Singer Adele has opened up about her anxiety issues and weight loss journey, revealing that she will be releasing new music later this month.
In two cover stories in Vogue and British Vogue, both published online Wednesday, Adele shared everything – her upcoming music, divorce, new relationship, weight loss journey, and anxiety.
The 33-year-old singer has made it clear that her goal with exercise was not necessarily to lose weight, but it was to help deal with her anxiety.
She told British Vogue, “My anxiety was so terrible. I definitely learnt a lot of tools in my therapy, but I also just go with it. I find the anxiety gets worse when you try and get rid of it.”
Adele explained that exercise made her feel better and reduced her anxiety. In her Vogue interview, she said, “I realized that when I was working out, I didn’t have any anxiety. It was never about losing weight. I thought if I can make my body physically strong, and I can feel that and see that, then maybe one day I can make my emotions and my mind physically strong.”
She said she feel exercise was necessary at the time. She works out two or three times a day. She said, “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. I was basically unemployed when I was doing it. And I do it with trainers.”
Adele lost around 100 lbs. over a period of two years. “People are shocked because I didn’t share my ‘journey,’” she explained. “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 f—k. 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.”
Adele revealed that she has never been on any diet. “If anything I eat more than I used to because I work out so hard,” she said.
She is clear about one thing – body positivity. “People have been talking about my body for 12 years,” she said. “They used to talk about it before I lost weight. But yeah, whatever, I don’t care. You don’t need to be overweight to be body positive, you can be any shape or size.”