In the November issue of Shape magazine, Sofia confesses, “I heard about someone in L.A. who got hypnotized so they wouldn’t eat candy. I’m seriously looking into that because I’m obsessed.”
Vergara, 42, also admitted that she’s really good at making up excuses not to exercise, but “I hit 40 and I started seeing a softness everywhere on my body… I knew it was time to do something, so I did.”
She added that co-star Julie Bowen’s running regimen inspired her to take better care of herself. “Being around Julie and seeing how motivated she is… I started to think more about it.”
Sofia has bad knees, so she decided that instead of running she would try the Pilates-like machine Megaformer.
“With this machine, I was able to figure out what worked for me. I don’t love it at all, but I love how my body’s changing,” she said.
Vergara also watches what she eats, but when she does cheat, she works that much harder. “When I do indulge, I exercise a bit harder the next day. My workout motto is really simple: No pain, no cake!”
For more with Sofia, pick up the new issue of Shape, on newsstands Thursday.