She’s the tireless host of Cityline and this weekend she’s up for Best Host in a Variety, Lifestyle, Reality/Competition, Performing Arts or Talk Program or Series at the Canadian Screen Awards. And not only does she have some of the best arms in the biz, but her energy and positivity are something we admire. We chatted with Tracy about her workout routine, who inspires her and what you’ll always find in her fridge.
Q: As someone who’s on air every morning, what’s your morning routine like during the week compared to on the weekends?
A: I like to get up really early so I’m never rushed. I’m also a morning person (insert eye-roll here) so getting up between 5:15 and 5:30 a.m. is no problem for me. My day almost always starts with a workout either in my basement or at the gym. Between 6:30 and 7 a.m. my kids are awake and ready to party! They hang out and play while I get showered and get back into my pajamas (clean). Then it’s up to the kitchen for breakfast (usually made by my husband). By 8 a.m. we’re all fed, faces washed, teeth brushed and changed for school/work and I’m out the door in a cab to City.
Q: What’s one thing always stocked in your fridge?
Q: Do you have any non-negotiables in terms of vices or guilty pleasures?
A: Don’t ever, EVER tell me I can’t have chocolate. Never.
Q: Do you feel pressure to maintain a certain image being in the public eye?
A: Absolutely. After my Cityline days I will promptly gain 30 pounds. Just joking. There is certainly pressure to look your best when you can actually see your backside on a wide-screen TV. But I don’t mind the pressure. It’s a great motivator.
Q: What does your average workout consist of?
A: Mondays I do interval sprints on the treadmill. Tuesday is a 2.5-mile treadmill run followed by a 60-minute Body Pump class. Wednesday is 60-minute yoga DVD. Thursday is the same as Tuesday, and Friday is the same as Monday. Saturdays and Sundays I usually do a long, slow run (about 8k) indoors in the winter. I move all my runs (except for my sprints) to outdoor runs in the summer.
Q: Your most-hated exercise?
A: Mountain climbers. They make me feel barfy.
Q: When do you feel your absolute best and healthiest?
A: In the morning while I’m working out. I feel strong, like I can conquer anything.
Q: Who’s your fitness inspiration?
A: I think P!nk is fantastic. She is a superstar who embraces her muscle and has become a modern dance pro to boot. Also Michelle Obama. If I look half as good as her at that age I will be blessed.
Q: What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
A: Don’t be afraid to have people underestimate you. It can be an advantage.
You can watch the Canadian Screen Awards this Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on CBC.
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