Yesterday, new mommy and singing diva, Mariah Carey stopped by The Rosie Show to show off her new post-baby body and share her secrets for dropping the weight.
After a video teaser of the 42-year-old songstress showing off her tight abs and toned arms hit the web, many of Mimi’s fans knew they were in for a treat. It’s been six months since Mariah gave birth to twins, Moroccan and Monroe, and it looks like she’s ready to jump back into the limelight.
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In true over-the-top Mariah Carey fashion, she was lowered onto The Rosie Show stage in a crescent moon, wearing a body-skimming mini skirt, leather jacket, and sky-high heels (werk!). When Rosie asked how Mariah managed to get her old body back after a difficult pregnancy, Mimi said did it the old fashioned way.
During her pregnancy, Mariah was ordered to bed rest, which caused her to gain a lot of water weight.
She recounted, “In the beginning, when I first had the babies, I had so much edema … water and swelling. Most pregnant woman have that just in their feet. One day I was doing my thank-you notes and I noticed it started rising up the leg, so I had edema. … I didn’t think I would ever be the same person.”
Luckily for Carey–who gained 70 pounds during her pregnancy–she shed about 40 pounds of water weight after having the babies, but the rest she had to knock off through diet and exercise.
“I never weighed myself,” Carey told Rosie. “People will think I’m a liar but it’s true. This is another cliché phrase, I’m a big boned girl … I’m tall and so I always weigh more.”
Instead of being a slave to the scale, Carey said she would measure her succes by how well her clothes fit.
“I would tend to go, ‘Does this size dress fit me that I wore three years ago? I’m good, let’s go.’ I would go by what it looked like, how I felt.”
Clearly it worked, because Mimi looks absolutely fabulous!
Mariah is reportedly back in the studio and is also a new spokeswoman for the Jenny diet plan (formerly Jenny Craig).