Real Housewives Of New York star Dorinda Medley has revealed she has quit drinking and given her lifestyle a major overhaul.
The reality star opened up about her health kick as she walked the red carpet at DailyMail.com and DailyMailTV’s summer party in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
Looking great: Dorinda Medley reveals how she trimmed 7in from her body… as she attends DailyMail.com and DailyMailTV’s summer party on Wednesday
Revealing she’s lost a total of seven inches from her body, the 53-year-old told DailyMail.com that Luann de Lesseps’ ‘wake-up call’ was an inspiration.
‘I just got to a point where I wanted to lose this weight, I wanted to feel good. I wanted to get back into it. I just wanted to feel good again.’
So she signed up with a trainer, Virgil, at Equinox gym, and started working out four days a week.
‘I’ve been on a huge health kick. It’s hard. It doesn’t seem to get easier. Everyone’s like “it’s gonna get easier”, it doesn’t. I had to take three days off and it was like starting all over again.’
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Famous friends: Dorinda poses with Ladies Of London’s Sophie Stanbury
Party time: Dorinda shared this picture from the DailyMail bash
Her regime is exhausting, but Dorinda is determined to stick it out.
‘I’ve been doing cardio four times a week. I’ve been doing a little bit of yoga on the alternative days.’
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And already, she is seeing changes.
The mother-of-one says her eyes are brighter, she;s lost a few pounds, and shed inches.
Indeed her outfit on Wednesday night didn’t even fit a few weeks ago.
Summer party: The reality star posed with comic Heather McDonald and bar owner turned RHOBH star Ken Todd on the carpet
‘The things that were tight on me, like I couldn’t wear these pants a couple of months ago and now they fit again. You feel yourself just getting leaner,’ she said.
Like Luann, one sacrifice she has had to make is quitting drinking – although Dorinda says she will always enjoy an occasional tipple.
‘If you wanna lose weight and be able to work out hard you can’t drink, you just can’t.
‘I’m not gonna be one of these people that’s like “oh I’m never gonna drink again.” I hate that but if you wanna work out you just can’t drink, and you don’t want to.’
Bar launch: The DailyMail.com and DailyMailTV summer party was held at LA’s hottest new bar and lounge TomTom
The DailyMail.com and DailyMailTV summer party was held at LA’s hottest new bar and lounge TomTom – which opened its doors for the very first time just for the event.
It is the newest Vanderpump establishment in West Hollywood, California.
Lisa Vanderpump and Ken Todd, along with her new business partners Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz, have been working hard for more than a year to launch the venue.
Nick Alain, a Miami-based industrial designer and creative director, helped to bring Vanderpump’s vision for the bar to life while Sandoval and Schwartz have been developing signature cocktails.
Last year, Vanderpump offered Sandoval and Schwartz a chance to go into business – they both agreed to put in $50,000 each for 5 percent stake in the bar.
Vanderpump and her husband also own LA restaurants SUR, Villa Blanca and PUMP.