You mention Kelly Rowland and the image that springs to mind is one of radiance and effortless elegance. The 42-year-old mother of two, wife, and singer is a beacon of beauty and fitness in the realm of celebrities. Her consistent dedication to physical well-being has been a defining aspect of her image throughout her music career.
It’s been more than two decades since she first rose to fame in her teens as a member of the top-selling R&B girl group Destiny’s Child-that’s some consistency! In-between time, she has juggled pregnancy, motherhood and marriage amidst a demanding career while still prioritising fitness at each stage. Kelly’s ability to find this balance speaks volumes of her commitment to self-care.
Without further ado, let’s get into the details of her healthy and active lifestyle.
Kelly Rowland’s Diet
In a conversation with PopSugar, when asked what she focuses on when it comes to her diet, Kelly stated:
“I like to say ‘eating clean’ you know and actually listening to your body and knowing what your body responds to. For me, it’s you know green vegetables or fish, so I don’t feel like I’m heavy or weighed down or lethargic from food”.
Kelly understands the relationship between diet and energy levels. “Food should give us energy; it shouldn’t weigh us down” she adds.
In an exclusive interview with HollywoodLife in 2019, Kelly spoke about how she keeps herself in tip-top shape. She said her go-to secret for losing weight after the holiday season is eating protein and veggies and drinking water.
“It sounds boring, and it is, but it works,” Kelly said. She also mentioned that in addition to looking at what you eat, which “kind of works,” you also “have to do the work.
Kelly’s remarks suggest a holistic approach to nutrition that prioritises whole foods, mindful eating, and maintaining energy levels throughout the day.
Back in 2015, Delish asked her for a ‘What I eat in a day fit chick edition’ and here’s what she shared:
Breakfast: The dream would be bacon, sunnyside-up eggs and toast, though in reality, it’s often yogurt with chia and pumpkin seeds and “a jug of water.”
While she might desire a hearty breakfast she often opts for a healthier alternative. Clearly, she’s commitment to balanced nutrition and is aware of the power of nutrition for overall performance and positive impact on mood and well-being. I resonate with Kelly on this. I’ve found starting my day with a nutritious meal, sets a positive tone for the rest of my day.
Post-Workout Snack: After Soulcycle or a round with her personal trainer, Rowland has some egg whites with spinach.
Kelly is down with eating real food after a workout and understands the importance of protein for post-workout muscle recovery and energy replenishment. Eggs are a great choice and source of high-quality protein, which is important for building bones and muscle, as well as for your overall health. They’re said to be high quality because they contain all nine essential amino acids (Healthline Online)
Lunch: Fish or salmon
It seems Kelly prefers lean protein. Fish is packed with good stuff like omega-3s, which supports your overall health and potentially help you stay on top of your health and fitness/weight management goals.
Afternoon Snack: “Fruit. I like a nice, big apple or mango.”
For all the people who say ‘no snacking between meals’, well, Kelly is team snacks so there goes that! The thing is, cucumber slices are snacks, but so are a bag of chrisps. One being 50 calories and the other being 200 calories. Nothing wrong with a healthy snack for a little boost of energy in the day.
Dinner: Vegan soup or salad.
Having an early light dinner is known to improve sleep, digestion, control insulin levels, reduce blood pressure, boost metabolism for weight management and more.
Overall, Kelly’s meal plan suggests a focus on balanced nutrition, incorporating lean proteins, fruits, and vegetables while prioritising whole foods and staying hydrated throughout the day. If you ask me, that’s a recipe for a body that glows from within!
Kelly Rowland’s Fitness Lifestyle
Eating and exercise go hand in hand in building strength, endurance and the much-coveted defined look. Diet is key and paired with a progressive workout plan, you’ll be well on your way to looking your best self!
Kelly has her diet on lock! and when it comes to fitness, she’s not one to shy away from a challenge. At a point in her 30s she was doing 200 sit-ups a night! As a guest on the Graham Norton show, Kelly was asked how she exercises, and she said “I do like to do 200 sit-ups at night. Yes not 200 not all through the night oh no. But about 200 sit-ups a night”. She added “you’d be surprised at how just like simple walks and things like that just make you feel better I like the fact that exercising makes me feel good cause it’s not about size”.
Kelly seems to enjoy intense workouts for the energy boost and challenge they provide, but she also recognises that walking is a simple and accessible form of exercise that everyone can benefit from.
Kelly finds morning workouts bring her to a positive place. When asked on Good Morning America what time she prefers to train she stated “In the morning I like to do it and it starts off my day, gets me ready…all my energy levels all up and excited for the day so definitely in the morning”
Despite her demanding career and schedule as a mother, Kelly consistently prioritises fitness for its many benefits. She tells Extra Tv in this Youtube Video
“When I work out that’s my time for self… that’s my time to pour into myself physically (and) mentally”.
People tend to think keeping fit is easier for celebrities because they have access to experts, time and money to stay in great shape. However, the fact of the matter is, all the access and money in the world can’t buy will power.
In an interview with Women’s Health, Kelly shared that each morning, she kickstarts her day with a structured workout routine. After seeing her son Titan off to school, she spends a solid 90 minutes training. Whether it’s sweating it out with her trusted trainer, Massy Arias, or engaging in rigorous workouts at the renowned Dogpound gym near her home, she ensures that her exercise sessions are both effective and dynamic. Her workouts are varied and include cardio sessions to elevate her heart rate, targeted weighted crunches for core strength, and various resistance band exercises to enhance muscular endurance.
Kelly has been on fire with her fitness for over two decades and deserves major props for her dedication to an active lifestyle. She serves as inspiration to many, showing that putting fitness first can yield enduring benefits through the many seasons of life.