Singer Nicole Scherzinger flaunted her yoga moves and fit bikini body on Twitter Aug. 20, where she showed off her flexibility on the stunning beaches of Hawaii.
Scherzinger, a longtime workout fanatic, is healthy after overcoming a decade-long battle with bulimia. After revealing her eating disorder last fall, the brunette beauty initially regretted the decision to go public, but is now glad she spoke out.
"As soon as I did open up about it, I regretted it," Scherzinger, 35, told the Independent. "I felt humiliated. I didn't want the world to see that side of me. But now I'm so glad they have. The impact I've had on other sufferers is just ... so amazing. I am now in a position to give strength, and support, to others."
Scherzinger was the lead singer of the pop-girl group the Pussycat Dolls for seven years (2003-2008 and 2009-2010), but never shared her bulimia struggle with her band mates or family.
She began binge-eating and purging every day after she was told to lose weight when she first joined the band. The bulimia lasted for about 10 years, but Nicole eventually overcame it through lots of therapy.
Now stronger mentally and emotionally, Scherzinger follows a healthy diet and stays in shape with regular exercise, including lots of circuit-training and 30-to-45-minute runs twice a week.
The singer-dancer is fitter than ever, but no longer obsessively weighs herself, and is more balanced in her approach to diet and exercise."By the time I was in the Pussycat Dolls, I was on the scale all the time," she recalled. "It became my enemy because I noticed that when I exercised really hard, I'd gain weight.
"Now that I'm in my thirties, I’ve stepped off the scale. I just go by how my clothes fit. I'm more accepting of my body and have learned to really embrace it. These days it's all about finding balance."