When Fantasia hit the American Idol stage a couple of weeks ago I automatically knew something was different about her. Then it hit me, she slimmed down a lot ! I was impressed and almost did not recognize her in photos that started circulating around the internet week after her AI performance.
Back in 2011 Fantasia was suppose to star in the Mahalia Jackson biopic in which she was was required to gain weight, unfortunately the film never hit the big screens and Fantasia was unable to lose the weight. The same year Fantasia found out she was pregnant with her second child which made it harder to lose the weight.
Determined to lose the weight and get back in shape Fanny hit the gym an grabbed a personal trainer. In a interview with Essence, Fantasia shares how she was able to lose over 50lbs.
I workout every day, sometimes twice a day. I keep my trainer (Sonya McRoberts) with me and she travels with me. I love Pilates, yoga, and spinning. I also attend bootcamp class and they have become my workout family. Doing it with them makes me feel good.
The fried chicken, the collard greens with the fatback, it’s good when we eat them, but all of that stuff that we put into our bodies eventually breaks our bodies down. Sonya helped me come up with ways that you can still eat good, but it’s healthy.
A lot of my cousins who are my age or are in their 30′s are on high blood pressure pills and it’s like, c’mon, you’re too young for that. I wanted to be the person in my family to stand up and say, okay we have to eat better and workout. I want to be around for a long time. I can’t travel like I do and not be healthy. You know how I move on stage. At any minute I could just pass out and that’s not good.
I’m on that health kick right now. This is something I had to do for myself and for my family. I just feel confident. If no one ever says it, I can look in the mirror and say to myself, ‘Good God almighty, you’re a bad mama-jamma!
Fantasia has definitely motivated me to get back in the gym and eat healthier, looking good Fanny !