Drew Barrymore is to be forthright about the challenges in her real life, including getting fit and healthy.
The actress took to Instagram on Thursday a number of before-and-after photos, the presentation of her impressive 25-pound weight loss, which she achieved through hard work, healthy eating and exercise.
“When I look at Instagram, I am made to think that I should be at my best self. But most days, that I have no consistency due to real life,” the 43-year-old actress and mother of two wrote. “The solution: with the right people … we can make our goals a reality.”
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“Here I am, in a pose and than 25 pounds later at the same place,” Barrymore added, referring to a photo of himself in a white shirt and tights, followed by a snapshot of himself looking remarkably more svelte while hugging her trainer, Marnie Alton. “You can see that my face is so much thinner!”
Barrymore admits that getting in shape takes a “lot of work”, including making a healthy meal and exercise choices and the “fight like a lion” to reach her goals.
“Damn genetics! And thanks for all the good things. I love where I come from (JOHN ETHEL LIONEL), and what package it comes in” she added, referring to her famous Hollywood tradition. “I just know that I have control over what I want. Even if it is hard!”
Barrymore went praise Alton for someone they can contact if they feel that they need advice, and thanked the professional trainer to help her lose weight and transform their health in just three months.
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The inspirational post comes in the midst of a whole series of candid, honest messages, the actress has posted in the past few days, giving her fans and followers a deeper insight into her personal life.
Shortly after posting about her impressive weight loss, Barrymore also opened up about her divorce from her ex-husband Will Kopelman.
“Once upon a time… I remember reading an article that said that I had gotten my happy ending after all,” Barrymore wrote on Instagram on Friday. “Looking at this photo, but it looks that way. And then, as so often in life for each of us, our plans change and our dreams to be adjusted.”
“But that does not mean that every second was not worth it. And if that DeLorean time machine drew every day, I would do it all over again,” she continued. “After all, I have my dream. 2 healthy girls. I will continue to marvel at what we done and try to be the best co-parents we can be. It is not always easy, and the point is…nothing in life is. But that does not mean that a bitter outweighs the sweet!”
Barrymore and Kopelman, who have two daughters — Olive, 6, and Frankie, 4 — called it quits in September 2016. Since then, she has dedicated most of her attention to her children and her career, both as an actress and a beauty mogul, but makes time for dating.
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“I got out [dating apps]. It was fun to try but,” Barrymore told ET in July, adding that she’s always wanted to have the experience of a blind date.
“I work there in the public since I was young, so that myth of the blind date eluded me and I always wanted to do it so that was like a dating app for me,” Barrymore explained. “But he is not blind on my side so it just, I don’t know, doesn’t work.”