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Ciara in Workout Gear is "Trying to Lose 70lbs"

"Shout out to all my mammas out there gettin in, I see you!"

Ciara is back at the gym! In a new social media post, the singer reveals she is on a mission to lose her baby weight. "Trying to lose 70lbs post baby, prepare for a show and tour while breastfeeding, and running my businesses…Shout out to all my mammas out there gettin in, I see you! ToughSh$t. #MambaMentality," she captioned the Instagram post of herself dressed to sweat. How does the singer approach diet and fitness? Here is everything you need to know about her lifestyle habits and how she is losing her baby weight. 



Ciara likes to fight – when it comes to fitness at least. "I like boxing when I'm trying to figure things out," she told Women's Health in November 2022. "That's a part of [my] 'therapy'—exercise." Harvard Health maintains that boxing is a great way to build strength, improve balance, posture, hand-eye coordination, boost mood and endurance, and helps increase alertness. 


Training Her Abs the Right Way

Ciara has diastasis recti, "when your ab muscles split after birth," she told Women's Health.  "When I learned this, it was game-changing because you can train wrong for your abs. I had to educate myself on that and learn to retrain my abs." She has to be careful about the type of ab work she does. "I've accepted that my body will never be what it used to be," she added. 


Working Out Five Days a Week


Ciara spends a lot of time at the gym. She usually tries to exercise five times a week. "When I train, it's a combination of plyometric workouts mixed with weights and cardio as well, because I dance. The cardio conditioning is really important for me, especially being here in Denver," she says. "It's another beast, with the altitude."




Ciara rides her Peloton on the days she skips the gym. "I love Ally Love. She's my favorite." According to Cleveland Clinic, biking, both indoor and out, is a low-impact aerobic exercise, is great for building muscle, improving strength and flexibility, and improving balance. It can also boost mental health and help other health conditions, including arthritis. 



Ciara's approach to diet? "It's really about balance," she says. She usually starts her day with eggs and fruit, a small cup of ice-cold decaf coffee or a frappé. Mid-morning she will grab a handful of almonds and cashews as a snack. For lunch, she likes to eat grilled chicken, broccoli, and a sweet potato. After another small snack, for dinner she will have veggies with seafood.



Ciara makes sure to hydrate. She drinks a whopping gallon of water a day. "That's kind of my flow," she says. According to the Mayo Clinic, hydration is important for a variety of reasons. Water helps get rid of waste through urination, perspiration, and bowel movements, keeps your temperature normal, lubricates and cushions joints, and helps protect sensitive tissues.


Committed to Health as a "Lifestyle"

"I've really worked on committing to working out and eating as a lifestyle," Ciara says. "And then I have moments where I give myself grace. I haven't worked out this week, because I've been traveling up and down, taking the kids to school, doing interviews. It's been so much going on that I'm like, Let's not stress. But tomorrow, we're back in, we're back outside, and we're back in the gym."

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