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Lea Michele in Two-Piece Workout Gear Shares "The Things That Make Me Smile"

Lea Michele is an actress and singer and Broadway icon. She is known for her roles in Glee and Scream Queens, as well as playing Fanny Brice in the Broadway revival of Funny Girl. Michele is currently expecting her second child, and shared a set of photos of her recent happenings on Instagram. She captioned the post, "The things that make me smile." How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Lea Michele stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.


She Accepts Herself

After having her first child, Michele told New Beauty that she accepted her body and didn't feel pressure to lose weight. "There is definitely the external pressure to 'snap back' as they would say, but I have found more than physically feeling the pressure to get back to myself, I feel more pressure to emotionally and personally feel like myself again and that's been the biggest challenge for me so far. I've come to realize that nothing will ever be the same and my emotions and feelings are all completely shifted now that I am a mother and I'm embracing everything from my new body to my new sense of self and wouldn't change a thing. It's the strength of my body and my core that helped me get through creating this life as well as caring for my very active son now."


She Uses Clean Products

Michele shared some of her skincare secrets with New Beauty. "I truly believe in clean products. Even though I'm no longer pregnant I still love using products that I know are safe and toxic-free. I absolutely love Necessaire body wash and body lotion. All of their products are clean, nontoxic and they are incredibly luxurious. I love Briogeo hair care products as well as Rahua. Their products smell incredible and make my hair look and feel so strong and healthy and are also completely clean."


She Meditates

Michele told New Beauty that she practices meditation. "I relied a lot on meditation throughout my pregnancy. Through some of the most challenging times meditation helped me get through. I love the Calm app as well as the Expectful app. They were both very easy to use and truly helped center and calm me and give me the strength that I needed through whatever ups and downs I was experiencing."


She Loves SoulCycle


Michele shared some of her wellness secrets in an interview with SELF. She says that she likes to go to SoulCycle classes. "I feel like SoulCycle is so inspiring and really uplifting and for me," she says. "A workout has to be good for my mind, body, and soul. It can't just be going crazy in the gym—it has to be something that's going to make my spirit feel good at the same time."


She Believes In Balance

Michele shared her typical diet with SELF. "I really don't deprive myself," she says. "I work out really hard and I eat healthy, so I never really feel guilty about the things that I'm eating. I try to stay on the healthier side, but I'm also Italian, so Italian food is my absolute favorite. A great bowl of pasta is also my favorite dinner for me."

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