Gwyneth Paltrow's Harper's Bazaar cover is simply amazing. The 39-year-old mother of two shows off her perfect body in a revealing black dress -- or is that a wrap? -- and leaves little to the imagination. As well it shouldn't. Gwen's worked hard for that body, very hard, and if I were her, I'd pose in as little as possible, too.
Ms. Paltrow gets a lot of flack for her over-the-top healthy ways. Let's be honest, some of her Goop newsletters are pretty ridiculous. Recommending we get hyrdo-therapy to treat a hangover? Come on.
But I have to say, Gwen's certainly put her money where her mouth is. Maybe if we all followed her "crazy" tips, we'd look that crazy good, too.
The woman is a health machine. From training four hours a day to Pilates to cleanses to more cleanses to what cleanses to do while on a cleanse, Gwen treats her body like it's a temple, and I'll be damned if it doesn't show.
I'd venture to say that not many of us have the resources nor the time to devote to health like Gwyneth does, but I have a feeling if we followed her diet and exercise program to the T, we couldn't help but get absolutely killer bodies, as well. I appreciate that she's shared how hard she works and how healthy she eats and how focused she is on being in optimum shape because it goes to show you that bodies like hers aren't born, they're made.
Well, sometimes they're born -- there are certainly people out there who are more genetically blessed than others. But those lucky few are an anomaly. Most everyone has to work for it, and Gwen's the perfect example of how self-control, will-power, and a strong work(out) ethic will get you into flawless shape.
So the next time I read about her saying something like "eating mini pumpkins at midnight on the first night of a full moon while doing Pilates wearing a dress made out of hemp" is one of the ways she stays in shape, I won't scoff. Because whatever she's doing? It's working.
What do you think about Gwyneth's body and how she treats it?
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