Staying in shape a daily struggle: Gwen Stefani

Updated: Mar 10, 2011, 11:44 AM IST

London: Pop singer Gwen Stefani is 41, and fit as a fiddle. But she admits she works very hard to maintain her toned shape.

Stefani says it is ‘a daily struggle’ to keep herself fit, and she follows a gruelling fitness regime to maintain it, reports

"I work out five days a week, I can`t imagine not doing it," said Stefani.

The mother of two says she doesn`t like to compromise on her food intake, but at times, she has no option.

"I`d like to have no rules and eat what I want, but I`ve learned over the years that I`m so disappointed when I can`t wear the clothes I want to wear. And if I let myself down, appear on stage when I`m not looking my best, it`s not fun for me. I just beat myself up about it," she added.

The singer-cum-fashion designer says she is conscious about her looks and always makes sure her make-up is in place before she steps out of her house.

"I wear make-up every single day; I like to wear make-up for Gavin and I don`t feel energised till I`ve put it on, then I`m ready to go."