Oprah Winfrey is one of those celebrities people often turn to for lifestyle advice and inspiration. And it’s not hard to see why.
The media mogul lives a life that many aspire to have as well. Still, the 66-year-old billionaire has been open about her own struggles, especially with her relationship with her weight and exercising.
Not a Fan
Winfrey admits that she hates working out. She shared her sentiments with Today co-host Jenna Bush Hager during the kick-off of her WW 2020 Vision Tour.
But just like the many other people who aren’t a fan of exercising, she still does it anyway. Winfrey then said that she thinks some people are just ‘waiting to love it’ but would never really do so.
In the end, though, they would still end up doing it anyway because they need to do it to make themselves feel well.
As for her own workout routine, Winfrey has shared that she likes strength training with light weights as well as aerobic exercises.
Although she hasn’t fallen in love with working out yet, Winfrey’s current commitment to exercising for her well-being is a huge step for her. She’s had quite the love-hate relationship with her weight and the public throughout the years.
The host has talked about her struggles to maintain a healthy weight on ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ since the ‘80s. She notably shed 67 pounds in 1988 and unveiled her achievement by pulling a wagon filled with 67 pounds of fat during an episode of her show.
Unfortunately, she found it difficult to stick to her slimmer figure and started gaining the pounds back after she stopped dieting. By the ‘90s, Winfrey put on all the weight she lost and more.
She reportedly tipped the scales at 237 pounds at her heaviest.
Finding What Works
From there, she would try other methods of weight loss but faced similar struggles when it comes to maintaining a healthy weight after shedding the pounds.
After slimming down again in 2005, this time with the help of Weight Watchers, Winfrey ended up gaining weight again as she also became aware of some underlying health issues. Fortunately, she wasn’t one to give up so easily.
Going back to the Weight Watchers program, she eventually managed to find the perfect balance of eating healthy while still getting to have her favorite foods in moderation.
Pairing the program with exercise, Winfrey has managed to keep the extra weight off and says that is ‘not struggling anymore’.