Staying at home throughout the pandemic has been hard on both our mental health and our bodily health, and actress and comedian Sherri Shepherd agrees, sharing that she gained 25 pounds throughout the pandemic to Closer Weekly.
In a recent Instagram post, the 54-year-old star not only shared that she has lost the extra pounds she put on over the last year, but she also shared how she got it off, and it all comes down to her mental health.
“Started this weight loss journey 8 mos ago, but making other changes in my life helped me lose even more lbs,” says Shepherd. “Getting consistent sleep, meditation, finding a great therapist to help me unpack hurt… forgiving those who’ve done me harm… more acceptance… less religion & more relationship… discovering that God loves me no matter what (yeah I am freaky and I curse?), more water, more walking… being thankful, finding my worth… saying no… had to say goodbye to some friends who weren’t good for me. Peace makes the weight fall off. What are you doing to find your peace?”
Throughout the past few months, the star has also been sharing rollerblading clips—it’s her favorite workout—and in our opinion, it looks much more entertaining than the typical treadmill or elliptical. While rollerblading has been keeping her entertained and fit, she also told People that she enjoys Zumba workouts. “I was 197 pounds, sitting on my couch, eating pizza and watching infomercials…This infomercial for Zumba showed up and I couldn’t get to my credit card fast enough! I knew it was time.”
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