Mary J. BligeÂ is covering the newest issue of Shape magazine looking like an Olympian. I mean seriously, the woman looks amazing. She’s toned within an inch of her life and she says she feels “stronger than ever” now that she’s made some healthy changes.
She’s eliminated alcohol for good as of 15 months ago. She also has a dairy-free, gluten-free diet and limits her carb intake. In March, she started working with NY-based trainer JR Allen.Â ‘He really pushed me to lift that weight one more time or run that extra mile.’
She says that Whitney Houston’s death helped spur her into action.Â â€œWhitney Houstonâ€™s death really crushed me,â€ Mary J. explains. â€œI saw someone so incredibly talented just diminish, and I refuse to go out like that.â€
In honor of Mary’s new healthy and svelte frame, we’re going to take a look at how the R&B diva’s body has transformed over the years.