‘I’m going to let my body speak to me – and I’m going to listen’: Strictly’s Motsi Mabuse reveals she’s lost two stone after ditching chocolate
Strictly Come Dancing judge Motsi Mabuse has revealed she’s lost two stone after ditching chocolate and exercising five times a week.
In a new interview, the choreographer, 40, said she’s started to ‘listen to her body’ as she’s adopted a healthier lifestyle with help from WW.
The dance expert said: ‘I’m going to let my body speak to me – and I’m going to listen. Now for me it’s just trying to find out who am I? I am a mum, a businesswoman, and all these other things. What is that supposed to look like?’
‘I’m going to let my body speak to me’: Strictly judge Motsi Mabuse (L this year, R last year) has revealed she’s lost two stone after ditching chocolate and exercising five times a week
The ballroom professional recalled when she ‘couldn’t eat normally’ and ‘became crazy’ when she struggled to adjust to changes brought by puberty.
Motsi told The Mirror: ‘The competition world is not the best kind of space to be in for such a long time. It destroys the healthy way a body is supposed to be and then you get stuck with that mentality.
‘When I was a child everyone would say ”oh my God, you’re so thin”, so then I got a thing about being too thin. Then puberty happened and changes happen and everyone told me to lose weight so I got super thin again.’
Impressive: In a new interview, the choreographer, 40, said she’s started to ‘listen to her body’ as she’s adopted a healthier lifestyle with help from WW
‘The competition world is not the best kind of space to be in for such a long time’: The ballroom professional recalled struggling to adjust to changes brought by puberty
The TV star – who shares a daughter with husband Evgenij Voznyuk – added that she’s worried about the pressures of social media for young women.
The South African beauty previously detailed her professional dancing days in an interview with Daily Mail, sharing: ‘In those days, yes, I had a dancer’s body. I was working out all day, dancing all day, going to the gym.
‘I never had to do a crash diet, but before a big competition — like the German championships, for instance — there was a real restriction on what you would eat.
‘Like athletes, you want to give your body all the best nutrients, but also you want to look the part. But that was for competitions. I’m not a dancer now.
‘My goals are different.’ She seems very accepting that she’s never going to have THAT body back again.
‘Sometimes I do look at those pictures and wish we’d had Instagram in those days. I’d abuse it, putting on pictures of me working out.
‘But, honestly, I’ve accepted that I’m never going to look like when I was dancing. Everything changes. My body changed when I became a mother.
‘The point is, it should change. It’s normal. I don’t want my challenge now to be about becoming the woman I was then. I don’t want that pressure. I’m not that person any more.’
‘We need the voices speaking about self care to be louder’: The South African beauty added that she’s worried about the pressures of social media for young women.