Ciara covers the September issue of Shape magazine.
The star reveled how she lost 60 pounds in 4 MONTHS!
“When I was pregnant with [son] 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!” she tells Shape magazine. “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,” Ciara told the magazine in her cover story. “Once I got back into it, I worked out two or three times daily. I would go to [trainer] Gunnar Peterson first for my one-hour training session, then I’d have two more cardio sessions later in the day.”
“Five days a week, 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 super focused when you’re boxing. After I’ve done a few rounds, I feel as if I can conquer the world.”
Her motivation to keep going: “The food isn’t going anywhere.” When she craved a massive plate of pasta, for example, she’d take a minute to ask herself, “Do you really need to eat all this crazy stuff? It will still be around if you really want it later.”
Her lesson: “What I’ve learned is that the difference between being good and being great is the effort you put in,” she says. “You can’t just wake up in the morning and be a winner; you have to work for it.”
The September issue of Shape will be in stores Aug 18th