Shawn Johnson, the previous Olympic gold medalist, has opened up in nice element in regards to the struggles she’s gone by each throughout and after her gymnastics profession.
Johnson, who gained gold within the steadiness beam on the 2008 Video games in Beijing, in addition to silver medals in ground train, the all-around and the staff competitors, posted a video on her household YouTube channel through which she talks about her use of Adderall and different medicines to forestall weight acquire, in addition to a particularly restrictive food plan — consuming solely 700 energy per day.
The 28-year-old, who expanded her fanbase after gymnastics by competing on “Dancing With The Stars” (profitable the competitors in 2009), says she has come a good distance. As she discusses within the video, with the assistance of a therapist and nutritionist amongst others, she is a a lot more healthy particular person as we speak, each bodily and mentally. Johnson gave start to a daughter, Drew, in October 2019.
“There’s one thing that switched after I received pregnant, the place it not was about me, or my physique, or the vainness, or the energy, or what I appeared like, or what I weighed — I could not have cared much less,” Johnson mentioned. “It was about defending my child, and I used to be so excited by that.”
“Having gone by an entire being pregnant and realizing that I had felt assured by the entire thing, I really feel like I’ve climbed Everest, which has been actually cool,” Johnson added later. “And now, having Drew, it simply provides me such a way of objective.”