Marissa Jaret Winokur is looking and feeling incredible!
The 47-year-old actress, who won a Tony award for her performance of Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray on Broadway, took to Instagram on Monday (September 14) to reveal that she’s lost almost 50lbs in the last six months.
Marissa said she started working on getting healthy after she “checked off all the boxes” for being high risk for COVID-19 .
“If you have been following my story’s you know how hard I have been working out with Keith Anthony to get healthy. Truth Covid scares me,” Marissa started. “I checked off all the boxes, I am HIGH RISK! So I started working out at home with Keith via zoom classes and eating healthy to have a fighting chance.”
“In all honestly I also needed something to focus on have a goal. 6 months later I have lost almost 50 pounds,” Marissa continued. “We have been here before. I was scared to post photos, it’s really one day at a time for me when it comes to food. But I thought, Covid isn’t over we are all sitting ducks maybe I could inspire someone ANYONE to chose to fight!”
If you didn’t know, Marissa is also a cervical cancer survivor.
“Forget how amazing this dress looks 🥰 I haven’t had asthma in months. My anxiety is at an all time high, because you know the country is such a mess . The hour or two a day I focus on working out my sadness turns to productive energy, so that I don’t watch the news and bury my head, but try to help our situation,” Marissa wrote. “Now we do not know ( besides the obvious) who is more susceptible to Covid losing weight will not stop the spread !! But getting my self as strong as possible to fight it at least makes me FEEL like I am doing something. It makes me FEEL like if I can kick cancers ass I can do this too.”
Marissa concluded her post by thanking fans for always being there to support her, while also telling them to get out there and vote.
“Thank you for always being part of my YO-YO journey. I can only say Today I feel strong. Today I feel like I can do anything. Today I don’t bury my head, I will workout and email our senators wear a mask and make sure Family and friends VOTE!!” Marissa concluded. “We have work to do on ourselves to save this nation , we need equality. We will need to FIGHT for EQUALITY. Do what you have to do personally to get in the fight . Ask for help. To be able to help others !♥️♥️Dress credit 👗 repurposed from January. 📸credit – self timer on📱-makeup by vaseline hair .. duh I do that shit myself!! 💪🏼@keithanthonytrainer 💪🏼”