"I feel revived and renewed," Christina Aguilera said recently while promoting "The Voice." Flaunting her slimmer body and positive attitude, Christina has made it clear that she's turned her life around since her emotional 2011 divorce.
"I've been criticized for being on both sides of the scale," said Christina at one point. "It's noise I block out automatically. I love my body." And that body is now fitting into smaller sizes, thanks to an expanded exercise regime.
Christina has "been trying different types of exercise, like...hiking," a friend told People magazine recently. "Instead of sitting for hours on-set, she's moving."
And part of that movement has been literal: "She has moved into a new house and got a fresh start. She is shedding the past and shedding the pounds," said the pal.
Christina never set a definitive goal when it comes to her body weight. "I've been on an incredible journey in the past six months," she said. And a friend commented, "She took time to do things that feel good for her mind and body."
Among those positive items: Yoga. Friends recently told Us Weekly that Christina has been working with fitness pro Tee Sorge and has been practicing yoga to slim down. "It's more of a mind-body thing for her," a source revealed to Us. "She believes in exercise that she enjoys, doing strength work as opposed to intense cardio."
In the past Christina has struggled with her diet, admitting that "anything with sugar I loved" when she was pregnant. She was clearly overweight in 2011 when she appeared at a Michael Jackson tribute, and nutritionist Jackie Keller told Radar Online that Christina's cycle of weight loss and weight gain might have distorted her metabolism and self-perception.
“Even if it was years ago, if she did suffer from an eating disorder then the effect of that stays with you and causes a distorted body image,” Jackie said. “Yo-yoing in weight completely throws off your metabolism, which is why it is important to feed your body properly.”
Switching from eating junk food to not eating "is a form of binging calling ‘disordered eating,’ which destroys the metabolism because you are always at a war with food,” explained Jackie, who serves as a nutritionist to many Hollywood stars.
Now, however, it appears that Christina has made peace both with food and her body. A source recently told E Online: ""[She's] making herself a priority, trying new exercises and trying things she loves and enjoys rather than stuff to just 'lose weight.' This is really from the inside out."