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Lily James in Two-Piece Workout Gear is "Obsessed" With the Tracy Anderson Method

See how Lily stays in shape while nailing her new roles.

Lily James is "obsessed" with the Tracy Anderson method, according to a new gym selfie. The star of The Iron Claw, Baby Driver and the hit miniseries Pam & Tommy (in which she played Pam Anderson) looks superfit, and has a strict and disciplined workout regimen that keeps her on track for her roles. Read on to see 5 ways Lily James stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.


When The Going Gets Tough, She Gets Motivation

Staying motivated during these intense workouts really helps Lily to drag herself out of bed and get started. Even on those tough days, Lily says to Cosmo, "my ultimate top tip is to drag yourself, even if you have to roll yourself out of your bed and into a sit-up – it's really not that bad once you start. Just be like 'you can do it' and when you get to the point of breaking, that's when you get fitter. You have to keep a positive mind, you need to push through the pain."


She's Extremely Disciplined and Doesn't Take Shortcuts

Lily James/Instagram

Being strict with her diet is just what works for Lily. No cheating. "I had to be really strict with myself, I knew if I cheated myself with chocolate and wine then it wouldn't work," Lily said about preparing for the Fast Girls role. "I had to give up everything I love. We couldn't drink, eat chocolate, have sweets or desserts. But you know what, I got well into it… It's amazing to see how much better you feel and to see the change in your body." Some people can afford to have a cheat day, others fall off the wagon and so for her, she just sticks to it even if it's difficult when she has a goal in mind.


She Breaks a Sweat Boxing and Running

Cardio is the backbone of any workout regiment. It's the bread and butter of getting to a better place. As for what her fitness regime entailed, Lily explained she does a mix of running and boxing. "I felt really athletic, which I hadn't done for a long time and there was great confidence that came from that… I feel less self-conscious on a beach now. It was really wonderful to feel like that, to feel so in my own body," Lily said


She Stays Consistent

With maybe one or two rest days in the rotation, she really stays consistent with her workouts on days that she's supposed to be training. Particularly for her athletic role in Fast Girls back in 2012. "It was very intense – we had about six weeks of training before the film even started," Lily said. Even running errands, she tries to walk and bike wherever she can.

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Protein packed meals give Lily the energy to continue her rigorous fitness routine. "On top of the fitness and the health, we also had a diet plan we had to follow which involved eating between five and six meals a day that were really high in protein, so that meant lots of protein shakes, fish, chicken and no cheating," she said to Cosmo

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Lily James/Instagram

Anderson rose to fame by keeping celebs fit as she "created custom workouts and diets—which she overhauled every 10 days to keep the accessory muscles consistently engaged—and tracked and graphed her findings," according to her site. "Over the past two decades, the Tracy Anderson Method has grown and evolved, though the basic premise remains the same: Tracy continues to develop thousands of new routines to ensure that no client ever plateaus."

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