X Factor’s Honey G unveils huge lockdown weight loss after taking up triathlons
The former X Factor star, who stunned the judges with her unique style back in 2016, has lost a whopping amount of weight while training for a triathlon
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X Factor’s Honey G looked very different to her days on the show as she unveiled her impressive lockdown weight loss.
The rapper, who was on the ITV show back in 2016, has been exercising more than ever as the coronavirus pandemic saw her take up triathlon training.
Striking a confident pose while wearing a lycra one-piece, the star has clearly made a big difference by switching up her lifestyle.
Honey G, whose real name is Anna Gilford, showed off her slimmed down frame as she posed with her hands on her hips.
While she’s given her look a major overhaul, she kept part of her signature style intact by wearing sunglasses and a baseball cap.
The 39-year-old recently took part in a 33km running event to raise cash for NHS Charities Together.
Next, she’ll tackle her first triathlon, which will see her swim 750m, cycle 20km and run 5km.
In a video posted to YouTube by Active Training World, Honey G was seen excitedly chatting about taking part in her second aquathon.
She said: “It was an amazing experience.
“We’re just waiting for the times to be uploaded but I definitely know that that was a PB, I was a lot faster than last time, I’ve been having some swimming coaching lessons.
“My swimming has definitely improved.”
Honey G will be taking on her first triathlon on September 12, and she said she’s really looking forward to it.
She’s been working hard with an intense training schedule of running, cycling and open-water swimming.
The star said lockdown had brought on the changes.
She told Daily Star Online : “Lockdown has proved to me that doing lots of exercise can make you lose weight.
“I went to see a top obesity specialist and a dietician in the past and I was trying to lose weight by changing my diet but during lockdown I combined changing my diet and doing a large amount of exercise.
“I’ve been probably doing more exercise in lockdown than I have in my whole life.”
Honey G is running between 18 and 20km every week and has also bought herself a spinning bike to get in some extra workouts at home.
But she said it wasn’t until she tried on her triathon tri-suit that she noticed how much weight she’d lost.
Honey G, who says she’s been trying to lose weight ever since X Factor, said: “Now I have noticed that by doing these events has helped me lose weight, I want to carry on.”
She hopes that her new sporty regime might also help her find “Mrs Right”.