Jordin Sparks is known for her strong voice but increasingly she has been getting much more attention for her weight-loss journey. After debuting on American Idol, Sparks says that she had a “wake-up call” at the tender age of 21.
Determined to drop the weight, which she claims led to all kinds of health issues, she started adhering to a regular exercise regimen and clean diet.
All of Jordin’s discipline has lead R&B star to grace the cover of SHAPE. In an exclusive interview, Jordin detailed what her thought process was when she decided to get healthy:
“I just wanted to be healthy,” she says. “I remember thinking, ‘I’m in my prime. I should be happy and fit.’ That was the moment I decided that changes needed to be made.”
According to Jordin, she started slow, walking around her neighborhood, gradually incorporating Zumba and weight training into her workouts.
Jordin has been busy this summer with SHAPE in particular, helping spread the gospel of eating right and remaining active with celebrity trainer Jeanette Jenkins through the very popular SHAPE Summer Beach Tour. And you can catch Jordin star in the remake of Sparkle next month.