Recently, I got the pleasure of interviewing a spectacular woman who literally seems to age backwards. This women is a class-act and what I consider the definition of a ‘Forever Young” woman, Christine Pullara. Christine and I used to work out together when I lived in Atlanta, she was always very friendly, down to earth, had a caring nature and was very relatable. Christine Pullara got her start in television at age 13, when she signed on with commercial and modeling agencies in Tampa and Orlando. Christine previously was a host on HGTV and had stints on other popular networks, such as E! Entertainment, FOX and Fine Living and Turner South. Currently, in addition to hosting WXIA-TV’s “Atlanta & Company” weekdays at 11am, she continues working as talent in front of and behind the camera. She loves her job and hopes to do it as long as Barbara Walters has…maybe even into her nineties! She is approaching 48 this year and is always striving for the constant balance to stay camera ready which she seems to have mastered so beautifully.
FH: As a successful TV host, mom of two beautiful daughters and loving wife you truly are living a “Forever Balanced” life. What is your secret to maintaining a balanced healthy lifestyle? Do you have a favorite motto that helps you get through the day?
CP: “I think I can!” Ha! Kidding … Kind of!! Seriously, I think it’s
hard for us working moms to try to do and *BE* it all! This year I’ve been striving to be more present, in the moment and not worry about the next item on me to do list. I guess the real motto for 2017 is “Value and relish the present!”
FH: You are not only beautiful on the outside but just as beautiful on the inside and seem to be aging backwards! What advice would you give to women that are trying to stay Forever Young?
CP: Thank you for saying that! I would tell women what I try to remind
myself; be true to yourself and don’t worry about or compare yourself to anyone else! YOU are uniquely you and appreciate that! I try to exercise regularly, eat right, take care of my skin but at the end of the day I hope the life I lead and the joy I experience reflects on the outside!
FH: Over the years, I know you have collected many fitness and ageless beauty tips! How do you stay in such amazing shape?
CP: I’m big into classes or a trainer. I’m not so disciplined on my own and I know that about myself! I’m turning 48 in April and five pounds have snuck up on me! So, I’m working out with one of my favorite trainers Lawton at the Forum Athletic club. He uses heavy weights and cardio spurts! Love him!
FH: What are your top ageless beauty tips?
CP: As far as beauty goes, I had a snafu using filler under the eyes that
went terribly awry! That was a year ago, and I had lumps, bumps etc..it was tough. It was a great reminder that although these beauty breakthroughs work, there are always risks! Now I’m trying to use products that are effective! It was a wake-up call! My favorite
beauty products are Obagi Vitamin C line! Love it for my skin! Also, I try to get microneeding and HydraFacial’s every month! I alternate the two! Also, be happy! When you’re smiling, and shining a light to others no one cares about your lines and wrinkles!!! (At least I hope not!)
FH: Lastly, we are itching to know what your favorite products are sitting on your beauty counter at home! What are your favorite products on your beauty counter? Is there a successful daily regimen you subscribe too?
CP: I use Obaji and was recently talked into Dior’s Detoxifying Serum to use underneath my current products. I’ll keep you posted on that one! I also love love Bliss Triple Oxygen Mask! If I’ve had a late night. I put this one for ten minutes in the morning and feel
like it immediately gives me a refreshed look!! Also, NEVER GO TO BED WITH MAKEUP!! EVER! I keep Burt’s Bee’s Exfoliating Wipes by my bed and at least fall asleep wiping my face
Also, I use cleaner at night in the shower with my Aveeno Foaming Gel to get off all that work makeup I have to wear! I love how clean it gets my skin!
As far as a supplement, I take vitamins by Lumity!! They are geared towards beauty and wellness inside and out!!
And finally! GET SLEEP! I try to get 8 hours and I believe it really makes a difference in my energy, skin, mood and overall wellbeing!!! Catch your ZZZZZ’s people!