Jessica Simpson Reveals How She’s Leaning on Her Faith After the Death of George Floyd
Americans everywhere have been searching for answers and comfort in the days since the death of George Floyd, who died in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota last week. Now, singer Jessica Simpson is speaking out to let the world know how she is leaning on her faith during this difficult time, and she’s urging her fans to do the same thing.
“I have been taken to my knees in prayer time and again over these last days. I am listening to the testimonies crying out,” Simpson wrote on Instagram yesterday. “I am hearing God’s anointed power in the hearts that are steadfast. I am hopeful that God will deliver the souls of the righteous who are crushed in spirit. I have resilient faith that anything hate can do, LOVE can do better.”
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I have been taken to my knees in prayer time and again over these last days. I am listening to the testimonies crying out. I am hearing God’s anointed power in the hearts that are steadfast. I am hopeful that God will deliver the souls of the righteous who are crushed in spirit. I have resilient faith that anything hate can do, LOVE can do better. #BlackoutTuesday
This comes after it was revealed that Simpson has dropped an astonishing 100 pounds in the year since her third baby, a girl named Birdie May, was born. Simpson’s trainer Harley Pasternak spoke to E! News about how exactly the star managed to achieve this astonishing weight loss.
“This particular baby no. 3 was… I think she commented to the press that she tipped the scales at 240 lbs, that’s not coming from me, she mentioned that in a post,” Pasternak said. “So, we had our work cut out for us and perhaps more so on this baby than the others.”
“It had to be more than just getting back from her baby weight, but how do I keep whatever I am doing now forever,” he added. “That’s why we are not a big fan of doing any extreme diet or radical forms of exercise.”
The workout plan that Pasternak designed for Simpson included 14,000 steps a day and full-body workouts.
“We slowly ramped those up; we started really easy and slowly increased them,” Pasternak said. “We started with doing a full-body workout, one set of each exercise, not really doing too much intensity per body part and gradually increasing the volume and intensity. Focusing on a few muscle groups per day. Different muscles each day of the week.”
In the end, Simpson is feeling better than ever these days.
“Simpson’s health journey has her feeling like she did before she had kids,” Pasternak said. “[She’s] in control of everything and such a great attitude of not beating herself up if she doesn’t eat perfectly everyday so it’s a very helpful perspective.”