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Debbie Gibson in Two-Piece Workout Gear Does a Cartwheel After Lyme Disease

Here are her top lifestyle tips. 

Debbie Gibson is sharing a "huge victory" – and showing off her washboard abs. In a new video shared to social media, the Electric Youth singer does cartwheels in a crop top and shorts. She explains that she "used to cartwheel all the time," but after contracting Lyme Disease, "it was a long road back to owning my power on all levels." However, "Overcoming fear is something we all deal with daily," she writes, and she recently started doing them again. "Two false starts. But, like a little kid learning to ride a bike with training wheels, I finally got that first solo cartwheel back under my belt! It's a start. And it's always humbling to start over. But what's the alternative. Not starting over ? I still have to recondition my body if I'm going to continue practicing any form of gymnastics but, at least I know I can do it ! If I can do it … you can do it. Whatever it is!" she writes. What other tips does the iconic singer have when it comes to diet and exercise? Celebwell rounded them up. 


Eat Protein at Breakfast


Debbie understands the importance of fueling your body with protein in the morning. "I need breakfast within a half-hour of waking up," she dished to New York Times. "I'm a basic eggs, orange juice and coffee person. On a decadent day like today, it's an almond croissant."


Enlist the Help of a Professional


Debbie has worked with the same dietician, Lisa Giannini, since she was 17. "She has so many great tricks, and she's very into gut health. It's about learning your own health and diet puzzle." Her battle with Lyme disease has left her "scared of food" for many years. "I didn't know much then. I had to do food allergy and sensitivity tests. I was super, super strict, eating organic proteins, veggies and low glycemic fruits. I'm happy to say I know what works for me now. I've built my body back up to the point where nothing is going to take me completely down," she explained to the New York Times.


Exercise…But Don't Overdo It

Debbie has a moderate approach to exercise. She explains that she does "just enough movement to be fit, but I can't use up all my reserve," she says. "I did get a Peloton, and I do love it so so much. I also have an elliptical machine, and I do my own made-up version of a workout with light weights and a Pilates ring. And I do a whole lot of walking with my dogs."


Do Yoga

Debbie's favorite types of workouts are those that "feel flowy," she told the New York Times. "I discovered Kundalini yoga from this woman on YouTube, Sat Dharam Kaur, who does these amazing breathing exercises. I used to be addicted to that super-sore, I-can't-walk-the-next-day feeling. It did me a lot of damage. I'm a more-is-more kind of person, but my body is, like, 'Sorry, you have to learn moderation.'"


Prioritize Self-Care

Debbie stresses the importance of self-care. "I think everybody has a journey — we all have edges we're trying to contain — but I think one of the biggest lessons I've learned is that I'm not people-pleasing anymore. I have no problem saying I need to take a self-care day," she explained to the New York Times.

Leah Groth
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