Meghan Trainor is coming back with her new album, “Takin’ It Back,” and she is also opening up about her struggles with body image and mental health.
“I was my heaviest I’ve ever been, I was like over 200 pounds when I C-sectioned him out. I just wasn’t feeling great. I’ve never had stitches, so to have this C-section scar, I was in a really dark place and I wanted to be in a great place for my son.”
The singer revealed to Entertainment Tonight Canada that she lost 60 pounds after her pregnancy.
After that realization, she declared that she would “make it her mission to feel better.”
“So, I worked every day and challenged myself. I was like, ‘If I can survive a C-section, I can do anything!'”
Trainor took a break from the spotlight before the birth of her child in 2021, releasing her first-holiday album, “A Very Trainor Christmas,” in 2020.
While she did not specify how long she has been working on her new album or workout routine, one can only assume that the 28-year-old singer has been at it since last year.
“I was very dedicated and I started seeing the pounds come off like one week at a time, one pound.”
Aside from exercise, she discovered a few things about herself along the way, such as her food preferences. She added:
“I learned my brain is so happy when I exercise, so I’m just [feeling] better than ever,”
Trainor has been open about her struggles with body image; after all, her breakout single “All About That Bass” is about embracing one’s body type, particularly if one is plus-sized.
She said of the song:
“It was a song for myself about my body insecurities. I was already at a tough place with my body, especially being out in front of all those people and having them judge me.”
“I’m covered in scars and stretch marks in new places I didn’t know stretch marks could be. There’s things that aren’t going to go away ever, and I have to learn to love that.”
Fortunately for Trainor, she is now in a better mental state and has managed to pull herself out of the “dark place” for her and her baby’s sake.