Jill Scott rocks the stage at the ESSENCE Music Festival but we saw less of the songstress than we’re used to. That’s because Jill has lost a whopping 63 pounds.
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She recently opened up about her weight-loss secrets saying her diverse exercise routine, which includes boxing and biking has made the journey worthwhile. “We have fun!” she told Us Weekly referring to her workouts with her trainer.
Keeping things fun has helped Jill shed the weight –and keep it off — for two years now. She says that taking charge of her health became a priority when she became a mom. “There’s a world of discovery in [my son’s] eyes, and I want to be around to enjoy it!”
Although the soulful singer is happy about her weight loss, she still embraces her curves, a feature that is often praised by her fans. “I’ll never be a stick figure,” Jill added.
So what lifestyle changes did she make to look so refreshed and fabulous these days? For starters, she eats three low fat meals a day and does three 60 minute cardio and strength training sessions, three times a week, with trainer Scott Parker .
Her weight loss journey was spurred on by the birth of her son Jett in 2009. ‘There’s a world of discovery in his eyes, and I want to be around to enjoy it,’ she said.
And she knew she had to make a change in her life when, “I’d walk up nine steps and be out of breath!”And although she’s down to 200lbs and plans to lose more weight, she said, “I’ll never be a stick figure.” When asked how baby boy Jett fits into her routine, she said she loves to take him along for biking outdoors. “We have fun!”