AJ Lee, the former multi-time WWE Divas Champion, has recently undergone an impressive body transformation. After spending nearly six years as an active competitor in WWE and holding the Divas Championship three times, the 36-year-old retired from in-ring competition in April 2015. Since then, she has ventured into writing and screenwriting, becoming an author, executive producer, and color commentator at Women of Wrestling.
In a recent Instagram post, Lee showcased a remarkable change in her physique, appearing much more muscular than during her time in WWE. Naturally, fans were in absolute awe of just how incredible AJ Lee looked. She would then go on to explain her diet.
i never write much here cuz it feels like socializing and gives me introvert sweats, but wanted to answer your questions. I started upping my fitness game last spring while shooting @wowsuperheroes and @heelsstarz and stuck with it for a year. I have a fitness certification so i built my own program, started creatine, discovered hiit, increased my protein intake, and played with progressive overload. I was never hungry, I listened to my body, gave it carbs when it wanted, and took many off days to keep my muscles safe, because the key to consistency for me is finding a routine that feels sustainable long term. I’m not a doctor, this is just my personal experience, so consult a pro. But i believe crash diets, zero carb diets, and pushing through pain are bullshit. Be nice to yourself, be patient, and you’ll stick with it longer. I gave myself a whole year to reach my goal. We should never work out to earn food or punish ourselves, only to improve our physical and mental health, feel stronger, and to scare strangers on the street.
While AJ Lee has shifted her focus away from in-ring competition, she has also been involved in a significant non-wrestling project. For more details on this project, the specifics can be found elsewhere.
The question of whether AJ Lee will return to wrestling has been a topic of interest among fans. Her last match took place in March 2015, where she teamed up with Trinity Fatu (formerly known as Naomi) and Saraya (formerly known as Paige) to defeat The Bella Twins and Natalya on Monday Night RAW.
In an interview with Renee Paquette on The Sessions in June 2022, the former Divas Champion discussed the possibility of returning to in-ring competition. While Lee maintains a “never say never” attitude, she advises fans not to hold their breath in anticipation. She expressed that the combination of wrestling and writing or producing was more appealing to her, as it presented a challenge and felt more comfortable and exciting. Lee expressed satisfaction with the timing of her retirement, emphasizing the importance of leaving on a high note rather than being the last one at the party.