Kelly Rowland has remained committed to being one of the most fit celebrities in the game, but a lean physique like Rowland’s isn’t destiny, child. It takes hard work, and as all fitness enthusiasts will tell you, it begins in the kitchen.
On the heels of the release of her latest album, Talk a Good Game, which was released earlier this summer, Kelly and her flawless bod have landed the cover of Shape Magazine once again. In the corresponding article, Kelly talks about the small changes she has made to her diet to maintain her body, and even opens up about that time she aired her “Dirty Laundry.”
Check out some excepts from the interview below.
On how she maintains her body by starting in the kitchen:
“I’ve come up with these variations on some of my favorites that give me the flavor I’m craving in a healthier way. When I want a steak, I grill some portobello mushrooms and put a little goat cheese on them. When I make fish tacos, rather than flour tortillas, I use butter lettuce leaves. And I’ve learned to satisfy my sweet tooth by replacing Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups with half a tablespoon of almond butter on half a banana.”
On the importance of journaling in her life:
“Self-reflection is so healthy. Journaling works for me — when I record the details of what I’m going through, whether it’s a relationship issue or negative thoughts, I can look back and see how far I’ve come. It makes me proud to see my progress and how I got through a bad situation.”
On what brought her to the decision to air her dirty laundry on her newest album:
“When I was writing [the song], I thought my story of abuse was too personal to share, but my manager reminded me that so many women are in similar situations—and that as an artist I’m supposed to be vulnerable,” Rowland told Shape.
Be sure to pick up Kelly’s issue of Shape that is out on newsstands now.
SOURCE: Shape Magazine