We’ve all seen a lot of Jennifer Hudson lately as she struts her slim figure across the television or computer screen on behalf of the Weight Watchers weight loss management program. Just a few years ago, J-Hud was what we would fondly call a “big girl” and it is was amazing to see the transformation that she went through to arrive at her current slim figure.
While Jennifer Hudson is drawing attention because of her weight loss, she has done a great job of demonstrating what it takes to accomplish a goal. Here are three things that Jennifer Hudson did to lose weight and keep it off:
1. She got a partner or mentor to help her through the process. For J-Hud, the partnership happened to be with Weight-Watchers. By using the Weight Watchers program, she had access to information and coaching by someone or some people who has been through the process and were knowledgeable about it. For others, it could be a personal trainer or a work out buddy, but the key is to get a mentor or a friend who has a vested interest in the accomplishment of your goal and who will also keep you motivated and accountable.
2. She had fun with it! In every interview that J-Hud has done since she has lost weight, and was asked about her weigh loss, she has said that she had fun with her weight loss. She did things that she enjoyed, like playing basketball or playing with her son. When ever we set out to lose weight or accomplish some other goal, hard work is inevitable but there is no reason why we can’t create fun ways to reach our goals.
3. She is in the public eye. Anytime we make our goals public, our level of accountability goes up. Knowing that people know what we are trying to accomplish helps us keep motivated and knowing that there are people who draw inspiration from our success helps us keep going even when it gets hard and we feel like giving up. If J-Hud had secretly decided to lose weight and then failed, she could have just remained a “big girl” and no one would have ever known. Now that she is not only in the public eye, but has also tied some of her earnings (as a spokesperson for Weight Watchers) to her weight loss, she is likely to keep up the good work!
Jennifer Hudson looks great and she is an inspiration to many women who have struggled to lose weight and keep it off.
Nomalanga helps Black women in their lives and careers. She is a Social Commentator, an Editor at Your Black World , Assistant Professor of Professional Studies and the reigning Mrs Botswana. Visit Nomalanga’s Facebook page or Follow her on Twitter