Kandi Burruss' daughter shares workout video, showing off major weight loss
At 15-years-old, Riley Burrus is already becoming an inspiration for young people who are struggling with their weight or self-love. Her mom, Kandi Burrus, couldn’t be prouder of the girl now that she started her first internship at a law firm.
“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star, Kandi Burrus, is a proud mom of three: her husband’s daughter from another relationship, Kaela Tucker, their 2-years-old son Ace, and her daughter Riley, from her relationship to Russell Spencer.
The 15-years-old girl, who has been featured on the reality show in several occasions, has become an inspiration for many young people after losing 52 lbs in the last eight months by following a strict workout routine and nutritional regimen.
She recently shared two clips to Instagram showing off how the improvements in her boxing routing and her slimmer figure.
In the first video, taken months ago, Riley was visibly slow and trying to keep up with her trainer, but in the second one, not only was she fast and assertive but also sporting tighter clothes that hugged her new figure amazingly.
According to Kandi, Riley was always bullied on social media because of her weight and height, so she decided to take her overweight seriously last September and started a fitness journey that is already showing some wonderful results.
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ignore my sweat 😂 but I wanted to show y’all my before & after with @iamthekingoffitness the first video is from november & the 2nd is from today!! Super proud of my weightloss & imma keep it going !🤪❤️ |fyi: i havnt worked out in like 2 weeks because i was at Stanford so don’t judge my boxing😩|
Kandi shared a side to side picture on Instagram comparing Riley’s figure a few months ago, when she was weighing 220 lbs, with a most recent one after she lost 52 pounds. “Y’all just don’t understand how hard it is to grow up in front of the public eye & in front of social media trolls who make negative comments about kids weight,” said Kandi.
“Luckily Riley has tough skin & doesn’t let it bother her, but as her mom it used to piss me off when trolls would make negative comments about her size. Nobody knew she was over 200lbs because my daughter is tall. She’s 5’9. & to be honest she wouldn’t tell anybody how much she weighed but now she proudly shares it because she wants to motivate other people who are going thru the Weightloss struggle.”
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I’m so proud of my baby @rileyburruss! Last year (around September I think) Riley decided to get serious about being fit. With the help of her trainer @iamthekingoffitness she’s lost 52lbs!!!! & she did it the right way by working out 5 days a week & watching her calorie intake. Shout out to her friends @olivervett & @jake.vett who worked out with her & helped her to stick to it. They also lost between 40-50lbs. Y’all just don’t understand how hard it is to grow up in front of the public eye & in front of social media trolls who make negative comments about kids weight. Luckily Riley has tough skin & doesn’t let it bother her but as her mom it used to piss me off when trolls would make negative comments about her size. Nobody knew she was over 200lbs because my daughter is tall. She’s 5’9. & to be honest she wouldn’t tell anybody how much she weighed but now she proudly shares it because she wants to motivate other people who are going thru the Weightloss struggle. Riley is still working out 5 days a week. I’m so proud of her dedication. Now she doesn’t need help to stick to it because she’s got that self discipline that I don’t even have... Riley wants to help other young people get fit & help them thru the challenges she faced. Stay tuned to what my young boss has coming next! #ProudMom ❤️❤️❤️
Riley shared the same picture to her account, and she wrote an encouraging message for people that, like her, are struggling with their weight loss journey saying:
“My journey is not over. I have larger goals I am trying to reach and I hope everybody follows me throughout my journey. I’ve been seeing peoples comments about them struggling with weight loss. I know the struggle & its real. But it can be done. Roll with me and lets do it together! & i just want to thank everyone for your supportive comments!”
Burrus is making significant improvements in her life, as she recently attended Stanford University in California for their Envision Law and Trial program, which allow teenagers to explore the legal field first hand before they have to choose their careers in college.
Kandi also shared that at 15, Riley already had her first internship at a law firm, and she couldn’t be prouder of her mini-me. “Yesterday was a big day for my baby girl!" Kandi wrote on Instagram. "@rileyburrus had her first interview & then her first day of her internship at a law firm! I was so excited for her.”
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Yesterday was a big day for my baby girl! @rileyburruss had her first interview & then her first day of her internship at a law firm! I was so excited for her. She didn’t want me to post pics of her outfit she wore to the internship for some reason but here are just a few more pics from the day. 💄: @taetv & 💇🏾♀️: @sewjodie
We’re glad to know that Riley has the same fire to accomplish things as her mother, and we can’t wait to see more of her fitness journey now that she created a YouTube Channel to share it with fans.