Adele did not have to lose weight. Sure, there are health reasons and physical comfort reasons, but at no point did a media network, for example, tell her to slim down for the cameras, as countless women (and a handful of men) have been told. Her record label didn’t need her to lose weight. She has been open about her vocal hemorrhage, and her feelings about her diet and workouts, so if a doctor had told her she had to lose weight, we can assume she would have been open about that too.
So why would an Academy Award-winning artist, whose albums have all gone Platinum immediately upon release, who is adored throughout the world, make the incredible effort to lose almost 100 lbs?
Put yourself in Adele’s (sleek!) high heels for a moment.
Imagine a woman who has been career-focused and has found the success she sought. Imagine leaving your husband, once you are at the top, and taking an almost 2 year break from the public eye. Then this pic, above, on her 32nd birthday: a kind of coming out photo, to show her transformation. We could contribute the time away to her vocal hemorrhage alone, but...all of this is evidence of a journey that very few people will ever go through.
People who have accomplished greatness in their lifetime exhibit a few common personality traits. You will find a kind of restless energy among them; the vibration of a mind constantly in motion.Growth is not a goal for people like Adele, it’s a way of life.
Adele clearly took time away from the public eye because she was working through a period of change and growth. No, we do not mean that she emerged more beautiful, like a butterfly from a chrysalis,because she lost weight. She was drop-dead gorgeous before the weight loss.
The main change, as Adele herself has attested, is eating healthier, which means sleeping better, feeling more calm and grounded, and feeling more energetic. In addition, she made a change to her routines, and started working out. This means excess hormones and toxins started leaving her body, leaving her feeling refreshed and giving her mental clarity. All of this would make Adele feel lighter, happier and more joyful. In that sense, a truly revolutionary way to look at weight loss is to see it asa by-product of becoming happier.
To summarize our position on Adele’s weight loss pic: we applaud her! Butnot for looking better. We applaud her transformation. At BodyRock, we have a saying that is common to read on posts and comments:
We applaud Adele for the internal journey she has been through. This journey just happens to be clearly visible from her outside appearance as well.
Ifyou are thinking of taking a similar journey, we have a Meal Plan, which our BodyRockers have told us led to weight loss of around 30lbs in just the first three weeks. To optimize the weight loss, and to increase those happy endorphins, get onto a series such as our Start Strong series in BodyRock+.
On this platform you’ll find workout series and bootcamps for beginners, intermediate level and advanced fitness stars!
We won’t tell you that every meal you eat will be fantastic. We think they are but every palette is different, and every day is different. Some healthy meals might be boring. Some days you won’t want to work out. Some days you will cheat on your diet and skip a workout and feel like crap. That’s ok. That’s all part of it. It’s what you do thenext day that counts. Adele herself has said as much, but clearly she did not give up for good. She developed new habits, which led to what seems to be the end of her "hiding" period.
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