The RHOA star shares how she's living healthier in 2014.

on Jan 6 - The Dish0

Cynthia Bailey has a lot to look forward to in 2014. She rang in the New Year in Vegas with hubby Peter and pal NeNe Leakes, and it's great to see that she's starting 2014 on not only a happy foot, but a healthy one as well.

Cynthia posted this photo of her slimmer figure on Instagram. Her new look wasn't one she pursued for the sake of a smaller dress size. Recently on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Cynthia shared her struggle with uterine fibroids, a condition she's been living with for years. (In this blog post, she details when exactly when and how she figured out she had fibroids.) The condition forced her to reevaluate her diet plan in order to alleviate its uncomfortable symptoms.

How'd she start feeling better? Cynthia turned to Genovive, a food management program, to kickstart a healthy approach to her meals, and so far, she's a huge fan. "They send me my meals monthly to ensure that not only I am eating enough food a day, but also that I am eating healthy food, as well as the right proportions every day," she says in her blog.

She also adds that she's working out three days a week. "I have lost all the weight in my stomach area (and back! LOL!), and my clothes are sliding on with ease."

Now that she's well on her way to recovery—the surgery took place five months ago—it's great to see Cynthia relishing in the results of a healthier lifestyle and the fantastic figure that comes along with it! 

What do you think of Cynthia's new look? Let us know in the comments.

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12 comments
poetforpeace58
poetforpeace58

 Kenya has repeatedly ruined several events she was invited to including Nene;s events, the shoe event when she showed up with butt pads and tried to humiliate  Phaedra but just made a fool of herself and jacked Nene's event  The Peter and Apollo thing  at Kim's wedding party was after heavy drinking, and he was in Phaedra's face and the Kandi thing was after heavy drinking and he was slurring his words and stepping into her personal space, we won't even talk about Cynthia's sister pushing Todd who she does not even know then pushing Kandi like the coward kid who kicks a person being beat up by someone else to get there licks in  because they dislike the person and runs.  I was shocked when Kandi said your sister pushed me and Cynthia's response was if she pushed you I am sorry?  What was that about?  She had no right to put her hands on Kandi and actually escalated the matter and she was not trying to defend Peter she cannot stand Peter so clearly it was to bully Kandi while all hell was breaking loose.    Cynthia was also all in Kandi;s face waving her arms and hands right on front of her nose when she is taller and must remember she towers over Kandi and the way she was swinging her arms they were right  in Kandi;s face which is too close, very intimidating and threatening swinging those long nails and hands right in her face and she could have easily hit or scratched her in the face accidentally then what.  The other issue that bothers me is why many of the girls including Cynthia make comments about Kandi's eating and weight behind her back and laugh and this episode as soon as Cynthia makes comments on her own slimming down after suffering for months she says some of us need to lose weight more than others, really?   Kandi is healthy and not out of shape and looks good in her clothes so why are you girls always sweating her ?  Is it just there needs to be someone to pick on and because she is not stick thin she is a good target to put down and make yourselves feel superior or is it jealousy she really is wealthier than all the women and their men put together and never makes an issue of it nor brags about she's rich, but is?  Real rich. so finding a reason to put her down means bringing her down a bit and  to make yourselves feel better?  I do not know I am asking because Kandi is sweet and respects all of you and she has a daughter that hears what you say about her also, it is something to consider since you are so sensitive about your daughter and what is said about your parenting skills. A part of good parenting is setting an example of respecting other women as they are, not downing them because they are not like you and your peers, there is a name for that.  Scripted or not I do not like the cracks and comments about Kandi's weight. A joke by definition is something all involved finds funny, right?    I am a bit disappointed in Cynthia being in on it, a few times  when Kandi is talked about cackling right with them instead of saying she  looks fine we need to worry about our own weight and if Kandi is happy with the way she looks and her man is why are they girls constantly discussing it and putting her down like she has a problem?  Kandi works out and eats like normal people do, and she may gain a few extra pounds but she loses them and keeps stepping and does not spend her time discussing her friends weight.  After this Fibroid scare which made Cynthia gain weight I would hope she would be kinder and remember maybe a woman has a medical issue that is causing her to gain weight and it is private and possibly out of her control or maybe they are happy just the way they are so why are'nt you?   As her good friends sitting and making jokes about her weight not knowing if she may be privately or unknowingly suffering medical issues and after they are discovered you will feel real low, having sat downing her when it the weight gain was onset to a medical illness. Even if she is not ill it does not look good on Cynthia who seems to be a sweet person, good mother and a good friend to all the women but maybe is meddling in other's life issues a bit too much.  Her home seems to have enough issues to be resolved without looking for more for her ans Peter to disagree about.  Why is Peter so argumentative and even hostile when discussing issues.  I do not tolerate men yelling in my face who claim to love me   without an explanation and attitude adjustment.  Yelling is a form of bullying the other person to be quiet and back down or else, and now he is doing it to your friends while you stand back and watch and them make excuses for him.  What about that?  He is no spring chicken and he needs to stop getting right up i folks face before he meets his match, someone who may not want to know what he had for lunch as he expresses himself.  Maturity and elder status has privileges of the utmost respect from all the friends and others younger than himself and a calm, steady, touchstone and guides others younger with wisdom,  intellect and is a walking, living example to the younger adults and couples on how to conduct ones self with self respect and respect for all those in their circle and community to better communication and bonds of friendship and brotherhood even in the most heated misunderstanding.  Cynthia takes care of the sisterhood issues and Peter takes care of the brotherhood issues.  One can express themselves without rolling up nose to nose with a woman and stepping into her personal space with harsh voice and tone over the simple issues you all seem to lately blow way out of proportion which serves no one?  In real life folks go to jail for behaving that way/  Is that really the image of a hothead, easily angered brother Peter wants to put forth?  Is that really the way you speak to family and friends you are supposed to love and care about and be loved and respected by and cursing and raising his voice with such hostility for what?   it is not a good look we know Peter and you can go there but is it really a winning image?  I loved the show until Kenya's bad vibes everywhere ruined what used to be fun break ups and make ups between friends and family the problem is she is neither to any of you.  The transparent,relentless project  for one of your  women friends to be close friends with Apollo after being asked to back off repeatedly is just embarrassing now, He has two children to care for and raise that adore him and Phaedra as husband and wife.  Someone needs to speak to him and her about that mess they keep starting side eyeing each other when Phaedra's not looking and now when she is looking. What is wrong with Apollo does he want to be married or not?   If not divorce but he needs to stop acting so disrespectfully gawking and drooling at women and over women when his with his wife.  Who does that?  It says I have no respect for myself or the woman I am married to.  

poetforpeace58
poetforpeace58

. The issue with the Kenya apology was silly and disrespectful to Nene. She had a perfect right to be pissed and if Cynthia was going to get in the middle as she put it she should have told Kenya to speak to Nene personally first because  that was the respectful thing to do, not send a mass mailing notifying her she was hijacking the notariety from her years of supporting her charity to stage a fake apology al designed to make Kenya look good ultimately when a simple apology would have sufficed.  Then dragging Marlo in still bitter Nene would not allow her to impose upon her kindness when she left word for no one to disturb her her for that last stretch to the alter because she needed quiet.  But not knowing how to respect boundaries of privacy here comes Marlo for the one millionth time barging in with nonsense when she was trying to have a few moments with her God and herself before rejoining with her man and did not want anyone to be a part of that. It is called the right to personal privacy and free will. If friends impose on this they are not really friends they are people who  expect you to do as they say when they say as if they forgot you are a grown, married woman with children, responsibilities and a life full of living and will not be run by anyone.  Friends who are single sometimes get to attached forgetting married friends have to go home at night and cannot be at your beckon call like high school friendships.   Good friendships need good boundaries of respect that if requested are respected.  Unless she was on fire there was no need for her to insist on going in.  That said i do not care you need tome alone I am more important than what you need for your own sense of peace of mind.  So holding a grudge over that was the basis for her believing what Kenya was saying without asking Nene;s side.  No matter how flat you make a pancake it has two sides and Marlo had only listened to one then went off at Nene in Kenya's defense based on her lies. Marlo was not at the shoe event Kenya ruined, she was not there when Kenya got in Nene's face with more blah, blah, blah and pulled Nene'a earring at Cynthia's opening event and Nene tried to avoid a blow up and turned to leave because once again Kenya was trying to settle her personal issues at someone;s event they spent alot of money to put on and here comes Kenya.  Nene tried to say this is not the time or place politely and leave before it got out of hand.   Kenya went marching after Nene another married woman with her man there who stopped her in her tracks. l Greg as a good husband does, intervened but it was exactly just like she went at Christopher's wife acting like a nut and sparked that blowup.   Nene could have had other plans or not been feeling well she just had medical issues not to long ago and it is not an invitation or honor,or tribute when you FORCE the guest of honor to show up under threat of looking bad because then entire event is set up to humiliate her of she does not show up like she had lots of advance knowledge and would have been seen to be snubbing her own charity she has been loyal to, not Kenya.  That was bullying and Peter  straight up and audacious to have anyone calling to make her show up. who would have been comfortable being used like that.  Kenya got all those people there under false pretenses and Nene should have called the organization and told them she had nothing to do with the event and really fixed Kenya's wagon had a right to voice his opinion but he seems to get drunk and then rude getting up in women's faces yelling which is very disrespectful and thuggish.  Furthermore Peter was not the one who had his name used,she did not ask Nene if it was okay first and speak to her personally which was common courtesy when you call yourself honoring someone. Nene might have has other plans, been booked to be at another event or just did not feel like going out that night.   Nene was furious about all the crap collectively rightfully so, she may not have handled it in the nicest manner but Peter should have asked what was up before jumping in her face like he knew it all. No one likes to be used and taken advantage of.   Kenya is mixed up with what inviting someone means you ask a person to attend they accept or respectfully decline and they do not have to explain their reasons to you. .

poetforpeace58
poetforpeace58

I am happy Cynthia has recovered from Fibroids and has lost the excess weight the ill health brought.  Many women suffer in silence, lack of health care, and partners and family that do not understand the physical and mental toll it takes on their mental, physical, sex life as it progresses misunderstood, untreated or undiagnosed.   I am still troubled by the insensitivity of Peter during her illness and his ignorance of the disease how it was devastating Cynthia's life  in all the ways mentioned above. The severe pain and emotional toll it took on Cynthia while he was more concerned with getting it on, assuming he was being denied sex out of her disinterest rather than because she was really very ill.  He seemed more interested in the sex he was missing rather than taking Cynthia's word she was ill and that is why she was unable to perform.  If he had taken her seriously and stopped whining and been more interested in helping her find proper medical relief, educating himself on how impossible it was to have sex with Fibroid pain the entire situation would have been resolved more quickly.  I give him credit for being there after the doctor got it through his head it was the Fibroids wrecking her life and his being denying sex was a legitimate request because of the severe pain.  I hope he did not use it as a excuse to cheat but he seemed to be mentally badgering her for sex when she was unable to give it.  It amazes me how insensitive men are generally when women have female health issues and act five whining about their need as their women are in agony physically.  If they get a cold or a hangnail their women are right there caring for them and asking what they can do to help make it better  If they would be supportive, say lets find out why their woman does not feel well instead of turning it into a personal afront to their manhood all parties would respect and bond more deeply as loving couples.  I also do not like the way he blows up at Cynthia surrounding large amounts of household money being spent when she has a child to raise which he seems to forget as he indulges his personal expenditure whims then says oh by the way after the fact about the cash,  You need to be more responsible and talk about money spent before it is spent with children.  Medical emergencies happen, doctors want their money and  it is common respect to discuss large purchases before they are made especially when more of the money is the other parties. .

cbcb
cbcb

I think that she is MESSY,

jazziegirl58
jazziegirl58

I hope that Peter's name doesn't come up with Apollo's mess.

muttercup
muttercup

Cynthia, what is wrong with you.   Boot the anchor to the curb.  Peter is  a pig and will spend every dime you make looking himself looking good.  Looks to me like he wants the apartment and next is the company to spend time with.

peanutshelle
peanutshelle

I like you, you're one of the nicer housewives. However, your mother and Mallory were absolutely right about Peter. He is financially abusive and irresponsible. On numerous occasions he has shown a serious lack of support for you. Another business of his, that YOU helped fund, goes bankrupt, meanwhile he buys a car without telling you, and wants to get a "man cave" across town to get away from the stress in the home. REALLY? Personally I think there is another woman in picture. Dump him before he completely bankrupts you, emotionally and financially.

LadyChic
LadyChic

Cynthia you are my favorite always so clever but sweet, love how you change outfits & all over looks specially your hair, glad for your recovery hoping you the best with your Daugther & Hubby.

Brina
Brina

I really like Cynthia and I'm so concern for her , I just finish washing an episode of house wife of Atlanta , her husband Peter bought a new Benz while his business that she help funded went bankrupt .in addition I watched her be shamed for gaining weight , by her partner while battling a medical condition . He constantly discount her feelings and concerns and minimizes his lack of communication by saying she can't handle the information so he doesn't share . As an independent woman is painful to watch this . He gets angry and she backs down which is typical of a womanizer , Cynthia my wish for you is that you realize your self worth and set some boundaries with Peter if he wants to remain in the partnership . Good luck lady , you deserve the best.

housewifefan2012
housewifefan2012

Cynthia looks great! 

Congrats!

It sounds like you and Peter should go to a financial specialist like Susie Ormond. She is terrific and could help you get back on track. If money is tight, Why did Peter buy that expensive car and where is the money coming from for another home for Peter?  Too many unanswered questions. If you tell him that all decisions need to be joint, maybe he will listen, if not cut your losses before it is too late and you have lost everything.... again.

cheryl1
cheryl1

You've always been beautiful but you look even more so. So glad you're feeling better and that's really the most important thing.