Adele, 33, opened up about her motivation behind her stunning 100lb weight loss and exercise ‘addiction’
In May 2020, the 15-time Grammy winner shocked the world when she uploaded a photo in May 2020 thanking people for their warm birthday wishes and revealed a jaw-dropping physical transformation.
The 33-year-old singer spends most of her time away from the public eye and social media, so it’s not surprising that her post gathered a lot of attention.
As of this writing, Adele’s Instagram snap has more than 12 million likes.
“I think one of the reasons people lost the plot was because actually, it was over a two-year period,” Adele told Vogue, during her first interview for five years.
The ‘Hello’ singer revealed that the transformation actually came about for mental health reasons.
“It was because of my anxiety. Working out, I would just feel better,” Adele said. “It was never about losing weight, it was always about becoming strong and giving myself as much time every day without my phone.”
“I got quite addicted to it,” Adele added. “I work out two or three times a day.”
When asked about her workout regimen, she said that she does a combination of weight training, cardio, and boxing.
“So I do my weights in the morning, then I normally hike or I box in the afternoon, and then I go and do my cardio at night,” the singer revealed. “I was basically unemployed when I was doing it. And I do it with trainers.
“It’s not doable for a lot of people,” she added.
The award-winning singer – who is now making a much-anticipated return in the music industry – went on to explain that she didn’t document her ‘journey’ on social media because it was never about other people.
She did it for herself.
“I needed to get addicted to something to get my mind right,” Adele said. “It could have been knitting, but it wasn’t.”
“People are shocked because I didn’t share my journey,” she said. “They’re used to people documenting everything on Instagram, and most people in my position would get a big deal with a diet brand.”
“I couldn’t give a flying [redacted],” Adele said. “I did it for myself and not anyone else. So why would I ever share it? I don’t find it fascinating. It’s my body.”