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Jada Pinkett Smith in Workout Gear Does Shaolin

"I have a ways to go but you’ll get me there."

Jada Pinkett Smith had done it all: She's a successful actress and TV host, a bestselling author and a famous mom. She hosted Red Table Talk with her mother and daughter. Pinkett Smith met up with her trainer and did some stretches last month. She shared a video of it on Instagram. She captioned the post, "@shaolinfluencer… I have a ways to go but you'll get me there✨ Thank you for your time, expertise and laughter." How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Jada Pinkett Smith stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.


She Does A Variety Of Workouts

Pinkett Smith does a variety of different workouts. She shared her favorites in her Health interview. "I do yoga. I also do a sled machine, which track runners use for training—you put a harness on and pull things. I do push-ups and some light weights because I'm definitely trying to go for a softer look with my upper body."


She's Consistent

Pinkett Smith shared some of her wellness secrets in an interview with Health. She says that she makes sure to stay consistent with her fitness. "Everybody's thinking you gotta be in the gym for an hour and a half. Literally, I'm never in the gym longer than 45 minutes. Just be consistent — that's it! It doesn't necessarily have to be intense, and you will see a difference. Just go out of your house and do a brisk walk!"


She Does Cardio

Pinkett Smith does cardio workouts. She tells Health that she has to switch up how much cardio she does depending on her diet. "It's funny—my cardio workout varies. If I have a heavy carb week, I've got a heavy cardio week. I tell people all the time, 'You can eat whatever you want, as long as you're willing to put the work in' and that's a thing I had to learn."


She Eats Healthy


Pinkett Smith shared her diet secrets with Essence Magazine. "My real diet though, well, I don't eat for pleasure. I probably had the only West Indian grandmother that could not cook. [Laughs] She was an awful cook, and she taught me that you don't eat for taste, you eat for nourishment. And I have kept that over the years, so I can eat anything that's healthy. I eat for my schedule so I have to eat high-protein, lots of greens and healthy carbs so that I don't fall flat on my face."


She Eats Enough Carbs


Pinkett Smith tells Essence that she has learned to get enough carbs in her diet. "My husband's trainer started giving me diet tips and he dismissed the myth that more carbs means you're going to be unhealthy. What I realised is that I wasn't eating enough of the proper foods like pasta and rice. I needed more of a high-carb situation in order to facilitate the amount of calories I burn. That meant more fruits, meant a lot of vegetables because those are carbs as well and, if I want, some pasta or toast or English muffins."

Anna Bechtel
Anna Bechtel is a freelance writer currently based in Hamden, CT. Read more
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