Pink on Shape magazine: "How I lost 55 pounds of baby weight"
Singer Pink is back in fighting shape after shedding 55 pounds of baby weight 15 months after giving birth to her daughter Willow.
The superstar mom shows off her amazing figure (hello, six pack abs!) in the November issue of Shape magazine — and shares her diet and workout plan for getting her rockin’ bod.
Hot mama alert! Pink bares her toned tummy in a black bikini and mesh top on the November cover of Shape magazine — and, lucky for us, shares her weight loss tips!
The 33-year-old singer has always been fit (and even impressed her fans at her concerts by performing circus-like acrobatics) but she told Shape magazine that she splurged during pregnancy and gained 55 pounds of baby weight.
“I ate a lot of cheesecake during my pregnancy,” the new mom confessed. ”Also anything sour — Sour Skittles, Sour Patch Kids, key lime pie... ”
After giving birth to Willow, she knew she had to lose the baby weight, but wanted to enjoy her daughter and “be kind” to her body those first few months instead of rushing into losing weight.
”I'm so in love with Willow,” said Pink, who is married to motocross racer Carey Hart. ”I'm totally smitten!”
It sounds like motherhood has softened up her heart, but she said she was soon ready to harden up her body. When that time came, she enlisted the help of The Biggest Loser trainer Jillian Michaels and Jeanette Jenkins.
”They both kicked my butt more than any other person I've ever worked out with,” Pink said.
Pink's diet for losing the baby weight
One of Pink's formal personal trainers, Gregory Joujon-Roche, revealed her slim-down diet.
”We’d start with an 11-day power cleanse. That really sets the tone for your fitness experience. It basically recalibrates your taste buds and metabolism, as well as setting the slate and tone for the hard work ahead,” he says. ”You lose a little weight from this and it makes you so much more motivated in your workouts.”
He said he next incorporates a healthy diet full of vegetables and superfoods.
”After the cleanse, we reintroduced proteins very carefully. We kept it as green as possible! Lots of fiber, a lot of good fats. Sugars were consumed only around the workouts to use certain calories as fuels. Then after the first 30 days, her diet would be quinoa, fresh veggies, superfood shakes, super shots, and wellness shots. We always incorporated things that are really healthy but also user-friendly,” he says.
How to get Pink’s whittled waist
Pink told Shape that she works out for 60 to 90 minutes five days a week with trainer Jeanette Jenkins. If she is on the road, she continues working out by running and doing Jenkins’ Bikini Bootcamp DVD.
“A powerful core gives her the endurance to perform, but it’s important for everyone,” Jenkins tells Shape. “To carry a bag, pick up your kid, or play a sport, you use the muscles of your middle — when they’re strong, you decrease your risk of injury and back pain.”
How can you get Pink’s pudge-free waistline? Follow her abdominal routine in Shape three to five times a week, as well as cardio exercise to burn fat. What is so great about this workout for busy moms is that you don’t need fancy equipment! Just a mat and a stability ball... and blaring Pink’s song “Get The Party Started” can’t hurt either!
Check out Pink's new album, The Truth About Love, and the new issue of Shape on newsstands now.