Honored and thrilled that Fit Celeb was invited to attend this intimate luncheon, it was an hour of getting to know Felicity on a personal level – a level that reflects her down-to-earth personality.
As Felicity walked into the luncheon I couldn’t help but notice her TONED arms! As she greeted everyone, she shook my hand and I said “You have amazing arms, look at you!” She smiled and said, “But my legs are like melted candlesticks.” This was the type of personality Felicity had throughout the whole luncheon – just witty, funny and real.
As Dole kicked things off and introduced Felicity, Felicity began to tell her story of how she was introduced to incorporating more salads in her life. She said,
“I think it was Desperate Housewives, you know you ride in the vans to set because sometimes they’re far. Everyone was talking and somehow it came up and someone said, ‘what size are you?’ and I said I’m a size six, and they sucked back as if I just admitted to having a drug problem. So I was like okay, I have to try and figure out eat healthy without driving me crazy, and that’s how I started with salads.
I been on every kind of crazy diet in the world since I was about sixteen, and I can’t do it anymore. It makes me crazy, it makes me cranky, and might lead to a divorce. So when Dole came to me, there were two reasons why I loved it. One, this made up word called ‘salad-tude’, which made me go ‘what have you guys been smoking,’ I actually ended up liking because you can have it the way you want, you can flourish it, you can be a little selfish, you can be a little naughty…oh go ahead put marshmallows on you salad, who cares! But as long as you like it and you don’t feel like it’s diet food, I’m being good, I should eat a salad, it turns something you have to eat into a treat.
That was the first thing. Also, that they partner with the biggest, national hunger relief organization, Feeding America – who take care of 14 million children and 3 million of those are five-years-old or under. I thought here’s a way making it easier for people to eat healthier, making it okay for them to have fun with their salads, and taking care of people who can’t take care of themselves. “
Afterwards, Felicity was up for some Q&A, so I asked if she changed her fitness regimen besides her eating habits. She responded,
“No, I sort of did what I always did. You have to understand I went into the show when my kid was not yet [two], so it was about getting back into shape. I run that’s what I do 3-4 times a week.
Felicity runs in the morning because by the night time she’s ready to unwind and go to bed.
And then my finest moment with Felicity was when I tried to play Bravo’s “What What Happens Live!” Andy Cohen’s “Plead The Fifth”. Let’s just say, my show would have been called, “Watch What Happens When Interview Questions Don’t Go According To Plan!” Felicity was unfamiliar with the game, and Andy Cohen (Andy, I think you need to invite Felicity to the clubhouse!), so I had to quickly explain the game, which I’m not sure she understood. Anywho, as I was sweating bullets because I felt I was going down in flames, I got to ask her two “Plead The Fifth” questions – none which she plead the fifth to- but I’m not Andy Cohen so I couldn’t ask that much of a “juicy” question. I asked,
“Who would be your workout buddy from the cast of Desperate Housewives?”
“I think Eva is pretty darn fit, I think Terry is also pretty darn fit, but I think Eva. I think she would work out hard and quit the soonest, both of which is what you want.
I then asked,
“Who would you say is the most fit out of the Desperate Housewives cast?”
“Eva, Eva again.”
So there you have it folks! Hard hitting questions answered.
Felicity, best of luck in your future endeavors. And Dole, thank you for the wonderful opportunity,