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When asked about her workout regimen, Union credits her trainer for pushing her to stay healthy and fit.
âI work with a trainer for the most part,â she said. âI do know how to train myself, but Iâve realized that if someoneâs not waiting for me, I do not feel obligated to get up.â
She continued, âIâm not one of those people, like, âI canât start my day without it.â Nope. I can actually start my day beautifully, sleeping in, eating some pancakes. But I work out because I have a family history of diabetes and heart disease. Knowing what I can do to prevent that has been a huge thing. And then thereâs my job. Knowing that there are people who cannot wait to circle your fat and draw an arrow to it keeps me in the gym.â
Body shaming, which is what all the cool kids are into on social media, also keeps Gabby hitting the gym.
âI learn my lesson from other people,â she said. âSo between fearing health issues and fearing âStars, theyâre just like us! Look at their cellulite!ââthat keeps me in the gym. Then when I get in there, I get competitive and wonât leave. I basically have the Olympics happening in my mind with strangers. They donât realize weâre competing, but I usually take gold. Mainly because theyâve left.â
Speaking of social media, Union revealed how she has dealt with trolls and online criticism.
âIf it kinda strikes a nerve, I need to know who said it,â she said. âI deep dive into their social media. No one whoâs ever said anything super negative to me has an amazing life. Once I realized that itâs different than, like, J.Lo saying, âHer squat form wasnât right.â Because she would know. But you, in your momâs basement, really?â
Union also jokes about a story she will share in her upcoming book, âWeâre Going to Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True,â about people who approach her while sheâs out shopping for feminine hygiene products.
âI have a tampon story,â Union said. âI write about how itâs impossible to go buy tampons as a known person because people are like, âOh, super plus, huh? Heavy flow?â They want to know those intimate details, and what is more intimate than something that literally goes inside my vagina? Whenever I go into a drugstoreâflop sweat! Much less, if I have an itch and I need to buy Monistat. When me and D were dating and I was getting my birth control, the pharmacist was like, âWhen are you guys gonna have kids?â I was like, âNo time soon,â waving the packet.â
Check out the rest of Unionâs interview over at Health.com.
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