Today, Oscar Award winning Actress, Jennifer Hudson was crowned the most inspiring woman and she is also SELF Magazines ‘September cover girl’. This actress has definitely showed everyone she is here to stay. In the chat with Self mag, Jen talks about: What made her lose the weight, when she realized she was ‘overweight’ and how started losing the weight.

On losing the weight: “It really started when I was pregnant with David, who’s 2 now, and I thought, Hold on—why doesn’t anybody know I’m pregnant? And I wanted to set a good example for my son. Right after I had him, I began trying to change things.”

When Jen realized she was overweight: ”I remember one of my first times on a red carpet, an interviewer asked, ‘How does it feel to be plus-sized in Hollywood?’ I looked around, like, Who is she talking to? Oh, me? I’m plus-sized? In the neighborhood I’m from in Chicago, a 16 is normal. But in Hollywood, everyone looks exactly the same, so I stood out.”

On how she started losing: “Four days after my cesarean section, I began walking 30 minutes every day. It was my therapy, my moment to myself, and it was all I could do. I figured, me walking is better than me sitting on the couch. Even if I can’t climb a mountain or do 100,000 push-ups, these steps matter, and they’re leading somewhere.”

“I started with walking, but before long, I built up to other things. When I didn’t want to be cooped up in the gym, I’d come up with other options. I’d ask myself, What do I love? I love being outside and feeling free, so I would jog or ride my bike. Some days, I’d play basketball and tennis.”

We are so proud of you Jen! By the way, We walk 30 mins a day also :) . Ur thoughts?

(Photos: SELF Magazine)

~Be Blessed & Stay Humbled