With fame comes intense public scrutiny, and tabloids are yet again talking about Adele’s weight (which really doesn’t seem that important in the wake of six Grammys). But the news coming from the gossip mill is a bit surprising: apparently the singer, who has a history of being proud of her curves, is trying to slim down. But is that so bad?

According to The New York Post, the British singer is looking to drop two dress sizes by quitting smoking and working out twice a week with a personal trainer. An unnamed source said that, “She had always been curious about taking up Pilates but until recently there just hadn’t been any time.” When Karl Lagerfeld recently called Adele “a little too fat,” she retorted by stating, “I’ve never wanted to look like models on the cover of magazines. I represent the majority of women and I’m very proud of that. I don’t want to be some skinny mini with my t**s out. I don’t want people confusing what it is that I’m about.” Will Adele’s fans be upset by her new health decision?

Personally, I’m in the exact same situation as Adele right now. I work 60 hours a week and tell myself I don’t have enough time to work out (I do), plus my lifestyle isn’t always the healthiest (darn you, Modelo and Wheat Thins). I currently wear a size 8, and while I’ve always been confident about my body, treating it better and slimming down to be healthier sounds perfect right now. In fact, I’m scheduled to start meeting with a pilates instructor twice a week next month, just like Adele. I’m not saying a size 8 is gross or unattractive; I just know that if I treated my body better, it would be a bit smaller. I look forward to hitting the pilates mat in April, and I wish Adele the best of luck in her health goals!

What do you think of Adele trying to lose weight? Are you trying to lose weight for health reasons?

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