At this time last year, Demi Lovato was just starting to discuss her time spent in rehab and the personal struggles she faced behind closed doors. Now, she has showed off her curves on the July cover of Cosmopolitan Magazine and wasn’t afraid to share her demons with British magazine, Fabulous. As she gets ready to host the Teen Choice Awards this Sunday, Demi shows off her taut tummy and shapely curves and discusses staying healthy post-rehab in the August issue of Self mag.
“I work out five or six days a week for my peace of mind, not to lose weight. I switch it up, I’ll run a few miles or bike from Santa Monica to Mariuna del Ray. I also love boxing or, when I’m sore, yoga.”
Although working out gives her peace of mind, Demi also realizes the importance of loving herself in order to have a happy life. She tells the mag: “I’m treating myself with love and doing good things for my mind and soul.”
Even though Dem is super candid about discussing body image and personal hardships, nothing makes her happier than talking about her one true passion– singing. Now, as the newest host of The X Factor, she is able to help unknown talent get their big breaks, even though saying no to some isn’t as easy (or as funny) as it looks.
“It’s so much fun! I root for everyone. I mean, it’s not the best feeling when you’re watching someone and cringing. But when a person’s confidence is magnetic, I don’t even have to hear her to think, ‘Oh, this girl has got something.’”
For more of Demi’s interview, be sure to check her out at Self.com and/or pick up the August issue of Self, on stands now! What do you think of Dem’s newest magazine cover? Does it inspire you to be happy and healthy?