London: Pop singer Christina Aguilera detests going to the gym and only exercises to elevate her mood.
The 29-year-old singer, who is a mother to two-year-old son Max with estranged husband Jordan Bratman, only exercises to help her mind feel good, and can`t deprive herself when it comes to gorge on her favourite food, a website reported.
"I`ve never been really good at staying in shape! I`m not one of those people who likes buckling down and loves a workout. I detest exercising. I really don`t like it at all.
But I do it because it helps me feel good and helps my mind feel good. I`ll lift a few weights, do some cardio and a little bit of boxing," said the singer.
"I don`t like deprivation, I will say that. So I definitely like to treat myself. Life is definitely too short to deprive myself too often," she said.
The `Beautiful` hitmaker says that being a mother does not bar her to feel sexy as she has developed a new-found confidence within herself.
"It was easy for me to feel sexy after having Max. I felt there was a new-found confidence within myself and my body that I didn`t have before. There have been a few changes, but it`s like getting older. I really find nothing wrong with getting older, because with it I think you learn certain lessons," she added.