Hint: It's not always easy

By Lauren Brown West-Rosenthal
August 03, 2016

Just a month ago, Mel B posted an inspirational and powerful message on her Instagram with a photo of the cover art for the single "I Took a Pill in Ibiza" while she was, where else, on vacation in Ibiza with her husband Stephen Belafonte. That vacation was one of the first times the Spice Girl's incredible thirty-pound weight loss really turned heads-and she got real about her road to her success in that post:

Mel B opened up and explained that she "worked soooo hard for this body" and that it didn't come easy. She credited a lot of dedication, discipline, control, and will power-including sacrifices like not drinking at parties and waking up at the crack of dawn to work out. "I put myself on a mission to change and be the best version of myself inside and out I'm not perfect but all I can do is try that's all we can do, but the hard work is paying off finally I feel amazing," she revealed. "Nothing's more powerful than a woman on a mission to make herself better." This shot of her in a bikini while in Ibiza is nothing short of stunning:

Since then, Mel B has been documenting her svelte, new frame and sharing the secrets of her success on Instagram. So what are they?

Portion control with the help of the Jenny Craig diet plan

Mantras to keep her on track

Intense workouts in her home gym:

The real secret to Mel B's success? There is no secret-just lots of hard work and a dedication. All we have to say to that is "you go, (spice) girl!"-we're cheering you on every step of the way.