Getting healthy and in shape requires hard work and finding the right weight loss motivation isn’t always easy. When embarking on a personal weight loss journey, it’s important not to focus too much on mere weight loss and the number on the scale.
Rather, as Megan Thee Stallion shows us, you should make health a priority and set smart goals. In other words, goals that reflect the results you want while being realistic and achievable. Indeed, the “WAP” rapper is a prime example of what losing weight the right way is all about.
Megan Thee Stallion’s Weight Loss Journey
Megan Thee Stallion has always looked great, but in January 2021, she told fans she was embarking on a journey to lose weight and get fit. As Megan noted, she planned to do so in a healthy, sustainable way by switching up her eating habits and exercise routine.
Megan shared she was cutting out junk food, embracing a healthy diet, and getting a personal trainer who would push her to work out. She also promised to document her progress in a vlog series called Hottie Bootcamp. Explaining why it was important to make her weight loss journey so public, the rapper admitted it was because she knew it would hold her accountable.
However, she also made sure to explain that “this journey is not necessarily about me losing weight. This is about me just getting healthier in general and me seeing how I can transform my body in the healthiest way possible” and “figuring out what’s best for me and my overall health.”
Megan Thee Stallion’s Workout Routine
The two major pillars of Megan Thee Stallion’s health journey were diet and exercise. She teamed up with personal trainer Timothy Boutte to help her in both departments and when it came to the latter, he made sure to work all aspects of her body.
Every few days, the rapper shared footage of herself keeping things fresh and trying new exercises as she took part in an anaerobic workout, booty workout, cardio with weight training, and strength HIIT training.
She also tried boxing and pole dancing lessons and made use of everyday workout gear found in most gyms, like the elliptical, BOSU ball, resistance bands, and dumbbells.
Consistency and dedication are key when embracing a new workout plan and the rapper had plenty of both. In fact, as of July 2022, she was still fully committed to exercise. Showing off three intense workouts in a single Instagram video, Megan shared some more of her go-to’s, including doing kettlebell exercises, using a cable machine, and walking the stair-climber.
Megan Thee Stallion’s Diet
The other major key to Hottie Bootcamp’s success was diet. As Megan Thee Stallion explained at the start of her transformation, she loves food but she wanted to establish healthier eating habits. As she told fans, “I like to snack and I like to eat whatever I want to eat and I just feel like the things that I’ve been eating have been not so good for my body and been slowing me down,” especially while performing.
Once again, personal trainer Timothy Boutte stepped in and revolutionized her meals. Her days would now start with a pre-workout smoothie for breakfast. Made with strawberries, blackberries, bananas, kale, organic peanut butter, almond milk, and ice, the smoothie provided plenty of flavors, as well as fuel for exercising.
As for lunch and dinner, meals consist of a healthy protein, like sea bass, and plenty of veggies. And when it came to her favorite — snacking — Boutte stocked her fridge and pantry with plenty of healthy options, like fresh cut fruit, almonds, and everything she’d need to make a healthy yogurt parfait with granola and berries.
He also made sure that she threw out all of her junk food and while showing off a grocery haul, explained the importance of switching to fresh ingredients, saying they’d be doing groceries every two days.
Proper hydration was also a priority. “One thing that has helped me a lot is drinking a gallon of water a day,” Megan told fans.
Megan Thee Stallion’s Body Positivity Lessons
Megan Thee Stallion was a proponent of body positivity long before her weight loss journey began. In 2020, she released the self-love anthem “Body” (which appeared on her debut album, Good News) and, as she told Stephen Colbert, the song “is definitely about people just celebrating their bodies.”
That year, she also performed the track at the American Music Awards and before she hit the stage, she shared a powerful message with all those listening. “I love my body. Every curve. Every inch. Every mark. Every dimple,” she proclaimed. “You may not think my body is perfect, and it probably never will be. But when I look in the mirror, I love what I see.”
In fact, Megan is so passionate about self-love and self-acceptance that she’s actually the one who coined the phrase “Hot Girl Summer.” As she explained to The Root, “it’s just basically about women — and men — just being unapologetically them, just having a good-a** time, hyping up your friends, doing you, not giving a damn about what nobody got to say about it.”
Everyone’s journey to healthy living will look different, but Megan Thee Stallion shows us that the goals should be the same for everyone: getting healthy, rather than shedding pounds. Make sure to love yourself, rather than chasing modern beauty standards.