It’s the first week of 2013 and you’ve likely found it harder to find a parking spot at the gym. But for original American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson, there’s no need for a New Year’s Resolution.
 
She lost 18 pounds last year in just a month, and she attributes a lot of it to falling in love with fiance Brandon Blackstock.

“I lost 18 pounds and I think that happens when you fall in love or date someone,” she explains in the February issue of Cosmopolitan (via Radar Online). “If I’m going to be messing around, I gotta look good.” Girl, we couldn’t agree more.

Kelly also talks about her distaste for fad diets, saying that it was getting a personal trainer and cutting her portion sizes in half that seemed to do the trick.

“I’m not willing to do that [go to extremes],” she says. “I’m willing to work a little bit because I want to be a healthy individual.”

Kelly and Brandon love being active together, and both have bikes on the back of the tour bus to take advantage of the great outdoors during breaks. The Texas native also says it helps to be busy and jokes, “When I’m on my off-time girl, those 18 might come back.”

Considering how happy she seems, we’re confident Kelly will keep up her healthy routine!

Source: Radar Online