Ciara reps boxing in Shape magazine.
In the wake of Future's post-breakup bender that's produced some of the best music of his career, Ciara's underperforming recent album, and her sexless relationship with NFL quarterback Russell Wilson, the R&B singer has been in the news for everything but her music this year. That trend continues today, as she appears on the cover of Shape magazine latest issue, talking about nutrition, boxing and pregnancy. Read an excerpt from the interview below, and check out the cover in the gallery above.
On losing her baby weight: "When I was pregnant with Future, one thing I learned quickly was, don't ever let a pregnant lady be hungry, because when I was, I was like the Tasmanian Devil! I indulged in all the good food the world has to offer. After he was born—when I couldn't exercise yet—I kept eating, and I gained 60 pounds. But as soon as the doctor said I could start training again, I was on the treadmill the very next day. Once I got back into it, I worked out two or three times daily. I would go to Gunnar [Peterson] first for my one-hour training session, then I'd have two more cardio sessions later in the day. That, along with a really clean eating plan, was how I lost 60 pounds in four months. It was a very intense program, and I was extremely focused on it."