Ellie Goulding has conceded getting back into the gym after having a baby is a “whole new ballgame”.
The singer-songwriter took to Instagram over the weekend to post a photo of herself posing in a black bikini during a visit to a Miami beach back in January 2020.
In the accompanying caption, Ellie noted that she had achieved her peak level of physical fitness at the time the snap was taken, and has set her sights on new fitness goals following the birth of her son Arthur in April.
“I feel at my most powerful when I know I can take a lot of things on, mentally and physically,” she began. “My new personal challenge is my post-pregnancy state of mind and physical fitness, which I’ve already started and loving – a whole new ball game! I’ve overcome a lot of challenges as a woman in the music industry – understanding how my body works and reacts has helped me in so many ways.”
Ellie went on to share that she was inspired to pen her upcoming book, titled Fitter. Calmer. Stronger., last year after spending time focusing on her mental and physical health, and insisted that she wants to help others who’ve realised they’re not “invincible” either.
“After a long time of feeling very uncomfortable in my own skin, this is a place I got to where I was feeling strong and happy, and also about the time I decided to write about how I got there. I get asked a lot about how I spend my time when I’m not writing or touring,” the 34-year-old added. “Granted, the vitamin D helped here…but it was mostly down what I was eating and how much sleep I was getting. Staying fit meant the rest of the time my mental health was good – I was productive, optimistic and calm. Bad news didn’t seem so bad – I could handle it.”
Fitter. Calmer. Stronger. is set to be released in September.