If there’s one trend that’s been gaining momentum towards the close of the year, it’s definitely celebrities Tweeting workout photos of themselves, like talk show host Kelly Ripa did earlier this month.
But Ripa isn’t the only one showing off her workout results, as country singer LeAnn Rimes posted a photo of herself this morning.
The 31 year old singer has been known to go up and down in weight, and recently an insensitive Twitter follower called her “chubby.” However, Rimes took the classy route and simply said “I’m gonna choose to laugh at this.” Apparently, she’s already learned that going back and fourth with a social media user, who’s main objective is to seemingly cause a stir, is a battle hardly anybody can win.
In an interview with Fitness magazine the “Spitfire” singer said although she hates reading bad press about herself and her weight, she realized at one point that she had to make some changes.
— LeAnn Rimes Cibrian (@leannrimes) December 30, 2013
“I tried not to read what people were writing, about how I had baby fat or that I looked fat and needed to lose weight,” said Rimes. “People can be mean. Still, I knew that I was unhealthy.”
But it’s not just the workout regimen that keeps Rimes so fit, it’s her diet as well, and she explained that once she started exercising she had a fear of ruining her progress.
“I was working out so hard that I didn’t want to ruin it by eating crap,” she explained. “I usually eat a bowl of oatmeal with agave nectar, dried cherries, and walnuts in the morning. I have a protein shake after the gym, then grilled chicken, a whole wheat pita and hummus for lunch.
Evidently, her diet and focus on being healthy is working for her tremendously.