Drew Barrymore didn’t need to wait until 2019 to get back in shape.
“When I look at Instagram, I am made to think I should be at my best self … But most days, I lack consistency due to real life. Solution: with the right people (@marniealton) we can make our goals a reality…” the 43-year-old actress began in a recent Instagram post.
Barrymore then showed off her 25-pound weight loss with a series of before-and-after photos, including two shots of her working out.
“Here is me in a before pose and then 25 pounds later in the same place,” she wrote. “You can tell my face is so much thinner! This takes me so much work. Diet and exercise and fighting like a lion for it! Damn you genetics! And yet thank you for all the good stuff. I love where I come from (JOHN ETHEL LIONEL) and whatever package it comes in. I just know that I have the control to be what I want. Even if it is hard AF!”
She concluded: “At least I know there are experts I can turn to for help. I mean look at what Marnie helped me do in three months! When i have time off in 2019…I’m comin for ya! PS may I just say I want to be these ladies on the front page. You are my spirit animals and my goal posts!”
Barrymore started sharing a “social media experiment and 5 part series” titled #TheWayItLooksToUs via Instagram on Thursday, December 20. The Santa Clarita Diet star has since been candid with fans about a series of topics, including coparenting her two daughters, Olive, 6, and Frankie, 4, with her ex-husband, Will Kopelman.
“Once upon a time… I remember reading an article that said I had gotten my happy ending after all. Looking at this picture, it sure looks that way,” she captioned two photos of the pair on Friday, December 21. “And then, like many times in life for all of us, our plans change and our dreams are adjusted. But that doesn’t mean that every second wasn’t worth it. And if that DeLorean time machine pulled up every day, I would do it all over again. After all, I did get my dream. 2 healthy girls.”
The exes split in 2016 after four years of marriage. “Will and I continue to marvel at what we made and try to be the best co parents we can be,” Barrymore continued. “It’s not always easy and the point is…nothing in life is. But it doesn’t mean that any bitter outweighs the sweet!”