Cynthia Bailey: Her Real House Life in Atlanta

Cynthia Bailey

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I was definitely a fish out of water. Now, I am very comfortable in my own skin on the show.

EBONY: What do you do to stay in shape?

CB: That is the tricky part about being in your 40s. I’ve been very blessed, thank you Jesus, that I don’t have to do a whole lot in terms of working out. But my body has recently betrayed me. If I even pass a McDonald’s, I gain five pounds. I am definitely going to try, and Peter as well, to get it together. We are starting to work out at least three days a week. We have made an agreement to put that into the schedule.

Also, I’d rather eat better than have to go to the gym. I’m trying to make sure I have better eating habits. I am definitely going to incorporate a “Cynthia, what do you want to eat?” day at least once or twice a week. I had dinner with Dr. Ian one night, and he is having me work out, he is on top of me. I am going to try his diet so he can help me get it together.

EBONY: What’s next for you 2013?

CB: More Real Housewives of Atlanta, more with the Bailey Agency School of Fashion. We just celebrated our one-year anniversary. We are also relocating to a larger space. Peter and I have a relationship book coming out called Baggage Claim that should be out in a couple months. It’s about getting married later in life in your 40s. It was definitely a struggle for us to compromise on certain things, because we both came to the table with our “stuff” already. Now in my 40s, I’m like, “What you see is what you get.”