Countless people found themselves gaining weight amid the pandemic, but Sherri Shepherd doesn’t number among them. In fact, the actress and comedian has managed to shed a staggering 35 pounds over the past eight months, and now, she’s working on toning up her body, too.
The star, who has been sharing her weight loss journey with fans on social media, just shared her ab workout with fans, admitting that it was her first time showing her belly on social media, and asking viewers to “be kind.” Read on to see Sherri’s amazing transformation, and for more celebrity slimdowns, check out RHOBH Star Garcelle Beauvais Shares Her Exact Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner to Lose Weight.
On July 7, Sherri told her Instagram followers that she was participating in a 30-day challenge as a means of shaping up.
“1st day of @deidamassey #30daychallenge #abchallenge …. 150 sit ups… just did my morning 50 & posting to hold myself accountable,” she captioned the video. “First time I am showing my belly so be kind.”
In the clip, Sherri tackles a set of crunches while holding a medicine ball, which she says helps her sit up unassisted. Sherri also spread the wealth to her fans, inviting them to join her as part of the challenge by tagging her and makeup artist Deida Massey on Instagram. For the latest celebrity health and fitness news delivered to your inbox, sign up for our newsletter!
One of Sherri’s latest fitness obsessions isn’t something you’ll find in your average gym. Instead, the star has been roller skating her way to better health in parks, at roller rinks, and even in her home—and sharing all the highlights with her followers.
“Who’s going to teach me to skate!!!” she captioned a photo of herself looking rink ready in a pair of pink skates and denim shorts.
Sherri, who has been open about living with type 2 diabetes, says that changing her eating habits has been a major part of her recipe for weight loss, as well.
On May 25, Sherri shared a recipe for one of her favorite healthy salads on Instagram, telling her followers how changing her eating habits has also changed her perspective on her overall health.
“Do I want a #2 with fries. Yes I do, but I love how I feel better more than that cheeseburger that would be clogging my arteries & inflaming the tissue around my heart, causing diabetes to choke the life out of me. I kind of like this feeling of feeling good!” she wrote. “Just want to encourage you to put down the salt shaker, add more veggies to your plate and drink more water! You’ve got so much to live for!”
It’s not just diet and exercise that have helped Sherri get into amazing shape. The star says that getting into a healthier mental space has been essential for her to achieve her weight loss goals.
“Started this weight loss journey 8 mos ago, but making other changes in my life helped me lose even more lbs… getting consistent sleep, meditation, finding a great therapist to help me unpack hurt… forgiving those who’ve done me harm… more acceptance… less religion & more relationship… discovering that God loves me no matter what (yeah I am freaky and I curse?), more water, more walking… being thankful, finding my worth… saying no… had to say goodbye to some friends who weren’t good for me,” she captioned a recent Instagram photo. “Peace makes the weight fall off.”
And for more on how your favorite stars lose weight, check out Sandra Lee Followed This Exact Diet and Exercise Plan to Lose 25 Pounds in 4 Months.