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EXC: ‘I put on loads of weight’: Mark Wright reveals how he turned his fitness life around

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

The former TOWIE star, 35, told MailOnline that he turned his fitness life around at 24 after taking a year off football and gaining weight.

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

Fitness: Mark Wright has revealed how he sticks to his exercise routine and healthy diet while traveling the world for work

He said: ‘It wasn’t until I was 24 and I had a year of football that I had to think about fitness. I put on a lot of weight. ​​​​​​If you really look back at pictures of me when I was 24, you see that my face was big.

‘That was when I actually realized that I had to learn to stay fit myself. And then I had to start and I had to learn. So I started working out and made my own diet when I turned 25.

‘I mean, it probably took a year or two to get what I wanted and understand what works for me and what I enjoy. So I have my routine and it’s just finding that thing that you enjoy.

Mark, who runs a fitness platform with his brother Josh, revealed: ‘It could be anything walking, swimming, boxing, football, anything, just get that thing you enjoy and just stick with it. Take your diet, take your meal plan, have your nuts on you and then you will have that energy source if you show low energy.’

Reveal: The former TOWIE star, 35, told MailOnline he turned his fitness life around at 24 after taking a year out of football and gaining weight

Reveal: The former TOWIE star, 35, told MailOnline he turned his fitness life around at 24 after taking a year out of football and gaining weight

Reveal: The former TOWIE star, 35, told MailOnline he turned his fitness life around at 24 after taking a year out of football and gaining weight

Mark recently got his ‘dream’ role, in which he plays alongside his two best friends.

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

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

He said: ‘I travel around so much, and I’m hardly ever in one place at the same time. So I’m not making that an excuse, you know, because I just feel that wherever you are, you can train.

‘Whether it’s a hit workout online, which you can find anywhere, or whether it’s running or walking, you can always fit in an extra workout, it doesn’t matter where you are.’

He said: 'I travel around so much, and I'm hardly ever in one place at the same time. So I'm not making that an excuse, you know, because I just feel that wherever you are, you can train'

He said: 'I travel around so much, and I'm hardly ever in one place at the same time. So I'm not making that an excuse, you know, because I just feel that wherever you are, you can train'

He said: ‘I travel around so much, and I’m hardly ever in one place at the same time. So I’m not making that an excuse, you know, because I just feel that wherever you are, you can train’

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 that on low energy and not having the right diet and such. And that’s why this campaign has meant a lot to me.

‘California almonds are such a good source of energy. And people need to understand that you need it. It’s not just about diet and the amount of calories you eat. It’s about eating nutritious foods, like almonds, to give you the energy boost you need. Because otherwise you just sit around with low energy and not in the mood.’

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

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

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

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

‘Sometimes it’s not ideal and of course you prefer to cook your own food. But you know, you can always eat when you stop at services. When you are on the road. It’s your choice, whether you go to the fast food joint or you go to a place where you can find a healthy alternative.’

Mark admitted that he doesn’t always feel motivated to train: ‘When I have to go to the gym, I just get up and go. But I mean, I have moments in the day when I’m scrolling through Instagram or Tiktok and I find myself there thinking it’s three minutes and it ends at 30. So yes, 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.

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

Mark continued: ‘For me the first year or two of fitness is hard to get. And that’s the bit that people give up, I feel and they stop because they find it too hard mentally, try to change their diet.

‘I always say this very simple thing. When I’m sitting, and I have to go, I literally go one, two, three and I just jump up and go. Because you will never want to go to the gym.

‘However, if you enjoy the gym, there is something wrong. Yes. I mean, once you’re there, yes, you enjoy it and the feeling afterwards is sensational. I just feel like a different man.’

Mark, who runs a fitness platform with his brother Josh, said: 'It could be anything from walking, swimming, boxing, football, anything, just get that one thing you enjoy and just stick with it'

Mark, who runs a fitness platform with his brother Josh, said: 'It could be anything from walking, swimming, boxing, football, anything, just get that one thing you enjoy and just stick with it'

Mark, who runs a fitness platform with his brother Josh, said: ‘It could be anything from walking, swimming, boxing, football, anything, just get that one thing you enjoy and just stick with it’

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