The former pop star and current designer, Jessica Simpson, has been no stranger to the struggles associated with weight gain, especially from the stressful events she's endured and having children.
Over the years, she has been very vocal about the reasons for her weight to drastically fluctuate, sometimes offering encouragement to others.
This time, however, she's on the lighter side of the battle, showing off her rocking body in a sexy ski outfit after she shed 100 pounds. Simpson recently took a family trip to Aspen and shared some stunning images of her vacation, along with her new and improved physique.
Postpartum Weight Loss Struggle
Simpson's most recent struggle with weight stemmed from her youngest child, Birdie Mae. It's no surprise that she gained weight from her pregnancy, as is normal for any woman, but Simpson reached weight levels that were much higher than normal, peaking at 240 pounds.
Her success in losing 100 pounds from that point can be attributed to her drive to stay active. Simpson makes it a point to walk every day, whether that's with her children or her husband. It's her daily goal to hit at least 10,000 steps.
The Weight Watchers spokesperson also meets with a trainer three times a week for a few quick sessions. Even when she's not working out with them, they correspond via email every day and go over her progress and goals.
Peaking at 240 Pounds
Posting to social media, Simpson was full of energy in explaining her weight loss journey. "6 months. 100 pounds down (Yes, I tipped the scales at 240 ),” she wrote on social media, stating that she was “so proud to feel like myself again."
"Even when it felt impossible, I chose to work harder," she added. Fortunately for her, she wasn't alone in her journey to lose weight. Her husband, Eric Johnson, has been so instrumental in helping and encouraging her to be positive and stay driven.
No matter what size she is, though, Johnson hasn't loved her any less. "He’s always loved every curve on my body, and we’ve always had a healthy sex life," the singer shared.
Looking Young and Beautiful
It seems from her social media posts that her weight loss wasn't only a physical burden that has been lifted, but a mental one, as well.
In an Instagram post chronicling her family vacation to Aspen, Simpson is seen with her hands on her waist in a tiny, black ski suit smiling confidently. She captioned the post with "Skiing with the kiddos today. This is far as I got…".
People on social media were quick to praise Simpson, offering congratulations for her strength to fight off the weight and get to a state where she is finally happy with herself.
A Happy State of Mind
One person on Instagram acknowledging the struggles of shedding weight after a pregnancy commented, "Omg, my postpartum inspiration. You're so beautiful mama!"
Another user who was fishing for some pointers on how to lose that much weight asked, "Can you share how you lost the weight in detail? You look beautiful!"
Not being happy with yourself is a serious issue and can lead to so many other problems. We're glad that Jessica is back in a happy state of mind and enjoying at least being near the slopes with family.