Jennifer Hudson’s Inspiring Weight-Loss Journey

Happy birthday| Jennifer Hudson! The Oscar-winning actress| singer| and mom turns 33 today. We love Jennifer for inspiring others with her weight-loss success ¡ª the former Weight Watchers spokesperson lost 80 pounds after having her son back in 2009. Take a look back at how Jennifer made her fit commitment.

A lifestyle: Jennifer’s weight-loss journey started with her decision to lose weight after her pregnancy. But instead of resorting to dangerous crash dieting| Jennifer lost weight the sensible way: through portion control and exercise| as part of her participation in Weight Watchers. “It’s a lifestyle change| not a diet|” she said after becoming a Weight Watchers spokesperson in 2010. She ended her partnership with Weight Watchers in 2014| but said in 2012 that she had reached her goal weight.

Happiness fulfilled: While Jennifer is obviously proud of her weight loss| she knows that it’s not all about the number on the scale or dress tag. Jennifer has always been vocal about being comfortable in her own skin| no matter what her size. “I liked who I was then and I like who I am now|” she told Ellen about how she felt after going from a size 16 to 6.

Sweat for success: Jennifer has trained with Harley Pasternak| who whips his celebrity clients into shape with time-saving workouts| including his 25-minute 5 Factor workout (try one of Harley’s favorite 25-minute workouts here). Jennifer’s all about keeping her workouts intense and fun; in fact| she loves playing a game of basketball as her exercise. “I love basketball. It’s fun| you don’t even realize you’re working out. [You] just keep that metabolism going and just keep that energy up. That’s that cardio ¡ª you’re getting it in and you don’t even realize it|” she told Oprah.

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