Adele lost 100 pounds, a huge accomplishment for anyone. Many have their own secrets to losing weight and Adele contributes her slimming down to anxiety.
While speaking to Vogue, Adele opened up in a big way about her weight loss. She contributed much of that to anxiety, and she worked out to feel better. The singer explained that it was never about losing weight, but she wanted to keep going after a while, because she adopted an addiction to it.
“It was because of my anxiety. Working out, I would just feel better. 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. I work out two or three times a day.” Adele continued, “So I do my weights in the morning, then I normally hike or I box in the afternoon, and then I go and do my cardio at night. I was basically unemployed when I was doing it. And I do it with trainers.”
Adele has nothing against people who hire personal trainers, but that is not the route she picked in this instance. She could have been doing anything that centered her mind, but it was simply working out that helped her maintain a clear head while there was so much worry around her.
“It’s not doable for a lot of people. But I needed to get addicted to something to get my mind right. It could have been knitting, but it wasn’t. People are shocked because I didn’t share my ‘journey’. They’re used to people documenting everything on Instagram, and most people in my position would get a big deal with a diet brand. I couldn’t give a flying f**k. I did it for myself and not anyone else. So why would I ever share it? I don’t find it fascinating. It’s my body.”
Adele’s new look was followed by praise from fans all over. We will keep a close eye on what she decides to do next in her career, but this just goes to show that anxiety doesn’t have to be a terrible thing if you can channel those feels differently.
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