Gwyneth Paltrow doesn't seem to have a problem patting herself on the back for all of the awesome she exudes on a regular basis. And when she expresses this, err, "healthy self-esteem," she often comes out with quotes that sound absolutely crazy -- especially when taken out of context. Take the most recent incident along these lines ...
The GOOP Queen was speaking to reporters at the opening of her trainer Tracy Anderson's flagship studio in L.A., and Gwynnie recalled one time when she was trying on bathing suits with a friend. Referring to her rear, Gwyneth said, "I said, 'You know, this isn't so bad for 40, right?' And [my friend] goes, 'It's not so bad for a 22-year-old stripper!'" Oh, Gwyneth! Gwyneth, Gwyneth. What are we gonna do with you, honey?
Granted, she herself didn't say that, I guess. But she repeated it, right? Oh well, at any rate, she did say something of actual value after that ...
She went on to sing Tracy's praises by talking about how the trainer's advice and workouts got her the kind of results she became "obsessed" with. So much so that she says she works out every single day. She explained:
I just sob and then kick and scream and then I just force myself to do it. I just got obsessed. When you see results like that, I started following everything [Tracy] said, and she completely transformed my body, and I'm so grateful.
See, once in a while she comes out with something that actually makes sense. Let's be real. No one wants to go to the gym every day. Even if you know how awesome you'll feel after you work out, there are mornings you'd much rather hit snooze 10 times than get up and put on the sneaks. But seeing results can definitely be a game-changer. And not just results on the scale.
The "22-year-old stripper" butt or toned shoulders or shapely calves or trimmed waist staring back at you in the mirror is something you can actually physically point to as the fruit of your hard labor at the gym. And why shouldn't we be psyched about that if we earned it? Plus, building muscle and losing inches and looking and feeling amazing is such a motivator to keep on pushing and "forcing yourself to do it," as Gwyneth puts it. Still, hopefully, there are more days where you're happy to do it, because you know it's going to pay off. Most likely in more ways than one.
What do you make of Gwyneth's stripper butt remark? What motivates you to get to the gym?
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