Ciara: ‘It’s no good to gain the world if you lose your soul’

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I’ve always thought that Ciara is one of the most beautiful women in the world, and I get enjoyment just from looking at photos and magazine covers featuring Ciara. But I have to admit, I’ve sort of gone off her a little bit since she married Russell Wilson. I feel like she’s gotten super-judgy and preachy about “saving yourself for marriage” and how single women need to “behave” a certain way to “get a man.” It’s all so… unhelpful. Thankfully, she’s trying to limit that preachy sh-t to Cosmopolitan. She talks about accomplishments, dealing with haters and more. Some highlights:

How Destiny’s Child’s morning news show performance inspired her: “They were killing it, and I just went, ‘This is what I want to do. I’m gonna be an entertainer…’ The first goal I wrote down was to get discovered. The second was to sell 3 to 4 million records. Third, have longevity.”

On her unshakable ambition: “I never thought, I can’t be because of the color of my skin, I can’t be because of my gender. No dream is too big. I want to be a billionaire. The more resources, the more you can do. But I think my greatest accomplishment 10 years from now is that I would have a successful life as it pertains to my marriage and being a mom. It’s cool to want to do all these creative things, but it’s no good to gain the world if you lose your soul.”

On dealing with trolls: “When someone comes for you and you didn’t send for them, you keep your eye on the prize. I know what my mission is. I know what I’m hoping for and working hard for every day. And that’s my focus. I’m not going to let people steal my joy. I move on. New day, new opportunity, new energy, let’s go.”

On her post-baby fitness routine—up to three workouts a day: “It was kind of like, wake up in the morning, breastfeed, eat a small meal, go train, come back in, breastfeed, eat another meal, go train, then come back, have another meal, and then a third training session at night. It was a good challenge, one I set for myself, not for anyone else. Taking care of myself makes me feel really good. And I want to keep it sexy too, you know.”

[From Cosmopolitan]

I wish I had the kind of time, throughout the day, to do multiple smaller workouts instead of one long workout every other day. I think smaller, shorter workouts throughout the day would probably be better for my body overall. But… few people have that kind of time. And I’m glad that she specifies “one I set for myself, not for anyone else.” Because very few people could do that. As for her greatest accomplishment being her marriage and motherhood… I understand what she’s saying.

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  1. Millenial says:

    She’s quoting the Bible. I’m sure she’s harmless enough, but I have never found her to be particularly likeable or inspiring.

  2. Gridlock says:

    Mark chapter 8 verse 36.

  3. ByTheSea says:

    I have to say, I never imagined Ciara ending up where she has. She is actually a woman of leisure. She can spend all the time she wants working out and planning her takeover. LOL. I’m not mad at her. After 50 Cent and the rot that he is, she did well.

  4. Tanesha86 says:

    As long as she isn’t out there spreading her message of “pick me” I enjoy Ciara. She’s beautiful and talented but I’m not interested in her sanctimonious nonsense.

  5. Killjoy says:

    Ya know, as long as she keeps giving music like “Level Up” I’m fine if she wants to cosplay lil Christian wifey with Russell Wilson.

  6. Mo’ Comments Mo’ Problems says:

    She’s not a good singer, but a very fantastic dancer. She has longevity with dance moves and high pitched fast bops.

  7. Pandy says:

    Truthfully I only know her from this site but she’s beautiful.