Wowzer! And here we were thinking Mary J. Blige amazing vocals were her greatest asset!!
The 42-year-old singer recently graced the cover of Shape magazine, and we can definitely see why she was chosen as she flaunts her flawless figure and shows off her incredibly toned abs!!
Mary opened up about her fitness and said she couldn't be happier with the shape she is:
"When I'm fit, I can conquer the world. I love the way I look and feel right now and am truly comfortable in my own skin."
You should be, girl! You look AH-mazing!
But in addition to wanting to lead a healthier lifestyle, Mary also admits that the death of her good friend and fellow singer Whitney Houston had a HUGE impact on her turnaround:
"Whitney Houston's death really crushed me. I saw someone so incredibly talented just diminish, and I refuse to go out like that."
Mary says she's been off of booze for about 15 months and has been hard at work with her personal trainer!
And to make things even better, she says that she not only looks great, but she feels great too:
"I hate being out of shape! But I don't exercise just to lose weight. It makes me feel better when I get that run in. I could be in the worst mood, but when I do my cardio I feel much, much better."
It's great to see that Mary is not only seeing the physical results in her body, but she's also seeing the mental benefits and is in a really good mindset!
Keep it up, girl!
[Image via Shape.]
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