Is Lindsay Lohan finally turning a new leaf to mark her debut in Playboy magazine? The actress says she recently quit smoking and says she’s working out regularly in rigorous spinning sessions. Believe it?
Lohan, 25, is notorious for chain smoking cigarettes and was recently embarrassed after she was photographed with yellow, nicotine-stained teeth.
Quitting the habit would be a major step forward for the actress. Her skin is already showing signs of premature aging from heavy tobacco and alcohol use.
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The actress who posed nude for Playboy earlier this week for a reported fee just shy of $1 million, says she’s now exercising regularly.
“I’ve gone through enough in my life that I appreciate getting up at 7 or 8 in the morning and going spinning,” Lohan tells ExtraTV. “I like that kind of routine.”
Lindsay, 25, says the high-intensity cardio workout is “exhausting.”
Lohan, who has struggled with drug abuse and legal woes for the past four years, spent the summer flying to New York, Paris and Milan for fashion week, while trying to complete the community service requirements for her parole.
Lindsay, who recently quit smoking, has been in and out of jail and court due to her drug-related legal problems.
She also pleaded no contest to theft charges involving an instance where she walked out of a jewelry store with a necklace.
“I tried to mask my problems with alcohol, cocaine and mind-altering substances,” Lindsay revealed in 2009.
She’s currently spending time in the Los Angeles County morgue to met her community service obligations as a result of her theft plea.
Lohan has been trying to get her acting career back on track, and has vowed to leave her past behind. But so far, it’s been touch and go.
Lindsay was taken from the Los Angeles County Superior Court in handcuffs and post $100,000 bond after Judge Stephanie Sautner charged that she had violated the terms of probation in her misdemeanor shoplifting case.
A New York Post article Oct. 23 quoted a source describing her as “delusional.”
“To say she’s delusional would be a major understatement,” one former associate tells The Post.
“She genuinely seems clueless as to why these things keep happening to her. There is always something, or someone, else to blame.”
Lohan failed to show up for community service at a women’s shelter at least nine times, according to the The Post. .
She was also late on her first day of community service at the county morgue, but made sure she got there 45 minutes ahead of time the following day.
Lindsay, 25, is due back in court on Nov. 2, when the judge will decided whether she must return to jail.