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Singer, spoken-word poet, writer, actress — is all wrapped up into the beautiful woman known as Jill Scott. Her creativity in poetry and music has earned the multi-talented Scott three Grammy Awards and counting.  Now, 44 years young and a mother of growing toddler, Jilly from Philly reveals what’s really on her heart.

On Weight Loss

“I eat healthfully and work out, and balance it with rest. I’m grateful all of this [fame and success] started when I was fully an adult. The first 2 years I went like a crazy person, from this country to the next. And I had pneumonia four times in a year. I learned early on that maintenance is super-valuable in this business. I ride my bike for 8 to 10 miles pretty much every day. Sometimes I’ve ridden for 20 miles and I don’t know it until I have rubber bands for legs, particularly when something heavy is on my mind.”

“But sometimes I get up and do it and other times, I don’t. But I forgive myself. If all you’re worried about is the size of my jeans, then I’m probably not for you.”

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