Olivia Munn has come a long way since she played video games on TV. Her successful stint on Newsroom made her a household name, taking her out of the shadows of nerd-dom and into the spotlight.
Now Munn appears in the tabloids almost as much as any other hot celebrity, particularly since she is also in a celeb relationship. Boyfriend Aaron Rodgers, quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, gets his own share of press. But now Munn tells Good Housekeeping that Rodgers is also her inspiration to saty fit.
“My boyfriend’s healthiness inspires me. Aaron is different than every other man I’ve ever met … there’s so much I could say. Everything a good person can be, he is,” Olivia Munn said.
“He’s in such great shape, and especially lately, he’s been eating so well and working out,” Munn continued. “Having somebody in your life like that is so motivating.”
But even with an inspiring partner to encourage her, Munn was having some difficulty working out. So she went the extra mile, talking with a therapist.
Munn has used therapy to help her with other issues before. She works to control her OCD and trichotillomania — a disorder that is often characterized by a person pulling on their eyelashes, sometimes pulling them out.
“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.’ He said, ‘You have to! It’s good for your anxiety and depression.’ So during one of our sessions, he hypnotized me,” Munn revealed.
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Whatever you may personally think of hypnosis as a therapeutic measure, it worked for Olivia Munn.
“That was on a Friday, and by Monday I was working out every day at 6 a.m. 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 okay.”
— Alex Brounger (@AlexBrounger) July 10, 2015