Every since the release of her latest album, Jackie, this past May, Ciara has been hitting the targets head on in every way – killer performances (especially that Janet Jackson tribute performance), co-hosting NBC’s I Can Do That, sultry music videos, etc. And, best of all, she is in the best SHAPE to endure it all!
Ciara is SHAPE Magazine’s September cover girl. She was an awesome candidate for this cover because after pushing out a nearly 10lb baby, dropping 60lbs with a deeply sculpted body, one deserves the accolades to be called a, “cover girl.”
In the issue, Ciara’s discusses all the pregnancy weight, how she dropped it, and maintaining her new healthy lifestyle. Check out a few excerpts from her interview:
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.”
Check out more of the article HERE!
Read more of Ciara’s interview and see more photos when the issue drops August 18th!