Lea Michele has never not looked good, but apparently she's currently in the best shape of her life. AH-Mazing! We didn't think it was possible for her to look even better!
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Covering Shape magazine, appropriately, the Scream Queens star says:
"As I get older, my body is always changing. Right now I have so much energy, my skin looks good, and my butt is higher than it's ever been. I've been skinnier and I've been a little bit bigger, and I'm never hard on myself one way or the other. The fact that I'm active, eating well, and taking care of myself is all that matters—not a number."
It all comes down to working out and eating right. The 30-year-old exercises almost every single day:
"I'm passionate about working out. I love it. I'm in the best shape I've ever been in, and I have a healthy relationship with my body. I'm in a really good place right now."
"Find three workouts you enjoy so that you can choose what you need on any given day. I'm addicted to SoulCycle. I love the mentality in the room, the sense of community, and the fact that it's fantastic exercise. I also do Core Power Hot Yoga, which is amazing, and I just started this new workout I love called The Studio MDR, which is sort of like an extreme version of Pilates. I exercise every day if I can. If I'm not working out, I'm on a hike or swimming in my backyard. I have a bike on the Scream Queens set, and when there's a 20-minute break, I'll ride around the Paramount lot. I always keep moving."
Well, it's all certainly paying off for her!
Read on for more health advice from Lea (below)!
On her diet: "I was a vegan for a while, I was a vegetarian for 10 years, and now I've incorporated meat back into my diet. I eat as healthy as possible because I know food fuels me. I usually start my day with avocado toast or a green smoothie. I love a big salad for lunch; I'm always concocting recipes like kale Caesar or spinach artichoke salad. For dinner I'm flexible. If I'm going out and I want a bowl of pasta, I'll eat it. I'm not hard on myself. I try to be smart about snacking. I'll slice two oranges in the morning and leave them on a dish in my kitchen and eat them throughout the day. I always have blueberries and carrots and hummus on hand. And I like little bags of Popchips or Pirate's Booty if I'm watching TV. I keep my snack options at home superhealthy."
On sleep: "I'm a grandma—I'm in bed by 9p.m. if I have to get up early for work the next day. Sleep is the number-one thing that gives me energy. It's imperative for me to get a solid eight or nine hours. It usually takes me awhile to fall asleep, so I do things that help me wind down at night. I drink tea, I take a bath with nice salts and oils, and I spray lavender on my pillows."
On understanding her body cues: "If I have one of those days when I don't want to work out, I ask myself why. I've learned how to listen to my body and know what I need in that moment. And I'm grateful for that. It took me a very long time to get to this place. Now I can tell when my body is saying to take a break from working out, or when it's saying, No, you're being a little lazy, so that I can push myself to get going."
On confidence and social media: "I was raised to be confident. But confidence also comes from getting knocked down. When you go through something tough, you come out of it a stronger person. We live in a social media–driven world, where people say whatever they want, and if you're going to engage with them, you have to be confident. Everybody is always going to have an opinion, and they're entitled to that. You just have to know who you are and what you believe in."
Before you go, make sure to check out her sexy spread pics in the gallery (above)!
[Image via Shape]
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