Tayshia Adams Has a Tip for Making Morning Workouts Easier

On Chill Chat, Bustle sits down with celebrities to discuss all things health, from their favorite skincare products to their tips for getting a good night's sleep . Here, Tayshia Adams reveals her secret to getting out of bed in the morning, her go-to workout, and the most important lesson she's learned in therapy.

Tayshia Adams knows a thing or two about marathons. In 2021, one year after she starred on "The Bachelorette," she completed the 26.2-mile race in New York City in just 4 hours and 40 minutes.

Lately, she's become more of a Pilates girl, but she's hoping to lace up her sneakers again. “I want to get back to running like I used to,” she said. Now she's launching an app that lets users compare their step count to their phone usage, in partnership with Saucony, who found that the average person scrolls the equivalent of three marathons per year.

"When you see those numbers, it's pretty daunting and you think, 'Oh my gosh, I need to step up,'" she said.

Adams isn't putting away her phone forever—as a content creator, that's actually her job. "I'm a fashion girl, so I'm always looking at clothes," she said. "I'm basically shopping on my phone." But she does have a 2024 goal. "Sport, honey, it's going to be sport."

Below, Adams lays out her plan for achieving this healthy balance.

What does your morning routine look like?

I really tend to meditate first. One tip I learned a long time ago is not to wear pajamas or sweat. The moment you roll out of bed, you put on your workout clothes. When you're in this state, you'll be more inclined to do something physical or productive. So, after I do that, I either move my body and go to class, or I get to work.

What’s your favorite workout right now?

In California it's not a big deal, but in New York I think Pilates is a pretty popular exercise. I just feel like these little moves can build these muscles in a way that you wouldn't normally do when you're in the gym doing weight lifting and stuff like that, which has been my routine for the past two years.

What’s the most alternative health remedy you’ve ever tried?

I use Celluma every morning for red light therapy. It's kind of like a sheet wrapped around the body, so you can use it to restore muscle in your shoulders, or place it on your scalp to help stimulate hair growth. I use it everywhere.

How do you respond when you feel stressed or overwhelmed?

Recently, thanks to a lot of therapy, I have learned to sit with my feelings and identify them. So don't just say you're angry, if you really try to get to the bottom of it, often what you're feeling isn't even anger. More sadness or betrayal.

I think it helps to not only identify the root of what you're experiencing now, but also what the trigger points were in your past that really need to be addressed.

How do you like to unwind at the end of a long day?

My nightly routine has really become my thing. I don’t like to eat after 8pm or 8:30pm, so I have more time in the evening. I take hot yoga or Pilates classes and it just de-stresses me and relieves fatigue. Before bed, I love to take a bath, read a book, and drink chamomile and lavender sleep tea – it’s life-changing. Now, I’m obviously reading a Colleen Hoover book – I mean, who isn’t? This is called "Regret You".

How do you cut through all the noise of social media when you're in the public eye?

This has been a challenge. I mean, I'm human. You always want to see it. But for me, I just learned to [think] about the people around me and the whole self-love thing that really fulfills me? So I just try to stay away. It’s really hard to do, but staying away from social media has done me more good than not having it. You'll never feel very inspired without taking a break from social media.