Media has its way of telling you what to think and feel. Sis, it’s just a tool but sometimes we are caught up being a tool in Miss Media’s twirling fingers.
While you may be struggling to muster up the energy to hit the streets and get your muscles on the move, Ciara’s latest Instagram posts will give you all the inspiration you need to work on your fitness year-round. In a recent interview with People, the 34-year-old entertainer opened up about how she’s leveling up her post-baby body after giving birth in July, which according to her, can be much more difficult the third time around. She explained:
Life couldn’t be any more hectic than it’s ever been. My son is in Zoom classes, and we’re creating an easy plan for my daughter as well with her education. There’s so much to juggle and plan.
Ciara, who revealed that she gained a total 65 pounds during her pregnancy, said that along with flag football, consistent cardio, and managing her eating habits, giving herself grace has been the key to keeping her sanity on her weight loss journey.
The singer said that while in the past, she’s taken a more intense approach to her fitness journey, she is now working to maintain a more realistic lifestyle that she can still be proud of:
“For me, it gives me something to look forward to and makes it fun. I tried all kinds of things, sun up to sun down, and yes some of those things have worked, but they haven’t been realistic for the long term at all. What I really love about this is I’m having fun while also learning how to develop really good eating habits. One of the ultimate goals is to have a good wellness lifestyle that’s going to carry me through life.”
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Ready to level up up my plans post baby and beyond! Leading a healthier lifestyle has always been a long term goal of mine. With my growing family and career I’m more focused on living a balanced life. I’m proud to share that I’ve joined the @ww family! The program is realistic for my goals and I’m having fun with the app! I’ve seen the impact it’s had on family and friends and I’m excited for the journey ahead. I naturally lost 15lbs post baby and after starting the WW program, changing my eating, and working out, I’ve now lost the 5lbs I wanted. I’m ready to go after the rest I want to lose! Let’s go!!! #wwambassador (People following the WW program can expect to lost 1-2 lbs/week)
2. Balance, Baby. Balance.
“I don’t train every day of my life. Ultimately, it’s about balance, from what you eat to working out, and for me, what I’ve learned is that what you eat is the most important part. You can go to the gym and eat a burrito after and be like, ‘I went to the gym, so it doesn’t matter,’ but you’ll never get the body you want that way, so I eat in moderation. I eat five to eight small meals a day, and I’m really, really consistent with my regimen. And also, I drink tons of water.”
3. Push Thru, Even When You Don’t Feel Like It
“There are definitely times where I’m like, OK, here we go. Sometimes we don’t want to do what we need to do, but what we need to do is often the best thing for us. Pushing through is what makes you feel the most proud after a good workout, and after I finish working out, it feels like I conquered the world. This feeling helps me get going for the day.”