Ciara is dazzling on the cover of Shape magazine, with her post-baby body 60-pound weight loss and in the behind-the-scenes video of the photo shoot she talks about how she lost the weight, the fitness and diet routine she follows. She also talks about her new album, ‘Jackie,’ the significance of its title and more.
The 30-year-old R&B music superstar had been impressing the world for many months with her remarkable post-baby body, both on the red carpet as well as in live concert appearances (such as you can see above and below). As much a dancer as a Grammy winning performing artist, she’s among those who have returned to the stage with the same fortitude and if anything, a more amazing physique.
Now she is gracing the cover of Shape magazine, and revealing some of her secrets to weight loss success. She said of the honor, “I work hard to stay fit. So when I was asked to do the cover I knew all my hard work was finally being recognized.”
Last year Ciara caused quite a stir when she posted Instagram pics of herself in Calvin Klein underwear just four months after giving birth to her son, Future Zahir. She had captioned one of the photos, saying, “After Delivering My Son I Feel Like There’s Nothing I Can’t Do. I Feel Like I Can Conquer The World. #ANewMe #NewMusic. So Proud To Rock #mycalvins 60lbs later!!”
And yes, now quite a few months later, as the Shape magazine behind-the-scenes video reveals, she’s got an even more fierce physique.
Let’s remember, celebrity or not, this is no minor feat to achieve after gaining 60 pounds, and after giving birth to a 9 lbs. 10 oz. baby no less. In the behind-the-scenes video, she says this gave her “a whole new level of confidence.”
She goes on to say that as soon as she had the okay from her doctor she began a training regime which she follows five to six days a week. She has said in previous interviews that she’s been working with celebrity trainer Gunnar Peterson.
She tells Shape magazine. “Dancing is the best exercise you can do. It’s the one thing no one ever gets bored doing.” She goes on to speak of her strict diet and notes that she allows for the occasional burger and fries.
Yes, Ciara is on a zenith and in the midst of some eventful years of her life, not only having a young son to whom she’s devoted, but now after splitting with baby’s father, rapper Future, she’s in a new relationship with current boyfriend, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. The couple recently made headlines when he revealed in a video interview that went viral that the couple are committed to abstinence.
Readers of Shape magazine are in for a treat as Ciara shares an inspiring journey of weight loss and musical success. She says of her new album, ‘Jackie,’ named after her mother that, now, as a mother herself, its title is full of significance. She says of the music, “I was very clairvoyant about it.”
You can see several post-baby body photos below along with the Ciara’s Shape magazine behind-the-scenes video which you can see here!
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