Ayesha Curry shares how it works to feel the firmness in my skin after losing 35 lbs.

Ayesha Curry on her New Year's resolutions

Ayesha Curry on her New Year’s resolutions

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like many, Aisha Curry Start the year off right by setting new health goals.

In an interview with PEOPLE, the chef and cookbook author, 33, opens up about starting 2023 with big health and fitness goals and how she plans to stay on top of achieving them.

Carrie admits that when it comes to typical New Year’s resolutions, they’re actually more of the “girl’s monthly kind of resolution.” She explains that it’s easier to keep track of her small gains over the course of the year that way.

“I’ve kind of been through a health journey over the past three years now,” she tells People. “I’m into manifesting things, writing them down, and setting my intentions and goals. I’m obsessed with that and find that it really works for me, as I can see things visually.”

“One of my big resolutions for January will be to build a little lean muscle,” Curry adds. “I’ve lost 35 lbs. over the past year, which I’m really excited about, but now I want that definition and I want to feel the power in my own skin.”

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Ayesha Curry on her New Year's resolutions

Ayesha Curry on her New Year’s resolutions

Courtesy of MyFitnessPal

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To kick off the new year, Carey has partnered with MyFitnessPal In this two-week nutrition and fitness app, Jumpstart Your Health Challenge, she shares her tips and recipes to help others achieve their personal health goals. She prides herself on the program’s “friendly” way of meeting New Year’s resolutions, which she admits can be difficult to keep.

“Every year when the new year comes around, everyone goes, balls to the wall wanting to do the most, and you always end up failing,” Curry says. “And so with the Jumpstart Your Health Challenge, he makes it easy. It’s not overwhelming, it’s friendly.”

As she begins her monthly muscle-building goal, Curry says she remembers not to compare herself to the ability and progress of others, specifically her husband and the NBA star. Stephen Curry.

She admits that as a woman with three children in the past 10 years — son Canon W. Jack, 4, and daughters Ryan Carson, 7, and Riley, 10 — she’s learned not to be competitive with her health and fitness journey and remain happy with the progress she’s already made.

“I’m married to a high-performance athlete who does it all. And I thought I had to be honest with myself and realize I couldn’t do it and I don’t.” You have To do this is to see the results I want to see,” Carey explains. I had some kind of internal competition that wasn’t there. And so I was always so underpowered in whatever I was doing because I just couldn’t do it at that level. I guess I had to take a second, take a deep breath and just realize, do your best and that’s enough.”

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“I’m starting to realize that more vigorous high-intensity workouts aren’t actually for me,” she continues. “For me, going for long walks, going for a jog, or working out for 20 minutes instead of an hour works better for me. I’m starting to see more results. Pilates, yoga, hiking, these are the things I’ve seen.” The most change.”

In doing so, Carrie is letting people know that she’s kind and gentle with herself when it comes to achieving her goals over the years, and encouraging others to do the same.

“You may have a day when you’re not feeling well and it’s not working and that’s okay. But know that any step, big or small, is a step in the right direction,” she says.

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