Mary J. Blige showed off her toned physique in a white two-piece on the latest cover of Shape magazine.
The Grammy winner revealed how she stays strong and fit at 42 and how she decided to completely give up alcohol after the death of her friend Whitney Houston.
Here are some highlights from Mary‘s interview:
On her decision to stop drinking alcohol: “I’m off it completely once more, and now I feel stronger than ever! Whitney Houston’s death really crushed me. I saw someone so incredibly talented just diminish, and I refuse to go out like that.”
On staying fit at 42: “Once I reached that goal, I wanted to be fit forever. Unfortunately, as I got older, I found it was harder to maintain. As you age, your body really wants to hold on to extra weight.”
On her workouts: “The treadmill is fine, but running outdoors gives me the best results… I hate being out of shape! But I don’t exercise just to lose weight. It makes me feel better when I get that run in. I could be in the worst mood, but when I do my cardio I feel much, much better.”
On her diet: “I’m pretty diligent. I just can’t eat the way I used to,’ she reveals. A typical breakfast usually consists of oatmeal or an egg-white omelet with spinach; lunch is salad with grilled chicken or chicken sausage and brown rice or potatoes; fish and steamed vegies is often on the menu for dinner, while the hitmaker also drinks ‘probably half a gallon’ of water every day.”
For more pick up the December issue of Shape.
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