“I did it for myself, not for anyone” is one of the most notable statements that excited Oprah Winfrey’s audience when she was invited for an interview. Adele, who is now 34 years old, is working hard to release her next after taking a sabbatical for six years.
Her journey in the music industry has not been smooth, though. For many years, she struggled with excess weight and couldn’t find a lasting solution to the problem. However, the renowned singer and songwriter lost close to 100 pounds in the last two years.
Adele made headlines when she attended Drake’s 2018 birthday party. Her photo went viral on social media, and most of her fans couldn’t recognize her. She looked like a completely different person. The slim or rather petite body figure looks good on her.
Since then, she has appeared in many interviews and shows where she candidly speaks about her weight loss journey. She seems super happy and contended with her life, as evident from the inspirational and sometimes funny Instagram posts.
Millions of fans could hardly recognize her in August 2020 when she posted a photo on Instagram congratulating Beyonce on the release of Black Is King. Now, she looks more confident, gorgeous, and comfortable in her own skin. The unique glow in her recent Instagram photos is hard to ignore.
How Did She Manage to Lose So Much Weight in Just 2 Years?
In October 2020, Adele was one of SNL’s guests; as expected, her fans couldn’t get enough of her new look. In her opening statement, she said, “I know I look really different since you last saw me. But actually, because of all the Covid restrictions, I had to travel light and could only bring half of me, and this is the half I chose.”
Clearly, Adele is super happy about her body transformation and doesn’t shy away from encouraging her fans to follow suit and get toned. She now posts frequently on Instagram, flaunting her sexy body and hopes that her transformation encourages someone to also change their lifestyle.
Adele’s Weight Loss Secret
Adele owes her weight loss success to her trainer, Greg Miele of Heart & Hustle gym in Los Angeles. Greg created an intensive workout regimen that re-programmed her body to start burning the excess fat. In an interview with British Vogue, Adele revealed that she had been working out for three years non-stop.
In particular, she worked out at least thrice daily during the Covid-19 quarantine period. She would start her day by lifting weights in the morning, then a hike in the afternoon, then cardio at night before dinner and retiring to bed.
In her recent Oprah Winfrey interview, Adele said she had to learn and get accustomed to deadlifting. She started with only 10 pounds but says she can comfortably lift 170 now. “I’m an athlete. I love it.” Apart from weight lifting, she revealed to Oprah that she enjoys boxing. “I’ve got a left hook that could kill you.”
Shortly after, her photos went viral, and everyone started talked about her weight loss. Many bloggers speculated that she went on a diet to lose 100 pounds. Adele came out guns blazing to refute these claims. Speaking to British Vogue, she said, “No intermittent fasting. Nothing. If anything, I eat more than I used to because I work out so hard.”
Working out Improved Adele’s Mental Health
Apart from excess weight, Adele struggled with anxiety for many years. She told British Vogue that working out and spending time outdoors exercising helped her to feel better. She said, “it was never about losing weight; it was always about becoming strong and giving myself as much time every day without my phone. I got quite addicted to it.”
In the interview with Oprah, she told her that her divorce was one of the primary causes of her anxiety attacks. She would lose total control of her body and mind during these attacks. Working out every single day and sticking to the regimen helped her get slimmer, healthy, and deal with anxiety.
Adele’s weight loss journey and body transformation proves that anyone can lose weight. Her newly found confidence and optimism are unmatched.
“People have been talking about my body for 12 years. They used to talk about it before I lost weight. But year, whatever, I don’t care. You don’t need to be overweight to be body positive. You can be any shape and size,” she told Vogue.
You, too, can lose weight and become healthier like Adele. All you got to do is work out, have the right attitude and mindset, and remain focused on the main goal no matter what.