Mary J. Blige Covers SHAPE [December]
Mary J. Blige is looking slim and trim on the new cover of SHAPE.
In this issue, the singer reveals how she’s maintaining her body and preserving her sexy at the age of 42.
On her exercise regimen:
“My main exercise is cardio. The treadmill is fine but running outdoors gives me the best results. I try to job 6 to 8 miles a week. I could be in the worst mood, but when I do my cardio I feel much, much better.”
On taking up swimming:
“At first it was very hard, but once I got in the water and figured out how to breathe, it was so liberating.”
On cutting out alcohol from her life:
“Others may be able to drink and have a great time, but it doesn’t work for me at this point. I haven’t had a drink in a year and three months.” She continued, “I had quit for a long time but started again about five years ago. I’m off it completely once more, and now I feel stronger than ever,” she added.