Listen Linda, Ciara is winning.
While the Internet bubbled with folks calling the pop star everything but a child of God for letting her superstar boyfriend Russell Wilson hang out with her toddler, the Goodies singer has stayed above the fray and has been enjoying her life, and her new man. Now, Ciara’s on the September cover of Shape, straight slaying!
In the article, Ciara opens up about how she got her body back after gaining 60 pounds during her pregnancy, her newfound love of boxing, balancing motherhood, and her views on success.
Peep some of the excerpts from SHAPE:
On losing her baby weight: “When I was pregnant with Future, one thing I learned quickly was, don’t ever let a pregnant lady be hungry, because when I was, I was like the Tasmanian Devil! I indulged in all the good food the world has to offer. After he was born—when I couldn’t exercise yet—I kept eating, and I gained 60 pounds. But as soon as the doctor said I could start training again, I was on the treadmill the very next day. Once I got back into it, I worked out two or three times daily. I would go to Gunnar [Peterson] first for my one-hour training session, then I’d have two more cardio sessions later in the day. That, along with a really clean eating plan, was how I lost 60 pounds in four months. It was a very intense program, and I was extremely focused on it.”
On her love for boxing: “Gunnar puts me through an hour-long plyometric cardio circuit that always includes boxing elements. What’s amazing is that you’re getting three-in-one training: It’s hitting your muscles; it’s a cardiovascular workout; and it’s a mental exercise. You have to be superfocused when you’re boxing. After I’ve done a few rounds, I feel as if I can conquer the world.”
On achieving success: “I truly believe that if you put your goals in writing, speak them out loud, and work for them, they will happen.”
To read the entire interview with Ciara, pick up the latest copy of Shape when it hits newsstands August 18.
Image Credits: Shape