While Kailin Turner's husband was deployed in the Navy, her weight had creeped up to 196 pounds. And she was not happy about it.
So the military wife decided to make a change.
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She started doing P90X workouts and gave her unhealthy diet a serious makeover. And after 8 weeks, she was starting to see a positive difference when she suddenly received a shocking email from her spouse.
He wanted a divorce.
Upset as she was by the news, Turner decided not to return to her old unhealthy habits to seek solace. Instead, she pushed herself even harder, documenting her daily workouts in video and using "divorce tears" as her motivation.
And her hard work paid off.
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Turner went from being a size 18 to a size 2. But her big change was more than just about a number on her clothing tags or the scale--it was about learning to take care of herself and love herself all the way throughout her journey.
She said, "If you're a woman and you're not confident, I want you to realize that you are amazing, and you are beautiful."
Watch her stunning transformation in the inspiring video below.
The beloved singer's weight has fluctuated since she won American Idol, but she's gotten into kickboxing. That's her on the left in 2015 before getting pregnant with her second child, and on the right in October 2016.
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