Time and time again, we have seen some drastic transformations in Hollywood. Melissa McCarthy was among the recent names to transform, and her new look had fans talking for both good and bad reasons.
As for Lizzo, she underwent similar circumstances. Lizzo has inspiring stories and there’s a reason David Letterman called her his most intriguing guest ever. We’ll reveal her mindset when it comes to hitting the gym, and what her main purpose is of training. As the artist revealed, it isn’t about losing weight, but something even greater.
Along with her mindset, we’ll reveal what her workout routine looks like, and how she has tracked her progress in the many years of her training.
Lizzo Revealed That She Trains For Her Mental Health And Not Physical Image
For Lizzo, the purpose of training stems from a different motivation and one that isn’t physical. Lizzo revealed that a major reason for her workouts is to improve her mental health, which has improved dramatically thanks to training.
Lizzo tells Huff Post that it is more than just about trying to be thin, or losing weight.
“I think a lot of people see a fat person that way and immediately just assume everything they are doing is trying to be thin. I’m not trying to be thin. I don’t ever want to be thin. The goal is always here.”
Lizzo went on to reveal the numerous health benefits that fitness has provided her in the recent years.
“Once I started working out for mental health, to have balanced mental health for endorphins, so that I don’t look at myself in the mirror and feel ashamed of myself and feel disgusted with myself, exercise has helped me shift my mind — not my body,” said Lizzo.
Lizzo embraces the changes to her body, while noting that everything she does, whether it be moving, or eating, is all related to the well-being of her mental health.
“But embracing the fact that your body changes, that’s a part of it. And making sure that this is what we have the power over,” she continued, again pointing to her head. “Everything I eat, everything I do, every time I move my body, it’s all for this. If this ain’t happy, none of this is happy.”
Lizzo Shared Her Home Fitness Routine On TikTok And It Features A Bit Of Everything
Over on TikTok, Lizzo has shared some of her workouts. Given the posts, Lizzo has a diverse training style, which features a little bit of everything. For the most part from her home gym, Lizzo uses a HIIT style of workout, using both weights and bodyweight exercises.
Among her favorite movement incorporated include explosive movement utilizing the battle ropes, while going for traditional squats for lower body and shoulder presses for her upper body.
Lizzo is generally focused on increasing her heart rate, using a skipping rope is another way that the artist manages to keep things interesting during her workouts.
It isn’t all about explosive movements as the artist also slows things down with the bike, while performing stretching movements similar to a Pilates style.
Lizzo revealed she’s been working out for years and clearly, her diverse workout structure is a major reason for the longevity and her well-being.
Lizzo Revealed That The Best Transformations Are The Ones Only You Can See
As Lizzo revealed, the best transformations are the ones only you can see. This is a very accurate statement, as transformations can take place in several different ways the most people don’t see. That can be shown during workouts, with cardio or strength improvements. The same can be said for someone’s mental health, who can see major improvements in that particular area as well.
Lizzo spoke to People about her progress in the gym.
“The best transformations are the ones only you can see,” she captioned the video. “Celebrate yourself.”
Lizzo went on to continue that her insecurities held her back. “Now let me tell you. I was always too insecure — well, not too insecure, but too self-conscious — to work out in shorts. Also my thigh meat chafes, so I was like, why do that?”
She continues, “But today I’m working out in shorts and I’m gonna keep it real with y’all: not much has changed, physically, about myself, but a lot has changed here, mentally. Here, emotionally. I accept myself. These shorts are a little long so they won’t chafe, but I’m doing it! Yay!”
For Lizzo, health comes in various forms, particularly on the inside. “Health is not just determined on what you look like on the outside. Health is also what happens on the inside — and a lot of y’all need to do a cleanse for your insides.”
Lizzo’s workout routine will always be debated, but evidentially, it has created a major shift in her life and one that has been positive.