Mickie James Speaks on Her Typical Day, Working Out and More

– Ken Hoffman of The Houston Chronicle published an interview with WWE Diva Mickie James yesterday to hype WrestleMania 25. Here are some quotes from the piece:

Her typical day: “My typical day is very regimented. I drive from town to town if I can. I’m a night driver. I will drive the 200 or 300 miles to the next city. So I don’t get to bed until 3 or 4 a.m. most nights. Then I get up at 11 a.m, checkout time. I go to a Starbucks, because I’m addicted to their coffee. Then I find a local gym and do my workout.”

Mickie’s working out: “I take a lot of showers during a typical day. After my workout, I start preparing myself for the show that night. I will grab something to eat. Genetically, the women in my family were blessed with voluptuous figures, so I have to work at keeping my weight down. I eat high protein and low carbs.”

What she does after arriving at the building: “I show up at the building in a dress or a suit. So once I get there, I have to start getting ready all over again. I get my ankles taped because I sprained my ankle recently. I have bad knees, too. I’ll put on my tights and try to work out a little in the ring before they open the doors for the fans.”

What she does on her days off: “I get my nails done. I get a pedicure. I make time for these things. I put away time to see my family and take care of my dog and my horses. I know how to burn the candle at both ends. It keeps me grounded.”

Why she puts up with all the negatives of the business: “Because I truly love what I do. The moment I stepped in the ring the first time, I loved it. I can’t imagine doing anything else. Very rarely do people get a chance to touch so many people’s lives like we do. That makes me feel so good. I get chill bumps every time. So what if I don’t get to eat pizza or chicken wings or my favorite cheese fries? It’s worth it.”