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Christina Aguilera Revisits "Dirrty" Look 20 Years Later at People's Choice Awards

Here’s how the 40-year-old mom keeps herself in shape

Christina Aguilera is turning back the time to 2002! The 40-year-old performer revisited her iconic Dirrty look from nearly 20 years ago on Tuesday night at the People's Choice Awards, flaunting her incredibly fit body in an updated version of the sexy ensemble. How does the mother-of-two manage to keep herself looking half her age? Read on to see 5 ways Christina Aguilera stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!


She Deals with Mental Health Issues

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Facing her mental health issues straight on helps keep Christina on track. "I experienced a lot of trauma in my childhood—I've spoken very openly about it," she said in an April 2021 interview with Health. "But I think that was just part of my path. I've definitely had struggles in the past with depression and anxiety—it's a constant battle to overcome a mind that is anxious, a mind that is always second-guessing."


She Isn't Focused On Being Skinny

"I think we all have our good days and our bad days in how we feel about ourselves. Entering this business, I hated being super skinny," Christina recently confessed. "Once I turned 21, I started filling out a little bit, and I was loving my new curves. I appreciated having a booty. I've always said that women are way more interesting to look at than men! I have a hard time looking at the early pictures of myself because I remember feeling so insecure. I would never want to relive my 20s—you're so in your own head and finding your confidence. As you age, you stop comparing yourself to other people and start appreciating your own body and owning it."


She Works On Herself

"I'm proud of my honesty. It's a really hard thing to stick to in this business, especially when you've grown up under a microscope at a time when society was very critical of young women. I've had to work through a lot of insecurities in front of everybody," Christina explained. "Every setback has catapulted me forward. I think that's my fighting spirit. And, at the end of the day, living that truth and being honest has always propelled me forward." 


She Does Yoga

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Christina focuses on "grounding and centering" like writing and spending time in nature. "Also, getting outside helps—even if it's just my backyard. Feeling grass under my feet and looking at trees and clouds helps," she told Health. "Yoga has also been instrumental in helping me." 


She Reportedly Likes a Colorful Diet


While Christina rarely discusses her diet, according to Cosmopolitan she was once following the rainbow diet, which promotes eating foods of a single color on each day of the week. For instance, on Monday she would eat white, followed by red, green, orange, purple, yellow, etc. 

Leah Groth
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