Actress and author Octavia Spencer, best known for “The Help,” took to Instagram to share her physique after starting a “serious” weight-loss journey.
In the image, the 46-year-old actress was posing in front of the mirror in “her trailer” wearing black shoes, matching leggings, and a black and white shirt. One of the most striking aspects of the post was how thin she looked compared to previous photos.
For the caption, Spencer pointed out that people should find their light wherever they could, especially nowadays that the world and the US are going through a lot. Her “light” is her fitness journey that found its way “into every aspect” of her life.
“The fact that my crew is inspired to do small things to help us all reach our fitness goals makes my heart burst with pride. We work 12-14 hours a day, surrounded by comfort snacks just waiting to indulge bad choices,” added Spencer.
As soon as she uploaded that picture, her followers took to the comment section to share their thoughts. One of them was Instagram user Eric B. Anthony, who pointed out that she looked fantastic and that she was a beautiful light in the world.
Madame Noire reported that Spencer has been doing two-a-day workouts, cryotherapy (to help her muscles and to deal with her sciatica problem), yoga, boxing, strength training, and some other things to improve her health and to look thinner.
One of the aspects that Madame Noire revealed was that Spencer used to struggle to reach 15 seconds in a plank. After two months of doing her best, she managed to double that time.
Spencer revealed that she didn’t like getting on the scale because looking that she only lost a couple of pounds after spending a lot of time working out even twice a day was tough. However, it is all part of the process, and things will keep improving little by little.
The Wrap reported that Spencer was in a legal battle with a weight-loss company, Sensa Products Inc. because they wrongfully fired her and owed her money. She was awarded $940,000, in late-2014, one year after she filed the lawsuit.
Spencer pointed out that the company agreed a couple of conditions, including an ad campaign centered around healthy living, but they didn’t live up to its obligations. Instead, Sensa refused to pay her and terminate the contract claiming that the actress should have tweeted about them more often.