Jennifer Hudson has undergone an amazing transformation over the past few years. Today the actress and singer appeared – looking smoking hot – on The Oprah Winfrey Show to talk about life after baby. Specifically, weight loss after baby. She’s lost a total of eighty pounds but says it still doesn’t feel real and that her mind hasn’t caught up to her body size.
Hudson gave birth to her first child, David, named after her fiancé, David Otunga, in August of 2009 and then dropped the baby weight by following Weight Watchers – for whom she is a spokeswoman – and hitting the gym. She told Oprah it’s all about mind set. “At the end of the day you can have all of the money, trainers and chefs you want but if your mind isn’t in it you won’t lose the weight.”
Hudson has reportedly dropped ten sizes, going from a size sixteen to a size six. She says she’s happy with her size six, calling it her natural weight and telling Oprah “A two and a zero, that is not for me!”
She says the inspiration came while she was pregnant and thinking “I want my body back!” I can totally relate because I am so sick of being weak and heavy.
In an interview with People , just after her son was born, Hudson also talked about recovering from a C-section. “Everybody told me how much it was going to hurt afterwards but I think I have a different tolerance for pain than others. By that night after I had the baby, I’m like, ‘Look, I can’t sit in this bed anymore. I’ve got to get up!’ I’ve been up and about since he was born. To me, the pain is no different than when you work out a muscle you’ve never worked out before and it’s sore.”
As I wrote about today on my personal blog, I’m about to begin waging the post-baby weight war and I think Hudson’s an inspiration. She started her journey with no goals, just a desire to be a healthy and happy mama. That’s all I want too.
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