Ajay Rochester works up a sweat after being inspired by Rebel Wilson's recent weight loss


She’s committed to improving her health after being inspired by Rebel Wilson’s radical weight loss.

And Ajay Rochester strove to reach her goals on Monday, when the former Biggest Loser host got in a morning stair workout at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo.

The 52-year-old was decked out in head-to-toe black for the early sweat session. 

Sweat it out! Ajay Rochester (pictured) strove to reach her goals on Monday, when the former Biggest Loser host got in a morning stair workout at Sydney's Taronga Zoo

Sweat it out! Ajay Rochester (pictured) strove to reach her goals on Monday, when the former Biggest Loser host got in a morning stair workout at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo

The mother-of-one wore a black Golden Girls T-shirt with black leggings and a dark trucker style cap.

Her only concessions to colour were a pair of pink sneakers and a pink backpack. 

Ajay shielded her gaze behind a pair of dark aviator shades for the early outing around the zoo. 

Back to black: The 52-year-old was decked out in head-to-toe black for the early sweat session

Back to black: The 52-year-old was decked out in head-to-toe black for the early sweat session

Comfort first: The mother-of-one wore a black Golden Girls T-shirt with black leggings and a dark trucker style cap

Comfort first: The mother-of-one wore a black Golden Girls T-shirt with black leggings and a dark trucker style cap

Pretty in pink: Her only concessions to colour were a pair of pink sneakers and a pink backpack

Pretty in pink: Her only concessions to colour were a pair of pink sneakers and a pink backpack

The former reality TV star got her steps in as she climbed a large staircase, occasionally stopping to check her map or study the animals.  

It comes after Ajay revealed she is following in Rebel Wilson’s footsteps after being inspired by the actress’ ‘year of health’. 

Rochester shared an Instagram post last month detailing her efforts, alongside a photo of herself post-workout.  

‘This past week I made some key changes, so I subbed my white bread for Soy Burgen (sorry peeps Keto is not for me),’ she began. 

Future's so bright: Ajay shielded her gaze behind a pair of dark aviator shades for the early outing around the zoo

Future’s so bright: Ajay shielded her gaze behind a pair of dark aviator shades for the early outing around the zoo

Update: Ajay shared a post to Instagram last month detailing her exercise efforts, alongside a photo of herself post-workout

Update: Ajay shared a post to Instagram last month detailing her exercise efforts, alongside a photo of herself post-workout

Taking a break: The former reality TV star got her steps in as she climbed a large staircase, occasionally stopping to check her map or study the animals

Thinspiration: She's committed to improving her health after being inspired by Rebel Wilson's radical weight loss

Taking a break: The former reality TV star got her steps in as she climbed a large staircase, occasionally stopping to check her map or study the animals

‘There are NO lollies in my house and yes the sugar withdrawals are real, I have subbed with fruit or small protein snack (Eg jerky), introduced TABATA training (not fun), upped my water intake, had Brookfarm gluten free muesli and Greek yogurt for breakky and most important of all – zero alcohol!’ she went on.  

Tabata is a type of HIIT workout that involves eight 20 second rounds of strenuous exercise, followed by 10 seconds of rest. 

‘I don’t know what I weigh as I don’t have a scale and that’s not important right now. Getting moving, making healthier choices and feeling better is the key to moving more,’ she went on. 

Inspired: Ajay revealed she is planning to follow in Wilson's footsteps and her 'year of health'. Rebel is pictured

Inspired: Ajay revealed she is planning to follow in Wilson’s footsteps and her ‘year of health’. Rebel is pictured 

‘I lost a few days to a bad back which will get easier as I get lighter. Don’t worry about what you can’t do focus on what you can.’  

Earlier this year, Ajay announced she is planning to drop the kilos she gained in lockdown following a health scare.

‘It’s time to take my health and fitness back! If Rebel Wilson can do it I can too!’ she wrote alongside a selfie of her in hospital.

On a mission: Ajay (pictured in 2007) announced she is planning to drop the kilos she gained in lockdown following a health scare

Determined: The star is on a mission

On a mission: Ajay (pictured left in 2007 and right in 2020) announced she is planning to drop the kilos she gained in lockdown following a health scare

Ajay explained that she ended up in the emergency room for an electrocardiogram after her heart started to flutter, causing her blood pressure to rise and panic.

‘I’m fine. My EKG was normal, but it was enough of a scare to make me wake up and get serious. So here’s to MY year of health!’ she wrote.

Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, Ajay said she was shocked to discover how big she was after seeing photos of herself snorkelling and swimming earlier this year.

Wake up call: She explained that she ended up in the emergency room for an electrocardiogram after her heart started to flutter, causing her blood pressure to rise

Wake up call: She explained that she ended up in the emergency room for an electrocardiogram after her heart started to flutter, causing her blood pressure to rise

‘I looked at myself and went “s**t on a little bigger than I thought it was” and, I was quite shocked and, and a little scared for my health.’

‘It really was like, “oh my God, holy s**t. What happened?” I’m like, well, you know, quarantine happened and, I don’t know what happened. I lost the plot.

‘I’ve been so inspired by Rebel’s weight loss. I was like, all the fat girls around me are getting thin. Mama June (Here Comes Honey Boo Boo) lost the weight and now, Rebel has lost all the weight.

'I looked at myself and went "s**t on a little bigger than I thought it was" and, I was quite shocked and, and a little scared for my health,' she told Daily Mail Australia

 ‘I looked at myself and went “s**t on a little bigger than I thought it was” and, I was quite shocked and, and a little scared for my health,’ she told Daily Mail Australia

Ajay went on to say that she didn’t want to be the ‘last fat girl standing’.

‘I was literally up in Rebel’s Instagram and she was doing like the stairs at the Opera House with her hot trainer. I’m like, well, I’m going to do the stairs,’ she laughed.

‘I’m going to follow in her footsteps and I’m declaring this my year of health.’

Back in 2020, Rebel documented her incredible weight loss journey, shedding over 30 kilos after enlisting celebrity trainer Jono Castano. 

Changes: Over the past 18 months, Rebel has completely overhauled her lifestyle and lost more than 30kg in the process. Pictured in 2018

Pictured: Rebel earlier this year

Changes: Over the past 18 months, Rebel has completely overhauled her lifestyle and lost more than 30kg in the process. Pictured left in 2018, and right in 2021

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