Songbird Faith Evans made a name for herself in the early 1990s with her debut album and being the wife of late hip-hop star Notorious B.I.G. Fast forward over 20 years and the beautiful singer has had chart-topping hits, children graduating high school and a life she can smile about. She even has a 60-pound weight loss that she is proud of.
In her own words, Faith describes how it all happened:
“When I moved to Atlanta, I had a trainer down there for a couple of years. Actually, I started working with her prior to my last album. Since that time, I relocated and got even more into fitness and dropped a few more pounds. I guess the more weight I lost, the easier it was to see my physique. I’ve been at it for a couple of years. It wasn’t easy.”
“My highest weight was 192 lbs. I’m 5’7″and at about 132 lbs. now. I met this trainer, and her approach worked for me. I do these stairs in Santa Monica—it’s about 200 stairs, and I go up and down them 15 times. I do the stairs about four times a week, and my kids, they do the stairs too. Traveling makes it hard, but when I’m on the road, I take weights and resistance bands. I tie the bands onto doorknobs and do arm exercises. I might occasionally have a cookie, but working out is the key for me. I never saw myself doing push-ups, but now I’ll do 50 by the side of the stage. It feels good to know I can do it.”
I’m more fit than I’ve ever been in my adult life. Losing weight and being fit are totally two different things. I’m actually working on a motivational fitness DVD. That’ll be out soon. It will cover everything: how I eat, going to get veggie juice before I work out.”
She adds, “I want to show people how I maintain it. Of course I haven’t been documenting the whole three years since I embarked on trying to get to the weight I’m at now.”
Read more about Faith Evans’ weight loss plan at BlackDoctor.Org.
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