For some time now, Lisa Marie Presley has been touring in support of her most recent album, “Storm & Grace,” but, as she reveals in a new interview with People magazine, she’s also been doing something else, something more important: taking better care of herself.
Today, at 46 years old, the musician is able to boast of a feat not many can brag of: she’s able to fit into the clothes she wore as a teenager. Presley describes it as her “happy weight,” to which she got after overhauling her diet and lifestyle.
“Eating clean and organic is best,” she reveals for the publication. She also shed the extra weight and is now maintaining her new slender frame by getting daily exercise, at least 30 minutes’ worth of it.
If need be, she explains, she gets off the tour bus and just walks for 30 minutes but, assuming she can’t do that, she still gets a good workout every night she’s on stage. She also does weights with her husband, Michael Lockwood.
Believe it not, but Lisa Marie didn’t start out on this new diet + exercise combo thinking solely about going down to a body frame she’d be happiest with, but rather because she looked at her family history and, quite frankly, didn’t like what she saw.
“Knowing my family history – my father's side is totally not healthy and they have shorter life spans [Elvis Presley, her father, died at 42], while my mom's side is super fit with long life spans – I didn't know where I would land. So I said, ‘Okay. I'm going to play it safe and try to be as healthy as I can be,’” Lisa Marie explains.
That was in 2012 but, naturally, it took a while for the first signs to be noticeable.
“Being on the road for a three-month run gets intense. I can be really, super disciplined, but I can also be really not disciplined. I love Mexican food. So we have to watch that. I'll have one chicken taco,” the singer laughs.
When she’s not having chicken taco, which she is most of the time these days, Lisa Marie lives on a diet of fish, vegetables, fruit, chicken, almond milk and fresh juices. Besides the actual workout she does daily, Lisa Marie credits her twins with keeping her in top shape too because, she says, it’s not easy having to run around all the time after 5-year-olds: calories will inevitably be burned.
“I'm at the weight I was at when I was a teenager. I love the way clothes fit right now,” she beams.