How Kaley Cuoco is using exercise to get through her divorce.

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As a Big Bang Theory obsessive, I hate to think about brilliant Kaley Cuoco doing anything other than doing what she does best – smile. But in a very open and honest interview in the December issue of US Women’s Health magazine she’s opened up about how she coped with her divorce from ex-husband Ryan Sweeting. They split in September last year after just 21 months of marriage.

Kaley, 30, says, “I’ve cried numerous times in yoga. The best part is I’m sweating so bad no one can tell.”

Her focused workouts didn’t end there; she also found SoulCycle classes therapeutic. “It’s so dark, you can cry in there too. Everyone’s going through stuff in their lives, every single person.”

Kaley, who’s a keen rider with several horses at her ranch in Simi Valley, California, turned to them for comfort. “For a month straight I would talk to my horse and just bawl,” she says. “Finally I went out and the crying didn’t come. I was like ‘I think I actually got through this’.”

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On yoga:

“I used to not enjoy working out and I found something that I love and it is yoga. I absolutely love it. Sometimes, do I want to get up and do it in the morning? No. But when I get out, I feel a million bucks.”

On her daily diet:

Morning: “When I wake up in the morning I have the same little peanut butter on one piece of toast every single morning.”

Midday: “I have a sandwich halfway through the day. Half. Always eat half… we eat our entire plate and by the end we just want to fall over because we’ve totally overeaten.”

Later: “If you’re still hungry eat it later, but if you think abut it you don’t really need it. So that’s been a really good tip for me.”

Night: “When I get very hungry at night – which is my biggest problem – I go for some fruit. So just like an apple, an apple and peanut butter or celery or something to curb my appetite.”

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On being a pescatarian:

“I eat a little it of fish, but no more meat – I’m done [with eating meat]. So a piece of salmon for dinner and vegetables.”

On cosmetic surgery:

“Years ago I had my nose done. And my boobs – best thing I ever did. Recently I had a filler in a line in my neck I’ve had since I was 12… I don’t think you should do it for a man or anyone else. But if it makes you feel confidence, that’s amazing.”

Exercise will help you deal with stress and release unwanted emotions. It’s a fast way to channel your energy into something positive.

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Best breakup workouts…

Yoga: focus on your inner self and let any tears mix with sweat as you focus on your downward facing dog. Will also help you sleep more peacefully.

Spinning: sweating it out to high-energy music and flooding your body with endorphins will help you heal a broken heart.

Circuits: intense exercise will give you a break from your overwhelming thoughts and emotional pain for a while.

Running: set yourself a target and train towards it. Get your earphones in, start running and chase that runner’s high.

Boxing: take out all your anger and frustration on the bag. Throwing punches will relieve your stress.

Swimming: tears? What tears? Keep your focus on hitting 50 or 100 lengths.

Weight training: will literally help you build your strength, feel powerful and build your willpower.

Crossfit: no time for thinking and you’ll join a community of supportive people focused on their health.

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November 18, 20169:34am

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