Rebel Wilson started her fitness journey in 2020, and has inspired fans in a major way. Not only did she reach her goal weight in less than a year, but the Pitch Perfect star maintains she is the healthiest she has ever been. In a new Instagram post, the 41-year-old delves into her fitspirational journey, even sharing a photo of herself at her “unhealthiest.” Read on to learn about Rebel’s weight loss journey—and to get beach-ready yourself, don’t miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bikini Photos!
“Okay so I know that I normally post flattering photos of myself…but found this old photo in my emails and was like: whoa!” she started in her caption of a photo of herself standing next to tennis pro Novak Djokovic.
“I remember this was when I was at my most unhealthiest – being overweight and indulging way too much with junk food. Using food to numb my emotions,” she continued. “My father had passed away of a heart attack and it was such a sad time. I didn’t think highly of myself and wasn’t valuing myself how I should have. It’s interesting that I’m still smiling and still trying to be active – this was taken at a charity tennis tournament event (ps @djokernole is such a nice guy) – despite being in so much pain.”
She continued to talk about how she has so much pride in herself, encouraging others to start their own health journeys. “I look back now at that girl and am so proud of what she’s become and achieved. And just wanted to send out some encouragement to everyone out there struggling with weight or body issues or emotional eating. I feel you. I know what it’s like. But it’s never too late to start improving yourself and trying to be the best version of YOU possible. It’s not a race and it’s not a competition – it’s about respecting yourself and doing what’s best for YOU. So if you’re out there and reading this today, I just wanted to say: keep smiling and keep trying to be active! Love you guys.”
In January 2020, Rebel declared it her Year of Health. “For the last few years, I’ve been theme-ing my years. So I had the ‘Year of Fun,’ last year I had the ‘Year of Love,’ and this year it’s gonna be the ‘Year of Health’ because I turned 40 this year in March,” she explained during an appearance on The Drew Barrymore Show. “I never really focused on my health, which was probably obvious. I was going all around the world jet-setting everywhere and eating a ton of sugar. That was kind of my vice. I have a very sweet tooth. I love desserts.” In February 2021 she told People that she had hit her goal weight. “I’m feeling great and I lost 60 pounds last year,” she proudly stated. For more fitspiration, don’t miss these 50 Celebrity Women Proud of Their Fit Figures.
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