“American Idol” champ Jordin Sparks is flaunting her incredible 50 pound weight loss on the cover of Shape magazine‘s latest issue. Inside the magazine, the 22-year-old spilled her get-slim secrets and revealed why she suddenly felt motivated to make some major life changes.
“I just wanted to be healthy,” Jordin said. “It was just before my 21st birthday. I had walking pneumonia, couldn’t breathe and felt totally fatigued. I remember thinking, ‘I’m in my prime. I should be happy and fit.’ That was the moment I decided that changes needed to be made.”
After she found her motivation, it was time to get to work — which Sparks admits was was pretty daunting. “I knew I had a long road ahead of me,” she revealed. “I was barely working out, and my diet was a mess. I had to address when, what, and how much I was eating.”
She started exercising some major portion control and began by walking around her neighborhood until she felt confident enough to take up hiking. Since then, Sparks has started hitting the gym and taking Zumba classes to dance her way slim.
A year and a half later and 50 pounds lighter, Jordin is celebrating just how far she’s come. “For me to even be talking about bikini confidence is crazy. If you had asked me a couple of months ago, I probably would have been like, ‘What are you talking about?’ So it’s actually huge for me to even feel OK with putting a bikini on.”
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