows an eating plan called the Atkins diet, wherein you would eat low-carb high protein, and high-fat food that will help you keep feeling full for longer periods of time. As a result, you will eat less than the usual, which means you will ultimately shed weight. It pretty much is like the Keto diet in the sense that it also burns fat for energy and not sugar.
You are urged to eat fatty meat when you’re on Atkins diet, but it’s not an excuse for Jane to munch up all the more on her favorite steak, which she used to gobble up daily. When her cholesterol level hit 260, she had to switch that up to salmon. Jane also loves cheese, which she basically eats wherever and whenever.
Jane isn’t just busy with her acting career, she is also immersed in being the voice of animals because she absolutely loves them.
She has partnered with animal organizations and hospitals in the past to underline the cause. There are currently three shelter dogs in her house, Rumi, Bernie, and Millie. Animals, as studies have proven, greatly help in reducing stress.