OMG! I had to do a double take like “Is that Jordin Sparks?” Yes honey, that is the American Idol Alum gracing the cover of Shape Magazine in a BIKINI. Now I’m sitting here like ‘Jordin girl, you got me ready to hit the track just a little bit harder.’ Talk about beach body motivation.
The Sparkle actress sat down in an exclusive interview with Shape Magazine to chat it up about her weight loss and her debut in the movie Sparkle, working with the late Whitney Houston and her upcoming projects. She also dished on her weight loss routine which included: walking around her neighborhood, hiking, and Zumba classes.
Check out excerpts from the interview:
On the decision to lose weight:
“I just wanted to be healthy. 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.”
On major life changes:
“I knew I had a long road ahead of me,” she told Shape. “I was barely working out, and my diet was a mess. I had to address when, what, and how much I was eating.”
On seeing the results:
“The weight really started falling off, and I could see my muscles. It was awesome.”
On expanding her singing career into acting:
“It may seem like I’m spreading myself a bit thin — no pun intended, but I love being creative and want to try a bunch of different things, like TV or another Broadway show.”
Continue reading over at Shape Magazine