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Adele: 'I Was Body-Positive Then And I'm Body-Positive Now'

The singer says she turned to workouts to manage her anxiety.

Adele sat down with Oprah Winfrey to discuss a multitude of topics, including how she handles responses from people about her health journey. Keep scrolling to read about it. Plus, learn how she used workouts to manage her anxiety.

During the exclusive interview during CBS' special, "Adele One Night Only"— which aired on Sunday night— the singer revealed intimate details about her lifestyle. Styled in a crisp white suit, the star spoke candidly about how people’s reaction to her weight loss makes her feel.

"I'm not shocked or even fazed by it because my body has been objectified my entire career,'' Adele told Winfrey. "It's not my job to validate how people feel about their bodies. And I feel bad that this made anyone feel horrible about themselves, but that’s not my job. I'm trying to sort my own life out."

She added, “I was body-positive then and I'm body-positive now.”

She went on to touch on how she never intended on actually losing weight, but instead, she was using the workouts to control her “paralyzing” anxiety after her divorce.

“I had the most terrifying anxiety attacks after I left my marriage. They’d paralyzed me completely,” she explained. “I started to notice how much I trusted my trainer and his presence while I was feeling so lost, but also that I didn’t have any anxiety when I was with him at the gym.”

According to Women’s Health Mag, the 33-year-old performer lost 100 pounds in two years.

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In an interview with Vogue, Adele revealed that working out was good therapy. “It became my time. I realized that when I was working out, I didn’t have any anxiety,” she explained. “It was never about losing weight. I thought, ‘If I can make my body physically strong, and I can feel that and see that, then maybe one day I can make my emotions and my mind physically strong’.”

Adele also expressed that she turned to self-care, “It was a lot of sound baths. It was a lot of meditation. It was a lot of therapy. And a lot of time spent on my own.”

Cheers to the self-care movement.

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