Ciara has lost 20 pounds since start of her career

Ciara has dropped 20 pounds (nine kilograms) since the start of her career after adopting strict eating habits over 15 years. The Level Up singer has worked with her personal trainer, Decker Davis, since the launch of her career back in 2004, and he …

Ciara has dropped 20 pounds (nine kilograms) since the start of her career after adopting strict eating habits over 15 years.

The Level Up singer has worked with her personal trainer, Decker Davis, since the launch of her career back in 2004, and he encouraged her to eat five small meals a day and exercise four days per week to secure her toned figure.

“When I first started in my career, I weighed 20 pounds more than I weigh now,” she told People. “That was the first time I got introduced to eating five small meals a day to impact my workout.

“When you’re eating small meals, your body starts to function like a well-oiled machine. You’re using the restroom regularly, so your body is really on clock.”

She also credits drinking plenty of water on a daily basis as one of the secrets to keeping her incredible figure in check.

“I literally drink a gallon and a half a day,” Ciara shared. “It’s amazing how you can work out hard all day, but if you don’t eat right you won’t see the results you want to see and if you don’t drink that water you won’t get the results as fast as you want to get them.”

The mother-of-two also put her strong physique down to “intense” and competitive joint workouts with her American football player husband, Russell Wilson.

“It’s… what I like to call ‘good love competition,'” the 33-year-old laughed. “We motivate each other and it’s really fun.”

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Ciara ‘so proud’ of her healthy natural hair

Ciara is “so proud” of how her hair has grown back following a disastrous chemical treatment.The Goodies singer is always one to watch on the red carpet, and since launching her career in 2003, has built up a reputation for her glamorous ensembles and …

Ciara is “so proud” of how her hair has grown back following a disastrous chemical treatment.

The Goodies singer is always one to watch on the red carpet, and since launching her career in 2003, has built up a reputation for her glamorous ensembles and eye-catching hairstyles.

Recently, Ciara has ditched her long extensions for her natural tresses, and on Sunday (28Apr19), she uploaded a video to Instagram showing how she can now tie her hair up into a ponytail.

“The first time I got a relaxer when I was young, it took out my hair. I was devastated. I never thought my hair would grow back. So proud,” she captioned the video.

A relaxer is a type of cream or lotion typically used by people with natural curls which makes hair easier to straighten by chemically “relaxing” the strands.

In the video, Ciara teased fans that she would divulge all of her hair “secrets” at a later date.

The clip has quickly racked up over 1.8 million views, with fans praising the star’s decision to embrace her own hair instead of experimenting with wigs or hairpieces.

“Long hair don’t care,” one user wrote in the comments, while a second stated, “Because we’re not meant to get relaxers Queen our hair texture is meant to stay in its natural hair state #teamnatural.”

Another follower suggested that Ciara’s new look is all down to her settled home life, with the 33-year-old having been blissfully happy since marrying Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in 2016.

Together they have daughter Sienna, who turned two on Sunday, and she also is mum to four-year-old son Future from her on again, off again relationship with rapper Future.

“Her hair is long because she got rid of all the negative stuff,” they insisted.

As part of the promotion of her Beauty Marks album, which is set to be unveiled in May, Ciara also posted a make-up-free selfie to Instagram last week, and encouraged her followers to do the same for a project celebrating the new record – her seventh studio offering.

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Ciara goes all natural to embrace Beauty Marks record

Singer Ciara has ditched her hair extensions and makeup to promote an all-natural campaign for her new album Beauty Marks.The Goodies hitmaker took to Instagram on Tuesday (23Apr19) to share a photo of her bare face as she invited fans to post images o…

Singer Ciara has ditched her hair extensions and makeup to promote an all-natural campaign for her new album Beauty Marks.

The Goodies hitmaker took to Instagram on Tuesday (23Apr19) to share a photo of her bare face as she invited fans to post images of their raw beauty in celebration of her upcoming seventh studio album.

Looking directly into the camera while wearing a white tank top with her hair slicked back, gorgeous Ciara wrote the caption: “No makeup. No extensions. Vulnerable. My Beauty Marks and all. The real me… and I love it. Finally embracing myself fully! It feels good.”

She then moved on to invite fans to join her in feeling good without makeup or accessories by calling for followers to share solo shots of their bare faces to win a chance to become part of the special project for the 10 May release of her Beauty Marks album.

“Csquad! Join me in my #BeautyMarks journey and upload your rawest selfies at onlyciara.com/beautymarks. Don’t be afraid to let YOUR Beauty Marks show!,” she implored.

Ciara’s American footballer husband Russell Wilson was in full support of his wife’s campaign, replying with a sweet post beneath her call to action.

“So beautiful. #BeautyMarks,” he wrote.

Ciara, who first became a mum to her rapper ex Future’s child four years ago, welcomed daughter Sienna with Russell in April, 2017, and she recently opened up about the fact she loves the way her body has changed since giving birth.

“Even something as real as having stretch marks on my back on both sides, I look at these babies and it’s all worth it,” she gushed to Entertainment Tonight. “This is beautiful.”

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Ciara credits drinking water for helping shed her baby weight

Ciara has insisted that drinking “tons of water” was key in helping her regain her sleek figure.The star, who is renowned for her toned physique and works hard to keep it in shape, admitted to Entertainment Tonight that making small lifestyle changes h…

Ciara has insisted that drinking “tons of water” was key in helping her regain her sleek figure.

The star, who is renowned for her toned physique and works hard to keep it in shape, admitted to Entertainment Tonight that making small lifestyle changes helped her shed 50lb (23kg) in five months after welcoming her daughter, Sienna, on 28 April 2017.

“Tonnes of water – water is key – and honestly just listening to your body,” she cited as the most important thing she does for her wellbeing. “I had to work on mastering that because I love food so much, and food is so good. It’s so comforting and the problem is that, when it’s in your face, you want more.

The Love Sex Magic songstress went on to admit that she found restricting her diet the toughest part of getting back in shape, and insisted that “finding balance is key”.

“That’s what I’ve really been working on and I will tell you it’s been a long time, it’s hard work trying to do that…” the 33-year-old reflected. “I really talk to myself, (I say) ‘I’m not going to eat those fries right now…brownie ice cream, I hear you. Imma eat you tomorrow’.”

Sienna is the star’s first child with her husband, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. She also has a son, four-year-old Future, from her previous engagement to rapper Future.

The Level Up hitmaker also suggested that, while she takes the time to tone up, she’s also keen to embrace her flaws.

“Even something as real as having stretch marks on my back on both sides, I look at these babies and it’s all worth it,” she confessed. “This is beautiful.”

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Ciara keeps motivated by working out with her husband

Ciara keeps herself motivated by working out with her football star husband Russell Wilson.Over the years, the Goodies singer has used regular gym sessions and energetic dance routines to maintain her fitness and enviable abs.However, Ciara has now sha…

Ciara keeps herself motivated by working out with her football star husband Russell Wilson.

Over the years, the Goodies singer has used regular gym sessions and energetic dance routines to maintain her fitness and enviable abs.

However, Ciara has now shared that she now prefers couples’ workouts to individual regimes, and sometimes even brings her and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell’s 20-month-old daughter Sienna, and her four-year-old son Future, from her relationship with rapper Future, along too.

“There’s a lot of athleticism in our household and (Russell and I) do a lot of things together. We find even more ways to be motivated because we can work towards our individual goals together,” she said in an interview with Vogue.com. “When I was losing my baby weight, it was so amazing having my partner right there beside me, cheering me on. And it’s cool (because) your kids get to see you in action.”

With her passion for fitness, Ciara has just been named a brand ambassador for U.S. fitness company Equinox.

And while she may appear to be the epitome of health, the star did divulge that she faces her own set of body issues.

“I have diastasis recti, which is when your stomach muscles split post-pregnancy. I had it after my first pregnancy, and could feel a difference compared to my abs before I ever had a child,” the 33-year-old explained. “But the second time it was really noticeable because my muscles were actually laying differently. Immediately, I changed my workout to focus on that and the gap between my muscles began to get tighter and tighter.”

In addition, Ciara spoke about her diet and noted that she plans to incorporate more vegetables such as broccoli and beetroot into her everyday meals.

“I want to make sure I’m moving away from the foods that make my body feel more weighed down at certain parts of the day, as well as focus on being more open-minded and leaning into lighter protein options, like fish, and definitely eating more vegetables,” she said.

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Ciara works hard to reduce gap in ab muscles

R&B star Ciara has to push herself “extra hard” at the gym because the mother-of-two suffers from separated abdominal muscles. The Goodies singer welcomed her second child, daughter Sienna, last spring (17), and she has been documenting her exercise r…

R&B star Ciara has to push herself “extra hard” at the gym because the mother-of-two suffers from separated abdominal muscles.

The Goodies singer welcomed her second child, daughter Sienna, last spring (17), and she has been documenting her exercise regimen via social media ever since.

Fans have been sharing their praise for the impressive results of her dedication ever since, and on Saturday (07Apr18), Ciara revealed part of the reason why she has been putting in the hours to get her six-pack back, explaining she was previously diagnosed with diastasis recti, which can cause the appearance of a post-baby belly pooch.

“I have Diastastis Recti (sic) from both of my pregnancies, so I have to work extra hard to regain my core strength,” she captioned a photo of herself in her sports bra and leggings, displaying part of her abdomen. “Determined. Let’s Go Mammas!”

Ciara shares Sienna with her husband Russell Wilson, while she is also mum to three-year-old son Future Zahir, from her previous relationship with rapper Future.

Luckily, the 32-year-old, who frequently incorporates dance routines into her workouts, can turn to Russell whenever she needs a little extra motivation to keep her fitness levels up. The American football star, who plays as quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks, has to stay in shape during the NFL’s off season, and he joined Ciara for a sweat session over the weekend.

“Partner 4 Life,” she wrote next to a sweet picture of the smiling pair during an exercise break.

The couple wed in 2016.

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