R&B star CIARA lost an amazing 60 lbs (27.2 kilograms) in just four months after giving birth to her first child in May, 2014 by sticking to a rigid diet and exercise plan, a miracle!
The disciplined 29-year-old singer, who shares a baby boy with rapper ex Future admits she got back to her pre-baby weight thanks in part to trainer to the stars Gunnar Peterson, who really put her through her paces “As soon as the doctor said I could start training again, I was on the treadmill the very next day. I would go to Gunnar first for my one-hour training session, then I’d have two more cardio sessions later in the day. That, along with a really clean eating plan, was how I lost 60 pounds in four months.”.
Ciara said Peterson has her on a five-day-a-week plyometric cardio circuit regime: “That always includes boxing elements. What’s amazing is that you’re getting three-in-one training: it’s hitting your muscles; it’s a cardiovascular workout; and it’s a mental exercise… After I’ve done a few rounds, I feel as if I can conquer the world.”
A mantra that keeps her motivated is, “Success begins with self-belief and then you have to work hard” she says.
“What I’ve learned is that the difference between being ‘good vs being great’ is the effort you put in. You can’t just wake up in the morning and be a winner; you have to work for it.”